What do Rock Cornish hens and golden doves have in common? For Fishel Gross of O’Fishel Kosher Caterers in Baltimore, Maryland, one bird inspired the other
With pallets of thousands of Cornish hens to give away, a Baltimore caterer with huge ovens and an even bigger heart is making sure thousands of families have a Sunday supper that’s not Shabbos leftovers
What do Rock Cornish hens and golden doves have in common? For Fishel Gross of O’Fishel Kosher Caterers in Baltimore, Maryland, one bird inspired the other. Galvanized by an important life lesson he learned during Eli Stefansky’s popular “8 Minute Daf” shiur on Berachos 53 (Fishel is a sometime-sponsor), the big-hearted caterer decided to pay his personal golden dove forward by giving homemakers a...
Baltimore, MD – July 4, 2020 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Molly Blackman, a’h, sister of Cecilia Jassinowsky.
Shiva will be observed through Wednesday morning. Phone only: 410.624.8950
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor’s order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.
The cartoon on the Anderson County Review’s Facebook page depicts Gov. Laura Kelly wearing a mask with a Jewish Star of David on it, next to a drawing of people being loaded onto train cars. Its caption is, “Lockdown Laura says: Put on your mask … and step onto the cattle car.”
The newspaper posted the cartoon on Friday, the day that Kelly’s mask order aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus took effect. It’s drawn several hundred comments, many of ...
An increasing number of U.S. covid-19 patients are surviving after they are placed on mechanical ventilators, a last-resort measure that was perceived as a signal of impending death during the terrifying early days of the pandemic.
Early reports out of Wuhan, China, and Italy cemented the impression that the vast majority of patients who required the breathing devices ultimately succumbed to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
But as the pandemic has continued, U.S. hospitals are reporting much lower mortality rates, results on par with death rates for patients with similar severe lung problems caused by other diseases.
Experts say that’s because clinicians have become more skilled and are deploying new tactics as they learn more about the course of covid-19; some are usi...
Hillary Clinton knocked President Trump Friday over his handling of the coronavirus, saying she would have done a “better job” as president.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast published Friday, Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and a former secretary of state, said a response that focused more on battling the health impacts of the pandemic rather than reopening businesses could have ultimately blunted some of the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
“We sure could have done a better job saving lives, modeling better, more responsible behavior,” she said. “I don’t think we necessarily should have had as deep an economic assault on livelihoods and jobs as we have. So I know I would h...
The effort to craft a clearer respo
WASHINGTON — After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it.
Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country. On Thursday, the United States reported more than 55,000 new cases of coronavirus and infection rates were hitting new records in multiple states.
At the crux of the message, officials said, is a recognition by the White House that the virus is not going away any time soon — and will be around...
President Trump took aggressive swipes at the "radical left" and news media while defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic during a wide-ranging Independence Day address on Saturday.
"American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld American principles, and chased down the terrorists to the very ends of the Earth," Trump said at the White House.
"We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing," he added, alluding to the nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality that have been ongoing since the May 25 deat...
President Trump on Saturday signed legislation that extends the deadline for businesses to apply for aid under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The bill extends the deadline for businesses to apply for PPP loans until Aug. 8. The program, set up to assist businesses impacted by closures related to the coronavirus pandemic, had expired on Tuesday night with roughly $130 billion left unused.
The Senate in a surprise passed the legislation by unanimous consent late Tuesday, extending the program hours before it was set to expire.
The House took up the Senate bill and passed it by unanimous consent Wednesday afternoon, sending it to Trump’s desk.
The lending program was established by the $2 trillion stimulus package negotiated by the White House and congressional leaders ...
Nearly 11,000 active cases of coronavirus, with 330 deaths, National Security Council reports.
A full 977 coronavirus cases were confirmed since Friday, including 599 who were confirmed after midnight, the Health Ministry reported Saturday night.
The new cases bring the total number of active cases to 10,929, with 84 of them in serious condition and 32 on ventilators. So far on Saturday, 9,692 people were tested for coronavirus.
