Gilboah, NY - Aug. 12, 2020 - A large fire has broken out at Oorah's 'The Zone'. Video footage from the camp shows large flames and smoke billowing out from a structure on the groundsas well as one building fully engulfed in flames at the camp located Gilboah, NY (Schoharie County).
Baltimore, MD - Aug. 12, 2020 - We are now on day three of the Labyrinth Rd explosion.The media and bystanders have mostly left, but the recovery team is still hard at work.
Thank you to Delegate Attar and Councilman Schleifer for their tireless efforts.
Thank you to these local establishments who have sent and are continuing to send food packages to support our first responders: 7 Mile Market, Kosher Bite, and Tov Pizza.
Special thank you to Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore and Beth Tfiloh for donating to this important cause.
As the 2020-2021 school year begins, with its unique challenges and uncertainties, the Rabbinical Council of America, the leading membership organization of orthodox rabbis, appreciates how vital it is for all schools, including our day schools and yeshivot, to open responsibly and safely. Educators and lay leaders have been working with medical experts to craft policies and guidelines which will enable classes to meet in person, when possible, as well as to meet virtually in effective ways. We support and applaud these efforts to keep students and teachers safe, while maximizing opportunities for learning and religious growth.While schools are creating appropriate individual frameworks which will enable them to open, they will only be successful if the entire community, especially student...
NEW YORK (VINnews) — A new study published by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene claims that rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories regarding coronavirus have led to the death of hundreds and to injuries and suffering of thousands of other people.
The study analyzed data in 25 different languages from 87 different countries and revealed that the “infodemic” which accompanied the coronavirus pandemic had exacerbated the suffering of people around the globe.
For example, after President Trump hinted in April that drinking bleach could help combat symptoms of COVID-19, hundreds of people ingested or inhaled bleach and other toxic products and this prompted the CDC to respond that “these practices pose a risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive in...
President Donald Trump told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy if one opened up, even though it is an election year.
“Absolutely, I’d do it,” Trump said, adding, “I would move quickly. Why not? . . . The Democrats would if they were in this position.”
Leading members of the GOP have said they have no problem filling a vacancy even though Senate Republicans prevented former President Barack Obama from doing so in 2016. The Republicans refused to even hold hearings on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, claiming that since it was an election year, the decision should be up to whoever is elected president in November by the people.
Read more at NEWSMAX.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
She’s a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and has been criticized for a series of racist comments.
Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a primary runoff for the open seat on Tuesday.
That’s despite several GOP officials denouncing her campaign after videos surfaced in which she expresses racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim views. She has responded to the criticism by blasting “the fake news media” and “the DC swamp.”
Read more at NEWSMAX.
A top U.S. egg producer raised prices at the start of the pandemic, charging as much as four times more and hitting low-income families, according to a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Hillandale Farms, one of the top five American egg producers, allegedly gouged prices on more than four million cartons sold to major grocery stores, the U.S. military and wholesale distributors. The company pocketed an estimated $4 million by unlawfully increasing prices, according to the lawsuit.
The move follow a similar complaint by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, which in April accused Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the largest egg producer in the U.S., of taking unfair advantage of the pandemic to raise prices by around 300%. Cal-Maine strongly denied the allegations back then. Hil...
A year-old infant was struck by a car on Yochanan Mizrachi Street in Jerusalem.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs treated the infant for his injuries at the scene before the was transported to the hospital.
United Hatzalah volunteer Shimo Kirshevsky who was one of the first responders at the scene relayed: "Together with other first responders who arrived at the scene, I treated the infant, who had come out of the courtyard of his home and was moderately to seriously injured after he was struck by a car. He suffered a serious head injury and injuries to his limbs.
THOMPSON – A man believed to have died in a two-car crash on Route 17 eastbound in the Town of Thompson was revived by emergency medical services personnel from the Hatzolah ambulance service.
State Police said the driver of a car that was struck in the rear, Lee Cone, Jr., 61, of Ellenville, was originally though to have succumbed to his injuries, but Hatzolah EMS was able to obtain a pulse and he was transferred to Garnett Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill in critical condition.
An unidentified woman in the Lexus with him was transported by medivac to Westchester Medical Center in critical condition. Read more at MidHudson News
Governor Hogan Encourages Full Participation Prior to September 30 Deadline
Maryland Currently 10th in the U.S. in Self Response Rate; 4th in Internet Response Rate
Census Data Used to Distribute Billions in Federal Funds for Programs and Services, Local Economic Development and Planning Decisions
(August 12, 2020) ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland is now in the top ten in self-response rate for the 2020 Census and continues to encourage all Marylanders to complete their forms at 2020Census.gov. Maryland has a 67.6% self-response rate, well above the national response rate of 63.4%. Maryland ranks fourth in the U.S. in Internet response. Carroll County leads the state with a self-response rate of 79.2%, ranking 26th in the U.S. out of more than...
