U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Middle East trip was aimed at curbing the worst outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence in years
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken asked senior members of his team to stay in the region and help ease Israeli-Palestinian tensions after meeting with West Bank officials on Tuesday as the final stop of his Middle East tour.
In a press conference in Ramallah after meeting with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, Blinken expressed his sorrow for "innocent" Palestinians killed in a spike of violence in the West Bank and that restoring calm was “the immediate task."
"Palestinians and Israelis alike are experiencing growing insecurity, growing fear in their homes, in their communities, and in their places of worship," said ...
Baltimore County, MD - Jan. 31, 2023: [Those Who Wish to Speak Must Register to Speak by 3PM]
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Baltimore County Work Session - 4 p.m.
*THE PUBLIC MAY JOIN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY*
The Work Session can joined by the public in-person in the County Council Chambers, online here or by phone at +1-415-655-0001 US Toll - Event number (access code): 2312 411 6552
The public is invited to provide testimony at the Work Session. Anyone wishing to testify shall register in advance using our online Speaker Registration Form (Registration Form will be available on the day of the Work Session). This will enable the Council staff to recognize and permit the person to speak d...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 31, 2023- Tuesday of Parshas Beshalach, is a special day. Seforim tell us that it is extremely prudent to utilize this day to pray for parnassah, livelihood, for the next 12 months.
It is a widespread and accepted custom to recite “Parshas Hamonn,” the portion in the Torah that describes the way Hashem provided monn (i.e., parnassah from heaven) for the Yidden in the Midbar. This can be found in Sefer Shemos, Perek 16: 4-36. It is customary to read the pesukim twice and the Targum once, and also to recite a short tefillah for sustenance beforehand. (Click here for the parsha, including the Targum Onkelos.)
Reciting this parsha reminds us that just as Hashem sustained the Jews then, so too, He – and He alone – provides for each and every ...
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 31, 2023 - 9:20AM – Park Heights near Pinkney southbound is down to one lane. Hat Tip: MJ
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 30, 2023 - Often, we are driven to daven to Hashem for our physical needs, such as health, parnassah, and success. The shira of the Jewish People after crossing the Yam Suf teaches us that the first step of a tefillah is recognizing to Whom you are praying. Before crossing the Yam Suf, it seems that Hashem is cutting short their tefillah, their cry for help. After experiencing this incredible miracle, the Jewish People recognize Hashem as their G-d, the One Who has redeemed them from the terrible slavery in Mitzrayim and are able to daven to Him from that state instead.
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Baltimore, MD - Jan. 31, 2023 — Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 2,000 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in American public policy, sent a letter Monday renewing its call for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to be removed from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. The letter, sent to both House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Minority Leader Hakim Jeffries (D-NY), calls removal of Omar not only a matter of "moral conscience," but also "a necessary step to quell the rising tide of antisemitic speech and violence now impacting Jewish communities across America." The rabbis' letter recalls three separate requests for Omar's removal sent to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, first after Omar was appointed to the committee, and then twice after Omar's "repea...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 30, 2023 - The community is aware that Cross Country Elementary/Middle School is temporarily using the former Northwestern High School building while their permanent location undergoes renovation to become a Century Twenty One School. The renovation is expected to be finished by the 2025 school year, at which point Cross Country will vacate the Northwestern site. Polytechnic High School, with 1,548 students, has been designated to occupy Northwestern for the next three school years, 2025-28.
This is an incredible app that all communities should immediately download. If you are unaware of your exact location it will show your exact coordinates and give you a prompt to call the closest Hatzalah to you.Please Note: Even if you have this App, the best way to reach Hatzalah in Baltimore for emergency purposes is by calling 410.358.0000Baltimore, MD - Jan. 29, 2023 - Hatzalah has recently launched a new app to assist people globally in emergency situations. The app, available on both Android and Apple devices, helps people in finding their exact location and connecting them with the nearest Hatzalah volunteer or Hatzalah statewide.
With the increasing use of smartphones and technology, the Hatzalah app aims to make emergency assistance more accessible and convenient for those...
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 30, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Zach and Yaffa Stern on the birth of a daughter.Mazel Tov grandparents Yakov and Bari Elefant, Esther Elefant, Alvin and Robyn Stern
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir addressed the deadly synagogue shooting in Neve Yaakov at an Otzma Yehudit meeting, according to Arutz-7. He said the attack was on his watch and he was responsible, and ordered the demolition of illegal Arab buildings, a curfew, and confiscation of weapons. He also plans to introduce the death penalty for terrorists, saying those who kill civilians should receive the electric chair.
AP reports that nationwide, a growing annoyance is brewing over tipping, a practice seen by some as becoming excessive. Social media is filled with complaints about being asked to tip at drive-thrus and for basic items like coffee or muffins at local bakeries. The worry is that soon, even doctors and dentists may expect tips.
With the adoption of digital payment systems, gratuity prompts are becoming increasingly common, even at places where it is not the norm, with some prompts asking for tips as high as 30%. This is made worse by the rise in prices due to inflation.
Etiquette expert Thomas Farley sees the trend as intrusive, saying that digital requests for tips are harder to ignore than tip jars and can create social pressure. Plus, people close to the screen, including the workers, c...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Monday, 30 January 2023), at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and made the following remarks:
"Secretary of State Blinken, Tony, welcome once again to Jerusalem.
Your visit is another expression, a continual expression, of the unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States. It's one of the great alliances of modern history. We share common interests which are growing by the day. We share common values. Two strong democracies which will remain, I assure you, two strong democracies. This alliance is something that President Biden is committed to. I've known him for 40 years. He's a true friend of Israel. A true champion of this alliance, as are you.
I am not sure tha...
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a Georgia prosecutor, has indicated she is likely to seek criminal charges soon in a two-year election subversion investigation. Willis, a Democrat, hasn't mentioned Donald Trump by name but her comments hint at the possibility of charges in an investigation tied to the former Republican president's call with Georgia's secretary of state. This is the first time a prosecutor in any of the current investigations connected to Trump has suggested charges could be coming. The Georgia investigation may conclude before ongoing federal probes and experts say Willis' comments imply that the special grand jury's report details people who should be further investigated. Trump maintains he did "absolutely nothing wrong" in the call ...
Doug Emhoff, spouse of VP Kamala Harris, was deeply moved by his visit to the former Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp site, AP reports. He considers it an important aspect of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden administration. During his emotional visit, he saw children’s shoes and human hair stripped from victims before they were killed by Nazi Germany. He paid tribute to the victims, placed a candle at the ruins of the crematoria where hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed, and joined observances marking the 78th anniversary of the camp's liberation. To gain more knowledge about the fate of Jews in Europe, he also toured the Oskar Schindler Enamel Factory and saw an exhibit about Schindler's List, the 1,000 Jews saved by the German industrialist during the Holo...