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Police: Gunman Fired 70 Plus Rounds At July 4 Parade, 7 Dead President Isaac Herzog And First Lady Michal Herzog Participate In The U.S. Embassy's Independence Day Celebrations (Photos) Mazel Tov To Yitzchak And Frannie Jakobi On The Birth Of A Daughter TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 5 DOORS OPEN at 8:00PM - Reb Eli Stefansky in Baltimore in Person (3 Videos) [Updated Tuesday, July 5 @ 2:15PM] Prime Minister Yair Lapid's Remarks with French President Emmanuel Macron Mazel Tov to Dena and Yaakov Rubin on the birth of a daughter Chabad Rabbi Says Alleged July 4 Chicago Shooter Entered His Shul On Pesach Hamas Attempts To Hack IDF Soldiers’ Phones Hogan Eases Limits On Handgun Carry, Wear Permits In Maryland The Rabbi Yonah Sklare Podcast - Chukas: The Adolescent’s Craze for Independence (Audio) Russia Orders Jewish Agency To Cease All Activities In Country - Report Daily Dvar Halacha - July 5 / Tammuz 6 - 5 Tragedies of 17th of Tamuz Highland Park, IL Terror: 'Jacki's Kindness And Warmth Touched Us All' Prime Minister Yair Lapid Welcomed at Charles DeGaulle Airport (Photo) Severe Weather Threat Predicted For Maryland This Afternoon Synagogue Staffer, Mexican Grandfather Among Six Chicago-Area Shooting Victims Highland Park 4th Of July Shooting Person Of Interest: Who Is Robert Crimo? Russia Condemns Israel for ‘Air Aggression’ on Syria Highland Park Shooting Person Of Interest Robert Crimo Captured After Manhunt Agudath Israel Advocates for Religious Freedom in New York “Extraordinary Session”
The gunman who attacked an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago fired more than 70 rounds with an AR-15-style gun that killed at least seven people, then evaded initial capture by dressing as a woman and blending into the fleeing crowd, police said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Lake County Major Crime Task Force told a news conference that the suspected shooter, who was arrested late Monday, used a high-powered rifle “similar to an AR-15” to spray bullets from atop a commercial building into a crowd that had gathered for the parade in Highland Park, a close-knit community on...
President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog participated tonight in the U.S. Independence Day celebrations hosted by U.S. Ambassador Thomas R. Nides and his wife Ms. Virginia Moseley. Alternate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, government ministers, members of Knesset, and foreign ambassadors and diplomats also attended. President Isaac Herzog’s full remarks:Before we begin, I want to express my deepest condolences and shock at the deadly mass shooting yesterday at the Fourth of July parade at Highland Park. Unfortunately, we the People of Israel know too well the reality of happy occasions marred by grief. Of evil characters who choose to attack the innocent at their most joyous moments. On behalf of the State of Israel, I extend our sympathies to t...
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Baltimore, MD – July 5, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Yitzchak and Frannie Jakobi on the birth of a daughter. יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
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Baltimore, MD - June 25, 2022  - O'Fishel's Mitzvah Motivators: What Have YOU Done for Klal Yisrael Today - Masmidim Calendar with Instructions on How to Obtain Your Prizes..Click on the form below for a larger, printable copy. Today's prize - The hat not the kids (June 26, 2022):Bring the truncated completed form to the Liebes home (2601 Smith Ave.)on SUNDAY, JUNE 26 between 3:00-5:00pm or MONDAY (6/27) or TUESDAY(6/28), between 4:00-5:30 for a MITZVAH MOTIVATOR BASEBALLCAP with special escape hatch for ponytails and oversized peyos!
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Following are Prime Minister Yair Lapid's remarks with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, today (Tuesday, 5 July 2022): "Thank you Mr. President, Emmanuel, It is a true pleasure for me that my first official visit as Prime Minister of Israel is to a country that is a close friend — and with a President who is a close friend. I thank you for the warm welcome, for your support and friendship over the years. And I thank you for your firm stance against antisemitism in France and around the world. France has taught the world that liberté and égalité cannot exist without fraternité. Our friendship is based on values and on the understanding that values are worth fighting for. This past year, with the war in Ukraine and t...
Baltimore, MD – July 5, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Dena and Yaakov Rubin on the birth of a daughter. Mazel Tov grandparents Shraga and Janet Sunness and Nachum and Judy Rubin (Teaneck), and great-grandmother Mrs. Rubin  יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בתם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Following the shooting during an Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park that killed at least six people, a local Chabad emissary said he had witnessed the suspected shooter entering a synagogue during the Jewish festival of Passover in April. Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz recognized the photo of 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III released by police following the shooting, and realized he had encountered the suspect a few months earlier, according to the Israel National News website. “During the last Passover holiday, that person entered the Chabad synagogue. We have an armed security guard sitting in front… I approached him and sternly asked him to leave as I noticed he was not a member of our community,” Schanowitz was quoted as saying. He said he was i...
