Baltimore, MD, Sept. 29, 2020 — The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing more than 1,500 traditional Orthodox rabbis in matters of public policy, today endorsed the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court. “Judge Coney Barrett is a distinguished law school professor and mentor, and has established a splendid record on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit,” said Rabbi Dov Fischer, Western Regional Vice President of the CJV and an adjunct professor of law at two major law schools, who previously clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. “She is an exceptionally qualified jurist with a family commitment, lifestyle, and value system tha...
WASHINGTON (VINnews) — According to a report by Fox News, the Trump campaign is requesting that an independent third party check the ears of both candidates ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate for electronic devices. According to the report, President Trump has consensted to the search, but Joe Biden has not. The Biden campaign did not return a request for comment from several outlets. Furthermore, a Trump campaign official has revealed to Fox News that the Biden campaign has requested 2 breaks during the debate, one every 30 minutes. The Trump campaign denies this request. “Our guy doesn’t need breaks. He gives 90-minute speeches all the time,” the Trump campaign told Fox News. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more...
Question #1: Trick As a side parnasah, I perform tricks using ropes and knots. May I conduct a show during Chol Hamoed? Question #2: Treat May an indigent person work on Chol Hamoed in order to provide his children with treats for Yom Tov? Question #3: Treasures I discovered buried treasure on Chol Hamoed, and I’m afraid that if I wait until after Yom Tov someone else might find it. May I dig it up on Chol Hamoed? Introduction: Chol Hamoed is included among a very special category of mitzvos called osos – signs that that point out Klal Yisroel’s special relationship with Hashem. These signs include both positive and negative commandments. The positive ones include that Chol Hamoed should be noticeably different from ordinary weekdays; it should look like days in w...
JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In many cities in Israel there are drive-thru coronavirus checking centers where people can stay in their cars until they reach the checkpoint where they are tested and have less chance of being infected by other people waiting to be tested themselves. However for some reason authorities decided that most of the Chareidi community in Israel does not have cars and therefore no drive-thru points were set up for them. Instead, they go to the local HMO clinic where they are tested. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG In recent days however with the significant rise in Chareidi infections in Is...
Welcome to the end of President Donald Trump’s first term, which, much like the start of it, involves the government “weaponizing their power to go against their political opponent.” At least, that’s how Ric Grenell sees things. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence, told Monday’s “Spicer & Co.” that The New York Times source on Trump’s tax returns is an anti-Trump insider within the deep state. “This is disgusting, it’s illegal and somebody needs to get to the bottom of why the IRS is weaponizing t...
The 2,000-year-old Ritual Bath that Excited the Kibbutz Members 'Operation Mikveh': A 2000-year-old mikveh, a ritual bath, uncovered in salvage archaeological excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority, at a Netivei Israel construction site, was transferred today to nearby Kibbutz Hannaton, and placed next to a modern functioning mikveh on the kibbutz. The Ritual Bath is an Significant Discovery Providing Evidence for the First Time for Jewish Farmsteads in the Galilee in the Second Temple Period Prior to the construction of a major interchange at the Hamovil junction in Lower Galilee,  an archaeological salvage dig carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority revealed the remains of a Jewish agricultural farmstead from the Second Temple period (2000 years ago), i...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 29, 2020 - Register for our next WebKosher Conference Series Wednesday September 30, 2020, 12 Noon ET CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TWISTS OF THE JEWISH CALENDAR 5781 This year, 5781, presents some unique Jewish calendar events. Topics covered will provoke some spirited discussions at your Sukkah table!  WITH RABBI DOVID HEBER Rabbi Dovid Heber is a Kashrus Administrator at STAR-K and Rav, Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek and a noted calendar expert. He is the author of Shaarei Zmanim.  HOSTED BY  RABBI ZVI GOLDBERG September 30, 2020 12 Noon ET Questions are encouraged from the listening audience. You can ask questions via chat during the show.  You can also email us questions prior to the show at webinar@star-k.or...
Jerusalem, Israel -  Sept. 29, 2020 - The fight against COVID-19, the novel coronavirus is entering a new phase, as people worldwide try to resume normal life alongside an invisible enemy. To help win this battle, experts are turning to a potentially potent weapon: Big Data and AI (Artificial Intelligence) with ML(Machine Learning).  Multiple webinars with international experts have been held on Zoom and other online platforms. One such webinar, sponsored by JLM-BioCity was held between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The IGTCloud Online Conference on “How Big Data & AI Can Fight the COVID-19 Crisis” had as the featured speaker Dr. Paul Rothman, Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; CEO, Johns Hopkins. Dr. Rothman said that using d...
