An indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on bribery charges is set to be unsealed later Friday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York.
Menendez and his wife, Nadine, are charged with bribery offenses, accused of a “corrupt relationship” with three New Jersey businessmen, the office said in a tweet. A press briefing is scheduled for 11 a.m. to announce the charges.
The indictment, first published by Politico, alleges Menendez and his wife agreed to and accepted “hundreds of thousands of dollars” of bribes in exchange for using his “power and influence as a senator” to enrich the three businessmen — Wael “Will” Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibe — as well as benefit Egypt.
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 21, 2023 - Tonight, at Rabbi Yissocher Frand's annual Teshuva drasha, pre-drasha presentations were made by the United Orthodox Jewish Congregations of Baltimore to the Levinson family and to the Boehm family for their annual support of the drasha and of so many community initiatives. As well, a presentation was made to Eli W. Schlossberg who spends the entire year putting his heart and soul in to making the drasha the huge success that it has become.
Additionally, a presentation was made by Rabbi Ariel Sadwin to Maryland Senate President, Bill Ferguson, for his leadership this past session ensuring the continuation of the BOOST scholarship program, a state program that provides several million dollars annually to Jewish Day school families.
Baltimore, MD – Sept. 21, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Nir & Noa Dongar on the birth of a daughter
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 21, 2023 – James Wallace was confirmed this evening by the Baltimore City Council Committee, chaired by Councilman Yitzy Schleifer, to be the new Fire Chief of the Baltimore City Fire Department. His nomination will proceed to the full council at the next meeting for final confirmation.
We experience a flurry of emotions. On one hand, there is incredible excitement for the new year and new beginnings, yet we simultaneously experience feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, not knowing what the coming year will bring. We feel confident in our ability to accomplish incredible things, yet we feel pain over the failures and missed opportunities of the past. How should we enter into this great and awesome day of Yom Kippur? What thoughts should occupy our racing minds and illuminated souls?
I would like to share with you a truly moving idea culled from the annals of halachik literature. There is an interesting sefer, titled “Chukos HaGer” which discusses many intricate and fascinating ideas and questions related to the complicated topic of conver...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 21, 2023 - Middle School students have been busy learning about and preparing for the Yomim Noraim. During their Halacha classes, boys and girls have learned about the additional Tefilot, the mitzvot of Teshuva and Shofar, and what can and can’t be done on Yom Kippur. MS girls had a Simanim seder during Navi class, and the boys practiced blowing a Shofar. On Wednesday, OCA students had the privilege of hearing words of inspiration from Rabbi Duvy Rubin, Rav of Kehillas Ohr Yisrael. Rabbi Rubin spoke about the power of Tefila, using stories about Rav Shimshon Pincus, the late Rav of Ofakim, to illustrate that Tefila is real and we should take advantage of the dialogue we can have with Hakadosh Baruch Hu.
This week we read the portion of the Torah that is referred to as שירת האזינו — the Song of Haazinu.
Encapsulated within its verses is the full history of the Jewish people, both the collective as well as everyone's personal journey.
Nachmanides asserts that within the letters of these verses there exist hidden allusions to each of our names and their role in the panoply of history.
It is thus called a song, because the entire past, present, and future of our experience expresses the total harmony of G-d's orchestration of history in bringing it to a joyous crescendo. The hardships and challenges are all precisely scripted to bring about a symphony of tribute to the Almighty's ultimate benevolence.
We divide the six aliyos that comprise this song in very ...
Rabbi Chaim Aryeh Zev Ginzberg is a beloved rav in Cedarhurst who has engaged thousands of readers with his incisive articles in the Torah world’s most prestigious periodicals. Rabbi Ginzberg has a genius for weaving together personal stories, Torah hashkafah, encouragement and chizuk, communal issues, and, yes, gentle and spot-on mussar.
In his book, Rays of Hope, and in this Inside ArtScroll interview, he takes us “up close and personal” with memories of his own nisyonos — including his terrifying bout with Covid, when the doctors felt there was no hope left for him, as well as the losses of his beloved daughter Sarala and his oldest grandson, Chanoch Jeger.
Rabbi Ginzberg’s courageous and uplifting respons...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 21, 2023 - Richard Worley was confirmed this evening by the Baltimore City Council Committee, chaired by Councilman Yitzy Schleifer, to be the new Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department. His nomination will proceed to the full council at the next meeting for final confirmation.Worley is seen here at this year's OCA "Big Truck Day."
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 21, 2023:
To Loyal Dougies Customers, Patrons and FansIt is difficult and unfortunate to write this, but after 12+ wonderful years in the amazing Baltimore Community we are saddened to announce that, due to circumstances beyond our control, Dougies BBQ and Grill will be closing its doors as 10 PM Thursday 09/21/23. For all of you who would like to get you last licks of the food you have enjoyed for over a decade, please come on by until closing tonight for one last Hurrah.We have truly enjoyed bringing you the foods you enjoy and serving this wonderful community. You never know - we may see you all again soon!!For any outstanding gift cards or parties please email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgDougie’s BBQ Management
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 21, 2023 - Join The Knish Shop tonight, Thursday, Sept. 21 from 4PM-11PM under the stars for a delightful culinary experience featuring our signature cholent and poppers.
