Johnson & Johnson said Monday that it plans to have enough doses of its vaccine for more than 20 million Americans by the end of March if its vaccine is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccine is being eagerly awaited as the next in line to join the COVID-19 vaccines already in use from Pfizer and Moderna. An FDA advisory committee is meeting Friday to consider the application, and emergency authorization could come soon after. 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 company for the first time on Monday gave some specificity regarding the number of doses it wil...
Blinken reiterated the US administration's commitment to a two-state solution between Israelis & Palestinians US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Israeli counterpart on Monday that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was best for the future of Israel, the US State Department said. Blinken, in a call with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, "emphasized the Biden administration's belief that the two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living in peace alongside a viable and democratic Palestinian state," the State Department said. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups: C...
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The U.S. has surpassed 500,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus, even as case numbers trend downward and vaccination efforts proceed.  The U.S. reached the half-million death milestone on Monday, the highest of any country, a little more than a year after the first American is believed to have died from the virus in Santa Clara County, Calif.  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 true toll of the coronavirus pandemic, however, is likely far higher, as federal figures maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show excess mortality well above w...
In a surprise move, a Haifa court on Monday imposed a seven-day gag order on the ongoing investigation into the massive oil spill that devastated Israel’s Mediterranean coast over the weekend, according to Hebrew media reports. The order prohibits the publication of any details of the investigation, including the name of the ship, company or individuals involved, as well as the ship’s point of origin, destination and cargo, until Sunday. The order followed a request from Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry, which claimed in its appeal to the court that publication of these details could jeopardize what it said was a delicate investigation with international dimensions. The ministry was joined in the request by the National Unit for the Protection of the Marine En...
More than three years after he took office with hopes of legalizing marijuana in 100 days, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills that together legalize marijuana in New Jersey and put an end to thousands of arrests. But it took more than a marijuana-friendly governor to make reform a reality. There were years of failed legislative attempts, a ballot question that garnered more than 2.7 million votes in favor and three months of negotiations on tax revenue, licensing rules and the ultimate hangup that nearly killed the effort: penalties for those under 21 caught with marijuana. 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 bre...
U.S. aviation regulators ordered emergency inspections of all Boeing 777 planes equipped with a particular Pratt & Whitney engine model after the blades on one of the engines failed Saturday over suburban Denver, spraying metal debris over a wide area. Additionally, United Airlines said Sunday it will temporarily remove from service 24 of its Boeing 777 planes in its fleet with the Pratt & Whitney engine. 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 “We reviewed all available safety data following yesterday’s incident,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson s...
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...
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...
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