Scroll for more news
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 12, 2019 - Sometimes, there are things in front of you that are so routine and normal that you forget to appreciate them. Yesterday, Dec. 11, I was reminded of how special our community is and how incredibly lucky we are to be part of this extraordinary group that is the Orthodox Jewish Community of Baltimore. At the invitation of Rabbi Ariel Sadwin, Executive Director of Agudath Israel of Maryland, representatives of nearly every single school and community service organization gathered at TA for a brief “meet and greet” to welcome and introduce themselves to Maryland’s newly elected Speaker of the House, Del. Adrienne Jones. Each representative was given less than one minute to introduce their organization and its mission in order to show Speaker Jo...
Scroll for more news
Baltimore, MD - Dec. 12, 2019 - My heart breaks for the four victims — Leah Minda Ferencz, Miguel Douglas Rodriguez, Moshe Deutsch and Det. Joseph Seals — who were killed during an attack on a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, N.J., Tuesday. Out of an abundance of caution, I worked in partnership with the Pikesville police precinct and Councilman Isaac Yitzy Schleifer to have police camera towers placed at the two kosher markets in Pikesville — Market Maven Baltimore and Seven Mile Market — to monitor for any suspicious activity and to ensure the safety of the employees and customers of both stores.
No person should have to fear for their life at the grocery store, school, work, place of worship or anywhere in between. I want to thank the Baltimore County Police...
The deadly attack at a kosher supermarket here that left six people, including the two suspects, dead this week is being investigated as domestic terrorism, officials announced Thursday.
“We believe the suspects held views that reflected hatred of the Jewish people, as well as the hatred of law enforcement,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said at a news conference.
Officials said surveillance video indicated the market had been deliberately marked, raising the specter that the shooting was another in a growing national pattern of anti-Semitic attacks.
“This confirms a sad truth; there is a crisis of anti-Semitism gripping this nation,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said of the attack, which claimed the lives of two New York natives. At ...
Jeremy Corbyn announced his resignation as leader of the Labour party early Friday morning following the party's crushing defeat in the general election.
Exit polls published on Thursday night predicted a solid majority for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative party with 368 seats in parliament. Corbyn’s Labour was projected to win just 191 seats, its worst showing since the 1930s.
Corbyn said it was a “very disappointing night for the Labour Party,” and said he would not lead Labour into the next election, but would not step down immediately.
He blamed Brexit for the result, and said the policies he put forward were the right ones and were popular.
Corbyn has faced ongoing accusations of anti-Semitism, both over his history of hostility towards...
WUHAN, China — There’s nothing quite as satisfying as hitting the hay after a long day for some much-need shut eye. Similarly, a nice midday nap can be just what the doctor ordered in terms staying fresh and avoiding the afternoon doldrums. However, a new study finds that you may want to make sure you’re not sleeping too much too often. According to researchers from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, regularly taking naps that exceed 90 minutes, or sleeping for over 9 hours each night, may raise one’s chances of suffering a stroke.
Researchers analyzed over 30,000 Chinese citizens, and discovered that those who took regular 90 minute-plus naps were 25% more likely to have a stroke than people who don&rsquo...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 11, 2019 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah of Mrs. Celia Neuman, A’H, wife of Cantor David Neuman and mother of Shmuel Neuman, Jeffrey Neuman, Richard Neuman, Craig Neuman and Rabbi Gary Neuman.Shiva will be observed at 6604 Linco Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21209The family will be accepting visitors until 9:00pm Shacharis: 7:00 AM / Sunday: 8:00 AMMincha/Maariv: 4:30 PM (Mincha Erev Shabbos 3:00 PM)
Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...
The 2019-2020 flu season follows two straight unusually bad flu seasons. Unfortunately, two key indicators show this year could be more of the same.
First, “This season is off to an early start, earlier than any season this decade,” Dr. Bryan Lewis, professor at the University of Virginia, who works in a research partnership with AccuWeather, wrote in an email. “You have to go back to 2003 before you have as much active transmission in early December as we have now.”