📍 Location: Yaffa Catering, 4311 Old Milford Mill (just a minute away from 7 Mile) 🌙 When: Today 4PM-11PM
🪑 Amenities: Comfortable seating with tables, chairs, and the warmth of outdoor heaters.
Your presence will complete the ambiance.
See you there!
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took with him to the UN General Assembly an archaeological find from the Tel Jericho archaeological site, which was declared a "Palestinian heritage site" by the UNESCO organization last week.
It is still unclear whether Netanyahu will use it during his speech tomorrow (Friday) at the General Assembly, but Israel National News - Arutz Sheva has learned that at the last cabinet meeting, Netanyahu requested - in light of a heated discussion with several ministers on the issue - to receive a position paper representing the Israeli position which considers the UNESCO decision to be an injustice which ignores the facts on the ground and the history of ancient Jericho. He also requested an ancient artifact that demonstrates the Jewish people...
As we enter the fall season with cooler weather approaching, Baltimore County residents may be tempted to leave their cars unattended while they warm up. The term “Warm-Up Theft” describes stealing a vehicle that has been left running and unattended. These thefts typically occur outside a home, apartment building or convenience store. They are crimes of opportunity and crimes that are preventable.
To help drivers protect themselves against “Warm-Up Theft,” the Baltimore County Police Department wants to remind residents of the potential threat and provide some safe alternatives.
Turn your car off, never leave your car running unattended.
In cold weather, warm up with your car: grab a hot cup of coffee, gloves, and a blanket. It shouldn’t take long –...
Jerusalem, Israel - Sept. 21, 2023 - United Hatzalah volunteers are responding to a stabbing incident that took place at the light rail station near Givat HaMivtar in Jerusalem.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Moshe Arevlich who was one of the first responders at the scene said, "I treated one person for a stab wound and stopped the bleeding. After he was stabilized at the scene, he was transported by ambulance to the hospital while fully conscious. At the time of transport he was in light condition."
A nearby police officer also assisted the victim and neutralized the terrorist
President Isaac Herzog this evening addressed the annual memorial ceremony at Yad LaShiryon, Latrun, for the fallen servicemen and women of the IDF Armored Corps, this year marking 50 years since the Yom Kippur War.
In his speech he addressed key regional developments and the ongoing challenges faced by Israel, and Israeli society.
President Herzog said, "These are challenging and difficult - even dangerous - days for us as a society and as a country. Socially, economically and most importantly from a security perspective - the internal crisis poses a threat. We see the photos and reports of our enemies gloating and rejoicing - when they mistakenly interpret the debate between us as an internal disintegration, God forbid - this is a warning sign. Thus, for example, in the words of Dr. Ma...
IDF says the strikes targeted 'two temporary structures' used by the Syrian army in violation of the 1974 disengagement agreement
The IDF confirmed a rare attack on Thursday in which Israeli tanks fired on Syrian military structures in the Golan Heights buffer zone.
In a statement, the IDF said the strikes targeted "two temporary structures" used by the Syrian army in violation of the 1974 disengagement agreement between the two countries. It added that the attack was carried out after IDF surveillance identified the day prior a second temporary building in the security area.
"The IDF considers the Syrian regime responsible for everything that happens in its territory and will not allow attempts to violate the separation agreement," the IDF added.
The tank fire follow...
Sara Netanyahu, yesterday (Wednesday, 20 September 2023), was invited to, and attended, a reception held by US First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in honor of the spouses of heads of state and government, to mark the opening of the 78th UN General Assembly.
Mrs. Netanyahu was warmly welcomed by US First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and spoke with her several times during the event. They discussed the challenges and opportunities facing children, efforts to empower women, children's rights, and ways to prevent trafficking in, injury to, and the suffering of children around the world. The two spouses also discussed the warm and successful meeting between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
During the special event, Sara Netanyahu met with the wives of many leaders, including th...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 21, 2023 - Project Baltimore obtained unreleased state test scores for all Baltimore City schools, revealing alarming results, according to WMAR2News. Despite the city's resources and funding, 13 high schools showed that not a single student scored proficiently in the 2023 math exam. The shocking findings prompted widespread community reactions, with figures like Bryan Nehman and Sheila Dixon emphasizing the dire state of the education system. Baltimore’s top five high schools, including Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Baltimore City College, saw only 11.4% of students proficient in math. All proficient students scored a level three out of a maximum four. No student in the entire city achieved the top math proficiency level. Dr. Sonja Sa...