LONDON – Rosh Hashana is an anniversary. But of what? According to our tradition it was on this day that G-d created Adam. It was the sixth day of creation. No wonder therefore that our liturgy takes us back to the dawn of all time. And it is in this context, at the beginning of the book of Genesis in Chapter 3, that we read the very first question on record. It was a question posed by G-d to Adam. G-d said to him, “אַיֶּֽכָּה” – “Where are you?” Adam had just eaten the fruit of the forbidden tree. Of course, Hashem knows everything, so what He implied with “אַיֶּֽכָּה” – “Where are you?” was, “Where are you standing? What is your מדריגה, your spiritual level? How responsible are you being...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 16, 2020 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Hadassa Wolf and Shmuly Altman on their engagement. Mazel Tov Mr. Baruch and Mrs. Jackie Wolf and Dr. Michael and Mrs. Caryn Altman יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן
Homeland Security Committee green-lights subpoenas for multiple Obama-era ex-officials A US Senate panel green-lighted Wednesday subpoenas a broad array of officials with the administration of former President Barack Obama over a probe into the origins of the investigation of alleged collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF The Homeland Security Committee voted 8-6 to authorize its chair, Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, to seek testimonies and records from a number of ex-officials. According to FOX News, the names on the list include ex-FBI head James Comey, former CIA chief John ...
Rouhani made the remarks to Iran's Council of Ministers soon after the signing of the Abraham Accords Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a warning to Gulf neighbors Bahrain and the UAE on Wednesday that they will be solely "responsible" for the "serious consequences" of normalizing ties with Israel following the historic signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House on Tuesday. "How were you able to reach out to Israel?," Rouhani said in a televised address aired Wednesday. "And then you want to give them bases in the region? You will be responsible for all the serious consequences that will ensue," he added. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as ...
Some 166,794 people have been infected by the coronavirus since the disease arrived in Israel in March Israel's daily figures for coronavirus cases hit a new record on Wednesday with the Health Ministry announcing that they have confirmed at least 5,523 infections since Tuesday.  The data also showed that 1,147 Israelis have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.  Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF Some 166,794 people have been infected by the coronavirus since the disease arrived in Israel in March, with ore than 120,727 people making full recoveries.  Of the 535 individuals considered to be in critical c...
The Hamas terror organization warned Israel on Wednesday that "fire will be met with fire" after the IDF launched retaliatory strikes on the Gaza Strip.  The IDF hit Hamas targets early Wednesday morning after a salvo of projectiles were launched at the Jewish state, with the military saying at least 13 rockets were fired at Israel. Israel Defense Forces reported sirens going off just before dawn on Wednesday in communities surrounding the Gaza Strip after a night of cross-border violence. "Earlier tonight, rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory," the IDF said in a statement. "In response, a short while ago, IDF fighter jets and attack helicopters struck Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip." The IDF reported a total of 13 rockets from Gaza throughout the ...
We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Rebbetzin Shulamis Keller, a'h, the wife of the Telzer Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Chaim Dov Zaztal. The Petirah comes just after the Shloshim of the Rosh Hayeshivah’s petirah. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF
Some fall youth sports may resume in Baltimore, city officials announced Tuesday. Tackle football, rugby and wrestling are off the table, but other sports may return in line with rules set by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF "We're working to create recreation with the city resident's health and safety at the forefront of our mind," Recreation and Parks Director Reginald Moore said. "All youth that participate in a fall sport... must have a mask on at all times. No exceptions will be allowed." In addition, pavilions and park spaces will be open to private events at 25% of capacity, Mayor Berna...
Baltimore, Md - Sept. 16, 2020 - BNOS Distribution for Sept 17th: SCHEDULE:  Thurs 10:00AM -10:00 PM LOCATION MMAE 7000 Rockland Hills Drive Drive DIRECTIONS:  Drive north on Greenspring. Make a right on Sugarcone, Left on Pheasant cross, Right on Rockland hills, Right into MMAE. When leaving, turn right from the shul to the traffic circle. Signage required as always.
An Italian lawmaker nominated Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday in recognition of his efforts to achieve a peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF Paolo Grimoldi, an Italian member of Parliament who is considered a friend of the Jewish State, submitted the nomination after Netanyahu signed the Abraham Accords together with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani at the White House yesterday. Grimoldi argued that Netanyahu's cultivation of ties with Saudi Ar...