Nationwide, 3.5 percent of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) were due to influenza-like illness (ILI). This percentage is above the national baseline of 2.4 percent for the fourth straight week, according to the Centers ...
Israeli Consul in New York Danny Dayan spoke to Arutz Sheva about his visit to Jersey City following the deadly shooting at a local kosher supermarket.
Dayan described the scene of the attack. "It was a difficult visit and two things were etched in my memory and will remain there forever. One is the grocery store with bullets in every corner."
"Not least, I will remember the second floor of the nearby synagogue. There is a yeshiva and Talmud Torah where 53 Jewish children gathered at the same time to study Torah. They were crammed into a small room far from the common wall with the supermarket. There, 53 children waited in terror so that G-d forbid the attack would not reach them while bullets whistled by on all sides.
"The situation, of course, is different and ther...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (VINnews) — Rabbi Lionel Mirvis, who passed away Monday in his Capetown home at the age of 93, became famous originally due to his developing unique methods of teaching Kabbalah, which he developed 50 years ago. Rabbi Mirvis, who is also the father of the current Chief Rabbi of Britain Ephraim Mirvis, taught Kabbalah based on the esoteric Sefer Yetzirah, a book attributed to Adam HaRishon.
He later developed his method into graphic kabbalah, which he called, “the truth of the Torah, starting with the earliest, in Genesis, to the latest, in science”. He lectured widely on the subject, and produced a popular series of DVDs. His approach related to the modern world, his compelling thoughts and interpretations developed through a fusion of Talmudic, m...
NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) – Still reeling from the shock of the murderous Jersey City rampage that took the lives of a young mother, a yeshiva student, employee at a kosher grocery and a veteran police officer, members of the Jewish community banded together, raising nearly $50,000 in less than a day for the family of the slain detective.
40 year old Detective Joseph Seals was gunned down by David Anderson and Francine Graham just moments before the two began their deadly four hour long standoff at the Jersey City Kosher Market.
A Chesed Fund campaign to benefit his widow, Laura, and their five orphaned children was launched on December 11th on The Chesed Fund platform, with contributions pouring in from as far away as Canada, Europe and Israel.
JERSEY CITY, NJ (AP ) – The deadly shooting rampage at a New Jersey kosher market has cast a spotlight on a fringe movement known for its anti-Semitic strain of street preaching and its role in a viral-video confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial this year.
Investigators believe that the man and woman who killed three people at the Jersey City grocery Tuesday in addition to gunning down a police officer at a cemetery hated Jews and law enforcement and had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites movement, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday.
“But we have not definitively established any formal links to that organization or to any other group,” he said. “Based on the available evidence, we believe that the two shooters were acting on the...
Polls have closed in the U.K.’s general election and a key BBC exit poll suggests Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on track for the parliamentary majority he has desperately sought to “get Brexit done.”
Why it matters: If the results hold, Johnson will have far exceeded expectations and should be able to easily pass his Brexit deal. It would be the biggest Conservative majority since Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 victory, and a disaster for the opposition Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
By the numbers:
Conservatives: 368 seats (+50)Labour: 191 (-71)Scottish National Party (SNP): 55 (+20)Liberal Democrats: 13 (+1)Brexit: 0
Between the lines: After 3 years of division over Brexit, Johnson appears to have united the “Leave” vot...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 8, 2019 - It is with sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah Norman Kamelgard, z"l, husband of Mrs. Paulette Kamelgard and father of Dr. Rena Langermann and Dr. Joseph Kamelgard.
The family will sit shiva at the Langermann home, 6606 Cross Country Blvd.
Shacharis: 6:45 am
Mincha: 4:30 pm (Erev Shabbos: 2:30 PM)
Bila HaMaves LaNetzach...
The leader of one of Israel’s smaller right-wing parties has been making it clear in sub rosa talks that after the next election, there will be no more right-wing “bloc.”
