Hundreds of Ukrainians attended marches celebrating Nazi SS soldiers, including the first such event in Kyiv. The so-called Embroidery March took place in the capital on April 28, the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, also known as the 1st Galician. It was a force set up under German occupation auspices comprised of ethnic Ukrainian and German volunteers and conscripts. The marchers held banners displaying the unit’s symbol. The Kyiv march by about 300 people was an import from the western city of Lviv, which for several years has hosted such events. A day earlier, hundreds attended a larger Embroidery March there. Ukraine has a large minority of ethnic Russians, who oppose the glorification of Nazi collaborators. Such actions w...
Sergeant Rami Alwan, a Druze Israel Police officer who rescued Rav Avigdor Chiyut and his 10-year-old son Shmuel during the Meron disaster came to the Chiyut home in Bnei Brak on Monday to comfort the family on the loss of 13-year-old Yedidya, z’l, who didn’t survive the disaster. The grieving father thanked Rami for saving his other son. He said that the officer saved them without asking which class he belonged to, which shows that we can all get along together peacefully if we choose to. Afterwards the boy himself thanked the officer for saving him. The officer got up and gave both the father and son hugs. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room when the moving encounter took place.
Japanese trading company seeks to develop the growing food, technology, and agriculture industry in Israel Mitsubishi Corp. is working closely with The Trendlines group, an Israel-Singapore investment group, to uncover emerging technologies in the food and agriculture sectors in Israel.  "We have seen tremendous development in the food and agricultural industry in the past decade and are actively trying to explore it," according to a Mitsubishi statement, reported The Times of Israel. Lior Ben-Yakov, chief innovation officer and head of partnerships and ventures for Mitsubishi in Tel Aviv stated that the company’s Japan headquarters “mandated to tap into the Israeli innovation ecosystem across several key industries.” Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here...
Security camera footage showed the carriages plunging toward the ground in the south of the city An elevated metro line collapsed in the Mexican capital on Monday, leaving at least 20 people dead and dozens injured as a train came crashing down, authorities said. Security camera footage broadcast by local media showed the carriages plunging toward the ground in the south of the city.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 "Unfortunately there are 20 people dead so far," including minors, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters at the scene in the south of the capital. The city's ...
We need to pay attention to the cracks, the sooner the better. In this week's Torah portion, the story is told of a man whose financial situation begins to deteriorate. What should be done? "You shall support him". And Rashi explains: it's forbidden to allow him to fall and become destitute. He needs to be supported at once. Rashi compares this to a donkey bearing a heavy load. If the load begins to totter while on the back of the donkey, one person can stabilize it. But after the load falls to the ground and its contents scatter, not even five people will be able to return it to its previous state. What's the conclusion? We must always strive to locate the cracks in a potentially distressful situation, before things deteriorate further.Many commentators write that this inst...
Israel is sending medications, respirators and other medical equipment as well Israel will begin delivering medical aid to India on Tuesday as the country faces a devastating surge in coronavirus infections. The aid package includes oxygen generators, respirators, medications and additional medical equipment, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry. “India is one of Israel’s closest and most important friends. We stand with India, particularly during these difficult times India is experiencing, and are sending life-saving equipment to our Indian brothers and sisters," Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said in a statement. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL...
Other motions include a bill to legalize unauthorized West Bank outposts and legalizing the death penalty The Likud party is set to hold votes on a slate of right-wing legislative proposals Tuesday evening, which include bills that would establish direct elections for prime minister, instituting the death penalty for terrorists, and enabling the parliament to bypass the Supreme Court among others. 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 development comes as Likud politicians look to divide right-wing politicians before Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid is expected to receive the mandate to form a g...
Rivlin expected to give Lapid the next mandate to form a government The mandate of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government expires Tuesday at midnight. 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 a report in Israel Hayom, President Reuven Rivlin is expected to give opposition leader, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, the next chance to put together a coalition and not Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett. Netanyahu was given the first opportunity by Rivlin on April 6 to cobble together a coalition after receiving 52 recommendations versus Lapid's 45. Rivli...
Suspects taken in for questioning by Shin Bet following predawn operation Israeli security forces entered a West Bank village during a predawn operation Tuesday and arrested several Palestinians suspected of aiding Sunday's drive-by shooting at Tupuah Junction that wounded three 19-year-old Israeli Yeshiva students. The suspects were taken in for questioning by the Shin Bet (ISA) internal security service. 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 Israel Defense Forces (IDF), ISA and Yamam, the Israel Police's counter-terrorism unit, were all involved in the operational act...