Baltimore, MD – Sept. 2020 - Every Shabbos table offers every Jewish family an incredible opportunity by which they can share their joy for Shabbos, for Yiddishkeit and for HaShem with their children. Unfortunately, our schedules are hectic and many people don't have the time to prepare themselves to utilize the Shabbos table to its fullest. Therefore, we at ACHIM created TableTalk as a pre-packaged talking points pamphlet which is attractive, fun and has something for everyone. Limited copies are distributed to many shuls on a weekly basis but they are snatched up very quickly. Get yours ASAP or click on the graphic below and print your own. What's in it and what's all the excitement about?TableTalk features:• Weekly halachic dilemma creating lively discussion&b...
Netanyahu lauds Israel's 'greatest diplomatic triumph in its history' US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “five or six” more countries are close to following the UAE and Bahrain in signing peace deals with Israel. The president’s comments were made after receiving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at the Oval Office at the White House -- moments before a historic signing ceremony between the former rival countries.  Regarding the Palestinians, Trump said that they “will join at the right time, even Bibi is tired of wars,” referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. Trump also alluded to a possible normalization deal with Saudi Arabia. "I spoke with the King of Saudi Arabia. We had a great...
Red Color sirens were sounded in communities near the Gaza border early Wednesday morning, as Gaza terrorists fired a barrage towards the south. The IDF said the details are under investigation. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF Meanwhile, Palestinian Arab media reported that the IAF had attacked targets in Gaza. On Tuesday night, terrorists from Gaza fired rockets at Ashkelon and Ashdod as the signing ceremony of the peace agreements at the White House took place. Two residents of Ashdod were injured and were evacuated to Assuta-Ashdod public hospital.Read more at Arutz-7
Outside vendor started helping DPW with collection Tuesday Baltimore, MD  — Frustration over delayed trash collection in Baltimore is not waning. During a Baltimore City Council Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday, the Department of Public Works described how the coronavirus has impacted collection services and what the agency is doing to get help from private contractors. DPW officials said that because of coronavirus issues, the department has been overwhelmed trying to staff all collection routes. A local contractor just began helping out Tuesday. A trash truck that belongs to a private firm, Baltimore-based Goode Companies Inc. began collecting in northeast Baltimore. It's not the normal green trash truck city residents are used to seeing, but that...
Intense smoke from historic wildfires that is filling the lungs of millions of westerners is now clouding skies all the way across the nation. AccuWeather Meteorologist Matt Benz says you can draw a line from California through St. Louis and on to Norfolk, Virginia – pretty much everyplace north of that line is looking at smoke-tainted skies. Areas south of that line see less smoke due to air coming up from the Gulf. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF “Amazingly, that wildfire smoke has traveled thousands of miles and finally has reached the East,” Benz told USA TODAY. “It looks like clouds, but it ...
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that many more countries are on the way to reaching new peace deals in the Middle East. Speaking to reporters outside the White House, following the signing of Israel’s peace agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel as well. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF Asked if he expected Saudi Arabia to follow suit, Trump said "I do. I spoke with the king of Saudi Arabia." Read more at Arutz-7
The Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into whether President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton unlawfully disclosed classified information when he published his bombshell memoir “The Room Where It Happened,” according to a new report. The department has formed a grand jury and subpoenaed communications from Bolton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, after the government failed to block the release of the book earlier this summer, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF The Trump administration sued Bolton in June in a bid to delay ...
With just 50 days left until the November election, Kevin McCarthy is unveiling a blueprint that he hopes will bolster the GOP’s long-shot bid to take back the House — or at least help the party chip away at the Democratic majority. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF McCarthy, the House minority leader, plans to roll out the GOP’s election-year agenda on Tuesday, aiming to win over voters with broad calls for defeating the coronavirus, supporting law enforcement and rebuilding the battered U.S. economy. Republicans need to pick up 17 seats to win the House, and the likelihood of that happening is low. But McCarthy says relea...
President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that his administration’s brokering of recent normalization agreements between Israel and Arab nations was part of a broader diplomatic effort to pressure Palestine into negotiating a peace deal. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: bit.ly/34zdGuF The remarks from the president came in an interview on “Fox & Friends,” after he was asked whether his Middle East strategy was to force the Palestinians to come to the table by mediating new pacts such as the Abraham Accords — which will normalize diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. &ldqu...
The departure of the administration's top health spokesperson would be a major blow to Trump's messaging strategy on coronavirus. The health department's top spokesperson Michael Caputo called an emergency staff meeting on Tuesday to apologize for drawing negative attention to the Trump administration's health care strategy and signaled that he might be soon departing his role, according to five people with knowledge of the meeting. The departure of Caputo, who has closely controlled the health agencies' dissemination of information about coronavirus, would be a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to promote a possible vaccine, if one is approved in the fall. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & ...
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