North Korea may soon conduct its first underwater-launched ballistic missile test in about a year, a top South Korean military official said Wednesday, amid long-stalled nuclear talks between the North and the United States. In written remarks to lawmakers ahead of a confirmation hearing, Won In-choul, the nominee for chairman of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, said North Korea has been repairing recent typhoon damage at its northeastern Sinpo shipyard, a place where it builds submarines. Shortly after the repairs are complete, there is a chance it will carry out a submarine-launched ballistic missile test, Won said. He said South Korea’s military is keeping a close watch on developments there, according to a copy of his remarks provided by a lawmaker, Kang Dae...
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a Senate committee Wednesday that he believes face masks are “the most important, powerful public health tool we have” to fight COVID-19—and even better than a potential vaccine, the Daily Beast reports. 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 “This face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine because the immunogenicity may be 70 percent and if I don’t get an immune response the vaccine’s not going to protect me,” Redfield said. He strongly recommended all Americans we...
The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will start its new term next month the way it ended the last one, with arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic and live audio available to the public. 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 With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus. Read more at NEWSMAX.
Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson is planning to spend up to $50 million in an effort to help President Donald Trump overcome Democrat nominee Joe Biden in the November election, people familiar with the matter told CNBC on Wednesday. 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 Most of the money from Adelson is expected to be donated to the new pro-Trump super PAC, Preserve America. The casino executive’s team has reportedly contacted Republican officials close to Trump recently about the best and most effective places to use the cash. Last month Axios reported that Adelson’s top advisor, Andy Abboud, ...
The chief project engineer for Boeing’s 737 Max jet told House investigators that he approved a critical design change to software on the plane even though he was unaware of key details about how it worked or of a previous warning from a test pilot that if the system malfunctioned, the results could be “catastrophic.” That was what happened in October 2018, and again the following March, when the software forced down the noses of two of the new planes in a way their pilots could not overcome, causing crashes that killed 346 people. The engineer’s acknowledgment is one of several revelations contained in a new report released Wednesday by investigators from the House Transportation Committee. The document details myriad gaps in oversight that allowe...
Baltimore, MD – Sep. 15, 2020 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Rebbetzin Baila Kronglas, a”h, almanah of the legendary Mashgiach of Yeshiva Ner Yisroel, Harav Dovid Kronglass, zt”l, mother of Rabbi Ezra Kronglas, Rebbetzin Sora Rauch, Rebetzin Miriam Isbee and Mrs. Chaya Fried . Baltimore Shiva:Rabbi Ezra Kronglass will be sitting Shiva at 6405 Western Run Dr. 21215, (Backyard) through Friday afternoon. Please wear a mask. Selichos and Shacharis Thu at 7:00am  (Friday NO Shacharis) Mincha/Maariv Thu at 7pm                (Friday Mincha 3:00 PM) Milwaukee Shiva Rebbetzin Sora Rauch will be observ Shiva until Friday, Erev Rosh ...
“She was Baltimore Royalty.”  Those words were repeated over and over again when news of the passing of Mrs. Elinor Cohn, Elka bat Binyamin Tzvi, Z'L, was shared. How true those words are. Always full of poise, dignity and grace- Elinor Cohn was Baltimore Royalty.  No matter where you would see her she was always put together, nails done, lipstick set and a radiant smile as she would greet you. There was an inner beauty that emanated from her as well. A pure heart, always there to help, be involved, and give advice and never asking for anything in return. She was part of the America’s Greatest Generation as well as Baltimore’s greatest generation; without whom Baltimore would not be the thriving Jewish Utopia it is today. That generation brought to ...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 16,  2020 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Daniel & Orli Rosenthal on the birth of a daughter. Mazel Tov grandparents Saeed & Sima Haken יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן
Baltimore, Md - Sept. 16, 2020 - BaltimoreJewishLife.com (BJL) is pleased to welcome Rabbi Yonah Sklare to its growing list of Torah contributors. Rabbi Yonah Sklare serves as the Resident Lecturer (Magid Shiur) of Congregation Shomrei Emunah of Baltimore. His fresh, creative approach to textual discovery, along with his warm captivating presentation style have attracted a large beloved following. He lectures extensively in the Baltimore-Washington area and beyond. Rabbi Sklare received both his semicha and his PhD in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College, and he has authored Sifrai B’nai Yonah- eight volumes of Talmudic novella. He can be reached at rabbisklare@gmail.com.
