Israel and Russia on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on internal security matters. The agreement covers cooperation in fighting violent and financial crime, terror and terror financing, weapons trafficking and other fields, according to Public Security Minister Amir Ohana. 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 “This is a significant diplomatic achievement that will lead to increased personal security for the citizens of both Israel and Russia, and will strengthen ties between the countries,” Ohana said in a statement. Ohana said the signing came after &ldq...
Baltimore, MD - Apr. 4, 2021:The Jewish Community Center (JCC) seeks Park Heights Youth Program Director Reporting to the Senior Program Director, the Park Heights Youth Program Director will be primarily responsible for oversight, supervision and direction of the Park Heights Children and Youth programming, J Play (babysitting) and Camp Koolanu. This position will also support the Meyerhoff Engagement Center with program planning, coverage and family engagement. This is a full time, 40 hour per week position. For full job description, please visit http://bit.ly/jccyouthprogramdirector.
President Biden will announce gun control measures on Thursday that an administration official described as an initial set of actions aimed at addressing all forms of gun violence. The president will detail several initiatives to be achieved through a mix of executive and legislative action, the official told reporters. Biden will call on the Department of Justice to issue proposed rules to stop the proliferation of so-called "ghost guns" within 30 days. Ghost guns refer to kits that allow the recipient to assemble the firearm using provided parts. These guns do not have commercial serial numbers and are difficult to track. The Justice Department will be given 60 days to issue a separate rule on stabilizing braces, which can turn a pistol into a more accurate weapon that fires like...
CORRECTION: Baltimore, MD - Apr. 7, 2021 - A new red light  camera was not installed  at the corner of Park Heights and Strathmore yesterday, where there are 2 traffic lights in succession near Bnos Yisroel but, an Inductive Loop Detector, has been.What does an Incutive Loop Detector do?  Once a vehicle is detected by the loops, the traffic light system is signaled that there is someone waiting to proceed. The lights for the cross traffic will then begin to change after a safe time period before the light turns green for you.###Baltimore, MD – Apr. 6, 2021 – A new red light  camera was installed today at the corner of Park Heights and Strathmore where there are 2 traffic lights in succession near Bnos Yisr...
One in three people who overcome COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far published on the mental toll that long COVID takes on survivors. Authors said the research, printed Wednesday in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, proved that COVID-19 patients were significantly more likely to develop brain conditions than those suffering from other respiratory tract infections. 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 Studying the health records of more than 230,000 patients who had recovered from COVID-19, they found that 34 percent were ...
Nahariya - On Tuesday night, United Hatzalah together in partnership with the Galilee Medical Center, security forces, and the Municipality of Nahariya, held a joint training exercise on the beach promenade in the southern part of the city. The purpose of the exercise was to train the first responders from all partnering organizations and the medical staff from the Hospital in responding to an imagined terror attack resulting in a mass-casualty incident on the promenade. Dozens of EMTs and paramedics, as well as members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit, participated in the surprise drill and provided medical care for the 30 plus people who were pretending to be injured in the incident. The scenario which was chosen was a marine infiltration by terrorists in...
When the proposed New York State Executive Budget was released in late January, things did not look good for the nonpublic schools as represented by Agudath Israel and its coalition partners. The economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the state's fiscal equilibrium, with multi-billion-dollar deficits anticipated. Virtually every funding stream available to yeshivas and other nonpublic schools was facing cuts from previous year's levels. More ominous, though, was proposed language that threatened the very existence of Mandated Services Aid (MSA). The MSA program, originally promoted by the legendary Agudah leader Rabbi Moshe Sherer z”l, is the largest single source of funding for non-public schools in New York. Originally enacted in 1974, it cent...
President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin spoke this evening, Wednesday 7 April / 25 Nissan, at the official ceremony opening Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, at Yad Vashem. This year, the central theme of the ceremony was “Until the Very Last Jew: Eighty Years Since the Onset of Mass Annihilation”. As is customary, six Holocaust survivors lit torches in memory of the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. President Rivlin’s remarks in full: “Elizabeta Guttmann, born in Hungary, was a young girl when the Second World War broke out. In 1943, Elizabeta, together with her sisters and parents, was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her parents and three little sisters were killed in the camp. Elizabeta clung on to her life and survive...
