Baltimore, MD – Nov. 29, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi Lipnitsky & Basya Polsky on their engagement.
Mazel Tov Mr. & Mrs. Yaakov Lipnitsky and Mr. & Mrs. Yitzchok Polsky
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Henry Kissinger, a controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse whose service under two presidents left an indelible mark on U.S. foreign policy, died on Wednesday, according to Kissinger Associates Inc.
Kissinger died at his home in Connecticut, Kissinger Associates said.
Kissinger had been active past his centenary, attending meetings in the White House, publishing a book on leadership styles, and testifying before a Senate committee about the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. In July 2023 he made a surprise visit to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In the 1970s, he had a hand in many of the epoch-changing global events of the decade while serving as secretary of state under Republican President Richard Nixon. The German-born Jewish refugee's e...
The 12 Israeli hostages released from Hamas captivity tonight: Raz Ben Ami, Yarden Roman, Liat Atzili, Moran Stela Yanai, Liam Or, Itay Regev, Ofir Engel, Amit Shani, Gali Tarshansky, Raaya Rotem, Yelena Trupanob, and her mother Irena Tati.
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 29, 2023 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Dr. Frank R. Shane, z’l, brother of Ruth Shane.
The levaya will take place tomorrow, Thursday, November 30 at 2:30 at Sol Levinson.
Kevura will follow at Arlington Chizuk Amuno Cemetery, 4400 N. Rogers Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.
Thursday - Following kevurah until 9:00 pm
The DoubleTree by Hilton, 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208.
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday: 12:00-3:00 and 6:00-8:00
7301 Park Heights Avenue, #303, Baltimore, MD 21208
There will be a shiva minyan on Sunday evening at 6:00 pm
Ruth can be reached by text message at 443-286-7060.
Bila Hamaves LaNetzach....
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned that rising antisemitism in the US was being fueled by "dog-whistles" at anti-Israel demonstrations throughout the country while Jewish Americans have been "abandoned" by many on the left.
“Jewish Americans feel alone to face all of this — abandoned by too many of our friends and allies in our greatest time of need, as antisemitic hate crimes skyrocket across the country,” Schumer said during a 40-minute address on the Senate floor today (Wednesday).
The New York Senator criticized members of his own Democratic Party and the mainstream media for their responses to the Hamas massacre of over 1,200 people in southern Israel on October 7, the worst massacre committed against the Jewish people since the Nazi Holocaust.
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 29, 2023 - Beginning Dec. 5, Antwerpen and Len Stoler are having anti-theft software upgrade events planned for 2011 – 2022 Hyundai models affected by recall 993 with classic key ignition.
Israel confirmed that it received the list of 10 hostages that are expected to be freed on Wednesday
Overnight, Israel received the list with 10 more hostages that are to be released on Wednesday, the sixth day of temporary ceasefire. The families are said to have been notified.
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration clarified that it is not urging for a permanent ceasefire. Earlier on Tuesday, Biden's post on X seemed to indicate a change in tone regarding his stance in the Israel-Hamas war. Meanwhile in Qatar, the heads of the CIA and Mossad are in Doha for intensive negotiations on extending the truce.
A new report by Baltimore's Office of the Inspector General revealed that a worker in the Department of Public Works created a fake job offer to try to get a raise at their current job.
According to the report, the department was interested in matching the offer from another government agency to keep the employee. But when the Department of Public Works contacted the other government agency about the offer, that agency told DPW that the offer appeared fake, wrote Inspector General Isabel Cumming in her report.
The offer letter listed an annual salary of $100,435. When the Office of the Inspector General examined the letter, the document contained text boxes with comments connected to the DPW employee's user name, according to investigators.
DPW fired the worker, according to C...
Former Shin Bet official Mika Kobi, who in the past interrogated Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar, described to Kan Reshet Bet Sinwar's personality.
Regarding the reports that Sinwar met some of the hostages, Kobi said, "It's hard for me to believe he met hostages - he is a most cruel leader, who holds a bottomless hatred for Jews."
He also said that Sinwar "also does not love his own people. I know 15 cases just of murder of Palestinians, that he killed them with his own hands in prison, with a razor and a machete. When I asked him in the past why he did not marry, he responded that he is married to Hamas."
When asked whether in his opinion, Israel will be able to reach and eliminate Sinwar, Kobi replied, "It won't be easy, he will not surrender - he will fight unt...
Merriam-Webster is arguably the number one most reliable, trusted, and easy-to-use dictionary and thesaurus online.Every year (for the past 20 years) Merriam-Webster announces the "Word of the Year," a reward given to the most searched for word over the course of the year. In a press release on Monday, November 27th, Merrriam-Webster announced that the Word of the Year for 2023 is..."authentic"Merriam-Webster defines authentic as “not false or imitation: real, actual” and “true to one’s own personality, spirit or character.”In their press release, Peter Sokolowski, the editor at large for Merriam-Webster, said, "We see a in 2023 a kind of crisis of authenticity. What we realize is that when we question authenticity, we value it even more."Truth be told, while ...