'5G technology is capable of things most Israeli citizens cannot imagine' Israel's Communication Ministry said on Tuesday that several companies have been authorized to provide 5G wireless service to their customers, according to The Times of Israel (TOI).   Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel said that cellphone companies Pelephone, Partner, and Hot Mobile have won a government tender to use the 5G network and can begin work on providing their customers with the ultra-fast Internet service. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG "Most social processes during the coronavirus are bases on communica...
 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to the UN General Assembly (Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser) Following is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech, today (Tuesday, 29 September 2020), to the UN General Assembly: "Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Middle East is not exactly renowned for producing good news, and few expected this year to be any different. You know, the pandemic is ravaging our part of the world like everywhere else. But I am pleased to report to you that this year, I can tell you about good news from the Middle East. In fact, I can report two pieces of good news. Earlier this month, at a White House ceremony hosted by President Trump, Israel signed historic agreements wi...
The Torah in Devarim 14:2 teaches us that a person must give one tenth of his crops for tzedaka. Chazal learn from the additional word of "kol" that a person must give maaser of all of his earnings.  The following question arises. May I use my maaser money to buy things for the purpose of a mitzvah? The Maharil is quoted by the Rema 249 as saying it is forbidden to use maaser money to buy neiros in shul. The Gra and the Be’er Hagolah qualify this issur as something the person has a chiyuv to buy. (In those days everyone had to buy neiros for shul.) However, one may use maaser money for any mitzvah tha...
With majority of newly-diagnosed within the community below the age of 26, the sector braces for yeshiva students, who might be unknowingly carrying the virus, returning to visit their large families in red Haredi cities; 'The situation is catastrophic,' says one official With Israel's surging number of new coronavirus cases showing no sign of declining, the situation in densely populated ultra-Orthodox communities grows dire by the day and might become entirely out of control by the time the holiday period ends. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG The Charedi community has been among the hardest hit by...
Cockeysville, MD— Even though the general election is 35 days out, Marylanders began casting ballots Monday using ballot drop boxes now available in some locations in every jurisdiction. Oregon Ridge is one of Baltimore County's early voting sites, and as of Monday, home to one of the 10 ballot drop boxes delivered Monday. There are 10 drop boxes being installed in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel County will have 18 in place by Tuesday. Wildly popular during the primary election, and the drop boxes are back for November in even greater numbers. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG The delivery of ballot drop...
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu today addressed the question of how long the tight closure on the country will last, and estimated that it would take "at least a month". "The closure will last a month and maybe much longer," the Prime Minister said in a Facebook Live broadcast, adding: "Targets and indicators have been set and they will dictate how long it will last. "The number of patients is climbing fast. There are more than 800 serious patients. Unfortunately, the number of dead is also rising. Therefore, I ask to comply with the rules and the police," he said. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG Netanyahu called on th...
Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, has died at the age of 91, state media report. He was expected to be succeeded by his 83-year-old half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG In July, Sheikh Sabah was flown to the United States for medical treatment following surgery for an unspecified condition in Kuwait. He had ruled the oil-rich Gulf Arab state since 2006 and had overseen its foreign policy for more than 50 years. He was dubbed the "dean of Arab diplomacy" for his efforts to restore relations with states that backed Iraq during the 1...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 29, 2020 - Founded in 2012 and nestled in the urban landscape of vibrant Tel Aviv, Milk & Honey is Israel’s first whisky distillery. While M&H was built upon the bedrock of Scottish whisky-making tradition (they employed the late Dr. Jim Swan, one of the world’s most accomplished master distillers, as their advisor), the unique Mediterranean climate surrounding the distillery has required a unique approach to tried-and-true methods, made successful by the ingenuity of Milk & Honey’s passionate team. Milk & Honey whiskies are double-distilled and aged a minimum of 3 years, though the hot and humid environment accelerates aging, creating spirits that taste distinctly older than expected from their time in barrel. Employing a variety of ...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 28, 2020 -  Shabsi's will be open tonight Motzoei Yom Kippur, Sept. 28 from 9:00PM - 11:00PM for lulav & Esrog sales
Police departments in several states reported interruptions to 911 emergency call service on Monday night. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/32wc4iG The extent of the outage was not immediately clear. The Minneapolis Police Department said 911 lines "are not operational nationwide" but provided few other details. Departments in Arizona and Delaware also reported issues. “ATTENTION: The 911 lines are not operational nationwide. This is for phone calls and text messaging. If you need police, fire or emergency medical assistance in Minneapolis, please call 612-348-2345. We will advise when this issue is fixed.” R...
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