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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 14, 2021 - On Sunday, October 10, 2021, Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim celebrated an event billed as a Simchas HaTorah, a Gala Siyum. It was a night intended to rejoice over three separate communal accomplishments that all concluded in close proximity: the completion of two tractates of daily Talmud study in the Daf Yomi cycle, Masechtos Sukkah and Beitzah, and the completion of a zman in the Semichas Chaver Program.
The Semichas Chaver Program, a project of the OU, is a practical halacha chabura that empowers participants with a broad yet deep understanding of timely and applicable halacha. Participants attend a weekly shiur which traces the halachos from their origins and early sources through contemporary poskim and provides an analytical framework and ...
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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 14, 2021 - Last year, Hashem closed our shuls, yeshivos and schools. It caused us great spiritual pain and led to communal soul searching and personal introspection. Rav Reuven Leuchter asks rhetorically whether Hashem is ‘angry’ with us? Rav Leuchter answers that Hashem is not angry, but that Hashem wants something different from us.
The newest kehillah in Baltimore, Netzach Yisroel, currently located in the Heather Ridge Clubhouse, and led by Rabbi Yisroel Roll, is rising to the challenge by offering a shir chadash in our Avodas Hashem. Geared for families with children and grandchildren who are seeking spiritual growth, Netzach Yisroel offers passionate Carlebach minyanim, shiurim with a geshmack for hashkafa and inspired Avodas Hashem, an...
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The Rebbe has successfully revived a nearly 200-year-old chassidus, which descends from the Rebbes of Lechovitch and Karlin/Stolin
Baltimore, MD - October 9, 2021 -The Baltimore community is honored to host the Koidenover Rebbe, shlit"a, from this Monday, October 11th- Tuesday, October 19th. The Rebbe last visited Baltimore 2 years ago, and those who were privileged to see the Rebbe then, know that he is a captivating speaker who conveys a message relevant to our generation. In addition, the Rebbe is known for and much sought after for his wise counsel and brachos. Those who have had a private audience with the Rebbe can tell you how truly electrifying the experience was, replete with chizuk and inspiration.
The Rebbe has successfully revived a nearly 200-year-old chassidus, which ...
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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12, 2021 - The Baltimore City Health Department will be hosting two COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC on Thursdays, October 21st and November 11th from 11am-3pm on both days, in the Early Childhood Center wing. All three vaccine options will be available, Pfizer (ages 12+), as well as Moderna and J&J/Janssen (both for ages 18+) through LifeBridge Health staff. Walk-ins are welcome or you can also pre-register at COVAX.BaltimoreCity.Gov Stop in for a short time to get this important health care matter taken care of…bring your friends and family and support them in making the decision to get vaccinated now. To “sweeten” the decision, you can choose from either a $10 FREE Kosher Dunkin Donuts Gift Card *or* a FREE 1-Week Pass...
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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 12, 2021 - Watch Rebroadcast of the 1st Hannah Storch, A'H, memorial lecture with Rabanit Yemima Mizrachi.
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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 17, 2021 - A unique Gemora shiur is being offered to the Baltimore community by Torah Together. Gemora Fundamentals will be presented by Rabbi Nosson Friedman starting Sunday, October 24th from 8 – 9 pm at Congregation Shomrei Emunah.
Rabbi Friedman, a Rebbi at Mechinas Ner Israel for over 40 years, offers his expertise in teaching the skills talmidim need to build a foundation to learn independently.
Rabbi Friedman explains the idea behind this class: “There is no greater feeling of fulfillment in learning than to be able to learn a piece of Gemora on your own in its original text. Many people are unable to do this because they never acquired the proper foundation for learning Gemora or have gaps in training and practice. I'm excit...
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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 18, 2021 - Bonei Olam by the numbers: 23 Baltimore couples currently being worked with. 7 babies born in the past 12 months. 16 couples assisted by Bonei Olam this past year. Help Bonei Olam this Sunday 10/24/21 as we have our online fundraiser so we can say "YES" to every couple who approached us for help.
Baltimore, MD – Oct. 18, 2021 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yoni Sonnenschein and Estee Billig on their engagement.
Mazel Tov to Rabbi Gershon & Fran Sonnenschein and Aharon & Debbie Billig
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Almost one in three charedi Israelis has been infected with the coronavirus, more than double the national average, according to a new study.
The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, a nonpartisan think tank, crunched Health Ministry statistics, and found that from the start of the pandemic until September 2021, 13.7 percent of the Israeli population has been confirmed COVID positive.
The figure for the charedi community, based on figures for the main population centers where charedim are a majority, is 31%.
The figure comes despite strong take-up of vaccines among charedim in recent months, and points to a “failure to control behavior” to fight the virus in charedi areas, according to Alex Weinreb, research director at the Taub Center.
This is shocking,” ...
The US economy is careening into another recession, two noted economists warn, as worries about the labor market and the coronavirus have worsened dramatically over the past two months.
