A granddaughter was born to Rabbi Mordechai Sternberg, ZT'L, the Rosh HaYeshiva Yehsuivat Har Hamor, who was niftar yesterday at the age of 74, on the day of his funeral Tuesday.
The child was born to Ephraim and Emuna Shachor, Rabbi's Sternberg's son-in-law and daughter.
During the levayah, Rabbi Avichai Sternberg, son of Rabbi Mordechai Sternberg, gave a eulogy: "There is no substitute for a father. We were lucky to have a father and more than that - we are lucky to have a father. He was a father who was so present in the lives of his children, a grandfather who was present in the lives of his grandchildren - and that presence was not only expressed in the practical contexts - but in a personality that was present and found in each of the children and grandchildren. We w...
Former President Donald Trump's fired National Security Adviser John Bolton said during a televised interview Sunday he "is prepared to get into the race" for president in 2024 to stop his former boss.
"I think to be a presidential candidate you can't simply say I support the Constitution; you have to say I would oppose people who would undercut it," Bolton told NBC News' "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "We used to have a thing in the House of Representatives called the House Un-American Affairs Committee. I think when you challenge the Constitution itself the way Trump himself has done, that is un-American. I'm prepared to get in the race."
Bolton, who served as one of Trump's national security advisers from 2018-19 before being fired, was reacting to a Tr...
Boston, Massachusetts city councilors recently voted to allow residents age 16 and 17 to vote in municipal elections, WBUR reports.
Councilors voted 9-4 to pass a petition calling to lower the voting age for municipal elections, provided they meet the other preexisting criteria for casting a ballot.
"We have a lot of young people who are working — oftentimes two jobs — just to help support their families, paying taxes, and on the frontlines protesting and trying to find ways to have their voices heard. And every day we make decisions on their behalf," said Councilor Julia Mejia, one of the petition's co-sponsors.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu will make the next move on the issue when the docket reaches her desk. If passed, it would move onto the state Legislature, ...
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 6, 2022 - More Israeli produce being sold in our markets! Citrus fruits that grew during Shemita are now being sold in Costco and other stores. Buyer beware.
The CEO of the American Jewish Committee, Ted Deutch, will joint a White House roundtable on combating antisemitism along with other heads of US Jewish organizations.
Deutch applauded the Biden administration for hosting the summit, which will take place on December 7.
AJC said in a statement that it has long called for such a meeting with antisemitism and other hate crimes in the US dramatically increasing in recent years.
“Antisemitism is not a problem for the Jewish community alone. Venomous hate targeting Jews threatens American society, indeed our democracy,” Deutch said. “By convening this important roundtable, the Biden administration has demonstrated that it recognizes the severity of the problem and is committed to taking additional steps, in partnership with ...
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol plans to recommend that the Justice Department make criminal charges tied to the assault, according to panel Chairman Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.).
Mr. Thompson, speaking to reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday, said a formal decision hadn’t yet been made, and that the committee hadn’t decided on a range of details surrounding the referral, including whom it planned to refer and whether the referrals would include former President Donald Trump.
“We’ve not made a decision as to who, but we have made decisions that criminal referrals will happen,” he said.
The Jan. 6 committee met Friday to discuss the matter and review recommendations made by ...
Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency cybersecurity directive to prohibit the use of certain Chinese and Russian-influenced products and platforms, including the popular social media site TikTok.
According to a release, it states that these entities present an unacceptable level of cybersecurity risk to the state, and may be involved in activities such as cyber-espionage, surveillance of government entities, and inappropriate collection of sensitive personal information.Hogan added the following statement:
"There may be no greater threat to our personal safety and our national security than the cyber vulnerabilities that support our daily lives," said Hogan. "As the cyber capital of America, Maryland has taken bold and decisive actions to prepare for and address cybersecurity threats. To ...
Jerusalem, Israel - Dec. 6, 2022 - Winter is here, with much shorter cold days with less sunlight. Feeling the winter blues and feeling forgetful?
Memory expert Rena Yudkowsky of Memory Matters has provided BJL with tips to incorporate into your daily routine to improve how your brain works, and help short-term memory.
Meditate to Clear Your Thoughts
Your brain never stops, even when you are asleep. So, finding ways to help your brain to relax is crucial. Meditation can do that for your brain. The common advice is to clear your thoughts, but that might not be helpful. Better advice is to observe your thoughts and let them pass by. Focusing on the tefillah when you daven is good for your health!
Get More and Better Sleep
Sleep is ...
The U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, tweeted that he was "horrified" that a Palestinian terrorist was killed in what he called a "scuffle" with Israeli border police and sent "heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family."
The terrorist, armed with a knife, had tried to break into a civilian vehicle and was repelled by the occupant. He then attacked a police patrol, stabbing one officer in the face. Joined by several other assailants, he then attempted to snatch an officer's firearm, at which point he was shot.
Responding to Wennesland’s comments, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said, "I fully condemn the attempts to present the incident in a false and manipulative manner, and the statement by the U.N. envoy to th...