Valid for 45-days, foreign university, Yeshiva, and Seminary students and workers likely to benefit most Israel is issuing 45-day re-entry permits for foreigners who want to leave temporarily. Travelers are expected to fill out an online form seven days before their expected flight date and provide a scan of their passport, residence permit, and return permit. It serves as a one-time re-entry permit. 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 Upon returning, all citizens are required to present a PCR coronavirus test within 72 hours of departure and health insurance which covers coronavirus-related ...
The convenience store giant could be opening its stores in Israel by 2022 Electra Consumer Products and 7-Eleven are on the verge of signing a franchise agreement to bring the convenience store chain to Israel, Calcalist reported on Sunday. The CEO of Electra, Zvi Schwimmer, is visiting Dallas, Texas to meet with senior members of the chain to form an outline for the 7-Eleven's entry into Israel. 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 convenience store giant could be opening its stores in Israel by 2022, Schwimmer told Calcalist last month, adding that the agre...
ל"ג בעומר במירון Lag BaOmer in Miron – Part 1 צילום: ארי קופערשטאק אייר תשפ"א ל"ג בעומר במירון Lag Buomer in Miron - Part 2 צילום: ארי קופערשטאק אייר תשפ"א ל"ג בעומר במירון Lag Buomer in Miron - Part 3 צילום: שלום קרויס ל"ג בעומר במירון Lag Buomer in Miron - Part 4 צילום: שוקי לרר אייר תשפ"א
ל"ג בעומר בחצר הקודש תולדות אהרן Lag BaOmer in Toldos Ahron צילום: שלום קרויס, משה גאלדשטיין, שוקי לרר נראה הנגיד ר' וואלף זיכערמאן מחבר ספר אוצר פלאות התורה שקנה זכות ההדלקה אייר תשפ"א
Ending an 11-day crime spree, in which four synagogues and Jewish centers in Riverdale were vandalized, and siddurim (prayer books) were intentionally violated and destroyed, an individual was arrested on May 1st. He was charged with 42 alleged criminal counts - including multiple hate crimes - after eyewitnesses and video surveillance identified him as the perpetrator.  Under New York’s new bail reform laws, however, most offenses require a defendants’ immediate release without bail while awaiting trial. Indeed, the alleged serial Riverdale perpetrator was released last night. Agudath Israel of America supported an exception to the bail reform laws in 2020 (S.7111 Gounardes / A.8944 Eichenstein), which stated that hate crimes would be offenses for which Judges have disc...
New parents of special needs children are often thrust into an unfamiliar world. Suddenly, an avalanche of new financial, medical, educational and emotional concerns have to be tended to. Trying to navigate that new world on one’s own can be a daunting task. Agudah’s new special needs division, Yahalom, is here to assist those parents obtain the appropriate resources by guiding, educating and empowering parents to ensure they have the help and support they need. Yahalom is headed by Mrs. Chana Laniado, who has dealt with the special needs community for over a decade now. To contact Mrs. Laniado, please call 848-285-8444 or email claniado@agudah.org. Yahalom Founding Committee: Rabbi Avi Schnall, Mr. Moishe Netzer, Mr. Shloime Zeldes, Mr. Moshe Tress, Mr. Shmuli Werdiger.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Baltimore County Monday night. 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 National Weather Service issued a tornado warning Monday night for Baltimore County. The warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. for northwestern Baltimore County, officials said. Radar detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado at 9:22 p.m. that was near Hampstead, moving east at 10 mph.
COVID-19 is here to stay, say experts, who believe emerging variants coupled with vaccine hesitancy is likely to make it impossible to achieve herd immunity in the U.S. 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 New York Times, more than half of U.S. adults have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines, but daily vaccination rates are falling. Scientists and public health experts now believe that reaching the threshold of immunity to stave off the virus is unattainable in the foreseeable future, and maybe forever. What they predict is that COVID-19 will will rema...
A new CIA recruitment video is being slammed on social media for being too “woke.” The video, little more than 2 minutes long, focuses on a 36-year-old Latina CIA officer named Mija. “My employment was not, and is not, the result of a fluke or slip through the cracks,” Mija says in the video. “I earned my way in, and I earned my way up the ranks of this organization.” Text accompanying the video when it was posted read: “I am unapologetically me. I want you to be unapologetically you, whoever you are. Whether you work at #CIA, or anywhere else in the world. Command your space. Mija, you are worth it.” Mija says she suffered from “imposter syndrome” but she refuses to “internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what...
Former White House senior advisor presented a Sefer Torah to Gulf monarch in September A Torah scroll commissioned by former White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner in honor of Bahrain's king, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, was brought to the synagogue of the Jewish community in the capital city of Manama on Monday morning. Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump, originally presented the Torah scroll to the Gulf monarch in a visit to Bahrain in early September 2020 shortly before the signing of the Abraham Accords in Washington that officially normalized relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Join BJL on WhatsApp Status: Click here to Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more Join BJL on WhatsA...
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