The alarm bells are ringing as bad news piles up at the economy’s door: Prices on everyday goods are rising sharply as inflation is stuck at 30-year highs. Supply chains snarled during the pandemic mean some store shelves are bare. A labor shortage in some industries has left jobs undone. And the ultra-contagious Delta variant has put a damper on the rush back to the office.
“We are entering a recession — we are on the precipice of a recession,” one of the study’s authors, David Blanchflower, told The Post. “It’s always good to have an early warning.&rdq...
A diver found a 900-year-old sword dating back to the Crusader period off the Carmel beach in the north of the country, along with various other artifacts, the Israel Antiques Authority said Monday.
Atlit resident Shlomi Katzin turned over the weapon to the Israel Antiques Authority and was awarded a certificate of good citizenship.
Katzin found the sword during a Saturday dive in an area off the coast where waves and undercurrents had apparently shifted sand, revealing the item, the IAI said in a statement. Spying stone and metal anchors, Katzin also noticed the sword, which was encrusted with marine life.
It has a one-meter blade and a 30-centimeter hilt.
“The sword, which has been preserved in perfect condition, is a beautiful and rare find and evidently belonged to a Crusader...
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sold between $1 million and $5 million worth of stock from his personal account on October 1, 2020, according to disclosure forms reviewed by the Prospect. Powell’s sale of shares from a Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund has not been previously reported. This sale occurred right before the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered a significant drop.
A Fed media relations spokesperson was not available for comment. We will report on any Fed statement on Powell’s trades.
Three other senior Fed officials have faced serious criticism for making stock trades during the pandemic. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan and Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren were compelled to take early retirements as a result of the disclosur...
Democrats are grappling with the increasingly dire political reality facing them in next year’s midterm elections as warning signs pile up for the party ahead of 2022.
Once hopeful that they could defy the typical midterm shellacking dealt to the party in power, a series of foreboding developments has rocked that sense of optimism. President Biden’s approval ratings are in free fall, his top legislative priorities have stalled and, just this week, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) announced that he would retire, making him the first senior House Democrat to bow out ahead of the midterms.
In conversations with The Hill in recent days, several Democratic strategists and operatives expressed a growing sense of pessimism about 2022. Each one said that the party’s rec...
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has reportedly laid down new red lines for the Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar reconciliation bill, this time making demands regarding the expanded child tax credit provision.
Axios reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter, that Manchin informed the White House that the child tax credit must have an “established work” requirement and a family income limit in the $60,000 range if Democrats want his vote for the package.
Those demands, Axios noted, would significantly weaken the child tax credit, which is one of President Biden’s key programs to assist working families. It would also bring down the price tag of the spending bill, which Manchin and fel...
The EPA on Monday released its strategy for addressing a type of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS, including its plans to finish a rule to regulate certain types of PFAS in drinking water in 2023.
PFAS stands for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and these substances are a group of man-made chemicals that have been linked to health problems such as kidney and testicular cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure rates can be difficult to assess, but one 2015 study found PFAS to be in the blood of 97 percent of Americans.
The EPA’s overall strategy is focused on researching PFAS, restricting its release into the air, land and water and broadening cleanup efforts.
The agency’s drinking water limit pertains to certain types of...
In a recent letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, five members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee allege that the company’s top executives including founder Jeff Bezos misled or possibly lied to Congress about Amazon’s business practices.
In a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, five members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee including the committee’s chairman, Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and four members of the antitrust subcommittee, David Cicilline (D-RI), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ken Buck (R-CO), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL), claim that Amazon’s top executives including company founder Jeff Bezos either mislead Congress or lied about Amazon’s business practices.
The letter states that the committee is considering “whether a referral of this matter to the ...
Former President Donald Trump is suing the Democratic-led House select committee that’s investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the National Archives, to try and stop documents related to the riot from being turned over to the panel.
“The Committee’s request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorsed by [President] Biden and designed to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration. Our laws do not permit such an impulsive, egregious action against a former President and his close advisors,” the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in district court in Washington, D.C., says.
Trump had urged former officials in his administration not to comply with subpoenas from the House panel, citing ...
Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned.
The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and teens, with a small portion appearing to be men in their 20s.
Westchester County cops stood by as the passengers — whose flights arrived at 10:49 p.m. Wednesday and 9:52 p.m. Friday — got off and piled into buses.
First Lady Jill Biden will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming annual Yeshiva Beth Yehudah dinner at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center this Sunday.
The dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m.
The honoree will be Mary Teresa Barra, an American businesswoman who has been the chair and chief executive officer of General Motors since January 15, 2014. She is the first female CEO of a ‘Big Three’ automaker.
The evening’s guest speaker, Jill Biden, is the First Lady of the United States, a community college educator, and bestselling author. Dr. Biden also served as Second Lady of the United States from 2009–2017.
Jill Tracy Jacobs Biden was born on June 3, 1951, in Hammonton, New Jersey, to Bonny Jean Godfrey Jacobs and Donald Carl Jacobs. The oldest of five daughters...