Experts say that the mid-15th century scroll was written by a Jewish scribe around 1465 One of the world’s oldest known scrolls from the Book of Esther (megillah of Esther) has been gifted to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, the National Library announced on Monday. 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 Esther scrolls date back 1465 and scholars believe that they were written by a scribe in the Iberian Peninsula.  The new addition is “an incredibly rare testament to the rich material culture of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula,” Dr. Yoel Finkelman, curat...
OU's impact accelerator will support six innovative nonprofit startups New cohort addresses philanthropy, cremation, female creativity & education NEW YORK – The OU has announced its third cohort of six winning nonprofit organizations that it will support through its Impact Accelerator. The organizations chosen for this year’s cohort are working to address issues that impact the Jewish community including charitable engagement, promoting religious female creativity, reducing the number of Jewish bodies cremated, and education. The OU Impact Accelerator is designed to provide mentorship-based growth and early-stage funding for Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs with the next groundbreaking ideas, over the course of a 12-month program. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click h...
Jerusalem, Israel - Feb. 22, 2021 - After months under Coronavirus restrictions, and a year of limited travel, the Jerusalem Municipality is sponsoring a brightly and colorful illuminated Jerusalem in a safe way from the comfortable convenience of your car, while adhering to all public health measures. The tour includes dozens of iconic landmarks - historical and modern - illuminated and turned into works of art. The Old City Walls, parks, hotels, the Israel Museum, Tower of David, and Knesset to mention a few of the locations, beginning at the Chord Bridge and a special stop at the First Station. 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 ...
A total of 5,593 Israelis have died from the disease. More than three million people have so far received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in Israel, nearly a third of the population, according to the latest report from the Health Ministry released on Monday evening. A total of 5,593 Israelis have died from the disease. 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 Despite a vigorous vaccination campaign, with more than 4.4 million citizens already receiving their first vaccine dose, the government decided on Monday to limit the return of its citizens to 200 per day starting next week. In addition,...
The attack is the third in a week to target Western diplomatic, military or commercial installations in Iraq At least three rockets targeted the US embassy on Monday in the high-security Green Zone of Iraq's capital Baghdad, local security sources told AFP. 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 of them fell within the perimeter of the Green Zone but others landed in surrounding residential neighbourhoods, the security sources said.  The attack is the third in a week to target Western diplomatic, military or commercial installations in Iraq after months of relative calm. Read...
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The amount comprises approximately 3.25% of Ramallah's budget last year The Palestinian Authority (PA) paid more than NIS 512 million (US$157 million) in salaries to terrorist prisoners in 2020, according to a report that Palestinian Media Watch released Monday. PMW assessed that the amount paid to terrorist prisoners accounts for approximately 3.25 percent of the PA's annual budget. 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 total amount paid to incarcerated or released terrorists was more than NIS 512 million because those who had previously been employed by the PA continu...
Tehran to bar IAEA from inspections at non-nuclear sites, including those suspected of undeclared activity Iran on Monday hailed the agreements reached during the weekend's visit of the UN nuclear watchdog as a "significant achievement."  In his remarks, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the outcome of the talks was "within the framework of the parliament's binding law," referring to a bill passed earlier that urged Iran to limit the inspections of its nuclear sites. 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 Under an interim accord reached this ...
The Claims Conference in partnership with United Hatzalah has launched a national project with the goal of making sure that all 20,000 homebound Holocaust survivors living in Israel receive their Covid-19 vaccine. The Claims Conference will be investing 5,000,000 NIS in the project to pay for the transport of all of the survivors to and from the vaccination centers. On Sunday morning, the Claims Conference initiated a new project in partnership with United Hatzalah that will orchestrate a national operation with the goal of making sure that all 20,000 homebound Holocaust survivors living in Israel are able to go to their local vaccination centers and receive their Covid-19 vaccine. The survivors will be transported by United Hatzalah ambulances and medical teams and receive care througho...
