With 19,207 active cases in the country, 1,046 Israelis are in hospitals, including 226 on ventilators Israel added 1,094 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the Health Ministry reported Thursday afternoon. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v With 42,974 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, the positive test ratio stood at 2.7 percent, continuing its decline. Israel's death toll in the outbreak rose to 2,319, a...
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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 19, 2020 -  COVID-19 testing for this week is as follows: Testing from Mon., Oct. 19 -Thurs., Oct 22 from 7:30PM - 8:30 PM at the Star-K building parking lot at 122 Slade Ave Baltimore, MD 21208. Now that schools are B"H open, a new DAILY session for rapid testing only is available every morning (Sun-Fri) 9:30-10:15 AM at Bnos Yisroel. This is for symptomatic patients ONLY. Regular PCR testing will not be available. The evening sessions at STAR-K will offer both rapid and PCR.  If you have questions about the rapid testing, please call 443-961-7285, visit https://hatzalahbaltimore.org/covid/ or e-mail rapidtesting@hatzalahbaltimore.org.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE HATZALAH EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR TESTING QUESTIONS.  The t...
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Baltimore, MD - Oct. 20, 2020 - Tehilim for Women every night this week at 9:30 for Rebitzin Dr. Aviva Weisbord, Aviva bas Shaina Chana Call-In: 563.999.2090   Passcode 387377Tehilim led by Rebbetzin Etti Rosenbaum.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett at its executive business meeting despite a decision by Democrats to boycott the Thursday markup in protest of how close Republicans are moving the nomination to Election Day.  Barrett was reported favorably out of the Judiciary Committee by 12-0, with no Democrats present. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v "That was their choice. It will be my choice to vote the nominee out of committee," Senate Judiciary Committee Chiarman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said at the beginni...
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Most recent Statements/letters/etc. from the Baltimore Vaad HaRabbanim Vaad HaRabbonim: Important Succos / Simchas Torah Message [Oct. 2, 2020]Vaad HaRabbonim Of Baltimore: Important Breaking Information [Sept. 29, 2020]Vaad HaRabbonim Of Baltimore: Important Pre Yom Tov Update [Sept. 25, 2020]Vaad HaRabbonim Of Baltimore: An Important and Encouraging Rosh Hashanah Update [Sept. 14, 2020]Vaad HaRabbonim Of Baltimore: 'Our Guard Has Been Let Down' (Aug. 11, 2020)Vaad HaRabbanim Of Baltimore: "Despite Our Diligent Efforts And Vigilance Locally, We Have Had A Slow Trickle Of New Cases In The Past 2 Weeks That Raises Concern." [July 2, 2020]Vaad HaRabbanim Of Baltimore: "Those Shuls Which Are Able To Open In A Manner Deemed Safe May Do So Already For Shabbos" (June 19) Vaad HaRa...
The number of Americans applying for state unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped last week, falling below 800,000 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the nation's economy in mid-March. The latest jobless claims figures from the Labor Department, which cover the week ending Oct. 17, show that 787,000 workers sought aid last week, about four-times the pre-crisis level. Close to 65 million Americans -- roughly 40% of the nation's labor force -- have sought jobless aid since the coronavirus lockdowns began in mid-March. Jobless claims have not been this low since the week ending March 14, when 282,000 Americans filed for aid, shortly before the virus-induced crisis triggered a flood of layoffs. Economists surveye...
Resolutions hailing Abraham Accords gain traction in both chambers of Congress The lawmakers in both chambers of the US Congress backed the historic Abraham Accords paving the way to normalization between Israel and Bahrain and the UAE in bipartisan resolutions. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v The two resolutions were revealed Wednesday by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which hailed the bipartisan majorities co-sponsoring the document. The Senate motion was introduced by South Carolina Republican Lindsay Graham, Indiana Republican Todd Young, New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez and Maryland...
Trafalgar Group chief pollster Robert Cahaly told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday night he sees President Trump being reelected, citing a “hidden vote” Cahaly says is predominantly missing from polling showing Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading nationally and in most swing states. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v Trafalgar Group’s polling in 2016 showed Trump leading in key battleground states including Pennsylvania and Michigan when almost all other pollsters had the Republican nominee trailing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump ended up wining both of thos...
