Let’s listen in to a round table discussion on the Do’s & Dont’s of Kashering with steam, between R’ Aaron Mendelson of Kosher Services, R’ Sholem Fishbane, Director of Kashrus for the Chicago Rabbinical Council and Executive Director of AKO, and R’ Yitzchok Hisiger.
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced that lane closures will take effect at I-95 and I-695 starting Sunday night through Friday morning.
The lane closures are required as part of the ongoing rehabilitation project for 10 bridges with the interchange.
Lane closures include:
Northbound and southbound I-95 at I-695: Motorists can expect overnight single-lane closures between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. and double-lane closures between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, April 2-6.
Eastbound and westbound I-695 (Outer Loop and Inner Loop) at I-95: An overnight single-lane closure will be in effect overnight from 8 p.m. Sunday, April 2, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 3. On westbound I-695, double-lane closures will be required between 10 p.m. Sunday, Apr...
Baltimore’s plan to ban squeegeeing in several busy intersections across the city has been going on for nearly three months, and police say they’ve issued no citations.
While many of those intersections remain squeegee free, we found drivers are still reporting problems with squeegee workers citywide.
On Tuesday, a call came in to Baltimore Police of a driver complaining a squeegee worker damaged their vehicle.
That same day police tell us there were six calls for service alone in reference to squeegee related incidents.
Squeegee enforcement zones went into effect on January 10th, banning squeegeeing in six high traffic intersections throughout the city.
They’re enforced by police with a three tiered system.
First a warning, second another warning and referral...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 30, 2023 – 6:04PM - An accident without major injuries at the intersection of Smith & Chelwood has resulted in the closure of Smith Ave in that area. The Fire Department and Police are on the scene, along with Hatzalah and Chaverim of Baltimore directing traffic. Please avoid the area
Former President Trump Has Been Indicted by a New York Grand Jury
This marks a significant development in the ongoing legal battles facing the former president.
Baltimore, MD - Mar. 30, 2023 - OCA's first 8th grade graduates (2019) are gearing up to complete their senior year in high school! They're heading to Seminary, Yeshiva, and College, and we're so proud of each of them for their accomplishments. Please join us in wishing a huge mazal tov to our OCA alumni on their acceptances.
Sivan: Avraham Fried usually sings, but yesterday he also spoke. Thanks for the opportunity to host this interview at Binyanei Ha'umah and to incorporate the questions the audience wanted to ask him: What are your tips for being happy? How do you balance career and family? What would you have done if you weren't a singer? And... how do you maintain a healthy diet with so many flights and performances?
Someone once approached his town’s rabbi just before Pesach and asked if he could fulfill the obligation of drinking four cups of wine at the Seder by drinking cups of milk instead. The rabbi said “No” and gave the person who asked a nice donation. The rabbi’s wife then asked: “Why did you give him so much money? Four cups of wine don’t cost that much.” And he answered: “I gave him enough for all the expenses of a proper Seder because from his question I understood that he had none of the Seder necessities. How is it possible to drink milk at a festival meal that includes meat?”The message here is clear. Sometimes a person may turn to us with a seemingly simple question that is easy to answer or a request with which we can easily comply...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 30, 2023 - Delivery schedules may vary week to week based on many factors, and publications can be delivered as early as Wednesday or as late as Thursday evening. Please only reach out with delivery concerns if you do not see your magazine by Friday morning.For the Pesach issue, publications may come at separate times as they are made available.Please do not reach out to the publications directly for delivery concerns; this will cause a delay in having the issue resolved.Delivery contact info:For delivery concerns only, please email or text email@example.com or 443-380-0026.
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 2023 - Every Shabbos table offers every Jewish family an incredible opportunity by which they can share their joy for Shabbos, for Yiddishkeit and for HaShem with their children. Unfortunately, our schedules are hectic and many people don’t have the time to prepare themselves to utilize the Shabbos table to its fullest. Therefore, we at ACHIM created TableTalk as a pre-packaged talking points pamphlet which is attractive, fun and has something for everyone. Limited copies are distributed to many shuls on a weekly basis but they are snatched up very quickly. Get yours ASAP or click on the graphic below and print your own.What’s in it and what’s all the excitement about?TableTalk features:• Weekly halachic dilemma creating l...
South Florida -With tens of thousands of Pesach travelers making their way to the South Florida and Orlando regions over the coming days, both Hatzalah South Florida & its affiliate Hatzalah Orlando are prepared and ready for the massive influx of Pesach visitors expected. Hatzalah South Florida has been operating in the Jewish communities of South Florida for over 13 years, and as the needs of the community have grown, HSF has added many new members and ambulances to their ranks. With well over 200 Florida certified EMTs and Paramedics covering the 13 cities in the HSF response area, local residents and guests can feel confident that Hatzalah South Florida is ready and prepared for them.Pesach visitors in the greater Orlando area can count on Hatzalah Orlando and its professionally tr...