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a challenge by Pennsylvania Republicans to the state’s extended mail ballot due date. 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 Three of the court’s more conservative justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch — dissented from the court’s denial of review. Read more of this developing story at The Hill
Suspected Hamas boat said destroyed after approaching Navy ship The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Monday that its troops neutralized a "potential threat" to the ships of the Israel Navy off the Gaza shore. 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 army said it spotted "suspicious naval activity in the maritime zone along the Gaza Strip." "We identified and thwarted the threat and will continue to operate against all threats, both on land and at sea," the military added. Read more at i24
Joint research efforts to focus on pediatric hematology and oncology Two Israeli and Moroccan child hospitals are set to sign a cooperation agreement, Israel Hayom reported on Monday. 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, Rambam Healthcare Campus's Ruth Rappaport Children's Hospital in Haifa and the University Children's Hospital in Rabat will share experience and conduct joint research work. The latter will focus on pediatric hematology -- an area of medicine focusing on blood diseases -- and oncology. Read more at i24
M&T Bank Stadium mass COVID-19 vaccination site opens Thursday Registration opened Monday morning for eligible Marylanders to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the state's newest mass vaccination site, which opens Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore City. Initially, between 250 and 500 vaccination appointments will be available on the first several days during the soft launch phase of the M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site, with plans to provide up to 2,000 vaccinations per day in early March. 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 A limited number of ap...
Pushing limits and breaking barriers is nothing new to Bikur Cholim of Cleveland. Representing patients from all over the world who come to receive expert care in Cleveland, they advocate, support, and care for every single Jewish patient’s medical needs. And yet again, last week, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland, in grand public fashion, proved to be “Unstoppable.” Since its founding 33 years ago, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland has made it its mission to help Jewish patients and their families. The staff of Bikur Cholim is at the forefront of Jewish patient representation, offering support, guidance, advice, and practical necessities to every patient who turns to them for help. Bikur Cholim literally holds the hands of those suffering from life-threatening illnesses, helping th...
Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke at a ceremony celebrating 1,700 years of Jewish life in Germany German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier lauded the contribution of Jews to German culture at a recent ceremony to celebrate 1,700 years of Jewish life in Germany. 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 "He said that their history in the country is 'one of emancipation and prosperity, but also of humiliation, exclusion and disenfranchisement,'" reported Deutsche Welle (DW). "Whether in philosophy, literature, art and music, science, medicine or business, Jews have been instrumental ...
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 22, 2021 - In Baltimore, MD, Taanis Esther begins Thursday morning, Feb. 25, at 5:23AM...Fast Ends 6:46 PM. Click here to read about the mitzvah of Machatzis HaShekel (See the Machatzis HaShekel chart, below) BJL is pleased to once again offer the full list of times for Megilah readings in the Baltimore community. (If you see any need for modification(s) on this list, i.e., errors, missing info, etc., please send details to info@BaltimoreJewishLife.com) Whether on Desktop, Mobile or Tablet, to utilize our updated chart click here. We have upgraded the listing to allow you the option of filtering by various choices and have added printing capability. In Baltimore, MD, Taanis Esther begins Thursday morning, Feb. 25, at 5:23AM...Fast Ends 6:46 PM. A Freilichin P...
The Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a bid by former President Trump to shield his tax returns and other financial records from a New York grand jury subpoena. 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 justices issued the order without comment or noted dissents. Read more of this developing story at The Hill
On Shabbat morning, just after 10 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avraham Farkash was walking to synagogue in the town Ma'ale Hever when he was alerted to a nearby medical emergency. Avraham’s communications device notified him of the address, which he recognized immediately, being as it was his neighbor’s home.  Turning around and running back towards his home Avraham grabbed his defibrillator from the car and made it to his neighbor’s home in under two minutes. The 50-year-old man had been suffering acute chest pains and called United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center out of fear that he might be suffering a heart attack. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Joi...
One would have been forgiven for assuming it an elaborate Purim joke.  In fact, assuming otherwise would have strained credulity.  But credible, unfortunately, it is. “It” — a new glossy magazine I prefer not to name, aimed, its marketing team says, at Jewish “men age 25-65 from the right and the left who are Conservadox, Modern Orthodox or Yeshivish; and live in Flatbush, Lakewood, the Five Towns and Bergen County” — is apparently all too real, a crazy cartoon come to life. The new periodical is for you. If, that is, you “are enthralled by men’s luxury and higher end products.”  If so, the mag “has it all covered for you,” focusing on “all fine goods in the consumption industries for Jewish men,&rdquo...
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 22, 2021 - Due to COVID-19 the campus at Ner Yisrael  will be closed to outsiders at 12:00 PM Purim day.
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