A young Jewish father arrived to pick up his seven-month daughter from his parents' apartment in the 19th district of Paris when he was attacked by two men of African descent.
The man had entered his parents' apartment building when two men he had never seen before followed him into the elevator. When it arrived at its destination, the two physically assaulted him.
While hitting him, the assailants yelled "You dirty Jew, you're going to die!" The man said he was saved by his parents who came to his rescue when they realized what was going on after becoming worried their son had yet to arrive.
"I came to pick up my seven-month-old daughter who was with my parents," says David. "Two young guys, complete foreigners, dressed relatively nicely, in their 20s, came up behind me....
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said lawmakers are still at an impasse when it comes to passing a coronavirus relief package.
Senate Republicans have not had a productive meeting with House Democrats since Friday, McConnell told Fox News’ “Bill Hemmer Reports.”
“The American people are sick of the stalemate,” McConnell told host Bill Hemmer.
He said the next relief package “ought to be related directly to the COVID-19 crisis.”
That means it should focus on getting kids back to school, jobs, healthcare, and direct payments to Americans in need of a financial boost, he said.
Read more at NEWSMAX.
Baltimore, MD - Aug. 12, 2020 - 12:28 PM - Reisterstown Road is closed at Slade Ave near the Knish shop due to a major motor vehicle accident.
Photo credit: Reuven Klein
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 12, 2020 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Mrs. Bluma Saks, a’h, mother of Bill Saks. A Virtual Funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 12:30 pm. ------------------------------------------------------ Shiva and Minyan schedule Bill will be sitting Shiva in his backyard at 2902 Tamarack Court. Shiva hours are 2-4PM and again 6:20 (services) to 8:30PM. Mincha/ Mariv will take place at 6:20 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, and Monday at the shiva house.
Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...
Arson balloons launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have caused 12 fires in southern Israel so far Wednesday.
Firefighters are battling blazes in the Ashkelon Coast, Eshkol and Sdot Negev regional councils.
One of the balloons landed in the yard of a house in the Sha'ar Hanegev council and did not cause any injuries or damage.
Earlier, the tax authority revealed that last week it thwarted an attempt to smuggle tens of thousands of helium balloons into Gaza. The balloons were discovered during an inspection by customs officials in Ashdod in order to thwart the smuggling of weapons.
The balloons were being moved in two containers of old clothing items imported by Gazan importers. The containers were seized and the matter was transferred to the security forces for further in...
Young people who use e-cigarettes have a five times higher risk of contracting coronavirus than those who don’t, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
For the study, Stanford University researchers examined the effects of vaping on 4,351 young people from every state between ages 13 and 24.
The research revealed that people in that age group who vaped and smoked tobacco cigarettes also had seven times higher risk of being infected by the potentially deadly virus.
Read more at NEWSMAX.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Baltimore City and Baltimore County Wednesday from noon to 11 p.m.
BALTIMORE, MD — Before slow-moving thunderstorms arrive in Maryland, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch.
Effective Wednesday afternoon through evening, the flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to a rapid rise in water level that can be life-threatening.
Forecasters say a cold front will stall over the Baltimore-Washington region Wednesday, bringing with it storms capable of producing 1 to 2 inches of rain with up to 4 inches possible.
Officials say flash flooding is most likely from 2 to 8 p.m., and damaging wind gusts are possible.
Since the region has not yet dried out from the past week'...
Almost two-thirds of Americans believe Joe Biden will not finish a four-year term in the White House if he is elected in November, making whomever he picks as his vice president the ensuing president, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey.
Biden is expected to announce his running mate this week ahead of the Democratic Party National Convention, and he has vowed to pick a female running mate.
Biden would be 78 when sworn in, and concerns about his age and health have left many wondering if he would finish a full term if elected. Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed, including 20% of Democrats said they believe Biden is suffering some form of dementia.
According to the Rasmussen survey, 59% of likely voters believed his vice president would be called up to the top office bef...
President Trump kept up his attacks on Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who has named former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, saying early Wednesday she is “the kind of opponent everyone dreams of.”
“@KamalaHarris started strong in the Democrat Primaries, and finished weak, ultimately fleeing the race with almost zero support," Trump tweeted.
"That’s the kind of opponent everyone dreams of!”
Harris ended her presidential campaign last December after struggling to convert early enthusiasm into sustained support. Read more at The Hill
A Halachic Medical Directive is a very important protection for every Jewish patient. It indicates that you want to receive medical care according to halachah. By signing this document, you have chosen a particular agent and a particular Rabbi to make health care decisions on your behalf in case you are unable to do so; for example, if you were to become unconscious. This will protect you from a situation where the medical staff, not knowing the halachah, might mistakenly assume that you don’t want further medical care. It protects your family from repeated pressure from the medical staff to terminate medical care. Many patients’ lives have been saved by these documents.
Signing the document ahead of time is not enough. It is important to be prepared to remind your medical tea...