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Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone blasted Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s tax plan on Wednesday, saying that “the middle class will be in peril.” Langone told “Mornings with Maria” on Wednesday that the middle class will feel the effects of Biden’s tax plan even though the former vice president has said the wealthy should pay more in taxes, and that the tax code should be more progressive and equitable. That includes eliminating loopholes that favor the rich and large corporations. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v “I don&rsquo...
A new poll shows most Americans think the Senate should vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, but her nomination hasn’t improved President Donald Trump’s approval ratings. The poll, conducted online of 1,994 registered voters between Oct. 16-18 for Politico/Morning Consult, shows 51% think the Senate should confirm Barrett, while 28% say she should not be confirmed. Another 21% didn’t have an opinion about her nomination. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v The survey shows support for her confirmation grew after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings l...
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A Miami officer is facing disciplinary action after he was photographed wearing a “Trump 2020” face mask while in uniform in a polling place. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v The photograph was shared on Tuesday by Steve Simeonidis, the chairman of Miami-Dade Democrats, who accused the officer in a tweet of voter intimidation while inside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in Downtown Miami. Read more at NBC News.
A Maryland man was charged Wednesday with making death threats against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris in a letter left on the doorstep of a neighbor who had yard signs supporting the candidates. James Dale Reed, 42, of Frederick, told investigators that he was “upset at the political situation” when he wrote the threatening letter, a U.S. Secret Service agent said in an affidavit. Read more at NEWSMAX.
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US Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed a fresh drive to strengthen US alliances with “like-minded democracies” in part through arms sales in an effort to curb the global influence of Russia and China. Esper said the Pentagon would systematically monitor and manage its relationships with partner countries, aiming to find ways to coordinate militaries and also to advance US arms sales. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v The initiative, called the Guidance for Development for Alliances and Partnerships (GDAP), comes just two weeks before the presidential election that, if President Donald Trump loses, could see Esp...
The State of Israel operated a secret embassy in the Bahraini capital of Manama for more than a decade, the Axios website reported on Wednesday, as the signing of the Abraham Accords signal the first official diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain. According to the report, the Jewish state has worked on establishing quiet diplomatic ties with Bahrain for 11 years, principally through the use of a shell company – The Center for International Development – registered in the Gulf state. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v Bahrain archives registered the embassy as a company providing marke...
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Amid increased tensions in Paris following the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty, seven Britons were in custody Wednesday after attempting a hit-and-run murder of a police officer standing guard outside the Israeli Embassy. “The four men and three women have not been named but are said to be Londoners of Pakistani origin, who were travelling in a Mercedes and a BMW with false number plates,” reported The Daily Mail. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v The assailants’ vehicles were filmed threatening the policeman outside the heavily fortified embassy close to the Champs Elysée on Monday night....
The coronavirus slashed a combined 2.5 million years off Americans’ life expectancy, a molecular biologist and geneticist claims. Stephen Elledge told USA Today he crunched the numbers and determined that among the 200,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 at the time of his calculations, they lost 2.5 million years of their life because of their unexpected deaths. That number is as high as it would be from six months of cancer deaths. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v “It was really pretty shocking,” said Elledge, who teaches genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospi...
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None of the trials of COVId-19 candidate vaccines can detect a reduction in serious outcomes such as hospitalization or death, a leading public health expert said Thursday. Writing in the BMJ medical journal, associate editor Peter Doshi warned that not even phase 3 trials under way in the race for a vaccine can prove their product will prevent people contracting COVID-19. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v In a sobering essay, Doshi said those hoping for a breakthrough to end the pandemic would be disappointed, with some vaccines likely to reduce the risk of infection by only 30 percent. Read more at NEWSMAX.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to five people convicted of committing drug and financial crimes, all of them cases that were pushed by prison reform advocate and Trump ally Alice Johnson. Join BJL status for engagements, births, deals, levayos, events & more:  https://bit.ly/32HUBnJ Join an official BJL WhatsApp group for breaking news as it happens: https://bit.ly/3aYxo4v White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday in a statement, Trump was granting the clemencies “in light of the decisions these individuals have made following their convictions to improve their lives and the lives of others while incarcerated.” The latest round of clemencies comes less than two weeks before Election Day and as Trump has been hammer...
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