Daily Dvar Halacha - Aug 18/19, 29/30 Menachem Av - The Bracha of Hamapil Before Sleep And Insomnia Parts 1&2
By: Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer
Rabbi Yitzchok Dinovitzer is a Rebbe in the Middle School of YCC/TA and is the Associate Regional Director of NCSY Atlantic Seaboard Region
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Bnei Braq, Israel - May 30, 2023 - 10 Sivan 5783 - The oilam HaTorah is mourning the petirah of Gadol Hador HaGaon HaRav Yerachmiel Gershon Edelstein, ZT’L.
HaRav Edelstein served as the head of the Ponevezh Yeshiva for 80 years and was the Nasi of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah. Following the petirah of HaGaon HaRav Aryeh Leib Shteinman, ZT’L, and HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, ZT’L, he became the leader of the Torah community in Eretz Yisrael.
The levayah is provisionally set for 3:30 p.m. at the Yeshivas Ponevezh. A bittul melachah, has been declared in Bnei Brak city during the levayah
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Baltimore, MD – May 24, 2023 – Have you noticed all the publicity – the lawn signs, the press coverage, sporting an angelic sleeping baby girl dressed in pink -- for the AIM Event, and wondered what AIM is?
AIM is a much-needed Baltimore-based organization that will be holding its inaugural annual event, a dairy dessert reception at its Gala Chinese Auction, on Tuesday, June 6, at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Pikesville, at 7:30 p.m. It will feature a musical performance by Chayala Neuhaus and promises to be an exciting and entertaining evening – AND a purposeful one, knowing that you are helping numerous families of newborns in our community by helping them raise happy and healthy generations of Klal Yisroel! As Mrs. Shayna Meiselman, AIM Event Coordinator, ex...
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Baltimore, MD - May 28, 2023 - We are thrilled to announce our special Israel real estate event for the Baltimore community!
Our events are designed to provide you with comprehensive information on every aspect of the real estate process, from searching for the right property to navigating Israeli real estate law, mortgage rates, currency transfers, property management, and more.
Whether you are in the early stages of your property search or actively looking to make a purchase, we highly recommend attending one of our events.
For those actively looking to buy, we will be showcasing unique market opportunities and off-plan properties.
The event will take place on Monday June 5th at 7:30 PM at Shomrei Emunah
To register for the event, visit:
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Baltimore, MD - May 23, 2023 - Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim - Talmudical Academy is proud to announce its upcoming “Hadran Aloch” Campaign, which will infuse our talmidim with a chashivus Hatorah and an increased sense of accomplishment, and at the same time raise much-needed operating funds for TA through our the crowdfunding campaign..
The theme for this year’s campaign is “Our Torah, Our Key”, and symbolizes TA's mission of imbuing our talmidim with a love and geshmak for learning and living Torah. The campaign will take place on June 14th and 15th, and will feature weeks-long learning, chazara, and Siyumim by our Talmidim, which begins this week.
TA is also thrilled to announce the opportunity we have to recognize four disti...
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Baltimore, MD – May 27, 2023 - It is with regret that Baltimore Jewish Life (BJL) informs the community of the petira of Mr. Manny Sadwin, z’l, husband of Mrs, Loretta Sadwin and father of Rabbi Ariel (Pessi) Sadwin, Mrs. Elisheva (Avrohom Shmuel) Shnidman, Mrs. Rivka (Ari) Kahn and Rabbi Moshe (Ruchama) Sadwin.Shiva will be observed at 407 Neale Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901Minyanim:Shacharis - Monday-Friday: 7:30amMincha/Maariv: Sunday-Thursday: 8:10pm Mincha Erev Shabbos: 3:00pm Bila HaMaves Lanetzach…
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BJL was recently approached with a request to promote fire safety awareness within our community. This call to action was prompted by an incident in another Orthodox Jewish community, where a couple endured a major inconvenience due to a fire. This incident highlights the importance of preventative fire safety measures. Had such procedures been in place, the disruption and damages could have been largely mitigated. In response to this request and in our ongoing commitment to community safety, we're sharing seven key measures to ensure your home is fire-safe:Baltimore, MD - May 28, 2023 - Fire safety is of paramount importance in our quest to make our homes safe and secure. Knowing how to prevent and control fires is crucial. Here are eight key measures to ensure your home is fire-safe...
A man in his 30s was murdered in a terrorist shooting attack carried out near the northern West Bank settlement of Hermesh, the IDF said on Tuesday.
The Israeli was initially seriously wounded in the attack, Magen David Adom said as its paramedics treated the man, who suffered from gunshot wounds in his chest and shoulders, at the scene along with IDF medical personnel.
He was rushed to Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera in serious condition before his death was determined.
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said early Tuesday afternoon that he had received a security update on the situation and that he would hold an additional wider meeting with top defense officials in the coming hours.