Four additional people died, bringing the death toll to 330.
On Sunday, the Knesset's Coronavirus Committee will discuss renewing restrictions on restaurants and cafes. On Thursday, the government approved a series of restrictions limiting gatherings in event halls, bars, clubs, and places of worship to 50 people. However, the approval is dep...
Baltimore, MD - July 4, 2020 - The Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Park near Little Italy is gone.
A witness said a group pulled the statue down during protests and pulled it into the harbor.
Video seen on Twitter shows a group of people pulling the statue down and dumping it into the water.
There's rope in the water that's still attached to the statues. Read more at WBALTV
Days after the Orthodox community worldwide raised an outcry against the elimination of all Masa grants and scholarships to religious programs for students under age 22, Masa Israel Journey has had a change of heart, much to the relief of yeshiva and seminary bound-students and their parents.
As previously reported in The Jewish Press, coronavirus-related budget cuts had Masa drastically trimming its budget, the axe falling on its Jewish studies programs. Previously, qualifying American students had received nearly $3,000 in grants, with as much as $7,800 allocated to British students. After an initial outcry, Masa did agree to match funding raised to replace the grants, explained Rabbi Reuven Taragin, dean of overseas students at Yeshivat HaKotel, but even that amount still lef...
Baltimore, MD - July 3, 2020 - It is with an abundance of hakaras ha’tov to the Ribbono Shel Olam that Mesivta Kesser Torah (MKT) announces that on Wednesday evening the hanhala of the yeshiva, along with Baltimore community leaders, celebrated the acquisition of MKT’s new campus at 8400 Park Heights Avenue. After Mincha, Rabbi Tzvi Mordechai Feldheim, Shlit”a, Rosh Mesivta, shared words of Torah with the small gathering. The forty-acre campus is currently in the process of being transformed into a makom Torah which will serve our community for generations to come. In Elul, MKT will welcome over 85 talmidim, grades 9-12, into its new home.
This amazing accomplishment would not have happened without the dedicated leadership of Rabbi Avroh...
Mary L. Trump, the author of an explosive book about her uncle President Donald Trump, asked a court to lift a restraining order against her, saying in an affidavit filed Thursday that she was misled by the family into signing a confidentiality agreement in an inheritance case two decades ago.
Her request, filed with the New York Supreme Court, follows a decision by the court’s appellate division on Wednesday to lift a restraining order against Simon & Schuster, allowing publication of the book to go forward. That court left in place a restraining order against Mary Trump.
The affidavit marks the first time Mary Trump has commented publicly about her book, as well as her allegation that she was misled when signing the confidentiality agreement.
In her affidavit, Mary Trump sai...
Outspoken Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Anthony Fauci “doesn’t know what he’s talking about” when it comes to his state’s reopening plan and suggested the head of the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases had been “wrong every time” about the coronavirus pandemic.
“Fauci said that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Patrick said on Fox News after Fauci testified before a Senate committee that more than 50% of new infections in Texas, Florida, California and Arizona are in areas where there are surges.
“He has been wrong every time, on every issue. I don’t need his advice anymore. We’ll li...
A Henry Ford Health System study shows the controversial anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps lower the death rate of COVID-19 patients, the Detroit-based health system said Thursday.
Officials with the Michigan health system said the study found the drug “significantly” decreased the death rate of patients involved in the analysis.
The study analyzed 2,541 patients hospitalized among the system’s six hospitals between March 10 and May 2 and found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine died while 26% of those who did not receive the drug died.
Read more at Detroit News.
The U.S. on Thursday set a record for daily new COVID-19 cases with 55,220, surpassing Wednesday’s record mark of 52,789.
The record numbers are due to the significant spikes in cases across the country, as many states have been setting and breaking records of their own the past two weeks.
Florida, which broke its record for new cases over the weekend, set a new record on Thursday with 10,109 more coronavirus cases. Georgia also set a new record for cases on Thursday with 3,472.
Read more at The Hill.
Executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Donald Trump Jr., joins ‘Fox and Friends.’