Baltimore, MD – Aug. 10, 2022 – The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch until this evening at 11:00PM with flooding caused by excessive rainfall possible.
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 4, 2022 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Morris Zwagil, z’l, father of Norman (Sherry) Zwagil, Lois (Bruce) Kauffman, Steven (Phyllis) Zwagil, and Stuart (Jamie Offenbach) Zwagil Shiva will be observed through Thursday morning August 11th, at 2215 Sugarcone Road, Baltimore, MD 21209, with Minyanim:Thursday evening -Mincha/Maariv  at 8:30pm, Shacharis Friday at 8amMincha at 1pm, and continuing at 6 Winner Circle, Apt. 1B, Owings Mills, MD 21117 through Wednesday morning. Shacharis at 8:00AM on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8am Mincha/Maariv at 8:00 pm,  Kevurah will be at Lubawitz Nusach Ari (Ner Tamid) Cemetery - Rosedale Bila HaMaves LaNetzach For more details as avail...
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 9, 2022 – As has recently been reported, among others, a new speed camera will be installed on the 300 Block of Mt. Wilson Lane on the way to Yeshivas Ner Yisrael. As you can see in this photo & video the camera has not yet been installed. Stay tuned to BJL and please drive safely
Sweltering heat and humidity will make it feel like 106 degrees across the Baltimore-DC region on Tuesday. A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for areas along and east of I-95 from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday will also feel sticky, with the feels-like high reaching 101 degrees before storms knock down the humidity and Thursday offers a perfect summer day with a high in the upper 80s, sunny and low humidity. Areas in the heat advisory include the city of Baltimore plus Cecil, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, St. Marys, Calvert and Harford counties. Cities under the heat advistory include: Elkton, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown,Dunkirk, North Beach, Lus...
Baltimore City residents have the chance to be apart of their police department's Accountability Board. Those interested in joining must live in the City and cannot be an elected official or employed as a law enforcement officer at any point during their time on the board. Board members will be allowed to serve up to four years in one term but can’t however serve two consecutive terms. Applications can be emailed to civilrights@baltimorecity.gov and mailed to 7 E. Redwood St, 9th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Ignorance of an Israeli legal requirement, combined with questionable practices by rental car companies, lead to significant consequences for some foreigners in Israel. Foreigners are permitted to drive on Israeli roads utilizing their foreign drivers’ licenses. It is important to note that this permission is granted only for a period of twelve months. Once a foreigner has been in Israel for longer than a year, they are required to obtain an Israeli license. Click here to view Chaim V’Chessed’s detailed guide on license conversion.  It is often believed that if the foreigner leaves Israel, the twelve month allowance for driving on the foreign license restarts when he or she returns to Israel. This is incorrect. Only if the foreigner leaves Israe...
Jerusalem, Israel - Aug. 9, 2022 - Israeli President Isaac Herzog received the credentials of the new ambassadors of Germany, Vietnam, and Nepal in a series of official ceremonies at Beit Hanasi, the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, Israel on Tuesday morning, August 9, 2022. The incoming ambassadors were welcomed by the IDF Band playing their respective national anthems as their flags were raised. They then proceeded to inspect an IDF honor guard, after which they presented their letters of credence to the President in the Great Hall. The President held an audience with each ambassador, after which the ambassadors signed the guest book. At the end of each ceremony, the Israeli national anthem was played. The first ambassador to present his letter of credence was the Am...
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The second-most pressing issue for Israelis was the identity of the party leader, at 24% The Israeli Voice Index published a poll on Sunday that found that the main factor influencing Israelis' consideration when voting is the party's platform on economic issues. When asked what factors most strongly influence the decision on which party to vote for ahead of the November elections, 44 percent of Israelis said the party's platform on the high cost of living. Additionally, an overwhelming majority of Israelis believe that the cost of living in their country is high compared to other countries. The average rise in expenses - as reported by respondents - is 8.5 percent, while incomes are said to have remained the same or even fallen, the Israeli Voice Index found...
Baltimore, MD - Aug. 8, 2022 - For decades, Bikur Cholim has worked tirelessly to service all the Bikur Cholim needs of our community. From kosher food provisions in hospitals and at home, dedicated in-hospital pantries and respite areas, home and hospital visitation, transportation, medical equipment loans, Shabbos and Yom Tov care packages, housing, vaccine clinics, and an ever-expanding role in patient advocacy, navigation, and referrals, Bikur Cholim has been there for those facing a medical need. Our dedicated professionals, Rabbi Pinchos Rabinowitz and Mrs. Bonnie Pollak, accompanied by numerous service coordinators and hundreds of community volunteers, work around the clock to provide for the Baltimore community and those coming from out of town seeking care from our world-class med...