 Hamas attempted to install spyware on the cellular phones of Israeli soldiers via fake social media accounts, the Israel Defense Forces announced on Monday. The terror group would try to initiate chats with Israeli forces on various subjects, from soccer to dating, the IDF said in a statement on its website. Once contact was achieved, the operators of the accounts would attempt to convince the soldiers to download a virus to their devices, disguised as a “puzzle game.” “These profiles got in touch with service personnel in order to create connections that would allow them to take the next step and lure them into downloading the game application, which turned out to be a malicious attack tool,” said a senior officer in Military Intelligence’s Security B...
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Annapolis, MD - July 5, 2022 - Over the course of my administration, I have consistently supported the right of law-abiding citizens to own and carry firearms, while enacting responsible and common sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision in New York law pertaining to handgun permitting that is virtually indistinguishable from Maryland law. In light of the ruling and to ensure compliance with the Constitution, I am directing the Maryland State Police to immediately suspend utilization of the ‘good and substantial reason’ standard when reviewing applications for Wear and Carry Permits. It would be unconstitutional to continue enforcing this provision in state law. There is no imp...
Baltimore, MD - Juy 5, 2022 - The Jewish people spurn Hashem’s loving embrace much like the teenager who rejects his mother’s overtures. Ever the child, we perceive Hashem’s love as smothering rather than empowering. True maturity is thebalanced understanding that reliance on our heavenly father only furthers our opportunities for personal fulfillment, further enables us to chart our own path.   
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Dramatic move could impact thousands of Russian Jews trying to immigrate to Israel Russia ordered the Jewish Agency to halt all operations in the country amid rising tensions between Moscow and Jerusalem over the war in Ukraine, The Jerusalem Post reports. Jewish Agency officials confirmed to the newspaper that a letter was received from the Russian government earlier this week. "As part of the work of the Jewish Agency's delegation in Russia, we are occasionally required to make certain adjustments, as required by authorities," The Jewish Agency told The Post. "The contacts with the authorities take place continuously, with the aim of continuing our activities in accordance with the rules set by the competent bodies. Even nowadays, such a dialogue takes plac...
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Two Jews were killed in a massacre during a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois yesterday. One of them has been identified as Jacki Sundheim, a member of the North Shore Congregation Israel Reform Temple who also worked as a teacher and event coordinator. The temple said in a statement: "There are no words sufficient to express the depth of our grief for Jacki’s death and sympathy for her family and loved ones. We know you join us in the deepest prayer that Jacki’s soul will be bound up in the shelter of G-d’s wings and her family will somehow find comfort and consolation amidst this boundless grief." "Jacki was a lifelong congregant of NSCI and a cherished member of NSCI’s staff team for decades. Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touc...
Lapid was welcomed at Charles DeGaulle Airport by Israeli Ambassador to France Yael German, Israeli Ambassador to the OECD Haim Asraf and a French honor guard
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The storms look to cross Baltimore City and the I-95 Corridor by about 4 PM. Baltimore, MD - July 5, 2022 - After a gorgeous end to the Independence Day holiday weekend, the threat of severe weather will unfold for Tuesday afternoon. A Weather Alert Day is in effect for Tuesday for thunderstorms with potentially damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, hail, and also brief downpours. Humidity will come up noticeably as our next weather-maker moves in. This will increase rain and severe potential during the second half of the day as we kick off the shortened workweek. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of our area under a slight (level 2) risk of severe weather.
A long-time senior staffer at a Chicago-area synagogue and a Mexican grandfather visiting his family were the first two victims identified on Monday after a gunman killed at least six people at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago. On Monday night, North Shore Congregation Israel in neighboring Glencoe announced that a congregant who also worked on the synagogue’s staff was among the victims. Jacki Sundheim, a'h, was the Reform synagogue’s events and b’nei mitzvah coordinator, according to its website. “Jacki was a lifelong congregant of NSCI and a cherished member of NSCI’s staff team for decades,” the synagogue said in an email to congregants.” Jacki’s work, kindness and warmth touched us all.” The synagogue said she...
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Authorities have identified a potential person of interest in the Highland Park, Illinois, 4th of July parade shooting as 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III. An FBI wanted poster describes Robert E. Crimo III as a thin white male with brown eyes and neck-length brown hair, weighing 120 pounds. The poster also describes his tattoos: “four tally marks with a line through them on his right cheek, red roses and green leaves on his neck, and cursive script above his left eyebrow.” The poster describes him as “armed and dangerous.” Crimo is also known as “Awake the Rapper.” IMDB describes Crimo as a “six foot Hip hop phenom” born on Sept. 20, 2000. “He’s the middle child of three and of Italian descent.” Crim...
Russia’s foreign ministry on Monday called strikes on Syria that have been blamed on Israel unacceptable, and demanded an unconditional cessation of the attacks, Reuters reports. Syria has accused Israel of launching an “air aggression” from the Mediterranean west of Lebanon’s second-largest city Tripoli, with several missiles targeting an area to the south of Tartus. The Syrian ministry of defense said the strikes injured two civilians and caused some material damage. The Israeli military declined to comment on the strikes, which would be the first since Prime Minister Yair Lapid took office as the head of Israel’s interim government ahead of a Nov. 1 election. “We strongly condemn such irresponsible actions that violate the sovereignty of Syria and ...
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