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Baltimore, MD - Nov. 11, 2019 - Imagine walking into one of the wonderful Baltimore Yeshivos and finding 5 empty classrooms, classrooms filled with desks and chairs just waiting to be filled with smiling children. Thanks to you, the Baltimore Community, the Yeshiva classrooms are filled! Your support of Bonei Olam has resulted in 100 Baltimore babies being born in the last 10 years; enough to fill 5 classrooms!
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Baltimore, MD - Nov. 3, 2019 - This year, the Baltimore Shabbat Project, which originated in South Africa in 2013, will provide opportunities for thousands of Jews in Baltimore to observe the Jewish day of rest with added inspiration and celebration of Jewish identity. The main celebration will be the weekend of November 15-16, Parashat Vayeira, with additional programs taking place leading up to the project.
Previously, Shabbat Project celebrations attracted more than 1 million participants in 101 countries across 1,511 cities and towns. This year, organizers believe the initiative will top those numbers.
Last year, the Shabbat Project weekend was tarnished by the tragic loss of life and heinous act of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year, the organizers of the internati...
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz was booed Sunday as he entered the wedding of the son of charedi lawmaker Yaakov Asher, where protesters called him a “terrorist” and told him to “go to the Arabs.”
However, inside the function, Gantz was warmly welcomed, Hebrew media reported.
Gantz is currently trying to form a government, and one of the main stumbling blocks has been Blue and White’s insistence that a coalition unity government not include the ultra-Orthodox parties. Asher is a lawmaker from the United Torah Judaism Party.
Read more at Times of Israel.
It may be time to rethink how you hydrate in the sky.
A new study has found that many of the U.S.’s most popular airlines do not provide safe drinking water — and it may actually be making passengers sick.
The 2019 Airline Water Study conducted by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center investigated 11 major airlines and 12 regional airlines, scoring them from 0 to 5 (5 being the best) on the quality of water they provide onboard. The scores were based on 10 criteria, including airline fleet size; the presence of coliform bacteria or E. coli in the water; and the amount of times they’ve violated the federal government’s Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR), which was implemen...
(CBS News/WJZ) — The parent company of Sears and Kmart is closing another 96 stores, a sign hedge fund baron Eddie Lampert is struggling to revive the ailing retailer after buying it out of bankruptcy earlier this year.
After the latest round of closures, the company will have only 182 stores in operation. That’s down from roughly 425 locations earlier this year, and from as many as 2,500 stores when Sears and Kmart first merged in 2005.
Sears also secured $250 million in new financing, Transformco, the holding company for Sears and Kmart, said Thursday in announcing the closures.
In Maryland, four more locations are closing, including:
Kmart at 1713 Massey Blvd in Hagerstown.
Big Kmart at 1003 W Patrick Street in Frederick.
Kmart at 6411 Riggs Road in Hyattsville....
Shabus – The Cooperative Transportation Association operating on Shabbat – has ceased operations in Jerusalem due to lack of a budget, Kol Ha’ir reported Monday.
An official statement issued by Shabus read: “We have been operating in Jerusalem and in other cities for five consecutive years and have served thousands of passengers. Now, the association’s management has decided, following our successful summer, to take advantage of the winter months, which are generally weaker, to innovate and improve service, alongside significant fundraising.
“We would like to better prepare to increase our activity volume next summer, following the new organizing in Tel Aviv and after it has become clear that promises of group taxi (Sherut – DI) service on Shabba...
SAN FRANCISCO (VosIzNeias) – Retail giant and online marketplace Amazon.com is offering free shipping to Israel on orders which exceed $49.
Amazon also said, that it has launched an international Amazon website which is available now in Hebrew. This is in addition to Amazon’s recently launched Israeli platform, which contains only sellers in Israel.
The free delivery offer does not include all products, but does extend to thousands of products in various categories, which are marked, “Free shipping to Israel.” There is also an option to search for products in stores of specific sellers included in the bargain campaign.
In an announcement Monday, the company said the new Hebrew “shopping experience” targeted both Israelis and Hebrew-speakers abroa...
NEW YORK (AP) – Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection in 2020, presenting Democrats with a fresh suburban target in 2020 as they seek to defend their majority.
The decision comes days after voters flocked to Democratic candidates in state elections in Kentucky and Virginia, underscoring Republican vulnerability in a suburban revolt against President Donald Trump.
The 14-term congressman, 75, said in a Facebook post that he wants “flexibility to spend more time” with his children and grandchildren.
“The prime reason for my decision was that after 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute a...
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s commissioner to Expo 2020 in Dubai says next year’s world fair offers the country an opportunity to present a fresh face to the Arab world.
Elazar Cohen says Monday he’s sure Israel will draw much interest from the Emirati hosts and various Arab visitors, particularly regarding the country’s technological prowess. He says the goal is to “alleviate” any existing concerns about Israel.
The comments came a day after the Israeli government officially confirmed its participation and allotted a budget to its planned pavilion. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israeli delegation reflects the country’s “continued progress in normalization with the Arab states.”
The United Arab Emirates does not acknow...
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK (AP) – — The Palestinian president says he has “slapped” the U.S. Administration in the face by rejecting President Donald Trump’s promised peace plan.
In a speech Monday, Mahmoud Abbas derisively referred to the U.S. peace plan, known as the “Deal of the Century,” as the “Slap of the Century.”
“They tried to give us the slap of the century, but we slapped them in the face,” he said during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death.
Trump has not yet released the plan or said when it will be released. But Abbas has pre-emptively rejected it, accusing the White House of being unfairly biased toward Israel.