Recalled conventional (non-organic) peaches, plums, and nectarines sold in retail stores from May 1, 2022 through November 15, 2022 and from May 1, 2023 through November 15, 2023. The recalled fruit was sold at retail stores nationwide in bags or as individual pieces of fruit with PLU stickers, under multiple brand names.
Individual pieces of fruit with PLU stickers on the fruit labeled USA-E-U, containing the following numbers:
Yellow peach: 4044 or 4038
White peach: 4401
Yellow nectarine: 4036 or 4378
White nectarine: 3035
Red plum: 4042
Black plum: 4040
HMC Farms: peaches, plums, or nectarines sold in HMC Farms-branded bags
Signature Farms: peaches or nectarines sold in Signature Farms-branded bags and labeled with 6359 printed on a white sticker on th...
Israel is preparing to welcome back the sixth wave of hostages from Gaza: 12 hostages are expected to be released this evening (Wednesday) from Hamas captivity and to be handed over to the Red Cross and later arrive in Israeli territory.
Hamas claims it released two hostages who hold Russian citizenship, but as of reporting, they were not handed over to the Red Cross. They join the ten additional Israeli hostages whose names were given to Israel overnight and whose families were notified of their return.
In the meantime, no further agreements have been reached regarding additional days of the ceasefire in return for the release of hostages, but the Qatari Foreign Ministry told CNN that his government is "very optimistic" regarding the extension of the pause. According to him, a...
Jerusalem, Israel - Nov. 28, 2023 - Gitty Normile of Har Nof asked that this message from her be distributed: There are many of lists of hostages out there but I did not find any that was accurate or that also included the family name and mothers' names. So with great siyata d'shmaya, I have compiled a list of the hostages in Gaza which includes the most up to date and verified information. The lists are updated daily. I included the family name and age because unlike the regular list for cholim which must preserve the privacy of the person we are davening for, here the hostages names and ages are public knowledge. It can arouse peoples' hearts when davening when they see whole families and ages ranging from 9 months to 84. There is also a list with only the Hebrew fi...
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 29, 2023 - Maryland ranks as the 6th best state for job opportunities in 2023, according to a report by WalletHub. The top five states for jobs this year are Washington, Virginia, Utah, Vermont, and Florida. Washington takes the top spot, attributed to factors such as no state income tax, high wages, and strong employment protections. The U.S. job market, in general, is robust, with a low unemployment rate of 3.9% and a high labor force participation rate, indicating a strong recovery from the pandemic's impact. WalletHub evaluated states based on 34 key indicators, including employment growth, median annual income, and average commute time, to determine their job-market strength and economic vitality
Southwest pilots are organizing regional strike centers that could cause thousands of planes to be grounded during one of the busiest travel times of the season.
Organizers said it could happen if their demands are not met.
Southwest pilots like Anthony Mulhare said their union has been negotiating their contract for more than three years.
“Our contract that we work under with Southwest expired the 1st of September 2020, 3 and a half years ago,” Mulhare said.
That’s how long it’s been since the Southwest Airlines Pilot Association has been negotiating a new contract for pilots with Southwest, one that includes better benefits for pilots.
“It’s more than just compensation, it has a lot to do with our disability. We’re the only union that pays f...
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 24, 2023 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Mrs. June Cohen, a’h, mother of Mrs. Shulamit (Chaim) Gartenhaus, Mrs, Miriam (Ronnie) Barry and Mrs. Aviva (Yaakov) Ben Chaim.
The levaya took place today in New York.
Mrs. Gartenahus is sitting at 6503 Park Heights Ave. Apt.1A, Baltimore, MD, 21215 through Wed. eveningShiva hours:Wednesday 10:00AM - 1:00PM, 3:00PM - 6:30PM and 8:00PM- 9:30PM
Bila Hamaves LaNetzach...
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 25, 2023 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Mrs. Harriet Penfil, a’h, mother of Mrs. Rochel (Rabbi Dovid) Bernstein, Rabbi Yitzchak (Rivky) Penfil and Mrs. Miriam Shulamis (Rabbi Naftoli) Eisemann.Shiva will be observed at 6307 Greenspring Avenue , Baltimore, MD , 21209Shacharis: 7:30AM Mincha/Maariv: beginning Monday- 4:25PM
No Minyanim on Thursday & FridayRabbi Yitzchak Penfil will be leaving Baltimore on Wednesday after Mincha/Maariv. He will resume shiva Thursday and Friday at 3 Branchwood Drive, Lakewood, NJ, 08701.Miriam Shulamis Eisemann will remain in Baltimore until Thursday morning. She will resume shiva Thursday afternoon and Friday at 3 Branchwood Drive, Lakewood, NJ, 08701.Roch...
Baltimore, MD – Nov. 28, 2023 -Baltimore City's Acting Health Commissioner has declared a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for tomorrow morning: Wednesday, November 29, 2023. Please follow the appropriate precautions to stay warm and safe!