I imagine that most of you reading this have never heard of Rabbi Tuvia Peles, but a significant number of you, no doubt, have heard of his life's work: "Dvar Malchut." The famous colored booklets are published each week and contain an enormous treasure of divrei Torah and Chasidut: the weekly Torah portion with Rashi's commentary (with an additional commentator that Raabi Peles changed from year to year), the Haftarah, carefully chosen letters and thoughts of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, annotated book of Tanya segments, daily Rambam studies, sparks of inspiration from the parasha, and much more.We have been subscribers to "Dvar Malchut" for a number of years (truth be told we have two subscriptions in order to maintain shalom bayit ...) and inestimable content has been added to our l...
In a blistering attack on the current Israeli government’s attempt to pass a draft bill which would include Chareidim, MK Galit Distal-Atbarian (Likud) addressed the chareidim in the Knesset and said that the entire right-wing stands behind them and not out of a sense of charity but because they are “the elite forces (Sayeret Matkal) of Jewish identity in this state.”
Atbarian’s implication was that there is no need to target only chareidim for draft as opposed to other minorities and they are already providing a critical function in maintaining the Jewish identity of the state of Israel.
Atbarian also attacked the government which is “crushing” a “right-wing Zionist majority” and warned that the majority were “inches” away ...
Economists expected 220,000 Americans to file for unemployment benefits last week
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly climbed to the highest level since mid-October as an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant threatened to undermine the economy's recovery.
Figures released Thursday by the Labor Department show that applications for the week ended Jan. 15 jumped to 286,000 from a revised 231,000 a week earlier, sharply missing the 220,000 forecast by Refinitiv analysts.
Continuing claims, or the number of Americans who are consecutively receiving unemployment aid, rose to 1.635 million, an increase of 84,000 from the week's previous level.
The report shows that rou...
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 20, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Baumgarten on the birth of a daughter.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 20, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Moshe Chaim Majeski (Baltimore ) and Shira Haiberman (Los Angeles) on their engagement.
Mazel Tov Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov Majeski
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 20, 2022:BJL Weather Information Notification System
Community Schedule Changes for Schools, Organizations & Businesses Jan 20, 2022 / 18 Shevat, 5782
@8:53 am Bais Yaakov Elementary Open 10:30 AM. Early arrival available at 10AM. Daven in school
@8:49 am Bais Yaakov Middle/High School Open 10:30 AM.
@9:20 am Baltimore County Public Schools CLOSED / All childcare programs canceled
@8:26 am Torah Institute Open 9:30AM
Baltimore, MD - Jan.19, 2022 - I am so grateful. 27 years ago today, I donated a kidney to my big sister Sara who was really ill and needed a kidney in the worst way.
My entire family tested to see if any of us were a potential match and I matched all six tests perfectly. As I like to say, they were the only tests I ever passed in my life .
At that time, kidney donations were rare. There wasn’t a lot of information to go on or people to talk to about the procedure and how it would affect your life. But there was no hesitation. I have the best big sister and I would do anything for her as she would do anything for me.
It wasn’t easy but we are both so blessed. It would have been wonderful if there had been an organization to help us through this, but t...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 19, 2022:
Dear Members of Our Bais Yaakov Family,
Bais Yaakov of Baltimore’s rich and illustrious history dates back to our founding in 1942. With the passage of time, we can appreciate how the achievements of later generations are in so many ways built upon the wisdom and accomplishments of those who came before us and the foundation they laid.
Our Chazal teach us, “Ben Shmonim L’Gevura”, that 80 is the age of strength. With this in mind, today at Bais Yaakov we celebrated the completion of 80 school days in our 80th year.
Baruch Hashem, we have so much to be thankful for. Today, we reflect on our past as Bais Yaakov stands proudly and firmly on the shoulders of the giants who have preceded us over the last 80 years.&...
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 16, 2022 - It is with regret that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of R' Chaim Nosson Rabinowitz, z’l, father of Mrs. Devoiry Saull
Shiva will be observed through Friday @1PM at 5904 Berkeley Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21209 Hours for Shiva are: Thursday from 10:30 AM- 9:00 PM Friday from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Bila HaMaves LaNetzach…
The potential for snow prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory for central and northern Maryland, including Baltimore County.
Forecasters say the precipitation will begin as rain then transition to snow during the Thursday morning commute.