NEW YORK (AP) – Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January.
Boeing shares rose in midday trading Monday.
The company spelled out several steps that it needs to complete before the grounded plane can carry passengers again.
Pilot training has emerged as a key issue around the plane’s return — and an area where Boeing failed when it introduced the plane in 2017. The timetable that the company laid out Monday would allow it to generate cash by delivering planes even before the Federal Aviation Administration approves new training material for pilots.
Boeing said it has demonstrated changes to the plane during sessions with the FAA in a flight simulator. I...
HONG KONG (AP) — Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong’s leader pledged Monday to “spare no effort” to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months.
The comments by Carrie Lam are likely to fuel speculation that harsher legal and police measures may be in the works.
“I do not want to go into details, but I just want to make it very clear that we will spare no effort in finding ways and means that could end the violence in Hong Kong as soon as possible,” Lam told reporters.
Lam also refused to accept the protesters’ demands for political concessions.
“If there is still any wishful thinking that, by escalating violence, the Hong Kong SAR go...
AMMAN (AP) – Jordan’s king has visited one of two small areas of land that — until a day earlier — were leased to Israel as part of their 1994 peace agreement.
Jordan’s decision to not renew the 25-year lease and to reassume control over the two small territories comes amid rocky relations with Israel.
King Abdullah II tweeted Monday that “Jordan’s sovereignty over its territory is paramount,” after touring Baqura, in the country’s north.
Under the peace agreement, Jordan kept control of the enclaves but allowed Israeli farmers free access to the lands.
The Baqura and Ghamr areas were captured by Israel in 1950 and 1967, respectively. They cover around 1,200 acres of mostly farmland.
Jordan’s agreement is only the second pe...
MANHATTAN, NY (VosIzNeias) – The New York city Police Dept says Graffiti found at a NYC subway station is being investigated as a hate crime.
The NYPD hate crimes unit said the drawings ‘Kill All Jews’ with a swastika painted next to it, was found scrawled on the wall at the 103 St. platform of the NYC transit line number 1.
The incident comes on the heels of several anti-Semitic incidents that occurred over the past week where teenagers attacked Hasidic people in Brooklyn.
NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist “a mistake” and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company’s autonomous vehicles.
Khosrowshahi later said he regretted his comments, made during an interview with Axios on HBO. He tweeted Monday that there’s no forgiving or forgetting what happened to the journalist Jamal Khashoggi and he was wrong to call it a mistake.
Critics say Khosrowshahi is downplaying Khashoggi’s grisly murder to placate one of the company’s biggest investors.
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, known as The Public Investment Fund, holds about $1.9 billion worth of Uber stock, making it the company’s fifth largest ...
A Ukrainian court has reportedly sentenced four people to prison for the fatal assault and robbery in 2016 of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, H'yd, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
Two Ukrainian men were sentenced to nine and 11 years in prison, respectively, for the killing, while two women, who were minors at the time, were sentenced to seven years, according to the anash.org website.
Deitsch, a longtime Chabad emissary to France and Israel, was assaulted and robbed at Zhytomyr’s central train station on Oct. 7, 2016, after spending Rosh Hashanah in Haditch, Ukraine, the final resting place of Chabad founder Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, according to Chabad.org.
Deitsch, who suffered brain trauma during the assault, underwent surgery in Zhytomyr before being airlifted...
NEW YORK—The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) welcomed President Donald Trump’s recognition of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds’ heroism at this morning’s wreath laying ceremony ahead of New York’s Veterans Day Parade.
In 2016, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous posthumously recognized Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, with its Yehi Or Award for his heroic efforts in saving the lives of 200 American Jewish prisoners of war during World War II at the organization’s annual dinner. The JFR also produced the award-winning documentary titled “Footsteps of My Father,” told through the lens of Edmond’s son, Pastor Chris Edmonds, and several American Jewish POWs including Lester Tanner who was present at this mornin...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended at a record high on Monday thanks to a bounce in shares of aerospace giant Boeing.
The company, in a statement to FOX Business, confirmed that "it is possible that the resumption of MAX deliveries to airline customers could begin in December..." contingent on various timetables with the FAA.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq held onto modest losses amid concerns the U.S. and China still have differences that need to be ironed out before the two sides reach a phase one trade deal.
“China very much wants to make a deal,” Trump said as he boarded Air Force One on Saturday. “They’re having the worst year they’ve had in 57 years. Their supply chain is all broken, like an egg, they want to make a...
Iran should come to the negotiating table with world powers and Gulf countries to seek a new deal that would deescalate regional tensions and revive its economy, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Sunday.
Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers in a vital global shipping lane this summer, including off the UAE coast, and a major assault on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia.
Washington has blamed Iran, which has denied being behind the attacks on global energy infrastructure.
On Thursday, Iran said it had resumed uranium enrichment at its Fordow nuclear site, stepping further away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after the United States pulled out of it.
“Further escalation at this point serves no one and we strongly believe that there ...
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took part Monday morning in a Knesset meeting, organized by MK Meirav Michaeli (Labor) marking the 25th anniversary of Israel’s peace treaty with the Kingdom of Jordan to discuss the Jewish State’s relationship with its Arab neighbors.
Turning to the failure to achieve a final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu said the Palestinian Arab population was too internally divided, as well as hostile towards Israel.
“Why isn’t there peace with the Palestinians? I look at Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) and ask: ‘What about you?’ They aren’t ready to accept us. Half of the [Palestinian] people back Hamas and want to annihilate us, and the other half don’t want to fight with the first half, while i...