Baltimore, MD Jan. 17, 2022 — With the wind chill predicted to fall into the teens, Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa today issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Monday evening, January 17 through Tuesday morning, January 18.
“With dangerously cold temperatures expected in Baltimore, I am issuing the Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Monday night through Tuesday morning. I encourage residents to stay indoors, especially those most vulnerable to cold,” said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa. “Extreme low temperatures can be life-threatening especially for our most vulnerable populations. Please be sure to check on neighbors who you think may be at risk to ensure that they have heat and power, and ...
Throughout the coming week, temperatures are expected to be lower than seasonal average, and there may be snow in Jerusalem as well, forecasters said.
Monday will be sunny or partly cloudy, but unusually cold throughout Israel, reaching single digits in Jerusalem, Tzfat, and Mitzpeh Ramon.
Monday night will see temperatures dropping to zero Celsius in some areas of Israel, including in the south.
Wastewater analysis is giving U.S. counties an accurate look into the spread of the coronavirus.
When at-home COVID-19 tests are hard to find and lines at testing centers stretch on for hours in Marlyand, what you flush down the toilet could be the next best thing to determine how fast the coronavirus is spreading in the southeast .
That’s right: Public health officials in counties across the country are turning to your wastewater to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in communities.
In fact, experts think sewage might be the key to better understanding the overall public health of cities and neighborhoods, especially in underserved areas that don’t have equal access to care, according to an NBC News report.
“Every time an infected person uses the toilet...
West Orange, New Jersey – The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) has selected 23 middle and high school teachers and Holocaust center staff from six states to participate in its 2022 Advanced Seminar, an intensive two-day academic program that explores a number topics addressing the history of the Holocaust. The seminar, made possible through a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), took place virtually January 15 and 16.
Participants hail from Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas.
The Advanced Seminar is an intensive graduate-level program in which a select group of educators who are already well versed in Holocaust history are given the opportunity to study more focused topics relating to the Holo...
Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized his attorneys to move forward with a plea deal with Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit. In the negotiation meeting that took place last night at the home of one of Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyers, in addition to the lawyers, all of Netanyahu's family, his wife Sara and his sons Yair and Avner, as well as his associate Natan Eshel were also present.
According to a report on Kan News, the lawyers begged Netanyahu to accept the agreement, but the former prime minister made it clear that he would not pursue a deal at any cost. Netanyahu is currently interested in promoting the agreement but still hopes the deal can be improved from his point of view.
Netanyahu's family members still oppose the move, to varying degrees...
This story is developing and will be updated as more information emerges
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett approved a decision to reduce the time spent in Covid quarantine from seven to five days.Developing...
This story is developing and will be updated as more information emerges
A district official reported on Monday that an earthquake in Afghanistan killed at least 12 people.
'The sad thing is this is the municipality itself doing this, it's not some right-wing settlers'
Police authorities were in a standoff Monday with a Palestinian man who carried a gas canister onto the roof of his home in Jerusalem as his family faced eviction.
Israeli media reported that Mohammed Salhiya threatened to set himself on fire if the eviction order from Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem was carried out.
Salhiya, whose family has faced an eviction threat since 2017, was on the roof of his home with a large gas canister, Israeli police and an AFP journalist said.
Happy Tu Bishvat! In honor of the new year for trees that is celebrated today, I was privileged to hear a lecture from a farmer, Shlomi Hershkovitz, and to see nature and us in an entirely different light.As part of the Nifgashot workshop series, Shlomi described how the chickpeas that he plants on moshav Yesodot are turned into Sabra hummus and how the corn he grows becomes Doritos.He told us how much it bothers him when people complain about rain, while for him and his family a day of rain is a holiday. He raises his eyes to heaven all year long and waits for rain, while those who are not farmers complain about puddle water that splashes on their cars and their canceled plans. "Rain is a blessing. We are confused since it falls not only for farmers like me," Shlomi reminded us.This year,...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 17, 2022 - In celebration of JEWELS' 10 year milestone, a new original song featuring Shulem Lemmer is being released. JEWELS dedicates this song to every parent and caregiver of children with special needs. We hope that this inspires you all and lifts your spirits. You are never alone!
United Hatzalah volunteers responded to an attempted stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion interchange moments ago.
