A shooting at a Texas elementary school killed 14 children and one teacher Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Abbott identified the suspect as Salvador Ramas, a Uvalde resident, who is also dead.
The Texas Department of Public Safety and Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that the shooter – who ran to Robb Elementary School – had become barricaded inside. Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed that two people were brought to the hospital deceased.
Fifteen children were taken to the facility via ambulance or bus for treatment, a hospital spokesman told Fox News.
"There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site," the school posted on Facebook shortly after shots rang out. "Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the ca...
Jerusalem, Israel – May 24, 2022 - HaGaon HaRav Simcha HaKohen Kook, the chief rabbi of Rehovot and the historic Hurva Synagogue in the Old City of Yerushalayim, was niftar on Tuesday at age 92.
HaRav Kook was hospitalized for several days in Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for a lung infection that caused difficulties in breathing.
A crash involving three tractor-trailers Tuesday afternoon closed a portion of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, according to the Baltimore firefighters union.
The union said hazardous materials crews were requested due to spilled diesel fuel.
Additional paramedic units have been called.
According to the Maryland Transportation Authority, the right tube of the southbound tunnel is closed, but the left tube remains open for traffic.
A joint military exercise in which Russia and China flew nuclear-capable bombers Tuesday during President Biden’s trip to eastern Asia demonstrates how both sides remain close "even as Russia brutalizes Ukraine," a senior administration official tells Fox News.
The drills, which the official described as the most significant cooperation between the two countries since Russia invaded Ukraine three months ago, come as Biden is in Tokyo for the Quad leaders summit with the leaders of Japan, India and Australia.
"The exercise shows that China is continuing its military cooperation with Russia in the Indo-Pacific even as Russia brutalizes Ukraine," the official said. "It also shows that Russia will stand with China in the East and South China Seas, n...
First visit to Jewish state by a senior Turkish official in more than a decade
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu landed in Israel on Tuesday for a landmark visit amid warming relations between Jerusalem and Ankara.
The diplomat's two-day visit also includes a stop on Tuesday in Ramallah to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki.
On Wednesday, Çavuşoğlu will meet with Israel's Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov. He is also scheduled to visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.
He will have lunch with the Israeli tourism minister and then visit the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
His decision to visit...
The following has been cleared for publication:
An investigation by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), in cooperation with the Israel Police (Jerusalem District), has revealed that in early April 2022 Hamas terrorists from eastern Jerusalem planned to attack Israeli targets in various formats.
The suspects planned – inter alia – to shoot at Israeli targets and public figures including MK Itamar Ben-Gvir, manufacture IEDs and abduct soldiers.
The suspects acquired a UAV in order to arm it and use it to attack the Jerusalem light rail.
The ISA has learned that this cell was led by Rashid Rashak, a prominent Hamas militant in the Old City of Jerusalem, who also planned – together with Mansur Tzafadi, a Hamas militant from Abu Tor – to carry out a shooting attack or...
Chani Lifshitz, a Chabad emissary in Nepal, sent me the following thought from Katmandu:"This week we begin reading the Book of Numbers,which talks about our travels in the desert. The entire book transpires in the desert, between Egypt and the Land of Israel. The Book of Numbers teaches us how to behave while on the road in the midst of a long journey. Even when we are far from our destination, when we are in a desert of uncertainty, we can live a life of stability.The Torah describes how the nation of Israel conducted itself with exemplary orderliness, how the people erected the Mishkan wherever they stopped, how in the heart of the wilderness they adhered to values and followed rules.When we talk about this Torah portion in the Chabad House in Katmandu, everyone listens with...
Tel Aviv University study reveals mechanism shared by genetic mutations linked to autism, Alzheimer's
Israeli researchers from Tel Aviv University discovered a mechanism shared by genetic mutations associated with autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and other brain disorders.
The research team was led by by Prof. Illana Gozes from the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience.
They also found that an experimental drug called Davunetide that was previously developed in Prof. Gozes' lab was effective in animal models for the mutations and may be suitable for treating rare syndromes that impair brain functions.
The paper was published in the scientific journal Molecular Psy...
Gov. Larry Hogan said he’s been invited to attend this summer’s Iowa State Fair, a key stop for candidates with presidential aspirations.
"We’ve been invited to join some folks out there, and we’re looking forward to that one, as well.”
Make no mistake, though, Hogan plans to be at the Maryland State Fairgrounds this summer.
“I’m not going to skip the Maryland fair, you can count on that,” he said.
Luckily for Hogan, there is no schedule overlap between the two. Iowa’s state fair runs from Aug. 11-21, while Maryland’s is from Aug. 25-Sept. 11.
Speaking from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Switzerland, Hogan did weigh in on the 2024 presidential election and the state of the Republican Party. As to wh...
Baltimore, MD – May 24, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Elisheva and Michael Franco on the birth of a daughter.
Mazel Tov grandparents Ken and Chana Birnbaum
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
The US took the leading role in transferring two strategic islands in the Red Sea from Egypt to Saudi Arabia
The US administration is secretly negotiating a deal between Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt that might lead to a normalization of relations between the Saudi kingdom and the Jewish State, Axios reported on Monday, citing five US and Israeli sources.
