Outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and incoming Prime Minister Yair Lapid held a modest handover ceremony at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, today (Thursday, 30 June 2022). Senior officials from their bureaus and members of the Bennett and Lapid families also attended the ceremony.
An orderly and in-depth transition meeting was then held between outgoing Prime Minister Bennett and incoming Prime Minister Lapid in which the former outlined the main security and diplomatic issues of the State of Israel.
Outgoing Prime Minister Bennett:
"This very special position, and this country, do not belong to any one person. They belong to the entire people of Israel. I hand over to you the responsibility for the State of Israel. I wish that you guard it well and may G-d watch ov...
President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog met today with Incoming Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Mrs. Lihi Lapid at the President's Residence.
At the start of their meeting, President Herzog said: "We are in a period of new elections. Five elections in such a short time are very unhealthy for a country. We must remember that first of all, first and foremost, there is a state to run, a country to lead, a country that must take care of its citizens' needs, even if there are elections.
"I want to congratulate you and wish you success, my friend, Yair Lapid. You come to this role with great experience, with many talents, and you have also proven considerable political skill. I wish you great success, because your success is the country's success, regardless of electio...
Ketanji Brown Jackson is officially the newest Supreme Court justice, taking her oaths at a swearing in ceremony Thursday.
Justice Jackson is now the first Black woman on the high court.
Jackson was sworn in a few minutes after noon, which was when the retirement of her predecessor, Justice Stephen Breyer, became effective. Breyer himself helped lead the ceremony, which took place in the Court’s West Conference Room. Breyer administered the judicial oath, and Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath, both of which are required for all justices. Jackson's husband Patrick Jackson and their two daughters were in attendance.
"Now, on behalf of all the members of the Court, I’m pleased to welcome Justice Jackson to the Court an...
Baltimore, MD - June 30, 2022 - There is no Bnos Food Distribution this week at MMAE.To be kept in the loop of any changes, follow Baltimore Jewish Life, and/or register at covidfoodbox.com, where any and all pertinent information will be disseminated.
Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Michoel and Bassie Stein on the birth of a son.
Mazel Tov grandparents Asher and Charna Stein and Yisroel and Elisheva Gold and great- grandparents, Mrs Ruth Stein, Rabbi and Mrs Gold and Dr. Elaine Zakai.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Rephael and Elisheva Wealcatch on the birth of a son.
Mazel Tov grandparents Rabbi Yaakov and Chavi Wealcatch and Chaim and Batya Steinberg
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Troopers arrested a Pikesville man Wednesday in connection with a road rage incident in which a man allegedly pointed a gun at another driver.
Maryland State Police said troopers were called around 6:20 p.m. for a report of a road rage incident on Pulaski Highway in the area of Long Bar Harbor Road in the Abingdon area.
State police said a white Honda CR-V stopped in one of the lanes of Pulaski Highway. Police said another driver honked his horn at the stopped vehicle before getting out to check on the Honda driver.
Police said the victim looked in the Honda and the driver pointed a handgun at the victim and fled.
Police said troopers found the Honda and stopped it on southbound Interstate 95 south of the Maryland Route 24 exit. Police said when the driver opened his door and got out, ...
Baltimore, MD - June 30, 2022 - I know what your thinking. Isn't it ironic that the word Korach in Hebrew is spelled the same as Kerach, which means ice? Why is this? What's going on? Is there any connection? Tune in to this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast to find out how Korach ended up on the slippery slope of physicality.
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From the London Beth Din, as per Kashrut.com: The Kentamil products shown below have now been Kosher certified by KLBD Dairy. They have been certified by KLBD as DAIRY (not Cholov Yisroel) (KLBD-D, similar to OU-D) and will be sold in the USA due to the formula shortage.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on additional steps it has taken that will lead to more infant formula available in the U.S. under the agency’s recent increased flexibilities.
Company: Global Kosher (United Kingdom)
Product(s): Kendamil First Infant Formula with Iron (Kosher formula)
Type of Formula: General
Estimated Quantity/Bottle Equivalent: More than 4.8 million cans (more than 8.5 million pounds or more than 128 million full-size, 8-ounce bottles).
Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, suffered a rebound of Covid-19 symptoms after taking Pfizer Inc.’s antiviral Paxlovid, Bloomberg reports. Despite being fully vaccinated and twice-boosted, Fauci contracted Covid earlier this month and was prescribed Paxlovid due to his age – 81 – which puts him at high risk of developing complications.
“After I finished the five days of Paxlovid, I reverted to negative on an antigen test for three days in a row,” Fauci said during an event at Foreign Policy’s Global Health Forum. “And then on the fourth day, just to be absolutely certain, I tested myself again. I reverted back to positive.”
