Over 12 hours after two bombing attacks in Jerusalem, Israel's security forces still do not know who carried out the attacks and which terror group they belong to, Kan 11 News reported. Security sources said that the lack of knowledge underlines the intelligence failures in connection to the attack, which was planned by a cell that has experience in producing explosive devices. It was also reported that as part of the investigation of the attacks, a suspicion was raised - due among other things to the proximity of the scene to those areas - that the terrorists in question are residents of Jerusalem and hold Israeli identity cards. Though it is not yet clear which terror group they belong to and how prepared they were, security forces have clarified that "sooner or lat...
Baltimore, MD – Nov.  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 crea...
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 23, 2022 -  2:35PM - A crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer snarled traffic Wednesday afternoon on the I-695 Innerloop at exit 24 in Baltimore County, officials said. Multiple lanes are closed, including the exit 24 ramp. The Maryland State Highway Administration said travelers should expect delays. A CHART camera view of the highway shows significant backups as of 2:30 p.m.
Twin terror attacks in Jerusalem: How do we react? Chaim V’Chessed presents guidance for parents during this challenging time. In light of Wednesday’s terror attacks in Jerusalem, many parents have questions and concerns. How do we respond to our children’s questions? How can we model healthy behavior for our children? And more… Chaim V’Chessed is pleased to present a 30 minute webinar to assist and guide parents through this troubling time. The event will feature Mrs. Zahava Farbman, MSW. Mrs. Farbman is a veteran traumatologist with over twenty five years of experience in crisis intervention, trauma and bereavement. She will offer psychological and practical guidance for parents with children affected in any way by Wednesday’s events. The...
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Earlier this month, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) Synagogue Initiatives division hosted its annual Executive Director and Administrator Conference in Tampa, Fla. Since its inception in 2011, the conference has offered a unique networking opportunity that includes presentations by subject matter experts, a discussion on executive director and administrator best practices and other professional development opportunities for synagogue professionals. Approximately 30 synagogues participated in this year’s conference, in addition to about 100 school and community members and dozens of vendors and support representatives.For this year’s conference, Synagogue Initiatives partnered with Torah Educators Network (TEN), a network of Orthodox school administrators with similar issues a...
'This takes us back to sights that the brain remembers but the heart wants to forget' Israel’s prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning that left at least one person dead and 19 more wounded.  Shortly after the explosions, he issued a response saying he is "praying for ...
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 23, 2022 - Due to the upcoming holiday closures, trash and recycling collections will be impacted. No fear, make-up day is listed below! Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022 Trash/Recycling Makeup Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Pope Francis on Tuesday welcomed the World Jewish Congress’ (WJC) launch of an historic initiative known as “Kishreinu” (Hebrew for “Our Bond”), intended to strengthen Jewish-Catholic ties around the globe. Pope Francis explained that, “In light of the religious heritage that we share, let us regard the present as a challenge that unites us, as an incentive to act together.” “Our two communities of faith are entrusted with the task of working to make the world more fraternal, combating forms of inequality and promoting greater justice, so that peace will not remain an otherworldly promise, but become a present reality in our world,” he added. The Jewish communal leaders from more than 50 countries, who were received by the pontiff Tu...
EDISON, N.J.—It was a moment that pulled on the heartstrings of Jews around the world: A frail octogenarian waving his cane in joy followed by a sudden burst of tears. The scene unfolded as Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, welcomed the emissaries to the Land of Israel during the roll call at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) and the orchestra began to play a lively Chassidic song to the words of Isaiah’s prophecy: “Take counsel an...
Galai Tzahal (IDF Radio) crime reporter Hadas Steif, who reported on the deadly double bombing in Jerusalem this morning and hinted that the decision to appoint Otzma Yheudit chairman MK Itamar Ben-Gvir as Israel's Public Security Minister is to blame for the attack. Steif said live on the radio: "It is impossible to separate the event from the coalition negotiations and the desire to appoint a certain person to the position of managing a certain ministry." Later, Steif attacked Ben-Gvir's arrival at the scene of the attack and wrote on her Twitter account: "The designated Minister of Public Security... in this announcement of yours from this morning? The police officers and Border Police who will be harmed will be your responsible.'' Galai Tzahal has suspe...
