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YouTube has restored former President Trump's channel, more than two years after he was suspended from the platform indefinitely following the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
"Starting today, The Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and the ability to upload new content is restored," Leslie Miller, YouTube's vice president of public policy, said in a statement shared with Fox News Digital. "We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, balancing that with the importance of preserving the opportunity for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run up to an election. This channel will continue to be subject to our policies, just like any other channel on YouTube."
While YouTube's statement di...
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing his alleged involvement in the abduction of Ukrainian children.
A warrant was also issued Friday for Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, after the ICC declared there are "reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and that of unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children."
The U.S. is not a member of the ICC and neither assists nor acknowledges the authority of the judicial body.
The ICC wrote t...
Judaism is the most favorably viewed religion in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center study, despite a rise in antisemitic incidents across the country.
Jews scored a net +28 rating in the analysis released Wednesday. The study also found that Americans generally view Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants favorably but tend to view Muslims, atheists and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as Mormons, negatively.
Nonevangelicals tend to view evangelical Christians more negatively than positively, the study showed, although evangelicals eked out a 2% net favorable rating when the opinions of “born-again” and evangelical poll responders were factored in. Without those believers and without mainline Protestants, the evang...
I was recently walking by an area that was under construction and I noticed a yellow and black caution sign nearby the work zone, which read as follows: Please excuse our appearance while we’re under construction.
I immediately took a picture of the sign, so I wouldn’t forget about it, knowing with full certainty that I was going to passionately write about this terribly ugly signage. Now, the sign itself wasn’t ugly per se, rather, the message it portrayed is what was ugly and should be frowned up.
To say it bluntly, I couldn’t disagree more with the verbiage of this sign. When something is under construction, that is not a reason to feel the need to announce to the public an apology to “please excuse our appearance.” When it comes to life...
According to a recent Gallup poll, 49% of Democrats sympathize more with Palestinian Arabs than with Israelis for the first time since 2001, although a majority of Democrats still have a favorable view of Israel, reports Arutz-7. Meanwhile, 78% of Republicans sympathize more with Israelis, with independents at 49%. The poll also found that Israel's positive margin has progressively declined in recent years, and sympathy for Palestinians tends to be higher among younger voters. Respondents who have a favorable view of Israel totalled 68%, with 82% for Republicans and 56% for Democrats.
Let’s listen in to Rabbi Pinchas Juravel of Kof-K Kosher, as he explains some of the key facts behind kasher l’pesach coffee and to tea to Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger.
Baltimore, MD - Mar. 17, 2023 - The claim to fame of the Jewish people is so much more than just our ability to make "good chicken sandwiches." We were given the secret recipe to be able to live a life of great purpose, meaning, and vitality. Tune in to this week's episode of The Torah Sparks Podcast to find out more about this secret and to hear a play on words on a play on words for "When Adar enters, we increase in joy."
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Baltimore, MD – Mar. 17, 2023 – 8:39AM - Use caution at the intersection of Park Heights and Old Court due to an open manhole cover.
After a full accounting of all the donations that were given and of the various materials and vessels that were constructed, was concluded, the Torah describes the details for the actual setup of the Mishkan.
Targum Yonoson reveals how each of the vessels correspond to four divisions of our people.
The wealthy who are provided with the means to distribute their bounty to others are symbolized in the Table upon which the Showbread were placed, twelve specifically, alluding to the twelve tribes. The Elevation-offering Altar symbolizes the offerings they distribute to the poor.
The Menorah reflects on the righteous who illuminate the world with their protective merit.
The Gold Altar, whose incense gives off an exquisite scent, reminiscent of the Torah scholars' wisdom that enthuses o...
Numerous Parshios are devoted to the creation and fabrication of the Mishkan and its utensils. The details contained in these Torah portions are not simply the architectural framework for this sacred space and its vessels; these details contain the roadmap for successful, enriched, and meaningful living.
Betzalel made the ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. And he overlaid it with pure gold from inside and from outside, and he made for it a golden crown all around (Exodus 37:1-2).”
The Talmud (Yerushalmi Shekalim 6:1) explains that the Ark was unique in its construction. It was comprised of three separate boxes. The innermost box was made of gold, the larger one which held it (the inner one) was made of wood, and...
Newly released FBI data found that hate crimes were at a record high in the United States in 2021, revealing a dangerous pattern not seen in over two decades.
The number of reported anti-Jewish hate crimes rose from 683 in 2020 to 817 in 2021, and comprised slightly more than half of all religion-based hate crimes in 2021, consistent with FBI data from prior years. There were also 109 antisemitic assaults reported, a 16 percent increase from 2020. Overall, antisemitic incidents increased 19.6 percent.
The Anti-Defamation League (AD), reacting to the overall data – which recorded 10,840 incidents in 2021, the highest in more than 20 years – said that the updated tally gives a “complete picture of hate crimes in America” which is a more accurate representation of th...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 16, 2023 - Manischewitz Vegetable Soup Mix with Mushrooms Lot H2060 with a best buy date of 03 01 2024 has been found to be infested and should not be used.
Rabbi Yonah Sklare is a Rosh Kollel in Baltimore, MD as well as Magid Shiur at Congregation Shomrei Emunah. His refreshingly creative approach to learning as well as his captivating presentation style, have attracted a diverse and beloved following. He lectures at numerous local institutions, including Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary, as well as out of town and online. Rabbi Sklare received semichah and his PhD in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Two commanders of local branches of the Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorist groups were killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Jenin on Thursday.
The two killed were identified as Nidal Hazem, a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement's al-Quds Brigades and the commander of the Baha Force unit, and Youssef Shreim, a member of Hamas's al-Qassam Brigades.
A third individual identified as Omar Awadin and a fourth individual were killed amid the clashes as well and 20 others were wounded.
The IDF, Shin Bet and Border Police announced after the raid that they had assassinated Hazem and an additional member of the Islamic Jihad movement named Youssef Abu Ashrin. Abu Ashrin has not been reported as one of those killed in Palestinian reports and it is uncl...
The Maryland House of Delegates and Senate will be voting on Governor Moore’s state budget. His budget proposes a $2 million cut (20%) to the BOOST Scholarship Program AND includes a gradual phaseout to totally eliminate this cherished program.Please take a minute to urge your senators and delegates to “fully fund the BOOST program” and to “reject the phaseout language”. Simply fill in your name and address and click send!Please click https://p2a.co/A2XwE2i to email your SENATORPlease click https://p2a.co/C7KisD8 to email your DELEGATES