Letter from HaRav Aharon Feldman, shlita, to All American Yeshiva Bochurim Subject to the Israeli Draft
HaRav Aharon Feldman, shlita
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Baltimore, MD – Jan. 22, 2018– It is with tremendous heartbreak that BaltimoreJewishLife.com (BJL) informs the community of the petirah of Mrs. Leah Eisgrau, a’h, wife of Rabbi Yaakov Eisgrau.
The levaya will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 2:00 PM at Levinson’s.
The Kevurah will take place at Agudath Israel Cemetery, 6300 Hamilton Ave, Rosedale, MD 21237Shiva will be observed at 420 Yeshiva Lane, Baltimore, MD 21208
Shacharis: 7:30 AM
Mincha: 2:30 PM
Ma'ariv: 8:45 PM
Bila HaMaves LaNetzach…
The US House of Representatives just passed a three-week spending bill that will fund the government until Feb. 8.
The vote was 266-150, with 36 more yes votes than the four-week resolution they passed last week.
The measure will now go to President Trump for his signature to reopen the government.
New York - Two days after his passing, Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, a leading figure in the world of kashrus, is being remembered as a prolific author, a well known rav hamachshir, an expert food scientist and a widely respected lecturer.A talmid of Baltimore’s Ner Israel Rabbinicial College who received his semicha from Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, Rabbi Blech served as a technical and halachic consultant to numerous kashrus agencies and spent well over a dozen years with the Orthodox Union as regional director of the kashrus division.
“Rabbi Blech was an individual who was absolutely brilliant,” Rabbi Moshe Elefant, chief operating officer of the Orthodox Union’s kashrus division, told VIN News. “When you read a report that he wrote you felt like you w...
Stocks hit fresh records Monday as Congress moved toward ending a three-day shutdown of the federal government.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained about 143 points to 26,214. The S&P 500 climbed 22 points to 2,832. The Nasdaq Composite rose 71 points to 7,408.
Traders reacted positively to news that the U.S. Senate voted to end a Democrat-led filibuster, setting up a vote to extend government funding through Feb. 8. The House is expected to approve the bill later on Monday.
With the shutdown in the rear-view mirror on Wall Street, traders put their focus back on corporate earnings.
“It makes sense for equity investors to brush aside the political shenanigans and focus instead on company fundamentals,” said Alexandra Coupe, associate director for PAAMCO.
Agudath Israel of America has filed an “amicus curiae” (friend of the court) brief in a case before the Supreme Court of Montana, urging the court to uphold a state program that gives tax credits to taxpayers for contributions to scholarship programs that benefit needy students, including those attending religious schools.
The case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, centers on the question as to whether the tax credit program is constitutional. The Montana agency maintains that the program violates the state constitution, which contains clauses that prohibit the state from providing aid to religious institutions, including religious schools. The Agudath Israel brief, authored primarily by Agudath Israel Special Counsel Mordechai Biser, with assistance ...
The International Committee for Har Hazeisim (ICHH) has lodged an official complaint with the Israeli Police after a security fence dividing Har Hazeisim and the adjacent Arab neighborhood of A-Sheikh was breeched. The area just below the Afghanistan and Taiman chelkas used to be a thoroughfare for Arab vehicles crisscrossing the cemetery until it was closed with a new security fence ringing the Eastern section of the cemetery. The fence was the result of almost three years of lobbying by the ICHH.
Over the weekend, ICHH representatives learned that the fence was torn down by Arab vandals and that vehicles were once again crossing through a road in the cemetery that was appropriately named “Derech Levayot,” Abe Lubinsky, chairman of the ICHH said that the incident is “di...
President Rivlin: “We must move from being on the defensive to taking the initiative, and clearly call on the nations of the world to stop boycotting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Seventy years have passed, this boycott has no justification, and our allies must join the United States.”
On the rise of the far-right in Europe: “Whoever is in alliance with anti-Semites and anti-Semitism has no part in the family of nations. Let us not be mistaken - there is no such thing as loving Israelis and hating Jews. The clear and important voice of the State of Israel and its decision not to hold contacts with representatives of the Austrian Freedom Party is the bare minimum for a nation that remembers and will remember its victims.”
President Reuven Rivlin today (Monday...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (Monday, 22 January 2018), at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, at a dinner for US Vice President Michael Pence, made the following statement:
"Vice President Pence, Mike,
Sara and I want to welcome, again, you and Karen to Jerusalem.