Israeli soldiers stationed at the junction opened fire, killing the terrorist before he could reach any of his intended victims.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yigal Mizrachi, who was one of the first responders at the scene said, "When I arrived at the scene the security forces had already neutralized the attacker, and thankfully there were no other people injured in the incident."
"We are urging motorists to avoid nonessential travel tonight and tomorrow morning," the State Highway Administration advised Sunday.
While the snowfall may have ended in much of Maryland, the potential for severe weather has not. Freezing rain and strong winds are in the forecast, continuing to complicate travel, according to forecasters.
The National Weather Service has placed more than half the state under a wind advisory, effective Monday.
"Rain, slushy roads, possible snow showers and gusty winds are forecasted for tonight and tomorrow," the Maryland State Highway Administration reported before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. "If you can, consider delaying your morning travels. If you must travel, take it slow and allow extra distance for braking. Watch for downed wires and trees."
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 16, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Devorah Schapiro (Baltimore) and Shloimy Blau (Brooklyn) on their engagement.
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
In a meeting held on Sunday night between opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu and his family and Netanyahu's lawyers, it was decided to move towards a plea bargain, Channel 12 News reported.
According to the report, sources close to Netanyahu expressed concern about the harsh public criticism being leveled at Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, and also over the fact that he may have an "opposition" within the State Attorney's Office that would thwart an agreement.
If Mandelblit succeeds in approving the deal before the end of his term at the end of the month, Netanyahu will probably go for the deal, which his lawyers have described as “excellent”.
A senior official in the State Attorney’s Office told Israel National News on Sund...
Critics are slamming the FBI as 'solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party'
The FBI is facing backlash on social media after an official said that the Texas temple hostage taker’s demands were "not specifically related to the Jewish community."
"The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," conservative talk radio show Jesse Kelly tweeted Sunday morning. "Any Republican Congress or Presidential candidate who doesn’t loudly proclaim his intention to massively reform or disband this organization should not be considered."
Kelly’s tweet came in response to the Associated Press reporting that FBI officials said "the Texas temple hostage taker's de...
There's almost always a song that's playing in our heads. "Shabbat Shira," as this past Shabbat has been designated, draws attention to the songs that accompany our lives. The soundtrack we play can strengthen or weaken us, elevate us or bring us down.This past Shabbat, as part of the Beshalach Torah portion, we read the "Song of the Sea." The children of Israel went out of Egypt, the sea split, and the Egyptian army drowned. Amidst these historic events, witnessed with their own eyes, the people burst out in an emotional song of thanks for what had just transpired, together with a prayer for the future. The song describes how the entire world was rattled by the Exodus from Egypt, and how the people were filled with newfound strength as they journeyed toward the Land of Isr...
In this week's Torah portion we receive one of the greatest gifts in human history: Shabbat. What's the secret of Shabbat that makes it such a precious gift?
Shabbat gave a framework to time. During the French revolution, the government decided to dispense with all religious associations and so the days of the week were set according to the number of fingers on our hands; a week would consist of ten days instead of seven. This arrangement was tried nowhere else except in France, and it did not last long. The seven day week was soon reinstituted with the victorious return of Shabbat.
The ancient Greeks mocked Jews for their Shabbat observance. The Greeks, who considered the Jews lazy because they did not work one-seventh of the time, failed to understand the function of Shab...
The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union) is deeply grateful for the resolution of the crisis situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. We are grateful first to the Almighty who provided strength and courage to the hostages and wisdom and patience to the law enforcement officers who responded to the crisis. We are grateful to those law enforcement officers – from federal, state and local agencies – who performed their mission with excellence and saved the lives of all of the hostages. We are grateful to the national political leaders - at The White House, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice/FBI - who were in direct communication with us last night to share their solidarity and their de...
Israeli Prime Minister thanks governor for 'determined and professional action' of law enforcement
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday night about the hostage situation at a synagogue in the US state that ended with all four captives released and the gunman dead.
Bennett thanked Abbott "for the determined and professional action of the law enforcement forces in his country which brought the incident to a peaceful conclusion," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.
According to the readout of the call, the prime minister said that Israelis were paying close attention to the events as they unfolded at Beth Israel, a Reform congregation located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex city of Colleyville.