Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, today (Wednesday, 25 January 2023), visited the Israel Air Force control center in the framework of the Juniper Oak 23.2 exercise, together with IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Herzi Halevi, National Security Council Director Tzachi Hanegbi, Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Tomer Bar, Prime Minister's Military Secretary Maj.-Gen. Avi Gil, IDF Operations Branch Commander Maj.-Gen. Oded Basiuk and additional senior commanders.Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant observed – from the control center – the live-fire exercise by the Israeli and US air forces and were briefed on both the activity of the air, ground and naval forces in the exercise, and the joint training with the US military.Prime Minis...
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 25, 2022 - There will be a Maariv Minyan at BWI tonight, Wednesday evening, January 25th at 5:45 PM. The Minyan will take place near the old A1 through A5 gates, which are currently closed. If there is interest for a Thursday Maariv Minyan at the same time, attendees should contact Shlomo Yosef at 410.269.3976.
The malfunction took down the company’s cloud platform Azure
U.S. tech giant Microsoft said on Wednesday that it was working to fix a global outage that has affected users across that world.
The malfunction took down the company’s cloud platform Azure.
"We've determined the network connectivity issue is occurring with devices across the Microsoft Wide Area Network (WAN)," Microsoft said.
Thousands of incidents were reported with people complaining they can’t access Outlook and Teams.
"We've isolated the problem to a networking configuration issue, and we are analyzing the best mitigation strategy to address it without causing additional impact," Microsoft said in an update.
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 25, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yitzi & Devorah Bloch on the birth of a daughter.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
If you're looking to retire, Maryland is probably not the best place.
According to a recent study from WalletHub the state is one of the worst states to retire in, landing at 42 out of 50.
The study took into account affordability, quality of life and health care to come up with their list.
Researchers said the best state to retire in is Virginia, with Florida and Colorado following right behind. Kentucky was dubbed the worst state to retire in.
You can find the entire study here.
An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted near the Israeli settlement of Kedumim in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, according to the Israeli army.
The terrorist arrived at a military post at Ma'ale Nehemiah carrying a knife and tried to stab a soldier before being shot by Israeli forces, the military said.
Security video footage shows the Palestinian attacker -- identified as 42-year-old Yusef Ma'ali from a village near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The video shows the terrorist exiting his vehicle with a knife and running toward a soldier who fires at him. The terrorist drops to the ground, only to get up and continue chasing before being shot dead.
'The United States must prioritize bringing about tangible projects and initiatives that improve the lives of ordinary people in Israel and the Arab world'
U.S. Senators are calling on Washington to encourage Arab states who are already a part of the Abraham Accords to expand on the peace agreement, while also urging more regional actors to build diplomatic ties with Israel.
Last week, a bipartisan delegation of U.S. Senators visited the four signatory nations of the 2020 Abraham Accords – which saw Israel secure diplomatic relations with Arab states – and met with the leaders of Israel, Bahrain, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.
At a Tuesday press conference, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Abraham caucus, said she believed ...
A man believed to have been wanted in a shooting fled from Baltimore City police, carjacked a driver in Towson and died by suicide, police said.
Baltimore City police released a statement Tuesday night, saying the helicopter unit, around 1:25 p.m, spotted a vehicle that was wanted in connection with a shooting on Jan. 16.
City police said the helicopter began following the car at West Franklin and North Payson streets, and additional units were called. Police said the helicopter continued to track the car as the driver sped off onto the Beltway and into Baltimore County.
Baltimore County police said the driver unsuccessfully tried to carjack a motorist in the 9200 block of Harford Road. Then, the assailant carjacked someone in a black car at Joppa Road and Loch Raven Boulevard, police s...
At the latest January Board meeting, the Maryland Department of Education released an update to 2021-2022 school year in English language arts (ELA) and mathematic assessment data.
This update details student proficiency in the new Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP).
According to the data, statewide ELA results have returned to pre-pandemic proficiency rates with improvements across all grade levels and student groups.
Students across all grade levels attained similar or improved proficiency rates in comparison to their 2018-2019 performance.
However, the data for math rates tell a different story. The percentage of students proficient on the math assessments has not returned to pre-pandemic levels of proficiency.
A study from the University of Cincinnati found that putting on tefillin has cardiovascular benefits.
The research discovered that Jews who regularly use teffilfin in their religious practice may receive cardiovascular health benefits.
The study, published in the PLOS ONE journal, concluded that the benefits are from reduced ischemic blood flow “preconditioning” which protects against damage caused by heart attacks.
“[Tefillin] is placed on the non-dominant arm around the bicep and the forearm in a fairly tight manner. It is never worn in a fashion as to occlude the blood flow,” said Dr. Jack Rubinstein of the Division of Cardiovascular Health in the UC College of Medicine. “This is traditionally worn for about 30 minutes continuously during prayers which i...
