Another round of highway closures for the ongoing I-95 and Route 896 interchange project near Newark is on the way next week as the Delaware Department of Transportation continues to work on installing new bridge supports.
I-95 will be closed overnight in both directions at the interchange with Route 896 starting on Tuesday, according to the Newark Police Department. Traffic will be detoured through Newark, and police said anyone planning to drive through the city near the interchange should prepare for heavy traffic.
The interstate will be completely closed at the interchange with Route 896 at the following times, which are subject to change depending on weather:
Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15, from 10 ...
Baltimore, MD – Feb. 7, 2024 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of HaRav Dovid Weinberger, z’l, father of Mrs. Yehudit Finegold, and stepfather of Mrs. Devorah (Yaakov) Goldstein.
Shiva will be observed at 18 Chai Taib, Har Nof, Yerushalayim
Bila Hamaves LaNetzach...
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 10, 2024 - Havdalah with the Skulener Rebbe at Merkaz Torah U’Tefillah
Trip Led by Synagogue Initiatives Merges Community Values of Family and Support for Israel
Participants of the OU Father-Son Israel Mission pose on the roof of the Hesder Yeshiva of Sderot with a menorah made of rockets fired from Gaza
Like many Jewish community members who learned of the October 7 calamity, Binyamin Muschel of Boca Raton, Florida, felt driven to travel to Israel to support its citizens in person, rather than from afar. When a unique OU father-son Israel mission came to his and his wife’s attention, they jumped at the chance for Binyamin to participate with their 15-year-old son Sruli — even though it meant that the family would spend their Yeshiva Week winter vacation apart.
“The Father-Son Israel Mission was an opportunity for us to transmit our valu...
British Airways announces that it will resume flights to Israel in April, having suspended them in October citing security fears after the October 7 massacre carried out by Hamas in Israel and the outbreak of the war in Gaza.
The airline, which is owned by London-listed aviation conglomerate IAG, says it will “restart our flights on 1 April” to Tel Aviv.
The route will operate four times per week but with smaller aircraft than before the outbreak of war, owing to expectations of weaker demand.
Many airlines stopped flying to Israel after October 7, but several have since announced their resumption — including Air France, Lufthansa and Ryanair.
President Biden added a layer of scrutiny to U.S. weapons sales to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, issuing guidance on how they can be used and linking them to humanitarian assistance.
Under pressure from Senate Democrats critical of the civilian suffering in the Gaza Strip amid Israel’s war against Hamas, the president issued a memorandum Thursday night that outlined the new guidance. It requires the U.S. to receive assurances from those countries that weapons being used in an active conflict comply with international law, and that no efforts are made to obstruct the delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in a combat zone.
The memorandum mirrors an amendment filed late last year by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and supported by 18 Sen...
The Hamas government in Gaza has demanded that 1,000 trucks of humanitarian aid be given access to northern Gaza every day until the impact of the war on civilians has been reversed, Arabic-language media reports.
The Hamas-run Government Media Office in Gaza claims that this amount of aid is required because “the famine in northern Gaza is worsening” as a result of American and Israeli actions, the reports state.
“We immediately demand the entry of 1,000 trucks daily into northern Gaza until it recovers from the famine and its impact,” the report quotes Hamas as saying.
There are an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 Palestinians still living in northern Gaza, which the IDF ordered be evacuated at the beginning of the war.
The commander of the IDF's Northern Command, Maj.-Gen. Ori Gordin stated that the IDF is determined to allow evacuated residents to return home safely during a meeting with the heads of local authorities in the North on Friday.
He also told them the IDF is preparing to go on the offensive against Hezbollah, saying, "Our goal is to change the security situation in the north in a manner that will allow us to safely return the residents home to a sense of security."
The meeting was held at command headquarters and as part of a dialogue with the heads of the local authorities.
Additionally, he relayed to them the key points of the situational intelligence and operational assessments, as well as accelerating processes of heightened readiness for the continuation of fighti...
Security has been significantly increased at several Israeli embassies around the world after intelligence authorities uncovered plans to carry out terror attacks, Channel 12 reports.
The Israeli embassies in the Netherlands, India and Sweden are among those determined to be at risk for terror attacks and have had their security upgraded accordingly.
