Baltimore, MD – Mar. 26, 2023 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Dr. Danny Mondrow, z"l, father of Mr. Meir Mondrow.
The family is currently sitting shiva in Eretz Yisroel and will continue sitting Shiva in New Jersey starting Monday, at, 25 Marshall Drive, Edison, New Jersey, 08817
Monday: Shacharis at 9 am
Tuesday-Thursday: Shacharis at 8 am
Monday - Wednesday: Mincha/Maariv at 7 pm
Please do not visit from 12-1 pm, from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm, and after 10 pm.
Shiva will conclude Thursday morning, Mar. 30.
While in Eretz Yisroel Meir can be reached via what's app at 667-444-9461 and from Monday morning and onward at 732-762-9146.
Two weeks ago, the Concerned Citizens of Baltimore, a group of nearly 200 Baltimore City residents, filed a lawsuit claiming the lack of city services is a violation of the city charter.
This past week, the same group filed another petition in Circuit Court, this one, calling for the city to immediately shut-down Mayor Brandon Scott’s Clean Corp initiative.
The city invested nearly $15 million in the Clean Corp program, which hires city residents to empty public trash cans, maintain vacant lots and alleys, and remove street debris across the city. It's a job Stinnie argues is better suited for trained city employees.
Baltimore City Councilman Isaac Yitzy Schleifer said he believes it is unfortunate that residents have to resort to lawsuits to get DPW to perform their most rou...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 25, 2023 - According to WMAR2News, Baltimore's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to receive 675,000 gallons of potentially toxic wastewater from the aftermath of last month's train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, prompting concerns from local officials who plan to conduct additional testing and seek legal opinions before authorizing discharge into the public wastewater system.The federal Environmental Protection Agency selected Baltimore City's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant to treat and discharge the potentially toxic materials.Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday did express major concern about the operation.
Councilman Yitzy Schleifer says, “water from East Palestine...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara were filmed eating at a non-kosher restaurant in London on Friday night, over Shabbat.
The Netanyahus were filmed sitting down to eat at the Gordon Ramsey’s River Restaurant in London's Savoy Hotel, where they are staying during their diplomatic visit to Britain. A piece of lobster, a non-kosher animal, can also be seen in the video, though at a different table.
Opposition leader Yair Lapid criticized Netanyahu's choice of restaurant on Twitter. “There is no limit to Netanyahu’s hypocrisy: He eats in a non-kosher restaurant and then runs home to vote for the hametz law," he wrote.
Yisrael Beytenu MK Yulia Malinovsky also criticized Netanyahu for eating at a lobster restaurant while his coalition is pushing a...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 25, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mr. and Mrs. Moshe Mayer on the birth of a son.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 25, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Aviezri and Shani Lebowitz on the birth of a son.
Mazel Tov to grandparents Michael and Rachel Lebowitz and Yaakov and Tova Menken, and to great grandmother Chava Rosenfeld
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן
Tornadoes that tore through Mississippi Friday night have left at least 26 dead, dozens injured and four missing, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
MSEMA expects those numbers to change, the agency said in a Twitter post.
The overnight storm destroyed buildings and knocked out power as severe weather produced hail the size of golf balls and moved through several southern states, according to the Associated Press.
Officials in Mississippi have been meeting to gather more information on the storm and determine a plan of action. Information regarding shelter and feeding operations was announced via MSEMA’s Twitter account.
The agency has asked residents not to self-deploy.
“Volunteer Mississippi is asking private citizens not to self-deploy. They ...
Today, 2 Nissan, is the 17th yahrtzeit of my Bubbie. This week's shtikle is dedicated le'iluy nishmasah, Yehudis bas Reuven Pinchas.
Also, I must mention the loss of a great man and master mechaneich – Rabbi Moshe Juravel z”l – who passed away this past week after battling illness for a number of months. He was my son's 5th Grade rebbe, introducing him to gemara. I developed a relationship with him as well as he was a formidable dikduk expert and we had numerous long discussions on various topics. He was one of Baltimore's "irreplaceable gems" and will indeed be sorely missed. This week's shtikle is dedicated le'iluy nishmaso, Moshe Shlomo ben Yosef Eliezer.
In this week's parsha, we are taught the procedures involved in...
Baltimore, MD - Mar. 24, 2023 - Seven Mile Market will be open on Motzaei Shabbos, March 25th and April 1st, from 9 pm to 11:30 pm for your Pesach shopping convenience.
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 24, 2023 - Consumers should be aware that some grape juice being sold locally with this label was produced during Shmitah using Heter Mechira.
Baltimore, MD - Mar. 24, 2023 - A chilling reminder: At 4:52 AM this morning, an individual prowled a Pimlico Road driveway. First attempting the SUV, then the van, they eventually found an unlocked target. The intruder spent time rummaging through the vehicle, thankfully leaving empty-handed as no valuables were present. Let this serve as a stark warning to secure your vehicles and remain vigilant.
Tanker driver taken to Shock Trauma; Metro subway suspended between Owings Mills, Old Court stations
DAILY DVAR HALACHA. MAR 23. Nissan 1. Why not just have one Bracha for the 4 cups at the seder?.mp4 from Yitzchok Dinovitzer on Vimeo.
Annapolis, MD - Mar. 24, 2023 - The Maryland Senate voted this morning to fund the $10 million state budget allocation for the BOOST (Broadening Options & Opportunities for Students Today) program, a nonpublic school scholarship initiative. The House of Delegates had previously approved their budget containing a 20% reduction to the program and to prevent scholarships from going to new students. The Senate's decision is seen as a significant step forward in supporting BOOST, which helped over 3,000 students attend 200 nonpublic schools in Maryland in 2022-23 (including 1,100 in Jewish schools). Rabbi Ariel Sadwin of Agudah Maryland said, "This is a program which has been successful year in, year out for seven years now, and today's vote by the Senate is a very encouraging ste...
The Book of VaYikra, introducing the full gamut of laws as they pertain to most elevated service of the various offerings in the Mishkan, begins with a simple summons: ויקרא — And He called, אל משה — to Moshe, and G-d spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying, going on to teach the details of these laws.
Rashi quoting the Midrash, notes the seeming repetition — He called, and G-d spoke, and explains that this indicates that every time G-d communicated with Moshe — whether when it says וידבר, and He spoke, or ויאמר, and He said — it was always preceded by G-d 'calling' — קריאה — to Moshe, as an expression of חיבה — affection, the same expression employed by the ministering angels when addressing each...