Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Sammy Friedmann (Baltimore) and Zahava Greenberg (Neve Daniel) on their engagement.
Mazel Tov Michael & Brenna Friedmann and Ely & Rachel Greenberg
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Zevy Tendler on the birth of a son.
Mazel Tov grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Aaron Tendler and Mr. and Mrs. Reuven Meth.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mr. and Mrs. Yoni Leventhal on the birth of twin daughters.
Mazel Tov grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Nachum Hurvitz.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנותיהם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן
Delta Air Lines Inc.’s chief executive officer apologized to customers for an “unacceptable” level of canceled and delayed flights, an unusual step that reflects mounting frustration among waylaid summer travelers.
Delta is adding extra boarding time for flights, building in more of a buffer in crew schedules to mitigate disruptions and using white collar salaried workers to help speed customers through airports, Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian said in a letter to its SkyMiles frequent flier program members Thursday.
“We’ve spent years establishing Delta as the industry leader in reliability, and though the majority of our flights continue to operate on time, this level of disruption and uncertainty is unacceptable,” Bastian said.
The apology comes...
The Treasury Department announced on Thursday that it is freezing more than $1 billion hidden by a Russian oligarch in a Delaware-based trust in violation of U.S. law, as the Biden administration seeks to crack down on Kremlin elites in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
Suleiman Abusaidovich Kerimov, a billionaire with ties to President Vladimir Putin and a member of Russia’s upper house of parliament, was found to have stashed the funds through a complex web of opaque legal arrangements and shell companies in violation of U.S. sanctions, the Treasury Department said. Kerimov has been under sanctions by the U.S. government since 2018 over Russia’s violence in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
The announcement highlights the administration’s intensifying efforts to investig...
After being prodded higher by inflation fears, mortgage rates were dragged down this week by recession concerns.
According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average dropped to 5.7% with an average 0.9 point. (A point is a fee paid to a lender equal to 1% of the loan amount. It is in addition to the interest rate.) It was 5.81% a week ago and 2.98% a year ago.
Freddie Mac, the federally chartered mortgage investor, aggregates rates from around 80 lenders across the country to come up with weekly national averages. The survey is based on home purchase mortgages. Rates for refinances may be different. It uses rates for high-quality borrowers with strong credit scores and large down payments. Because of the criteria, these rates are not available to ...
Over the objection of three justices, the Supreme Court today left in place New York’s coronavirus vaccine requirement for health-care workers that does not include a religious exemption.
The court’s action came on the final day of the term, as the justices also announced which cases they will review when the court reconvenes in October. Notably, they declined to take additional cases concerning significant rulings this month to eliminate the nationwide right to abortion and expand the right to carry firearms in public. Instead, the justices returned to lower courts more than a half-dozen related matters and instructed those judges to look again at their rulings on the basis of the Supreme Court’s new guidance.
In the New York vaccination case, the court had rejected in...
It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah of Dr. Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko z”l. He was 49 and passed away after a battle with cancer.
Dr. Zelenko was a devoted doctor who was known for promoting a three-drug combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc sulfate, and azithromycin as part of an experimental outpatient treatment for COVID-19 that he promoted as the Zelenko Protocol.
On March 23, 2020, Zelenko published an open letter to President Donald Trump where he explained that he have successfully treated hundreds of his COVID-19 patients with a five-day course of his Protocol. Zelenko’s treatment protocol quickly gained notoriety with several media figures and various Trump administration officials promoting it, including Rudy Giuliani and White House chief of s...
Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yoni Hoffman (Baltimore) and Atida Bakst (Boca Raton) on their engagement.
Mazel Tov Robyn and Ed Hoffman and Lauren and Alan Bakst.
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Jerusalem, Israel - June 30, 2022 - The Jerusalem Press Club and the Union of Journalists in Israel presented the 5th International Press Freedom Conference on June 30 at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, Israel. The conference titled "The Truth, Center Stage," with international speakers and panels of journalists and Israeli editors and was also offered online to foreign journalists who could not attend in person.
Greetings from Begin Center President Herzl Makov, and a video message from Israeli President Isaac Herzog emphasizing Israel's Jewish and democratic status opened the all-day programming.
Israeli Journalist Oren Aharoni was presented the Uri Avneri Prize for Courageous Journalism 2022, followed by the Ethics and Boundaries of News...
Maryland is continuing to grapple with a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that "proper cause," not be required when applying for a concealed carry permit.
The case stemmed out of New York and a law they had passed that required conceal carry applicants to “demonstrate a special need for self- protection distinguishable from that of the general community,” in order to obtain a permit.
By a 6-3 margin, the Supreme Court overturned the New York law by stating "the constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees."
In Maryland, the current law is very similar to that of which was deemed unconstitutional in New York.
According to the the Maryl...
Former President Donald Trump expressed mixed feelings about former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying he would have to consider if he would support him in this fall’s Knesset election.
Speaking with Newsmax TV in an interview aired Thursday, Trump was asked whether he would give his backing to Israeli Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s bid to return to power in the November 1st election.
"I was disappointed with him in certain ways but overall I liked him very much," Trump said.
"If he ran, I would certainly give it some thought. We'll see what happens. I don't know that that's going to happen. He disappointed me in certain ways but he also did a very good job in other ways."
Trump also addressed a possible presidential run in 20...
North Korean hackers are most likely behind an attack last week that stole as much as $100 million in cryptocurrency from a U.S. company, three digital investigative firms have concluded.
The cryptoassets were stolen on June 23 from Horizon Bridge, a service operated by the Harmony blockchain that allows assets to be transferred to other blockchains.
Since then, activity by the hackers suggests they may be linked to North Korea, which experts say is among the most prolific cyber attackers. U.N. sanctions monitors says Pyongyang uses the stolen funds to support its nuclear and missile programmes.
The style of attack and high velocity of structured payments to a mixer - used to obscure the origin of funds - is similar to previous attacks that were attributed to North Korea-linked actors, ...
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!