Jerusalem, Israel - Jan. 24, 2023 - From two million a few years ago, twelve million visitors are now expected to come to the Western Wall every year, according to the Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch. He was speaking in Hebrew with a private press tour in the new Western Wall Heritage Center Building, coordinated by MediaCentral and translated by the Western Wall Hertitage spokesperson Yohanna Bisraor.
Rabbi Rabinovitch said he has not gone up to Har Habayit and believes Jews should not. However, he believes Muslims should not be the ones to make the decision.
Before entering the Israel Police David Region Station (no photos or video allowed inside), we met with Dean Elsdunne, the new International ...
The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that its dominance in digital advertising harms competition.
The government alleges that Google’s plan to assert dominance has been to “neutralize or eliminate” rivals through acquisitions and to force advertisers to use its products by making it difficult to use competitors’ products.
The antitrust suit was filed in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a press conference Tuesday that Google's dominance in the ad market means fewer publishers are able to offer their products without charging subscription or other fees, because they can't rely on competition in the advertising market to keep ad prices low.
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that new automated speed enforcement locations will soon be implemented, as part of the City’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System.
Baltimore’s Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System uses automated speed, red-light and commercial vehicle height monitoring cameras to promote safe driving in city communities. The program is designed to increase safety by reducing driver speeds in school zones and decreasing the incidence of vehicles running red lights.
The program also helps to reduce traffic congestion and damage to streets, homes and other infrastructure by commercial vehicles that travel along restricted roadways.
The speed camera monitoring system consists of portable and fixed cameras tha...
With the homicide rate having decreased by an average of roughly 7% in 45 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q4 2021 and Q4 2022, WalletHub released its report on the cities with the biggest homicide rate problems.
In order to determine which cities have the biggest homicide problems, WalletHub compared 45 of the largest U.S. cities based on per capita homicides in Q4 2022 as well as per capita homicides in Q4 2022 vs. Q4 2021 and Q4 2020.
The study found that the cities with the highest homicides per capita include: Baltimore, Maryland, St. Louis, Missouri, Detroit, Michigan, Memphis, Tennessee and Atlanta Georgia.
Maryland's Office of the Inspector General for Education released its investigative report for the "catastrophic" Baltimore County Public Schools cyberattack revealing how it happened and areas where the school system is to blame.
The report reveals that the ransomware attack that crippled the school system was unleashed by a security contractor who "mistakenly" opened a suspicious email on the school's unsecured email system.
According to the report, an "education professional" received an email that appeared to be an invoice from a college official. It was actually a phishing attack, according to the report.
Phishing attacks target people by sending them emails from what appear to be well-known sources, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Maryland closed out 2022 by losing 200 jobs in December, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Despite the drop the state unemployment rate fell to 4 percent for the month, compared to 5.4 percent at the same time last year.
December's report follows a November report which saw Maryland gain 1,400 jobs.
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 24, 2023 - Seven Mile Market just sent the following to its customers:
We would like to update to our valued customers following a zoom meeting together with Market Maven, community leaders and Councilman Izzy Patoka regarding the proposed plastic bag ban.
Based on our meeting, there has been no change in the progression of the proposed ban, and as of now it is still moving forward. For anyone who is negatively affected by the ban, please be informed that unless you are more vocal, the immediate impact of the ban will be that you will no longer receive free bags at checkout to carry your purchases to your vehicle and into your home. You will also therefore, not have these bags available to you in your home to recycle for all your personal and home uses. You will now ...
A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence’s Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
The FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division have launched a review of the documents and how they ended up in Pence’s house in Indiana.
The classified documents were discovered at Pence’s new home in Carmel, Indiana, by a lawyer for Pence in the wake of the revelations about classified material discovered in President Joe Biden’s private office and residence, the sources said. The discovery comes after Pence has repeatedly said he did not have any classified documents in his possession.
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 24, 2023 - An Israeli man expressed his gratitude to HaShem this morning, making a tikkun hodaah after finding his missing ‘tik’ (bag).
BJL ran an announcement on Motzaei Shabbos after a Hatton Road resident found a black leather bag that contained a passport, cash and other sensitive documents. Israeli musician, band leader and event producer Efraim Potolsky, who is visiting from Israel, was reunited with his bag after the announcement appeared and was grateful to once again be in possession of his passport and other important items.
Potolsky celebrated his find this morning after davening, along with Rabbi Tzvi Teichman, mara d'asra of Ohel Moshe.
יגעת ומצאת !
Seek (at BJL) and ye shall find !
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Tuesday, 24 January 2023), flew to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah II. The two leaders discussed regional issues, especially strategic, security and economic cooperation between Israel and Jordan, which contributes to regional stability.
They also praised the long-standing friendship and partnership between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom.