November 27 at 10:16 am
Jerusalem - Early Sunday morning, just before 4:00 a.m., a man in his late 60s was not feeling well at an apartment on Abulafya Street near Nachalot. He began to make gurgling sounds and his wife and daughters woke up from the noise and rushed to his aid, only to find that the man had lost consciousness and was no longer breathing. They immediately called emergency services for help.
Yosef Black, together with Zeev Klein, Yosef Cohen, and Yisrael Manas were just finishing an ambulance shift and were driving by the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem to return the ambulance to headquarters when they received the alert from dispatch notifying them about the unconscious man. Black, who was driving the ambulance, quickly responded that the team was en route, flipped on the lights and siren...
November 27 at 10:09 am
Gas prices in Maryland continued to drop on Saturday.
According to AAA, the average price for regular unleaded fuel in Maryland was $3.56 per gallon. This time last week, the price was $3.66.
Maryland's price of fuel was the same for the national average. The country's average on Saturday was $3.56 per gallon of regular gas.
Maryland ranked 25th out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. for cheapest regular fuel prices. Hawaii was the most expensive with it's average being $5.19 per gallon.
The three cheapest metros for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in Maryland were Hagerstown ($3.50), Baltimore ($3.53) and Annapolis ($3.54).
The record average-high price for a gallon of regular gas in Maryland was $5.02 on June 14.
Twitter’s billionaire owner Elon Musk announced Friday that the platform would be launching differently colored badges to distinguish between accounts.
“Sorry for the delay, we’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week,” he tweeted.
“Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates.”
In another tweet, Musk said that all verified individual accounts would have the same blue check, but some would eventually be able to display a “secondary tiny logo showing they belong to an org[anization] if verified as such by that org[anization].”
The Tesla and SpaceX boss’ proposal for users to be able to pay to be...
Elon Musk on Thursday appeared to have personally been involved in deleting a Twitter account that posted antisemitic content and praised Palestinian terrorism against Israelis.
Twitter user Ian Miles Cheong alerted Musk to the account — called Jisr Collective — by tagging him in a post of screenshots of the account’s tweets, one of which praised twin terrorist bomb blasts in Jerusalem on Wednesday as “spectacular.”
Another post labeled Mizrahi Jews — Jews of Middle Eastern origin — as “traitors who joined white supremacist zionists,” likely referencing the 850,000 Mizrachi and Sephardi Jews who were forced to flee persecution in Arab and Muslim countries following the birth of the State of Israel.
“We all know what happens...
Aryeh Shechopek, a 16-year-old student, died at the scene
The death toll from Wednesday's terrorist bombing in Jerusalem rose to two after another victim died of his wounds on Saturday.
Tadasa Tashume Ben Ma'ada passed away from his wounds in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, the hospital's spokesperson said.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister-designate, offered condolences to the victim's family.
Two bombings at bus stops, one at the entrance to the city and the other at Ramot Junction in northern Jerusalem, left many wounded, including multiple in critical condition. Police suspect that both bombs were detonated remotely, filled with nails and bolts to cause as much damage as possible. Aryeh Shechopek, a 16-year-old student, died at the ...
Bizarre system highlights the level of depletion in Russia's missile stock, Britain says
Russia is likely removing nuclear warheads from aging nuclear cruise missiles and firing unarmed munitions at Ukraine, Britain's military intelligence said on Saturday.
The defense ministry said open source imagery shows wreckage of an air-launched cruise missile fired at Ukraine which seem to have been designed in the 1980s as a nuclear delivery system, adding that ballast was probably being substituted for the warheads.
Such a system will still produce damage through the missile's kinetic energy and unspent fuel. However, it is unlikely to achieve reliable effects against intended targets, the ministry added in its daily intelligence update posted on Twitter.
Witnesses who spotted the packages feared they contain explosives and called police
Dozens of sealed packets containing hashish washed up along Israel’s Mediterranean shore on Saturday, likely as the result of a failed drug smuggling operation, police said.
Israeli beachgoers found the packages on beaches in Haifa, Tirat Karmel and Zichron Ya’akov and other locales in the country's northern region. An unmanned dinghy carrying some 40 packages was spotted floating off the beach in Tel Aviv.
Witnesses who spotted the packages feared they contain explosives and called police. The incident comes amid an uptick in Palestinian terrorism that saw the first bombing in Jerusalem since 2016. On Saturday, however, the sapper units only found hashish.
"We remind the public...
