Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant to the troops of the Armored Corps stationed in the Mount Hermon region: “These are critical days in terms of exercising our power against an enemy [Hezbollah] that only responds to force. Even if we reach an agreement in the southern arena, we will continue fighting here, until we bring Hezbollah to reach an agreement and ensure the safe return of Israel’s northern communities to their homes.”“Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorist organizations have lost 450 [fighters] – 15 commanders at the level of brigade commanders or above, were eliminated. This includes 3 division commanders and makes up for over 50% of Hezbollah’s total number of commanders in southern Lebanon. This is very significant.”Today (Sunday, 7 July 2...
Baltimore, MD – July 10, 2024  -  BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yitz and Avigayil Pierce on the birth of a son. Mazel Tov to grandparents Howard and Dvora Sora Reznick יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – July 10, 2024  -  BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Rabbi Akiva Yisrael & Sara Tova Miller on the birth of a son. Mazel Tov to grandparents Shmuel & D'vorah Miller and Mordechai & Ruth Snider and Great-grandparents Dr. Moshe & Yael Glasner, Rabbi Dr Ivan and Arleeta Lerner, and Ilene Miller יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – July 9, 2024 -  BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yisroel Goldenberg & Penina Lieder on their engagement. יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!Mazel Tov Tony & Yehudis Goldenberg and Rephoel & Tzipora Lieder and grandparents Dr. Yossi & Sandy Lieder
Is attacking synagogues, calling for the genocide of Jews, and calling for the destruction of the United States of America the sign of a person who has their priorities straight? US Vice President Kamala Harris seems to think so. In an interview with The Nation that was published on Monday, Harris had words of praise for the protest movement that has created a historic outbreak of antisemitism throughout the country since October 7. According to Harris, the protesters "are showing exactly what the human emotion should be, as a response to Gaza.” This is an outrageous statement coming from the Vice President of the greatest nation on Earth. The anti-Israel protests began as soon as antisemites learned of the genocidal massacre Hamas committed on October 7, before the vict...
The IAF on Tuesday evening struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in the area of Qabrikha from which the projectiles were launched toward the area of the Golan Heights earlier in the day, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said. In addition, the IAF struck Hezbollah military structures in the area of Kfarkela in southern Lebanon, the statement said. A man and woman were killed in Tuesday evening’s rocket barrage fired by the Hezbollah terrorist organization on the Golan Heights. The couple were in a vehicle that burst into flames upon being struck by a rocket and were pronounced dead at the scene. The IDF stated that about 40 rockets were fired in the barrage on the Golan Heights. The Hezbollah rocket barrage followed the elimination of Yasir Nimr Qaranbash, the...
Baltimore, MD - July 8, 2024 - Summer Free Food for ALL Children 18 and under USDA SFSP Every Tuesday. Convenient Location. marylandfreefood.com 
The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America has released a Kol Korei emphasizing the significance of the Erev Shabbos of the week of Parshas Chukas, which has been established for generations as a day of fasting due to historical calamities. In light of the numerous challenges facing Klal Yisroel today, the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah is calling upon all kehillos to designate this Friday as a yom tefillah, with specific chapters of Tehillim to be recited. The full Kol Korei, and a free translation, can be found below. The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America has released a Kol Korei emphasizing the significance of the Erev Shabbos of the week of Parshas Chukas, which has been established for generations as a day of fasting due to historical calamities. In light of the numerous chal...
Baltimore, MD – July 9, 2024 - 4:26 PM – An accident at the corner of Park Heights & Fallstaff heading southbound has blocked the left turn lane from Park Heights to Fallstaff
United States Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines released a rare statement on Tuesday in which she accused the Iranian regime of fueling anti-Israel protests and working to influence the upcoming elections. "As I noted in testimony to the Congress in May, Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive in their foreign influence efforts, seeking to stoke discord and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions, as we have seen them do in the past, including in prior election cycles. They continue to adapt their cyber and influence activities, using social media platforms and issuing threats. It is likely they will continue to rely on their intelligence services in these efforts, as well as Iran-based online influencers, to promote their narratives," she wrote in what she said ...