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 23, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yosef Tzvi Weinreb & Tova Friedler on their engagement. Mazel Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. Nechemiah Weinreb and grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Kalman Weinreb  יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
A shooter opened fire in a Walmart in Virginia, leaving six people dead, police said, in the country's second high-profile mass killing in a handful of days. The assailant is also dead. The store in Chesapeake was busy just before the shooting Tuesday night with people stocking up ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a shopper told a local TV station. In addition to the six killed, four were injured. Police Chief Mark Solesky said the shooter was a Walmart employee. The chief said the shooter used a pistol during the shooting. The unidentified shooter likely died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he said. Officer Leo Kosinski couldn’t say how the shooter died but said that he didn’t believe police fired shots. It was not clear who the shooter was or what their m...
Excuse the question, but how many hours did you sleep last night? Are you tired and weary? When we speak about this week's Torah portion of Toldot, we speak primarily about Ya'akov and Esav, about Esav's sale of his birthright as the firstborn son, and about the blessing of Yitzchak Avinu. But what brings Esav to give up his birthright to Ya'akov? It's a seemingly technical detail, yet full of meaning:"Esav came in from the field and he was weary. He said to Ya'akov: 'Give me some of that red stuff to gulp down since I am weary.'''Esav was weary and the word appears here twice. A weary person cannot concentrate or focus. Peace of mind is gone along with the ability to act prudently. Esav does not even manage to say "lentil stew," but blurts...
Hundreds of people attended the Wednesday afternoon funeral of 15-year-old Aryeh Schupak, a resident of Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood who was killed in a bombing at the entrance to Jerusalem on Wednesday morning. Schupak studied in the Beit Meir yeshiva, and held Canadian citizenship. He was killed next to his good friend, who he traveled to yeshiva with each morning and who suffered injuries in the bombing. Schupak's father said, "I just want to tell my son, Aryeh, goodbye. I apologize to you. G-d gave, and G-d took. He was a child who taught us a lesson." The principal of the school where Schupak studied said, "Aryeh is still here with us." He added that on Tuesday, a staff member had noticed that Aryeh was not feeling well, and told him not to come to yeshiva the next da...
No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on Thanksgiving Day; Drop-Off Centers Closed  Baltimore, MD - Nov. 23, 2022 - On Thursday, November 24, trash, single stream recyclables and yard materials will not be collected in Baltimore County, and all drop-off centers will be closed. Residents are reminded that this holiday will follow the County’s new “slide” schedule for make-up collection days. All trash, recycling and yard material curbside collections scheduled on or after Thursday, November 24, will shift and occur one day later that week: Thursday collections shift to Friday Friday collections shift to Saturday For addresses on a twice-per-week trash schedule, the first trash collection during the holiday week will occur per the rules...
First blast at Jerusalem entrance * Second at Ramot Junction * Bombs detonated remotely, filled with nails Jerusalem was hit by two explosions on Wednesday morning, in what is being treated as a joint terrorist attack, killing 15-year-old Aryeh Shechopak, a Canadian national and resident of Har Nof and wounding 18, with three in critical condition. Aryeh, z'l, H'yd, was waiting for a bus to his yeshiva Wednesday morning when a bomb exploded next to the bus stop, fatally injuring him. United Hatzalah volunteers provided initial treatment to a person who was critically injured and numerous people who sustained moderate to serious injuries on Weizman Boulevard at the entrance to Jerusalem. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yosef Gabai, who arrived first at the scene to provide i...
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 Baltimore, MD – Nov. 20, 2022 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of HaRav Feivel Cohen, z'l, father of Rebbetzin Adina Kaufman, Rav Chaim Cohen (Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash & Mesivta of Baltimore), Rabbi Binyamin Cohen, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Cohen, Rabbi Shlomo Cohen, and R' Dovid Cohen.Rav Chaim Cohen will be returning tonight (Tuesday) and will sit for the remainder of the Shiva in Lakewood at 24 Goldcrest Drive.Minyanim:Shacharis - 8:00 AM Break from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Mincha - 2:00 PM Maariv -  7:00 PM Tonight (Tuesday) there will be an additional Maariv at 9:00 PM
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