Israel Police on Saturday afternoon announced that a suspicious object found Saturday morning was not an explosive device.
Earlier, the object had been reported to be a pipe bomb, placed near the Chords Bridge at the entrance to the city and found during proactive searches of the area. Following the object's discovery, roads at the entrance to the city were closed off.
The object was neutralized by police sappers, and thereafter taken for examination, which revealed that it was not, in fact, a pipe bomb.
On Wednesday morning, a double bombing attack at two bus stops in Jerusalem left one person dead and 18 injured. The first explosion occurred at a bus stop on Sha'arei Yerushalayim Street near the entrance to Jerusalem.
Shortly afterwards, a second explosion was reported in t...
Israel Railways will not operate trains on Motzaei Shabbos due to a need to ensure the stability of the signals system prior to Sunday morning.
During the night, comprehensive tests will be conducted on all parts of the signals system, both computerized and those placed on the tracks themselves.Free transportation will be provided at most train stations, and Israel Railways recommends the use of alternate forms of public transportation.
Earlier on Saturday it was reported that due to a national signals problem which caused the central signals system to fail intermittently and which did not allow for the safe operation of trains until it is corrected, it was decided to delay the start of the trains' operations following the end of Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath).
"Israel Railways engin...
Ford Motor Co. is recalling over 634,000 SUVs worldwide because a cracked fuel injector can spill fuel or leak vapors onto a hot engine and cause fires.
The recall covers Bronco Sport and Escape SUVs from the 2020 through 2023 model years. All have 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engines.
The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Thursday it's not recommending that owners stop driving the vehicles or park them outdoors because fires are rare and generally don't happen when the engines are off.
But Ford said it has received 20 reports of fires, including three that ignited nearby structures. The company also said it has four claims of fires that were noticed less than five minutes after the engines were turned off. Ford also has four injury claims not involving burns, and 43 legal claim...
This week's shtikle is dedicated le'iluy nishmas my rebbe and Rosh HaYeshivah of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Harav Yaakov Moshe Kulefsky, zt"l (Yaakov Moshe ben Refael Nissan Shlomo) whose 22nd yahrtzeit is this coming Sunday, the 3rd of Kisleiv.
When Eisav returns from his hunting escapades, he is so mortally fatigued that he was willing to give up his first-born rights for a simple bowl of lentils. After Yaakov and Eisav finally agree, the pasuk recounts (25:34) that Yaakov gave Eisav bread and lentil soup. Why did Yaakov give him bread? That was never part of the deal.
R' Ari Storch, in "Tif'eres Aryeh," offers a novel approach. This sale is altogether puzzling as the first born-rights have not ...
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 25, 2022 – 1:55PM - BJL - A 4 car MVA - including a car fire - on 695 West half a mile before exit 25 for Charles Street has traffic backed up for miles.
Hat Tip: SK1
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 25, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mr. and Mrs. Shlomo Asher and Brendel Plonka on the birth of a son.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
November 25 at 11:55 am
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration says they will begin shifting traffic lanes and installing work zone traffic barriers at the I-95/I-695 interchange in Arbutus, Baltimore County on Monday, November 28.
The road work will help prepare for the rehabilitation of 10 bridges within the interchange.
MDOT officials say the work is expected to be completed by December 1.
The overnight lane and ramp closures are scheduled as follows:Monday Night, November 28
Motorists can expect single-lane closures in Arbutus on southbound I-95 at I-695 beginning at 7 p.m., then a double-lane closure at 9 p.m., and a triple lane closure at midnight until 5 a.m. the next day. MDOT SHA will also close the ramp from southbound I-95 to the outer loop of I-695 (eastbound) from ...
November 25 at 11:43 am
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 25, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Zalmy Lavi and Ori Topper on their engagement.
Mazel tov to the Lavi and Topper families.
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
November 25 at 11:21 am
Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers are today staging a mass Black Friday strike across 40 countries including the US and Germany in a row over pay and working conditions.
The global strike action on one of the biggest shopping days of the year was called for by campaign group Make Amazon Pay. It has titled the protests 'Make Amazon Pay Day'.
The initiative, promoted by groups on Twitter under #MakeAmazonPay listed the industrial action planned in the 40 countries across the globe.
Employees at a company workhouse in St Peters, Missouri, will today stop work as part of the protests and Whole Foods stores owned by Amazon will also take labor actions. Strike action will also take place in Bessemer, Alabama; Columbia, Maryland; Detroit,...