Up to 2 inches of snow could fall, according to the advisory. Locally, some areas may see totals around 3 inches.
The winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, for these jurisdictions: Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties.
Drivers should anticipate slippery roads and drive more slowly and cautiously than usual.
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 2022 - Every Shabbos table offers every Jewish family an incredible opportunity by which they can share their joy for Shabbos, for Yiddishkeit and for HaShem with their children. Unfortunately, our schedules are hectic and many people don’t have the time to prepare themselves to utilize the Shabbos table to its fullest. Therefore, we at ACHIM created TableTalk as a pre-packaged talking points pamphlet which is attractive, fun and has something for everyone. Limited copies are distributed to many shuls on a weekly basis but they are snatched up very quickly. Get yours ASAP or click on the graphic below and print your own.What’s in it and what’s all the excitement about?TableTalk features:• Weekly halachic dilemma creating l...
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 19, 2022 - It is with regret that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Hal Borck, Z’L, father of Lonnie Borck, Z’L, and ybl’t, Allen Borck.
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Marylanders now have until July 15, 2022, to file and pay 2021 state individual income taxes, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday.
Franchot said the extended deadline is meant to assist taxpayers facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension waives penalties and interest on outstanding liabilities.
"Many people are still struggling to stay above water, so giving taxpayers more time to file and pay will hopefully ease their financial pressure," Franchot said in a statement. "As we approach the two-year mark of the onset of COVID-19, my agency remains as committed as ever to helping Marylanders who still are feeling the pandemic's impact."
The Internal Revenue Service, which already has warned of processing delays for the 2022 tax season ...
Baltimore,MD - Jan 18, 2022 - Ahava and Yira-- Love and Awe, these two midos are both elemental to Yiddishkeit. Yet, at times they can seem contradictory or חס ושלום incompatible. The key to a balanced Ahava-Yira relationship will emerge from a syncretic study, connecting Matan Torah back to the formative stage of Yiddishkeit in the days of the Avos.
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We were all shocked by the terrible news that greeted us after havdala this past week.
Another brazen antisemitic threat to Jewish lives, this time at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX! And so soon after the murders in Pittsburgh, Poway, Monsey and Jersey City. Boruch Hashem, no one was killed or injured, but no doubt the community there was left with deep emotional scars.
In light of the recent hostage crisis, the ongoing threat, and the continuing uptick in antisemitic incidents, we must return to our legislators in Congress and implore them to substantially increase funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) for FY 2022 to $360 million. This program provides assistance to nonprofits at high risk of terrorist attack for the purchase of security enhancem...
Muttaqi says 'Humanitarian aid is the short-term solution to economic problems'
The Taliban’s acting premier, Mullah Hasan Akhund, urged the world on Tuesday to grant official recognition to the militant group’s government in Afghanistan and ease funding to the state.
“I ask all governments, especially Islamic countries, that they should start recognition,” Akhund announced during a news conference attended by a number of United Nations officials in Kabul.
During the meeting, Akhund and other senior faction members called for the release of Afghanistan’s overseas assets which were frozen by Washington and other world powers after the Taliban claimed power.
“Short-term aid is not the solution; we must try to find a way to solve proble...
Trump's lawyer says the probe is 'merely the latest in a long line of unfounded attacks against my client'
New York's top justice official said her investigation into Donald Trump's family business uncovered "significant evidence" of fraudulent or misleading practices, intensifying pressure on the former president as he tries to shut down the probe.
In a court filing late Tuesday, state Attorney General Letitia James wrote that the ongoing civil inquiry found that the Trump Organization fraudulently overvalued multiple assets to secure loans and then undervalued them to minimize taxes.
She asked a judge to compel Trump and his two eldest children - Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump - to answer questions in the years-long probe that has become a threa...
Relaxing of coronavirus rules seen as concession to critics angry over 'partygate' scandal revelations
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said most restrictions deployed to fight the latest wave of the Covid pandemic in England would be lifted from next week.
The announcement comes as Johnson is on the political hot seat, facing a potential revolt from within the ranks of his Conservative party over revelations of lockdown-breaching parties, dubbed "partygate."
Conservative MP Christian Wakeford on Wednesday defected to the opposition Labour party, as a raucous parliament session in London saw no less than five calls for Johnson to resign during weekly questions for the premier.