EU foreign policy chief condemns mass arrests as Navalny's allies pledge new demonstrations next weekend The Russian police made at least 3,068 arrests during Saturday's mass protests across the country, OVD Info watchdog reports, including dozens of journalists and over 100 adolescents. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens From the Far East to Moscow, thousands took to the streets in Russian cities to protest the detention of Alexei Navalny, an anti-corruption activist detained last week after returning from Germany, where he was recovering from a poisoning attack bla...
Baltimore will not outsource its water meter operations, city leaders announced Friday afternoon. In October, former Mayor Jack Young announced the city's Department of Public Works would outsource meter reading and maintenance to a private company, Itron, and lay off 68 city meter operations employees. On Friday, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, City Administrator Chris Shorter and Acting DPW Director Matthew Garbark the city will not outsource meter shop operations. "The city is not moving forward with the Itron contract and they will not be laid off," Scott said. "Our meter shop workers are a part of our Baltimore family. They have my support as mayor, especially in this time of transition when we recognize the change in technology and change in scope of their work." The m...
With 76,783 active infections in the country, 1,171 Israelis in serious condition, 335 on ventilators Israel added 7,316 new COVID-19 coronavirus infections on Friday, the Health Ministry reported Saturday afternoon. According to the latest figures, 8.8 percent of the 85,739 tests conducted in the previous day had returned positive. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens The update puts Israel's death toll throughout the pandemic at 4,326 -- an increase of 81 against the figure reported on Friday morning. The current number of active infections stands at 76,783, with at least 1,...
New measures said likely to come into effect within 24 hours, affect even those who received two vaccine jabs Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is looking to suspend most outbound flights from the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to Channel 12, the prime minister is looking to cut the number of Israelis returning from abroad for fear of new highly infections coronavirus strains. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens Action will reportedly be taken within the coming 24 hours, with even those who have already received two vac...
Vaccines now available to high school students aged 16-18 with parental approval Israel began administering coronavirus vaccines to teenagers Saturday as it pushed ahead with its inoculation drive, health officials said. On Thursday, Israel's Health Ministry announced that it approved inoculation of high school students, aged 16-18, whose parents okayed the jab. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens The country's largest health fund, Clalit, was already giving teens shots as of Saturday morning, its website said, while the three smaller funds were due to kick off their campaign ...
Members of the public face NIS 20,000 fines ($6,111) if caught flouting COVID-19 restrictions Israel is expected to increase fines and ban international travel to members of the public that fail to adhere to coronavirus restrictions in an effort to beat back soaring infection rates in the country.  The government is expected to decide on Monday to dramatically increase fines currently set at NIS 5,000 ($1,528), which mainly target "non-essential" businesses skirting coronavirus restrictions amid the country's current lockdown, according to Hebrew-language broadcaster Channel 13. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL Whats...
'What about former Democratic Presidents when Republicans get the majority in 2022?' John Cornyn asks US Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, warned Saturday that the upcoming impeachment trial for former US President Donald Trump could open the door to more retroactive impeachments. "If it is a good idea to impeach and try former Presidents, what about former Democratic Presidents when Republicans get the majority in 2022?" the Senate veteran said in a tweet tagging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens "Think ...
The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, HaRav Yisrael Hager, on Shabbos ordered that all of the Vizhnitz educational institutions be reopened. The rebbe, a senior member of Agudat Yisrael, gave the order during Shalosh-Seudos in his Bnei Brak shul. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens MK Avigdor Liberman, chairman of the Yisrael Beytenu party, tweeted, "Bibi's landlord has gone crazy, and we're all paying the high price." Read more at Arutz-7
WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says a lack of candor and facts about the coronavirus pandemic under President Donald Trump “very likely” cost lives because it delayed getting sound scientific advice to the country. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens “You know, it very likely did,” Fauci told CNN. “When you start talking about things that make no sense medically and no sense scientifically, that clearly is not helpful.” Fauci didn’t single out failings by any individual or administration official, saying he didn’t want that to &ldq...