Baltimore, MD  - July 9, 2024  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a new warning for the Americas as dengue cases reached an all-time high. So far, 19 Maryland travelers have been sickened by the virus. According to the CDC, the dengue virus is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, which also spreads Zika, chikungunya, and other viruses. Each year, up to 400 million people are infected by one of four dengue viruses, according to the CDC. About 100 million people get sick from infection, and 40,000 die from severe dengue. In its most recent warning, the CDC said countries in the Americas reported more than 9.7 million dengue cases, twice as many as the 4.6 million cases reported in 2023. As of July 2,&nb...
Baltimore, MD – July 9, 2024  - Heat Advisory remains in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Wednesday. What to Expect: Excessive Heat Warning: Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 110 until 8 PM this evening Heat Advisory: Heat index values up to 107 expected from noon to 8 PM Wednesday. Impacts: Extreme heat and humidity increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, especially for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Towson, MD - July 9, 2024 - On, July 11, 2024, the Baltimore County Police Department will activate five new speed camera locations in the following school zones. Cromwell Valley Elementary School, 900 block of Providence Rd  Lyons Mill Elementary School, 4300 block of Owings Mills Blvd  Franklin High School, 100 block of Franklin Blvd  Pretty Boy Elementary School,  19800 block of Middletown Rd  Redeemer Classical Christian School, 6400 block of Mount Vista Rd For the first 30 days, motorists exceeding the speed limit by 12 mph or more will receive warnings rather than citations. All speed camera zones are marked with signage. In compliance with state law, Baltimore County’s speed cameras operate Monday through Friday betwe...
There is Life even in the Depths: The Lubavitcher Rebbe
Baltimore, MD – July 8, 2024 -  BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mahyer Reischer & Tirtza Ross on their engagement. Mazel Tov to the parents  Chanina & Tammy Reischer and Brian & Susan Ross  and grandparents Dr. & Mrs. Marcel Reischer and Mr. & Mrs. Allan Gibber  יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
It was a beautiful Shabbos morning in Camp Romimu where I spent my summers as a division head. The grass was glistening in the sunlit sky after an overnight thunderstorm. There was barely a sound besides a few chirping birds as I made my way to the dining room for a pre-shacharis coffee. As I entered the empty dining room, there were but a few boys from the special needs bunk hanging out while the rest of the camp enjoyed their last few minutes of sleep. I approached the coffee station laden with all the coffee needs and noticed that one of the boys from that bunk, Yanky*, had his own coffee. It seemed odd as he had a Costco size Taster's Choice while right behind him camp was fully stocked with the same coffee. “Yanky,” I asked “why do you have your own coffee, if ...
Two people were killed in a rocket barrage fired by the Hezbollah terrorist organization on the Golan Heights on Tuesday evening. Both victims were in a vehicle that burst into flames upon being struck by a rocket and were pronounced dead at the scene. The IDF stated that about 40 rockets were fired in the barrage on the Golan Heights. Police, including bomb disposal squads, are working at multiple sites where rockets struck or debris from intercepted rockets landed in the Golan Heights. Police are also searching for additional sites where rockets may have struck or landed to remove any risk to the public. Five firefighting teams are working to combat fires started by the rocket strikes. The latest Hezbollah rocket barrage follows the assassination of Yasir Nimr Qaranbash, the former b...
Baltimore, MD - July 9, 2024 - One of the most unique, exquisite features of our new building is the 3,000 sq ft courtyard in the center of our beautiful Mikdash Mi'at. The back wall of the courtyard showcases authentic Jerusalem stone, visible from the main lobby and surrounding areas, centering our focus on Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh. The courtyard will offer a beautiful outdoor gathering space, in addition to housing our spacious communal Succah. The ethereal oasis will provide incredible natural light and will offer kehilla members an indoor/outdoor feel connecting us to our natural surroundings. We are looking forward to using this beautiful courtyard for simchas, yomim tovim, and other uplifting gatherings.
Rabbi Yonah Sklare is a Rosh Kollel in Baltimore, MD as well as Magid Shiur at Congregation Shomrei Emunah. His refreshingly creative approach to learning as well as his captivating presentation style, have attracted a diverse and beloved following. He lectures at numerous local institutions, including Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary, as well as out of town and online. Rabbi Sklare received semichah and his PhD in Talmudic Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He can be reached at rabbisklare@gmail.com.
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