According to the party leader, “It [the bloc] was the right move at the time. It was something that was important to do in order to prevent the rise of a left-wing government. But next time, it won’t happen.”
If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again fails to put together a government, said the party leader, the right-wing parties will have to consider “other options.”
“We will not run as a bloc, hampering other political moves. If [Prime Minister] Netanyahu cannot put together a government, we won’t go back to what happened these past few months...
Baltimore, MD – Dec. 12, 2019 - It is with deep sadness that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petirah of Mrs. Ann Loeb, A’H, mother of Avigdor Loeb
The levaya will take place graveside tomorrow morning, Friday, December 13, at 10:00 at the Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery (2100 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21213.
Shiva in Baltimore will be observed through Tuesday morning.
Avigdor (410-258-7715) will sit shiva at his home, 2909 West Strathmore Avenue, through Tuesday morning, but will continue in New York on Tuesday evening and Wednesday.
Minyanim in Baltimore: Friday – Tuesday
Friday Mincha: 3:00 pm Motzei Shabbos Maariv: 5:30 pm Shacharis Sunday: 8:00 am Mincha/Maariv Sunday and Monday: 4:30 ...
LONDON—An early exit polll suggests British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to win a large majority in Thursday’s general election, an outcome that would mark a stunning victory for the Brexit cheerleader and pave the way for the U.K. Parliament to trigger a long-awaited split with the European Union.
The exit poll commissioned by three national broadcasters, released just after polling stations closed Thursday, said Mr. Johnson’s Conservative Party was on track to win 368 seats in Britain’s 650-seat House of Commons. The main opposition Labour Party was forecast to win 191, with smaller parties taking the rest.
The poll asks roughly 30,000 people how they voted and has correctly forecast the outcome of two out of the last three elections and the 2016 Brexit...
The Simon Wiesenthal Center released its annual list of the top 10 global anti-Semitic incidents, along with anti-Semitic people, and the No. 1 spot was given to the Jeremy Corbyn-led British Labour Party.
“No one has done more to mainstream anti-Semitism into the political and social life of a democracy than the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party,” said the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “Members and staff who have dared to speak out against the hate were purged, but not those who declared ‘Heil Hitler.’”
The list is normally published in late December or early January, but was released early this year, perhaps due to upcoming elections on Dec. 12, according to The Times of Israel.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and found of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Daily Ma...
Iran has foiled a major cyber attack on its infrastructure that was launched by a foreign government, the Iranian telecoms minister said on Wednesday, two months after reports of a US cyber operation against the country.
US officials told Reuters in October that the United States had carried out a secret cyber strike on Iran after the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blamed on Tehran. Iran denied involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement.
“We recently faced a highly organized and state-sponsored attack on our e-government infrastructure which was…repelled by the country’s security shield,” Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, Iran’s minister for communications and information t...
On Sunday evening at the Avenue Event Hall in Airport City, United Hatzalah held their second annual Israel gala dinner, which followed shortly upon the heels of the 1st annual gala dinner held in Miami, Florida, which took place last Tuesday. The organization raised close to $3,500,000 at each event bringing the total between the two to $7,000,000.
President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer presided over both events and encouraged the crowds to help the organization in its life-saving mission. Beer told the story of how he began the organization as a young boy who saw a need for faster emergency medical care and developed it into the fastest emergency response organization in the world currently boasting active branches in five countries.
United Hatzalah’s Regional Developm...
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh met with Jordanian parliamentarians and political activists and spoke with them about Hamas’ position regarding Jordan.
The Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper reported that Haniyeh stressed that the Palestinian Arabs stand alongside Jordan against the idea of establishing an alternative Palestinian homeland in Jordan, against the settlement of “refugees” in Jordan and against any Israeli idea of resolving the conflict outside the borders of “Palestine”.
Jordan is a red line, Haniyeh said, noting that all of Hamas’ energy is directed at the “enemy” and that the Palestinians and Jordanians are in the same boat on the main issues.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.