Republicans say the chances that former President Trump will be convicted in an impeachment trial are plummeting, despite lingering anger among some Republicans over his actions. Only five or six Republican senators at the most seem likely to vote for impeachment, far fewer than the number needed, GOP sources say. A two-thirds majority vote would be necessary for a conviction, something that would require at least 17 GOP votes if every Democrat votes to convict Trump. Senators say a few things have moved in Trump's favor. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens One significant deve...
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Thursday that based on recent seven-day averages, coronavirus infections may be about to hit a plateau in the United States. At a White House news briefing, Fauci also said coronavirus vaccines can be modified to account for new variants of the virus, and that while the South Africa variant is concerning, it does not appear to be in the United States. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens COVID-19 has spiraled out of control for months, with the U.S. death toll having exceeded 400,000. Fauci said he expects current vaccines will ...
President Joe Biden has vowed to fire any members of his staff caught being “disrespectful” to others, the Daily Beast reports. At a virtual swearing-in ceremony for new senior administration officials on Wednesday, Biden appeared to reference the Trump administration’s reported penchant for discord, telling staffers that “decency” should be a priority and “that’s been missing in a big way the last four years.” Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens “I want to thank your families for the sacrifices, but I’m not joking when I say thi...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday resoundingly rejected the idea that moving forward with a Senate impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump could undercut President Joe Biden’s message of unity in America. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens “I don’t see that at all,” Pelosi said in her weekly press briefing when asked the question. “I think that would be harmful to unity.” The fact is, she said, that Trump incited an insurrection on Jan. 6, when a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and roamed the halls loo...
The Senate has approved President Biden’s nominee to lead the Pentagon, paving the way for retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to make history as the nation’s first Black secretary of Defense. The Senate confirmed Austin in a 93-2 Friday morning vote, giving Biden his second Cabinet member two days after his inauguration. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens Presidents typically have key national security nominees confirmed on Inauguration Day, but a combination of factors — including the Trump administration delaying the transition, control of the Senate being up in the a...
Thursday was the final day for public comment on the third draft of California’s Department of Education’s ethnic studies curriculum in state high schools. To put it mildly, this is bad news for California Jews and by extension to American Jews everywhere. In 2016, California state legislators passed a bill, AB 2016, mandating that the state’s Department of Education (CDE) develop a model ethnic studies curriculum for use in high school ethnic studies courses. Although the bill stated that the goal of such courses was “preparing pupils to be global citizens with an appreciation for the contributions of multiple cultures,” the politically motivated educators appointed by the CDE to help draft the model curriculum had other ideas. In June 2019, when the first...
Twitter account of Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone, vowing revenge. The Twitter account of Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday carried the image of a golfer resembling former President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone, vowing revenge over the killing of a top Iranian general in a US drone attack. As a result, that account – of the several in the Iranian leader's possession – was suspended. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens The post, created on...
We are certainly living through unusual times. The political turmoil the country has faced and is currently dealing with, leaves many worried and wondering how we will all fare under the new president and his policies.  Dealing with leaders and governments is an ancient art and science. We have much precedent in our history to help us formulate a proper perspective and attitude.  In the last showdown before the grand finale of the plague of the firstborn, the last conversation takes place between Moshe and Pharaoh.   Pharaoh in his final refusal blurts out, “Go from me! Beware — do not see my face any more,for on the day you see my face you shall die!”  Moshe, in what seems to be a mild-mannered response, says, כן דברת... — “You h...
A convoy of 40 trucks and armor vehicles said to have entered Syria from Iraq A large US military convoy entered northeastern Syria on Thursday, Syrian state news agency SANA reports, citing sources on the ground. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: Click here to Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens According to the report, the convoy included some 40 trucks and armored vehicles and was backed from the air by helicopters. It entered Syria from Iraq via the al-Waleed crossing to bring arms and logistical equipment to the bases in Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor provinces. Other local media report that such maneuvers are not unusual as ...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 22, 2021 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Meir and Danielle Goetz on the birth of a daughter. Mazel Tov grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Chaim Goetz  יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן
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