The newest episode of Inside ArtScroll features a full-length interview with Rabbi Binyomin Pruzansky, author of the new book, Chizuk for Your Heart. Rabbi Pruzansky knows how to find stories that give us chizuk, strengthening our hearts and reminding us of the greatness that exists around us – and inside of us. In this interview, Rabbi Pruzansky, with his contagious enthusiasm and joy, shares stories, insights and inspiration that will elevate your spirit.
1.    Maryland Total hospitalization peaked at 1,700 beds on 4/30 and as of 9/16 is down to 347. A decrease of 79.6%.2.    Maryland ICU cases peaked at 611 on 5/10 and as of 9/16 is down to 86. A decrease of 85.9%. 3.    The testing positivity rate peaked in Maryland at 26.92% on 4/17 and as of 9/16 is down to 3.44%. A decrease of 87.2%
Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff is inviting you to a pre-Shabbos Shuva virtual Zoom drosha. Topic: Shabbos Shuva Drosha Corona or Coronate? Time: Wednesday Sep 23, 2020 08:15 PM Jerusalem (Israel Summer Time) 7 hours ahead of EDT. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83235430992 Meeting ID: 832 3543 0992 One tap mobile +12532158782,,83235430992# US (Tacoma) +13017158592,,83235430992# US (Germantown) Dial by your location         +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)         +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)         +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) Meeting ID: 832 3543 0...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 16, 2020 - We will be finalizing this list this evening at 8:00 PM. If your shul/Minyan is not listed please ask them to click here and enter their information. If you know of a guaranteed Shofar blowing and it is not listed please have the responsible party enter the details here. ###Baltimore, MD - Sept. 2, 2020 - With the Yomim Noraim fast approaching, due to COVID we have created a form enabling us to create a list of all guaranteed Shofar blowings available in the community, be it in shul, outside of shul or anywhere else in the community. Due to the fluidity in schedules, instead of our entering the details, we are asking you to enter the data. We will require contact information just in case we need to verify the details. PLEASE, do not delay. Begin to e...
JERUSALEM (VINnews) — After speculation that has lasted months, it is now being reported that the new majority shareholder of El Al is a 26-year-old chareidi Jew, by the name of Eli Rozenberg. The news, reported by Globes.com, came after El Al formally put their shares up on the public market on Wednesday. Notably missing in the bidding process were Meir Gurvitz and David Sapir, who had previously expressed interest in purchasing the airline, leaving Rozenberg the sole bidder. Rozenberg purchased 43% of the company’s shares, making him the controlling shareholder. The shares were reportedly purchased for approximately $100 million. Eli Rozenberg is the son of New York businessman Kenny Rozenberg, the founder and CEO of Centers Health Care. Eli had previously formed the Avi...
It was the central bank's first meeting since it adopted a new strategy in August that will keep the benchmark federal funds rate near zero, even after inflation has surpassed its 2% target The Federal Reserve concluded its final policy-setting meeting before the November presidential election on Wednesday with a renewed pledge to continue taking aggressive action to support the U.S. economy during the coronavirus-induced downturn. 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 U.S. central bank, as widely expected, held the benchmark federal funds rate at a range between 0 percent and 0.25 percent, wher...
The Coronavirus National Information and Knowledge Center published data Wednesday on the factors considerations which led to the decision to implement a nationwide lockdown during the High Holidays, centering on a significant increase in morbidity in the general sector. "In recent weeks, there has been an increase in national morbidity, which is reflected in a high percentage of positive tests along with a significant increase in the number of tests. Analysis of the morbidity data shows that along with the high morbidity levels known so far in two sectors, - the Arab and haredi communities - in recent weeks there has been a significant increase in morbidity in the general sector," the report stated. The document stated that "this increase is reflected in both the percentage of positive ...
Latest report by Central Bureau of Statistics reveals decline in population growth, immigration Israel's population has reached 9,246,000, adding more than 150,000 people since the previous Jewish New Year, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday. 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 While 44,000 Israelis died over the period, about 170,000 births were registered, and about 25,000 immigrants joined Israeli society -- mostly under the Law of Return, which entitles people with Jewish roots to Israeli citizenship. According to the stats authority, the figure represents an increase of some 1.6 percent against the previous one-ye...
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