On January 31, police destroyed an explosive device discovered outside the embassy in Stockholm, in an incident labeled as an “attempted terror attack” by Israel’s ambassador.
Baltimore, MD – Feb. 7, 2024 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Celeste Pushkin, a"h, mother of Dr. Gary Pushkin.
The levayah will be held at Sol Levinson's Chapel 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208 on Sunday, February 11th, at 12 PM.
Shiva will be observed at 4101 Greenway, Baltimore, MD, 21218: Sunday: 4:30 - 7:30 PM Monday through Thursday: 10:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Friday: 10:30 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 2:30 PM Mincha-Maariv will take place Monday through Thursday at 5:30 PM.
Bila Hamaves LaNetzach...
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 9, 2024 - Michael J Elman, M.D. presented the results of the Clinical Utility of Home OCT Data in Management of Neovascular Age Related Macular Degeneration at the 47th annual meeting of the Macula Society in Palm Springs, California on February 9, 2024. Home OCT offers the hope of improving outcomes in the treatment of retinal diseases by allowing treating physicians to personalize treatment specific to that patient’s response.
Dr. Elman has been actively involved in developing Home OCT with Notal Vision based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Previously, Dr Elman was a Principal Investigator on the National Eye Institute supported HOME Trial that established the superior role of Notal’s Foresee Home Monitoring System in preserving vision in eyes at risk for ne...
The US and Qatar are working together to expel Hamas leaders from Doha, Al-Arabiya reported on Friday.
The head of Hamas's politburo, Ismail Haniyeh, has lived in luxury in Doha for years. Qatar has been central in meditating talks aimed at reaching a ceasefire and a release of the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. The Al-Arabiya report did not provide further details about the alleged Qatari and American efforts to expel Hamas from Doha.
In October, The Washington Post reported that Qatar and the US had agreed to discuss Hamas's presence in Doha once the crisis in the region was resolved, although it was unclear what exactly that would entail. In December, Israeli media reported that Qatar had agreed to exile Hamas leaders if a ceasefire was r...
Israel has decided to reject most of Hamas’ demands for a new hostage release deal, Channel 12 News reported on Friday.
According to the report, the War Cabinet agreed that Hamas' demands are ridiculous and unrealistic, and therefore there is no point in attending talks in Egypt until those demands are watered down.
The Israeli reply included several principles, the report noted. They are:
Returning to the framework of the understandings from the Paris plan, and excluding from the document all the demands of Hamas that are not related to the issue of the war, such as the Temple Mount and the imprisonment conditions of the terrorists in Israeli prisons.
An Israeli insistence on "humanitarian releases" of hostages in the first stages.
Delaying the release of so-call...
Baltimore, MD - Feb. 9, 2024 - We are at the halfway point in our season! With four games to go the older divisions are heating up as they play for the four playoff spots. We would like to welcome our new co-commissioner Eliezer Katz (from SBL and CCC legend).  ...
Dozens of activists on Friday morning blocked the Nitzana Border Crossing between Israel and Egypt, preventing aid trucks from entering Gaza.
Activists from the Tzav 9 organization explained, "Hundreds of aid and supply trucks for the Hamas terror organization will not enter from here today. We are proud and excited that the determination of our nation is winning. No aid will pass until the last of the hostages returns."
The Kerem Shalom Crossing between Israel and Gaza was also blocked to aid trucks, as dozens of youth held festive morning prayers at the site, in honor of the first day of the Jewish month of Adar. The youth broke into a joyful dance in honor of the new month and the upcoming Purim holiday.
During recent nights, dozens of activists slept in tents set up at the Kerem Sha...
The Belzer synagogue in Kiryat Gat was broken into on Thursday night, and silver articles were stolen from it.
The synagogue's Torah scrolls were thrown on the floor.
Investigators from the Kiryat Gat police station and forensic investigators who arrived at the scene gathered evidence for the purpose of identifying and arresting the suspects.
Jerusalem Minister Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism), who arrived at the scene, said, "I was horrified to hear about the break-in to a Belz hasidic synagogue in Kiryat Gat, and the desecration of the Torah scrolls at the site. The police must work with all their force to bring the criminals to justice, and the justice system has the obligation to severely punish the criminals, in order to prevent repetitions of such acts in the future, G-d fo...