According to the sources, the US took the leading role in solving the issue of transferring two strategic islands in the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir, from Egypt to Saudi Arabia.
In 1950, Saudi Arabia handed over the control of the islands to Egypt, however, they became demilitarized as part of the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, the daily reported.
Today, the two islands in the Red ...
The police union in Baltimore County seeks to remove the police chief.
The Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4 sent a letter Monday to County Executive Johnny Olszewski, calling on him to remove Chief Melissa Hyatt from her position.
The letter states the FOP has lost all faith and confidence in Hyatt and it lists eight reasons why it feels she should be fired. Among those reasons, the FOP writes, includes her support for a disciplinary process for internal complaints that would have eliminated due process trial boards.
The FOP also criticized the way she handled a handful of [...] harassment complaints within the executive corps.
Olszewski's office responded Monday night with a statement, saying: "I remain fully confident in Chief Hyatt and her ability to lead ...
Baltimore, MD - May 23, 2022 - This shiur will develop the metaphor of marriage between the Jewish peopleand Torah. Just like in human relationship, this marriage is based not only on passion and love, but on loyalty and trust as well. We are ‘’good listeners’’ who hear want the Torah wants, and remain fully committed to her interests.
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Roberta Metsola on her first visit to the Jewish state
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola pledged to strengthen ties with Israel and fight antisemitism in a speech on Monday at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
"Being antisemitic means being anti-European," Metsola told lawmakers gathered at Israel's parliament for the special address.
"This is my first visit, but it won't be my last," the 43-year-old who was elected in January said.
Metsola is the youngest person ever to hold the EU parliament presidency and the first from Malta.
The visit is also the first by a president of the European Parliament in Israel since 2014.
She arrived on Sunday to the Jewish state for the three-day visit, making the first stop at Tel Aviv University where she told a packed crow...
Jerusalem court ruled Jews can pray on the contested Temple Mount, holy for both Jews and Muslims
Israel’s police appealed a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court decision on Monday to overturn a ruling that Jews may pray on the Temple Mount.
The court ruled Sunday in favor of Jewish youths who were arrested for bowing and reciting the “Shema Israel” prayer on the Temple Mount last week during Nakba Day.
Police sought to ban the worshipers from the Temple Mount, but the court ruled that the young Jews' actions did not disturb the peace or interfere with police on duty.
The police appeal said that the court was mistaken in “drawing conclusions about government policy regarding the rules of conduct on the Temple Mount based on an online journalistic...
The Hamas terrorist organization issued a threat Sunday over the planned Jerusalem Day Flag March which is scheduled for a week from today.
Addressing a ceremony in Gaza to mark the one-year anniversary of Operation Guardian of the Walls, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said: "We will never allow the desecration of the Al Aqsa Mosque or the attack on our people in Jerusalem, the West Bank and the territories occupied in 1948."
"Our battle with the enemy has entered a new stage in all its dimensions and consequences, and we will achieve a great victory for our people," he said.
Haniyeh said that in the "strategic balance of power," Hamas has an important advantage of Israel: "We don't just talk. Our actions speak louder than our words, and our struggle against the 'Zionist occupier...
While Israel is waiting until September to see if the rate of Israelis denied entry to the United States falls below the 3% threshold, US officials say the figure looks “encouraging”, Kan 11 News reported on Monday.
In recent months, Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid have been making efforts to end all bureaucratic and security issues vis-à-vis the US administration by September, in order to lead to an exemption from visas for Israelis.
The exemption plan, if approved, will free Israelis from the need to obtain a visa for a visit of up to three months in the United States.
Today, the rate of refusals for Israelis is higher than 3% because of the high rate of Israelis caught working in the United States without a permit.
Baltimore, MD - May 23, 2022 - After close to 40 years in an apartment-turned-office on Clarks Lane Atlantic Seaboard NCSY joined Yachad Baltimore to move into a new office for the Baltimore divisions of Orthodox Union programs at 307 Reisterstown Road. It took about a year from the beginning stages of deciding to join Rosenbloom Pest Control as tenants of their new location until the opening of the newly renovated Orthodox Union office. This office will serve as the regional office for Atlantic Seaboard NCSY and the home of Yachad Baltimore. Atlantic Seaboard NCSY sees roughly 3,000 Jewish teens from Cherry Hill, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Greater Washington, and Virginia, with 100’s of teens participating in Baltimore’s 4 separate programs, NCSY, JSU, TYA, and BGCubed and 12 Ba...
I was hoping to never be able to release this song as we would already be in Yerushalayim Habenuyah, but after a year of both personal and communal loss, I decided to share this song with others.When is my heartfelt tefillah for the RBS"O to have rachmanus on his beloved children and allow us to be united through the ultimate redemption. Please join me in beseeching our Heavenly Father to bring an end to our galus b'karov!! The horrific murder of 11 kedoshim at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was a startling reminder to the American Jewish community of our vulnerability in the medina shel chesed. To most this was an eye opening experience, a stark reminder that we are still in galus. Sadly these types of events are nothing new, as Klal Yisrael ha...