Bipartisan legislation passed the house Wednesday to prevent President Joe Biden’s Department of Energy from adding new strict regulations on gas stoves. The bill was backed by 29 Democrats who voted with the GOP on this amendment.
Florida Congressman Byron Donalds joined The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat Thursday morning to discuss the issue.
“The Department of Energy came out with this silly proposal about wanting to ban gas stoves, something that millions of Americans have used, enjoyed and loved,” he said. “But they wanted to take this to rule-making as opposed to just letting the market and commerce dictate it.”
In February, the DE proposed new energy conservation standards that would require removing most existing gas stove models from th...
The Wall Street Journal forcefully defended its reporter after he was arrested in Russia on allegations of espionage.
The Russian government's Federal Security Service said it had detained U.S. citizen and WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovitch in the city of Yekaterinburg and accused him of spying on behalf of the U.S. government.
Gershkovich is "suspected of spying in the interests of the US government," the FSB said in a statement reported by state news agency RIA Novosti. The FSB added his "illegal activities" "have been suppressed."
The Russian government agency claimed it arrested the journalist while he was "trying to obtain secret information," "on the activities of one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex."
The FSB Investigation Department opene...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 30, 2023 – The complex at 6310 Greenspring Ave. just sold to Lakewood, NJ investors. As one can see, the signs at the former The Reserve at Greenspring complex (formerly Willowbrook Apartments) on Greenspring Ave, down the street from Cong. Shomrei Emunah, have already been changed. The complex will now be called Flora Park.https://www.liveflorapark.com/BJL wishes hatzlacha rabbah to the new owners.
An Army official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday all nine service members aboard the two Blackhawk helicopters that crashed Wednesday night in Trigg County, Kentucky – near Fort Campbell – have died.
Two HH60 Black Hawks of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were conducting a training exercise at approximately 10 p.m. when they crashed, Brendalyn Carpenter-Player, the director of the Fort Campbell Public Affairs, told Fox News Digital.
"The crewmembers were flying two HH60 Black Hawk helicopters during a routine training mission when the incident occurred," Carpenter-Player said. "The command is currently focused on caring for the servicemembers and their families."
Emergency personnel from multiple counties, including the East Golden Pond Fire Departmen...
Baltimore, MD – Mar. 29, 2023 – After a recent inspiring trip together to Eretz Yisrael, the SOTC Yarchei Kallah chaburah decided to perpetuate the kedusha of Eretz Yisrael by uniting in a special matzah baking event on Tuesday evening, March 28, in Pikesville. The matzah lishmah was baked under the attentive guidance of R' Reuben Flax.
The Pikesville facility, located off Old Milford Rd past the rehabilitation center, had previously been a site for matzah baking before COVID. This year, the facility reopened under R’ Reuben and his dedicated team.
Over the course of three hours, attendees completed three to four rounds of baking, each round lasting no more than 18 minutes. Each participant produced about three to four matzahs during the process. Meticu...
Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir (Otzma Yehudit) pushed back Wednesday morning, following criticism by President Joe Biden of the Israeli government’s handling of the judicial reform crisis.
On Tuesday, Biden said he is “very concerned” about the judicial overhaul, adding Israel “cannot continue down this road.”
Biden also added he will not be inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House in the near term.
Speaking with Galei Tzahal Wednesday morning, Ben-Gvir fired back that Israel is independent of the United States, and that Biden’s criticism was inappropriate.
“We respect the democratic system there [in the US], but… they need to understand that Israel is an independent country and not just...
Will Defense Minister Yoav Gallant will remain in his post?Shas chairman MK Aryeh Deri held talks with Gallant and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which it was agreed that Gallant would apologize for the timing of the speech in which he called for the judicial reform to be stopped, and to clarify that he opposes threats of refusal to serve in the army as a means of protesting the reform.
Should Gallant make such a statement, Netanyahu is expected to agree to keep Gallant in the Ministry of Defense.
Deri has been making a great effort to mediate between Gallant and Netanyahu. This past Friday, Deri met with IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi in order to hear about the goings on in the army in light of the latest developments.
Netanyahu decided to fire Gallant ...
Former US Ambassador to the UN and candidate for the 2024 US Presidential election Nikki Haley criticized the Biden Administration for interfering in Israel's domestic politics by getting involved in the controversy over the Israeli government's proposed judicial reforms.
"It’s outrageous for Joe Biden to lecture Israel on a matter that is entirely their domestic concern. We would never want the Israeli government to push America on issues surrounding our Supreme Court, and they wouldn’t do it. We should let Israelis decide this themselves," Haley said Wednesday.
Haley was not the only Republican politician to criticize the administration for its response to the judicial reform controversy in Israel.
Earlier Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz wrote on Twitter: "Utter...