In categorizing kosher animals and fish, the Torah delineates the characteristics that make an animal or fish kosher.  Does it chew its cud and have split hooves?  Does it have fins and scales?  So long as an animal or fish fits the criteria, it is considered kosher.  The Torah does not list the names of specific animals or fish that “made the cut”, just the criteria.  However, when it comes to birds, the Torah takes a very different approach.  Rather than list the avian characteristics that render a bird either kosher or non-kosher, the Torah lists twenty non-kosher species leaving every other species, by not being listed, to be considered kosher. Among these twenty non-kosher species listed in Parashat Shemini, are the tinshemet, the ke’a...
Are you entering the work force? Are you trying to update your business and professional skills? Are you trying to increase your capabilities? You can go to a regular college program, but that will take you four years. Instead, choose Agudah’s COPE division Junior Accounting Course, now available both in person, and remotely through Zoom. COPE’s three-and-a-half months long intensive junior accounting course is custom designed for individuals with little or no experience in business or accounting. Students will thoroughly learn the accounting cycle as well as accounting for all types of business. Classes are taught by a staff of instructors who are hand-picked for their real-world experience and dedication to helping students learn. In addition, this cours...
Nearly half of the nation’s new COVID-19 cases are concentrated in just five states — including New York, which had the highest number of new infections across the country last week, data show. 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 Together, New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey accounted for 44 percent of all new infections between March 29 and April 4 with about 197,500 cases out of around 452,000 seen nationwide, data from John Hopkins University show. Read more at NY Post.
An Orthodox Jewish couple sued two New York City agencies that supervise affordable housing lotteries Tuesday, saying their family of eight faced religious discrimination when they were repeatedly rejected because of their family’s size. In the Manhattan federal court lawsuit, Chaim Katz and Chana Katz maintain they faced discrimination from two affordable housing lotteries when they applied for a three-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 2017. 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 Their lawyer, Justin Kelton, said they were repeatedly rejected on the basis that the tw...
The Biden administration has distributed more than 150 million stimulus checks as of Wednesday from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have sent out roughly 156 million payments to people, totaling roughly $372 billion, according to the Treasury Department. The majority of these latest payments went to Social Security recipients and beneficiaries, providing a cash infusion more than a year into the pandemic. 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 During the transition, Biden aides said the president’s chief goals for his first...
Less than a week ago, the US government announced to Congress that aid package would total $75 million US President Joe Biden's administration plans to unveil an aid package of some $150 million to the Palestinians, according to people familiar with the matter, reported Reuters. 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 Since coming into office, the administration has sought to roll back or undo almost all of former President Donald Trump's policies, including toward the Palestinians.  The State Department is expected to shortly announce the aid, which will mostly be disbursed ...
The world’s Jewish population has returned to the level of nearly a century ago, according to new research published by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. Released ahead of Thursday’s observance of Yom Hashoah, Israel’s annual Holocaust commemoration day, the study revealed that at the end of 2019, the global Jewish population stood at 14.8 million — the same number recorded in 1925, more than a decade before the Nazi Holocaust began. 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 At its peak in 1939, the world Jewish population stood at 16.6 million, of whom 4...
Canadian federal court has rejected Nazi death squad member Helmut Oberlander's request to permanently end his deportation proceedings. A federal court in Canada has rejected a request by Helmut Oberlander, a 97-year old former Nazi death squad member to have his deportation proceedings permanently ended. Oberlander’s lawyer had earlier in the year filed a motion to postpone a hearing that would have deported him from Canada. 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 are pleased to learn that Canada's Federal Court has rejected former Nazi death squad member Helmut Oberla...
UK stops providing AstaZeneca vaccine to people under 30 after EMA says vaccine has rare blood clot side effect. The AstaZeneca coronavirus vaccine was found to cause rare blood clots, the European Medicines Agency ruled Wednesday. EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke stated that this finding does not mean that the vaccine should not be used, as the side effect is extremely rare: "I want to start by stating that our safety committee the pharmacovigilance risk assessment committee of the European Medicines Agency has confirmed that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing COVID19 overall outweigh the risks of side effects.” Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsApp Groups:...
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