Highway 6, Ben Shemen Interchange - On Monday just before midnight, two men were severely injured in an act of violence that took place on Highway 6 near the Ben Shemen Interchange.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Sleman Heen and Mohamed Ras were driving in a private ambulance in the vicinity when they noticed that traffic had suddenly come to a standstill by the entrance to a tunnel. Suspecting a car accident, they flicked on their lights and sirens and moved over into the emergency lane to get passed the traffic. A bit further into the tunnel, they found a damaged luxury car that seemed like it had crashed into the wall of the tunnel. Inside were two men: one in his 40s who suffered from a bleeding stab wound to his head while the other, a man in his 30s, had sustained more moderate inju...
Frustration and trash are both piling up for a Baltimore City trash collector who says bi-weekly recycling is taking a toll on his health and home-life.
Fearing he might lose his job, the waste management worker asked FOX 45 not to identify him. He says fewer collections is creating twice the work for tired crews.
"It’s ridiculous," he said, "It’s too much work on one person. You know, they put seven, eight cans out. [Expletive deleted] like that. They try to empty the whole house. I mean, it's crazy."
He sent a photo of sky-high stacks of trash, claiming the piles of built up recycling is becoming the norm for curbs across the city. Making an already hazardous job, even harder.
"If you take a survey I bet you wouldn’t get nobody to say that they want it to be li...
Baltimore Pickleball Club will be making its debut in Timonium late next year.
It's said to be Baltimore County's first indoor facility solely dedicated to pickleball.
The ownership group includes the mother and daughter team of Bonny Gothier and Alex Guerriere.
Gothier says she was introduced to the sport only four years ago, but realized how popular it had become in such a short period of time.
"Baltimore County currently has no pickleball-only indoor venues, but I often see hundreds of people participating on makeshift tennis courts outside, while also playing in adverse weather conditions including cold and rain," said Gothier. "With that type of commitment to the sport, we recognized the tremendous opportunity to fill an obvious need in the Baltimore community ...
In Bereishis 35:19 it says that Rachel was nifteres and was buried on the road leading to Efras, Bethlehem. Why do we not find in the Torah that Yaakov cried and was maspid Rachel the same way we find that Avraham was maspid Sarah?
One answer could be based on the Baal HaTurim that says the reason why Avraham was maspid Sarah for only a little bit was because it was considered as if Sarah was “MeAbed Atzma Ledaas.” She was Moseres Din LaShomayim by complaining. Here too Rachel was the cause of her demise because she stole her father’s trafim. She did this on her own without seeking advice and consent from Yaakov.
A second reason is because Sarah was the akeres HaBayis s...
The operating license of the "Ever Forward" captain who steered the container ship into the muddy bottom of the Chesapeake Bay this past spring has been suspended, according to the Maryland Department of Labor.
The ship was finally freed in mid-April, more than a month after it ran aground.
“After thorough review of evidence and expert analysis in the investigation of the March 13, 2022 grounding of the MV Ever Forward, the Maryland Board of Pilots (Board), in a unanimous decision, voted to summarily suspend the operating license of Captain Steven Germac on October 20, 2022, and formally notified Captain Germac by letter dated October 21, 2022,” said Maryland Department of Labor Chief Strategy Officer Joseph E. Farren.
As part of the Board’s statutory process, Germac w...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 6, 2022 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Mrs. Ruth Malinowitz, a’h, mother of Rebetzin Chavi (Rabbi Yaakov) Horowitz.
The levayah will take place today, Tuesday, December 6 at 1:30PM at Congregation Bais Torah, 89 Carlton Road W, Suffern, NY 10901
Shiva will be observed at 4 Wendover Lane, Suffern NY, 10901 (845.825.3611)
Bila Hamaves Lanetzach...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 5, 2022 – Tonight/Tomorrow is the 12th of Kislev, and the 166th yahrzeit of Rebbe Avraham Dov of Avritch-Tzfas [1765-1840], m’chaber of the Bas Ayin. A Baltimore yahrzeit seudah/kumzitz took place at the home of R' Ori Strum with Rabbi Menachem Goldberger in attendance offering divrei Torah.
Former President Trump trails Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in a new Utah poll of possible GOP contenders for the 2024 presidential race.
A Deseret News-Hinckley Institute of Politics poll of Utah voters found DeSantis with a decisive lead in a hypothetical Republican presidential primary, at 24.2 percent, followed by Cheney with 16.4 percent.
Trump came in third place with 14.6 percent, nearly 2 points below Cheney and nearly 10 points behind the Florida governor — the latest indication that the former president’s popularity may be slipping.
However, more Utah voters said they didn’t know which candidate they’d cast their ballot for (20.7 percent) than backed either Trump or Cheney...
Governor Roy Cooper addressed the mass power outages in Moore County Monday afternoon after a state of emergency was issued over the weekend.
That’s after a group of people vandalized and shot at the county’s power equipment, causing physical damage at two power substations.
"This kind of attack raises a new level of threat," Gov. Cooper said.
State and local officials are working to harden infrastructure where necessary to prevent future damage.
"I am sure that we will learn more about motives of this intentional attack to come," Cooper said. "Regardless of motive, violence and sabotage will not be tolerated."
Deputies said people across the community called to report power outages they were experiencing just after 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The North Carolina Public Safety rep...