IDF on manhunt to catch terrorists
Security forces were on a manhunt to catch the te...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his condolences over the petirah of HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein, zt’l, Rosh HaYeshiva of Ponevezh Yeshiva and leader of non- Ashkenazic Jews in Eretz Yisrael Israel, reports Arutz-7. He described Rabbi Edelstein as a wise and renowned leader who devoted his life to holiness and Torah, impacting not only the Torah community but the entire people of Israel.
Netanyahu recalled Rabbi Edelstein's beginnings studying the Torah in secrecy during his youth in Soviet Russia, and how he transitioned to being an open advocate for Torah study in Israel. He praised Rabbi Edelstein's tireless commitment to shaping the spiritual image of numerous Jews, guiding and supporting them with a love for all of Israel.
Prime Minister Netan...
The yeshva that was sitting on disputed land in the northern West Bank was relocated to a permanent structure several hundred feet away
In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, and with government approval, students of a yeshiva in the illegal outpost of Homesh rebuilt the structure several hundred feet away on uncontested land.
"This is a historic moment, a step toward rectifying the terrible injustice of the expulsion from Samaria. We have been working day and night to rectify the injustice against not only those displaced, but the entire people of Israel," said Samaria Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan, who affixed the traditional mezuzah on the doorpost of the seminary.
Dagan said the new location would be permanent, though the structure is still located in modular buildings, ...
Russia’s Investigative Committee on Sunday opened a criminal investigation into the senator’s comments
Russia’s interior ministry put U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on a wanted list after his comments during a Ukraine visit sparked outrage in Moscow, state media reported on Monday.
The video released by the Ukrainian president's office on Friday, showed Graham during a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying “the Russians are dying” and then the phrase “the best money we’ve ever spent.”
Russia’s Investigative Committee on Sunday opened a criminal investigation into the senator’s comments. The Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that it was "difficult to imagine a greater shame for a country than ha...
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), under the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s DDR&D, along with the Israeli Navy and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have successfully completed a series of multi-system and multi-tier tests using the naval version of the Iron Dome system, known as “C-Dome.” The C-Dome, installed on the Israeli Navy’s Saar 6 “Magen” corvettes, successfully intercepted advanced targets which represent threats to the State of Israel's infrastructure and strategic assets in its exclusive economic zone. Israeli Navy combat personnel operated the systems used in the test as part of the operationalization process of the “Magen” corvettes.
The series of tests included simulated existing and future threats that th...
A recent expose’ by the Intelligence Division of the Regavim Movement, which monitors the activities of the Palestinian Authority and foreign organizations in Area C, reveals that the "Union of Agricultural Work Committees" (UAWC), officially designated as a terrorist organization by Defense Minister Gantz, is running a “student exchange program for Palestinian students” in cooperation with academic institutions in France and Great Britain.
The UAWC was declared a terrorist organization by the Ministry of Defense in 2021 after the close connection between the organization's activities and terrorist activity, including the murder of Rena Shnerb in the summer of 2019, was exposed.
In the formal announcement of the UAWC’s designation as a PFLP-affiliated terrori...
A Palestinian Authority intelligence officer was killed during an Israeli operation in Jenin Monday morning, according to PA media outlets.
Israeli security forces entered the PA-administered city of Jenin early Monday morning, arresting six wanted terror suspects following a string of attacks across Samaria Sunday.
During the Israeli operation, clashes broke out as Arab rioters attacked IDF forces.
The PA mouthpiece WAFA claimed that eight rioters were shot during the clashes.
One of them, identified as Ashraf Ibrahim, eventually succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead after being evacuated to the Al-Razi Hospital in Jenin.
Ibrahim, 37, had worked for the Palestinian General Intelligence Service prior to his death.
A long-time member of the Fatah organization,...
Baltimore, MD - May 28, 2023 - There has been a significant increase in vehicle break-ins recently. To address this issue, Shomrim will conduct night patrols and enhance camera monitoring. Please avoid storing valuables in your cars and ensure they are properly locked. As always if you witness any suspicious activity, report it immediately by dialing 911 and Shomrim at 410-358-9999.Stay vigilant and help keep our community safe.
Baltimore, MD – May 28, 2023 - Please note that there is an issue with some of the fruit products currently available at Whole Foods. Despite signage indicating that these fruits originate from California, the stickers on the products themselves identify Israel, meaning the fruit is from Shmittah.
Baltimore, MD – May 28, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Binyamin Guttman to Bassie Rosensaft on their engagement.
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Baltimore, MD – May 28, 2023 – 3:05PM – Mazel Tov! The Feinberg mishpacha is making a Hachnosas Sefer Torah now with the procession beginning on Summerson heading to Kol Torah on Fallstaff and that requires altering traffic patterns on Willowglen, Summerson , Farringdon and Fallstaff up until the shul.
Expect congestion and consider alternate routes if possible.