A coffee shop in San Francisco has issued an apology after a video circulating on social media showing staffers blocking a Jewish woman from a restroom while making anti-Israel comments.
The video recorded by the Jewish woman shows employees at Farley's Coffee standing in front of the door to the bathroom and asking her to leave the establishment.
The employees apparently wanted to prevent the woman from recording graffiti in the bathroom equating Zionism to fascism and accused the woman of "misgendering" an employee. In an apology statement issued on Farley's Coffee's Instagram page Wednesday, the business insisted, "We're not antisemitic," and promised "ongoing staff training" after the incident.
While the coffee shop's statement categorize...
The Commander of the IDF Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Yaron Finkelman lit the menorah on Thursday, the first night of Hanukkah, with the reservists of the 551st Brigade, who are fighting in the Gaza Strip in the Jabalya area.
"This is a long, important, and difficult war, and this is a symbolic moment, lighting the Hanukkah candles," the general told the soldiers.
He noted that "at this time when we are here in Jabalya, our families are singing and lighting candles, and rely on us and are proud of us."
"You are the Maccabees of our day; you are the commanders who lead the soldiers, the Maccabees of our day, and we will continue onward to victory," Finkelman concluded.
Is it true that chocolate factories are sometimes kashered with molten chocolate? Is chocolate labeled dairy equipment, truly dairy free? Let’s find out the answers in this fascinating conversation with Rabbi Dovid Oppenheimer, Rabbinic Coordinator at the cRc.
After decades of struggles and challenges, in Parshat Vayeshev Yaakov Avinu aims to settle down and live peacefully. Instead, the conflict between Yosef and his brothers rips Yaakov’s family apart.
Triggered by Yaakov’s favoritism for Yosef, as well as Yosef’s dreams, the brothers plot to murder Yosef in cold blood. Eventually, they relent and instead (“only”) sell him into slavery.
The scourge of “sinat chinam” — baseless hatred” that began with Yosef and his brothers did not end there. Over a thousand years later, it caused the destruction of the second Beit Hamikdash. The Zohar connects these two episodes, teaching that the twenty-two days between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av were caused by the twenty-two yea...
Over the last few days, the 36th Division have been fighting in close-quarter combat with terrorists in the Shuja'iyya neighborhood of Gaza. The forces located and destroyed weapons and underground infrastructure, predominantly located inside and in the vicinity of civilian buildings. The soldiers are continuing to operate to dismantle Hamas’ capabilities in the area.
In battles on the ground in the Gaza Strip, soldiers of the Golani Brigade have fought against and eliminated dozens of terrorists. The forces have also located tunnel shafts and rocket launchers in the area.
Simultaneously, IDF soldiers from the Kfir Brigade located RPG launchers, ammunition and other equipment belonging to Hamas inside a civilian residential building. In addition, the forces located a terror tu...
A multi-billion-dollar budget shortfall could cut transportation projects short, limit transit options, and raise parking prices, according to a new proposal from the Maryland Department of Transportation.
The six-year transportation plan includes at least a $2 billion funding shortfall, and the proposed cuts could impact a large swath of services and plans. According to the proposal from MDOT, the agency must seek a $3.3 billion reduction in planned state Transportation Trust Fund expenditures over the next six years.
“Simply put, the department’s operating costs are expected to increase seven percent annually while our revenues increase one percent per year,” said MDOT Secretary Paul Wiedefeld in a letter. “And just like Maryland families are doing, we must tigh...
Chanukah Is here!
Baltimore/Jerusalem - Dec. 7, 2023 - As Baltimore’s BIRI project under the guidance of Rabbi Shmuel Silber is being offered thanks, keep the children of our holy chayalim in mind. Their fathers have been away for 8 weeks serving in the IDF & fighting on our behalf! We have the wonderful opportunity to step in and take care of the children & families of these heroes by sending them Chanukah Gifts this year. A great way to support the Israeli economy as well! (All Gifts will be purchased from Israeli businesses)
Please click here to donate a Chanukah gift to these precious families.
This morning Rabbi Shmuel & Aviva Silber and family (shown below) personally delivered duffels full of supplies for the chayalim coming from Baltimore’s ...
