A Duke University professor has demanded his fellow Muslims confront their own “increasing anti-Semitism” in the wake of the Texas synagogue hostage situation — pointing to a trope once used by Rep. Ilhan Omar as an example of an “alarming internal problem,” the NY Post reports.
Professor Abdullah Antepli, a founder of the Muslim Leadership Initiative, said the 10-hour hostage nightmare at a Texas Reform synagogue forces the need for his community to have “morally required tough conversations.”
“HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!” Antepli tweeted Sunday.
“Without ands and buts, without any further denial, dismissal and or trivializing of the issues… we need to honestly discuss the increasing anti-Semitism within vario...
FLOWER MOUND, Texas – Hours after being taken hostage by an armed stranger at the temple he leads, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker feared that the situation was deteriorating. The captor’s demands weren’t being satisfied. Terror was mounting among the rabbi and two remaining hostages.
Glimpsing an opportunity, Cytron-Walker sprang into action.
“I made sure that the two gentlemen who were still with me, that they were ready to go,” the rabbi recounted in an interview with CBS. “The exit wasn’t too far away. I told them to go. I threw a chair at the gunman, and I headed for the door.
“And all three of us were able to get out without even a shot being fired.”
A more complete picture emerged Monday of what unfolded inside the Texas temple w...
Beginning Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will move to bi-weekly collections for recycling, using an alternating Week A and B cycle system for curbside collection services:
Northeast and Northwest (north of North Avenue) neighborhoods will be on Week A of the alternating schedule, which will start on January 18 - 21. Their following collection will be the week of February 1 - 4.
Southeast and Southwest (south of North Avenue) will be on Week B of the alternating schedule, which will start on January 25 - 28. Their following collection will be the week of February 8 – 11.
Click here for Baltimore City Department of Public Works trash & recycling updates
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Baltimore, MD – Jan. 17, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Chaim Krausz (Queens) and Malky Weinreb (Baltimore) on their engagement.
Mazel Tov Moti & Ronit Krausz and Nechemiah & Shulamis Weinreb
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!The families invite the community to a Vort this evening, Mon., Jan. 17 at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion from 6:30-9PM
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...