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Baltimore, MD - May 27, 2020 - We, the undersigned, believe our community needs to support Mary Miller for Baltimore City Mayor. She has extensive business experience from her years as an executive at T. Rowe Price and she also has intimate knowledge of the government from her time leading a group in the U.S. Treasury Department after the last financial crisis. A poll came out recently showing her tied for the lead with Sheila Dixon. Click here for more info from that poll.
Click here for more about Mary and visit her website to watch her present her plan for our city - https://electmarymiller.com/splash
Below the signers is a quote from our former shomer Shabbos Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. We think Baltimore City has been going in...
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Baltimore, MD - May 25, 2020 - For nearly 40 years, I had the honor of serving on the Baltimore City Council. I am appalled by the current state of our City. I’ve never seen our local leadership so out of touch with reality, unable to act and unwilling to lead. Never. The mayor and council president seem numb to the death toll, steadfast in pointing blame and more focused on passing resolutions and pursuing political quarrel than saving lives and actually changing the course of Baltimore’s history.
I join in claiming that the 2020 mayoral election will be the most important in a generation. If that fact has yet to resonate, take it from me - this is my 21st election - and I assure you Baltimore is at a juncture unlike any other.
Having assessed candidate after candidate, none...
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Baltimore, MD - May 22, 2020 - Coronavirus isolation making you feel disconnected? ETZtalks, Etz Chaim's new online Jewish experience, is providing inspiration and learning to thousands of Baltimore's Jews have enjoyed the online presentations - so join!
Sunday? CHARLIE HARARY (here)
Monday? Special presentation on Conversion featuring Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer, Rabbi Moshe Walter, Rabbi Daniel Rose, a panel discussion of four converts with Rabbi Shlomo Porter, and Rabbi Chaim Gottesman! (here)
What about Cheesecake? On Tuesday, join Bracha Shor from Good & Sweet Baking for a special Cheescake Bake (here)
Full information how to join can be found at www.etzchaimusa.org/ETZtalks.
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Baltimore, MD - May 27 - Breakfast And Lunch Distribution At Bnos Yisroel for Wednesday, May 27
Wed - pickup for Shavous/Shabbos meals for Thurs - Sunday, Blintzes, Baked Ziti +... (no challah will be given out)Thurs - NO PICKUPTimes for Wednesday 1:00-2:45 - Cars picking up 1 to 4 meals3:15 - 4:15 - Cars picking up 5-7 meals5 - 6 - Cars picking up 8+ meals6:30-7:30 PM pickup for those who could not pick up during the earlier time slots*Thursday: NO PICKUP *Sign: Paper on passenger side or front window with number of meals, family name, and the names and ages of the family members 18 and underIf you are rolling down your front passenger window please place your sign n the front windowPlease make sure your signs are readable - Please use a sharpie! It slows d...
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Dinner Distribution This Week at TA will be Monday and Thursday , please note updated schedule details below.
Monday : 12-3pm has ended for today: Dinner pickup of 3 dairy meals.
Thursday : 8-11am: Dinner pickup of a Shavuos package. See below for details.
Right turn only onto campus, approach from Scotts Level Rd. No left turns onto campus, no illegal U-turns on Old Court Rd. or use of private property on Old Court Rd. to turn your car around.
We look forward to serving you!
Read details below for this week's menu, updated pickup details and important traffic reminders!TA Dinner Distribution This WeekMonday 12-3pm has ended for todayThursday 8-11am Shavuos Package PickupPlease Read Below for Important Details...
President Rivlin to the farmers:
“The responsibility of the State of Israel is not to allow any dreams to crumble. No family should lose their source of income. We cannot leave anyone behind.”
“Agriculture is in my heart. I am doing everything I can to help and to raise consciousness. I promise you that I will continue to do so until the end of my term in office, and afterwards.”
“If we don’t bring the gleam back into the eyes of the farmers, there will be no next generation and that will be the end of a wonderful Israeli enterprise. Every year, more and more growers leave and the average age of Israel farmers is 63, according to the Ministry of Agriculture,” members of the Sa’ada family, flower growers from Moshav Maor told the president ...
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Baltimore, MD - May 12, 2020 - HaRav Sheftel Neuberger Shares His Voting Preferences for the Upcoming Election
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 27 May 2020), participated in a conference of the leaders of the countries at the forefront of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, hosted by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. The leaders discussed ways to resume safe flights between their countries and steps to return to a safe routine in the shadow of the coronavirus.
Pursuant to the conferences held on 7 May and 24 April, the leaders met this morning for the third time in order to discuss the steps taken by their countries to return to a safe routine in the shadow of the coronavirus, as well as the steps to spur economic activity, especially tourism. The leaders agreed to continue consultations among themselves every few weeks.
In addition to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Australian...
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an “absolute fool” for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events, saying his lack of leadership on the issue is “costing peoples’ lives.”
The decision whether to wear a face mask in public has emerged as a national political battle, and the two presidential candidates have adopted very different approaches.
Biden’s decision to wear a mask outdoors on Memorial Day at his first public event since March caught the attention of Trump, who retweeted an image of Biden at the event accompanied by a comment: “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public.”
The president has resisted wearing masks in front of ...
Baltimore, Md - May 27, 2020 - As we prepare for Shavuos, we know this year will be different. However, by focusing on the secret of Kabbalos HaTorah, we can uplift ourselves and our loved ones in a very unique way.