Baltimore, MD – December 7, 2023 - 11:20 AM – A heavy police presence near David Chu’s has been reported after an attempted carjacking involving the vehicle of one of the restaurant's employees.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi held a situational assessment at the IDF Northern Command.
The situational assessment was attended by Northern Command Commander Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin, command staff officers, and division commanders. During the assessment, they reviewed the IDF's activities on the northern front and the intelligence and regional situation.
Later, the Prime Minister visited an artillery battery in the Upper Galilee with Northern Command Commander Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin, where he spoke with infantry and artillery reservists who, in the past two months, have been serving on the front lines on the border with Lebanon.
Netanyahu was told about the soldiers' activities in the area and their w...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 7, 2023 - 11:00AM - Approximately 30 minutes ago, a carjacking took place near the Agudah of Park Heights. Several masked young males, driving a White Honda CRV with license plate 8EJ5254, approached the victim, demanded he exit his car, and subsequently stole the vehicle. If you spot the depicted Honda CRV with a matching license plate, dial 911 and contact Shomrim at 410-358-9999 immediately.
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 7, 2023 - 10:42AM - In the past 20 min a carjacking occurred at the Agudah Park Heights of a 2014 white Honda Civic, MD license: 9BP3810
Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown on Wednesday announced that he has reinstated Zainab Chaudry to the state’s Hate Crimes Commission.
Chaudry was temporarily suspended in November for social media comments criticizing Israel.
In a statement, Brown said that he does not have the authority to remove her in the middle of her four-year term.
“Once the guidelines are finalized, all Commission members will be expected to comply with them and I fully anticipate that they will,” Brown said in a statement. “I believe the Commissioners recognize the commitment required to eradicate hate crimes and bias incidents in Maryland, including the rising tide of antisemitism and Islamophobia. We must all put aside our differences, no matter how stark they may seem, and f...
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 6, 2023 - (WBAL) Residents in south Baltimore have taken action against recent carjackings and auto thefts by installing license plate readers on certain streets. Three community associations collaborated to acquire these devices, aiming to assist law enforcement in addressing the issue. The license plate readers are strategically placed at key intersections in the south Baltimore peninsula and were funded by a $250,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. While these cameras may not prevent car thefts, they are expected to alert the Baltimore Police Department when a stolen vehicle enters their vicinity, allowing for proactive response to the issue. The hope is that this initiative will deter criminals and improve neighborhood safet...
An article published in The Washington Post on Wednesday outlines how Hamas lulled Israel into a sense of calm as it plotted its October 7 massacre.
The report, which cited Israeli intelligence officers said, noted that many of the 3,000 terrorists who stormed the border fence with Gaza on October 7 carried battle plans with specific instructions. Some involved plans to hit military bases as far north as Rehovot and as far east as Be’er Sheva.
The terrorists also came into Israel with detailed battle plans that included maps of the internal structures of military bases and civilian towns, extensive lists of weaponry and equipment used by each of its units, and checklists for killing and capturing men, women and children, according to The Washington Post report.
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 6, 2023 - (FOX45) Sheila Dixon is the preferred mayoral candidate for Baltimore City's Democratic Primary, according to newly obtained poll numbers. The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners in Washington, D.C., surveyed 800 likely voters in October. Initially, Dixon had 39% support, incumbent Mayor Brandon Scott had 31%, candidate Bob Wallace had 10%, and 15% were undecided. After those surveyed heard profiles and statements about the candidates, Dixon's support increased by three points, while Scott's declined by four points. In the final ballot, Dixon led Scott by 14 points. Primary election day is scheduled for May 14, 2024.
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 6, 2023 - Baltimore County Introduces New Trash and Recycling Schedules for 2024. Baltimore County is making changes to its trash and recycling schedules for the upcoming year, 2024, according to FOX45. The Department of Public Works and Transportation has announced that updated schedules will be sent to single-family homes in mid-December, covering all of 2024. These schedules will also be available on the county's website starting January 1, 2024, for easy access and reference. These changes aim to provide residents with clear and convenient waste management guidelines for the year ahead.