Scores of patients have reported the phenomenon, often called Covid rebound or Paxlovi...
Here's a wise thought from Dr. Rakefet Ben-Yishai:There is a story about a child who visited a circus and saw a large elephant tethered to a small stake. When the child asked why the elephant did not pull up the stake and run away, the circus people said: We tied him to the stake when he was small and weak and the stake was bigger and stronger than he was. In those days it was impossible for him to pull it up. Years passed, the elephant grew and got stronger but, in his eyes, pulling up the stake still seemed impossible. Even when it became clear to everyone that a little pull on the stake from the powerful elephant would set him free, his lack of awareness of his strength prevented him from trying to free himself.In the course of describing several stages of our desert journey, the T...
The Supreme Court on Thursday curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate climate change, setting limits on how the agency can deal with power plant emissions.
In a 6-3 ruling, the justices determined that Congress did not authorize the EPA to induce a shift toward cleaner energy sources using the approach that an Obama-era regulation sought to.
“Congress did not grant EPA … the authority to devise emissions caps based on the generation shifting approach the Agency took in the Clean Power Plan,” the majority wrote.
The ruling was spurred by an appeal to a decision last year that struck down a Trump-era power plant rule.
In appealing that decision, West Virginia asked the court to consider whether the EPA has the ...
The Supreme Court ruled for the Biden administration Thursday in a dispute over a Trump-era immigration policy that requires U.S. asylum seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico while their applications are processed.
The 5-4 ruling found that the administration did not violate federal immigration law when it sought to rescind the policy. The justices returned the case to lower courts for additional proceedings.
Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, enacted in 2019, has remained in effect under President Biden despite his Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) effort to end it. Lower courts, in response to a red state legal challenge, have blocked DHS’s two attempts to unwind the policy.
Under Trump, more than 70,000 asylum-seekers were...
Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Binyamin and Malka Edinger on the birth of a daughter.
Mazel Tov grandparents Michael and Ellen Edinger and Bonnie Pesacov
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Rabbi Aryeh & Dr. Chana Richter on the birth of a son.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
As Israel heads to elections again, MK Simon Davidson of the Yesh Atid party was interviewed by the haredi Mishpacha newspaper. Davidson related something of his own life as a secular business owner who always shut up shop on Shabbat, as a result of something Rabbi Elazar Abuchatzera once told him: "That was one of the most significant decisions I made in my entire life."
After endless speculations over the past month regarding his intention to stand as mayor of Netanya to replace Miriam Feierbeg, he still refuses to provide a direct answer to that question, but toward the end of the interview, he made a reference to his plans for the future, saying, "I'm going to be in the next Knesset, and I believe that I will be placed higher on the party's slate this time around."...
Talk of another campaign for president by Hillary Clinton is growing louder, including a recent interview with CBS’s Gayle King.
Clinton told King she could not “imagine” running for president again, but King noted she did not say no. Clinton did tell the Financial Times she would not run if President Joe Biden were to officially run again, but that latter question should remain open due to his and his administration’s ongoing crises.
While CNN is saying the “whispers of Hillary Clinton 2024 have started,” Newsmax host Dick Morris has long held the position that you can tell a politician – and Hillary Clinton – is running, by just checking for a pulse. Candidates just do not give up presidential aspirations, Morris, a former adviser to form...
The Treasury Department today announced the delivery of $1.3 billion in economic aid to Ukraine, as the United States seeks to help the beleaguered nation respond to the enormous financial impact of Russia’s invasion.
The transferred funds – the first of $7.5 billion in economic aid approved by Congress last month – comes amid new estimates that Ukraine’s economy and infrastructure have suffered extensive damage from the war. Ukraine faces a monthly budget deficit of $5 billion and has sustained more than $100 billion in direct damage to its civilian infrastructure alone, according to analysts at the Kyiv School of Economics. The World Bank previously estimated that Ukraine’s economy could contract by as much as 45 percent this year.
The $1.3 billion represe...
Palestinian sources said clashes erupted between Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants and IDF soldiers
Palestinian gunfire and fireworks lightly wounded three Jewish worshipers at Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, the West Bank, according to reports early Thursday.
The Samaria Regional Council said thousands of worshipers arrived overnight to pray at the Jewish holy site, which is located in the Palestinian Authority-controlled area.
Footage on social media showed fierce clashes between the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian militants.
The gunmen, who Palestinian reports said were members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, opened fire and hurled Molotov cocktails at the soldiers tasked with protecting the worshipers.