Coronavirus lockdowns may have cost more lives than they saved, according to a Nobel laureate who accurately predicted when China would peak in the crisis, the NY Post reports.
Stanford University biophysicist Michael Levitt, a British American Israeli who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry, said he believed other health precautions, such as enforcing the use of masks, would have been more effective in combating the pandemic, the Telegraph reported.
“I think lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives,” Levitt, who is not an epidemiologist, told the publication. “There is no doubt that you can stop an epidemic with lockdown, but it’s a very blunt and very medieval weapon and the epidemic could have been stopped just as effectively with oth...
Antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past with Covid-19 might be wrong up to half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website, CNN reports.
Antibody tests, often called serologic tests, look for evidence of an immune response to infection. “Antibodies in some persons can be detected within the first week of illness onset,” the CDC says. They are not accurate enough to use to make important policy decisions, the CDC said. “Serologic test results should not be used to make decisions about grouping persons residing in or being admitted to congregate settings, such as schools, dormitories, or correctional facilities,” the CDC says.
“Serologic test results should ...
JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Israeli government authorized Tuesday evening a string of additional leniencies which will allow the rest of the economy to gradually return to activity. The main leniencies include the opening of bars, pubs, swimming pools, tourist attractions, cable cars and boats for public use.
The operation of these enterprises will be permitted under conditions of social distancing, face masks, strict maintenance of hygiene, signs notifying where to stand in line and where to sit.
Regarding the number of people allowed to be in stores, malls, markets and other businesses, the new regulations allow for one person in every 7 square meters (sqm) or up to 50 people in a place where they can be 2 meters away from one another. At service desks there will be partitions to p...
BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Gen. (Res.) Roni Noma spoke about his experiences as the “sheriff of Bnei Brak” during the period of COVID-19. Noma addressed a conference organized by the Gesher association for connecting different parts of Israeli society.
Noma described the situation in Bnei Brak, which was taken over by the army after a significant number of residents were infected with coronavirus. “There was a lot of suspicion between us and the Chareidim in Bnei Brak. The point when the ice was broken was during the preparations for Pesach, that is where I felt that the government bodies needed to understand that we were dealing with a different city with different requirements. It wasn’t just (removing) sick people, there were lots of executive bodies, we ...
JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Four years ago, Avi Avital was stabbed and seriously injured in a terror attack at a Rami Levi supermarket north of Jerusalem. Sergeant Yanai Weisman, a father of a young girl who came to the aid of Avital, was murdered in the terror attack, which was perpetrated by two 14-year-old Palestinians. The terrorists who were not injured in the attack received life sentences in jail.
Kan 11 news announced Wednesday that Avital is suing the Palestinian Authority for 20 million NIS due to the severity of his injuries as well as due to their encouraging terror, incitement, support for terrorists and financial assistance to them. Avital is demanding that Israel seize the money from taxes which Israel levies for the PA.
The lawsuit stressed that “the Palestinian Aut...
Letter signed by seven chief rabbis calls on Jews worldwide to take practical steps to overcome both personal and communal conflicts.
The world’s chief rabbis have joined together in an unprecedented call to Jewish communities across the globe to set aside their differences and unite in honor of the upcoming festival of Shavuot, and in recognition of the common challenges that have beset communities in the wake of Covid-19.
A joint letter signed by seven chief rabbis from across the world encourages individuals to take “very practical steps” towards healing existing rifts and divisions with others.
“If you are in a situation of conflict, tension, resentment or anger with another,” states the letter, “reach out to them to peacefully resolve the matte...
Only 63 people were hospitalized with suspected COVID-19 in New York City on Monday – a tenth of how many went into hospitals on March 20, the day the city shut down – but Mayor Bill de Blasio is adamant about keeping the lockdown going until June at least.
New York City is the last region in the state of New York to reopen and de Blasio has been vague about when the first phase will begin.
It has met five of the seven reopening requirements set out by Gov. Cuomo but is still two percent short on hospital capacity and doesn’t have enough contact tracers.
Read more at DAILY MAIL.
“We have one country – small and beloved. A country stronger than its parts, that can deal with any challenge, that flourishes in the face of any challenge.”
“We are once again hearing ‘us and them’, ‘them and us’ nowadays. I say: wait, hold on, let’s stop for a moment.”
“We must take care of our home. Disagreeing and arguing is allowed, but let us not be drawn into bombastic statements, to hatred and discord, even when it is difficult and deeply painful.”
President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin was greeted with songs today, Wednesday 27 May / 4 Sivan 5780, on his visit to the Bnei Akiva Yeshiva in Kfar for the Shavuot holiday, which marks the handing down of the Torah. The president was welcomed by the di...
The Trump administration has called for the boundaries set by Israel’s sovereignty plan to become Israel’s eastern border, with Israel agreeing to give up its demands to apply sovereignty over the remaining parts of Judea and Samaria, according to a report by Galei Tzahal Wednesday afternoon.
According to the report, which cited unnamed members of the Israeli coalition government, the Trump administration has pushed for the joint US-Israeli mapping team, which is delineating the boundaries of the areas to be placed under Israeli sovereignty, to define those new boundaries as the borders of the State of Israel.
While the precise boundaries have yet to be finalized by the mapping team, Israel is expected to apply sovereignty over approximately 30% of Judea and Samaria...