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 6, 2022 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Rabbi Uri Mandelbaum, z’l, husband of Mrs. Betty (Cohn) Mandelbaum and father of Shmuel Mandelbaum (Baltimore) and others.All those who traveled to Eretz Yistael are now back in Philadelphia.Shiva will be observed at 6070 Drexel Road, Philadelphis, PA, 19131Minyanim:Shacharis: 7:35AMMincha: 7:45PMMaariv: 9:30PMBila HaMaves LaNetzach For more details as available click here: Bit.ly/3yr3hyt  
The FBI executed a search warrant on Donald Trump’s home in Florida on Monday, the former president said in a statement lashing out at law enforcement for “political persecution.” “My beautiful home Mar A Lago in Palm Beach, Florida is currently under siege, raided and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said. “After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid at my home was not necessary or appropriate.” The remarkable execution of a search warrant at a former president’s home comes as the Justice Department has accelerated its investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and further examined Trump’s actions to overturn the 2020 election results to remain in power...
 A report commissioned by the Maryland Hospital Association warns about a dire need for nurses in the state. It shows one in every four nursing positions, currently vacant in Maryland. That equates to statewide shortage of about 5,000 full-time registered nurses and 4,000 licensed practical nurses. Without action, the association fears those numbers could double or even triple by 2035. Studies show high staff turnover, shifting care delivery models, and an insufficient talent pipeline as the driving factors. More specifically, the stress of acute care and burnout accelerated by COVID-19 contributed to the turnover, as did violence against healthcare workers. A survey of Maryland Board of Nursing licensees and certificate holders, found 62 percent thought about recently leaving t...
A new report shows Maryland ranks 19th in the nation when it comes to child well-being. According to the Kids Count Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland children experienced anxiety or depression at slightly higher rates than the national average in 2020, which marked the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. That coincides with a 26 percent increase nationally in child anxiety and depression during that time. From 2016 to 2020, anxiety and depression in children ages 3 through17 in the state jumped an overall 36 percent. Here are some other findings revealed in this year's Data Book. 153,000 or 12% of children lived in households with income below the poverty line, with Maryland ranking fourth nationally.  315,000 or 23% of children lived wi...
Frederick County is decertifying its 2022 Primary Election results. The move comes as officials were already preparing a recount of the County Council's District 3 results. In that race, a discrepancy was discovered between the total number of votes in the certified results and the number of accepted mail-in and provisional ballots. It's believed human error occurred while counting those mail-in and provisional ballots. As result, the Frederick County Board of Elections voted to decertify all primary results. Now officials will rescan those ballots, beginning on August 10 at 8:30am at 340A Montevue Lane in Frederick. The rescan is open to the public. The process is expected to take two days, at which point the results will be recertified. Frederick County's Board of E...
Unknown individuals succeeded last week in breaking into a container located on the other side of the first of two fences in the security circle of the airspace at Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel Hayom reported. According to the report, the burglars attempted to steal weapons. The fence was neutralized prior to the break-in, and the possibility that the burglars had cooperation from a source within the airport staff is being investigated. Bullets belonging to the Israel Airports Authority were taken from a container located within the secured area near the fence. The burglars also tried to pass the bullets in bags to the other side of the fence, but did not succeed. The bullets were found, and it is not yet clear what stopped the burglars from continuing the process o...
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 8, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov Mordechai McKenney (L.A.) & Yocheved Baumer (Baltimore) on their engagement.   יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 8, 2022 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Mrs. Amy Ackerson, a’h, wife of Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson. The levayah will take place Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM in Modi'in.  Shiva will be held at the Ackerson home Emek Hahula 73, Apt 1 Modi'in.Click here to  email Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson.  Bila HaMaves LaNetzach For more details as available click here
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 8, 2022 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Mr. Clifford Bernstein, z’l, father of Matthew Bernstein. Matt will be sitting shiva at his home at 6513 Pebble Brooke Rd. on Tuesday from 9 AM to 7 PM. He can be reached at (301) 758-5845. Bila HaMaves LaNetzach For more details as available click here
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