We've known each other for a good many years, and from the day I met you, I knew you were a true friend.
I remember vividly one day in 2009, when I came to meet the Congressional leadership in Washington. And Mike, you spoke up with such clarity and such conviction in support of the direction I was leading Israel. I'll never forget that. And I was touched to learn earlier today that you have a photograph of that very meeting in the Vice President's residence in Washington.
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 22, 2018 - In the first aliyah (section) of Parshas Beshalach, the Jews turn back toward Mitzrayim, and the Egyptians come to chase after them. Hashem is setting the stage for the complete destruction of the Egyptians to demonstrate His absolute power. The end of the powerful Egyptians teaches Bnei Yisroel the fundamental message of Hashem's total control over everything, giving them the eternal knowledge and understanding that no other nation or force has power other than Him.
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Baltimore, MD - Jan. 22, 2018 - 3:08 PM - A motor vehicle accident at the corner of Fallstaff & Willow Glen has traffic moving very slowly in the area at this time
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending a tough new ad by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that says Democrats will be "complicit" in any killings committed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
The 30-second spot was released on Saturday's anniversary of Trump's inauguration and amid the government shutdown. Democrats are refusing to fund the government unless Republicans agree to protect some 700,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The ad highlights the Republican president's pledge to build a border wall and tighten border security.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says national security is Trump's top priority as president.
Sanders told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday that "it's...
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Monday that he and Senate GOP leaders had reached a deal to re-open the government.
“We will vote today to reopen the government,” Schumer said on the Senate floor, saying he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had reached an “arrangement.”
The movement comes thanks in part to commitment from McConnell and other Republicans in bipartisan meetings, according to four Democratic sources. Those sources say at least three Democratic senators who were no before plan to vote yes.
The vote comes several hours after the workday for hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees was supposed to have begun, and it comes three days after the government officially shut down Friday at midnight. Many of the shutdown&r...
Senate leaders reach arrangement on funding bill - end shutdown.
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 21, 2018 - BaltimoreJewishLife.com is deeply saddened to inform the community of the petirah of Levi Chaim ben Yonatan Strauss, z"l, beloved baby of Yoni & Ashley Strauss. Shiva is being observed at the Strauss' home, 3217 Northbrook Rd
The family kindly requests that there be no visitors between 12-1 p.m, 6-7 p.m, and after 8:00 p.m. Thank you for your consideration.Minyanim:
5:05p Mincha Maariv - Monday-Thursday
6:45a Shacharis - Tuesday-Friday
6:05p Maariv - Motzei Shabbos
8:00a Shacharis - Sunday
For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he’s their best hope.
Perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, Schumer has so far succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government funding fight to push for protections for some 700,000 young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But he has little margin for error in this first major test of his muscle and maneuvering as leader. The pragmatist is balancing the demands of a liberal base eager for a fight with President Donald Trump and the political realities of red-state senators anxious about their re-election prospects this fall.
Some of those senators met with Schumer Sunday morning and ur...
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Smartphone and social media overload may be contributing to teenage angst, new research suggests.
Teens who spend large amounts of time glued to phone and computer screens are markedly less happy than those who prefer “real world” activities, a study has found.
Psychologists in the US analysed data from the Monitoring the Future longitudinal study, a major survey looking at the lives of more than a million young people.
They found that playing computer games, using social media, texting and video chatting were all associated with less happiness.
Adolescents who invested more time in non-screen activities such as playing sport, reading newspapers and face-to-face social interaction were significantly happier.
Lead scientist Professor Jean Twenge, from San Diego State Univer...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team following the discovery of derogatory comments about President Donald Trump.
But the department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, Peter Strzok, was incomplete because the FBI, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months' worth of communications.
New text messages highlighted in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, are from the spring and summer of 2016 and involve dis...
Jerusalem, Israel - Jan 22, 2018 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sunday morning at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, Israel, welcomed US Vice-President Mike Pence in a red carpet ceremony with a military honor guard. The two leaders stood for the national anthems, after which they exited the arrival tent and met privately, before holding expanded meeting with their entourages.
Prime Minister Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the meeting: "Mr. Vice-President, I’ve had the privilege over the years of standing here with hundreds of world leaders and welcome them, all of them to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. This is the first time that I’m standing when both leaders can say those three words, “Israel’s capital,...