Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is taking additional steps to increase nursing personnel.
Hogan says the new efforts aim to give hospitals more flexibility to address staffing needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This week, Maryland reported the nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, and we continue to withstand the Delta variant surge better than just about any other state,” said Hogan in a statement. “While our hospitalizations remain well below all of our pandemic surge capacity triggers, we are taking proactive steps to maximize the ability of our hospitals to increase their nursing workforce.”
Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis Schrader issued a notice stating that registered nurses or licensed practical nurses who hold a current active...
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Baltimore, MD - Sept. 20, 2021 - Due to the COVID-19 uptick, the Hatzalah Monoclonal Antibody infusion center is open again with 24/7 service. With the expansion of the FDA protocols, most people who test positive or who are exposed and not yet positive will qualify for treatment.
Early treatment is essential for best outcome.
Call HOB MAB line 24/7 including shabbos and YT at 410-585-0054 option 2 for more info or visit BJLCovid for more information or to register.
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Baltimore, MD - Aug. 26, 2021 - Baltimore Jewish Community Covid Testing Schedule for the Upcoming Yomim Tovim Season:
Aseres Yimei Teshuva:
Thursday Sept. 9 - Tuesday Sept.14 - Regular Testing Schedule.
Motzaei Shabbos Sept. 11- 9:30pm-10pm
Wed., Sept.15 - Erev Yom Kippur - 9:30AM -11:00 AM
Motzaei Yom Kippur – Sept. 16 - No Testing
Friday Sept. 17 - Regular Testing Schedule
Motzaei Shabbos Sept.18 - 9:30PM -10:00PM
Sunday Sept.19 Regular Testing Schedule
Monday, Sept. 20 Erev Sukkos - 9:30AM-11:00AM
Wed. night Sept. 22 - Motzaei 1st days 930PM -10:00pm
Thurs., Sept. 23 - Chol Hamoed 9:30AM -11:30AM- No night testing
Fri., Sept. 24 - Chol Hamoed 930AM – 11:00AM
Motzaei Shabbos Sept. 25 - Chol Hamoed 9:30PM -10:00PM
Sunday Sept. 26 - C...
A man struck early Friday morning on Interstate 83 died, Maryland State Police said.
State police said troopers were called shortly before 2:50 a.m. to I-83 just north of Northern Parkway in Baltimore City for a report of a crash. Police said a man walking across the highway from the median was struck and died at the scene. The driver remained at the scene.
About 20 minutes prior, a ride-share driver traveling north on I-83 called 911 to report an unruly and suspected intoxicated passenger who was physically assaulting him and trying to get him to run off the road, police said. The driver pulled over on I-83 at Ruxton Road and the passenger fled from the vehicle.
Police said the ride-share driver described the passenger to troopers and the description matched that of the deceased victim...
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Our community does not have a unique problem, but we are small enough that we can create unique solutions
“We need to leave the Kiddush club in place.”
Those weren’t the exact words I used, but it was the message I conveyed to the president of my shul, who wanted to shut down the Kiddush club. I was a placeholder — interim rabbi was my exact title — while the shul was searching for a new rabbi. I had a slim chance of getting the job and figured there was nothing to lose. Was I trying to curry votes? Hard to believe, as a vote would be lost for every vote gained. Maybe I was just an inexperienced 27-year-old who was out of his depth.
Shuls have been fighting over Kiddush clubs for as long as they have existed, and our shul was no exception....
Baltimore, MD – Sept. 23, 2021 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Mr. and Mrs. Avi Charloff on the birth of a son.
Mazel Tov grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ahron Katz and great-grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Larry Katz.
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Baltimore, Md – Sept. 23, 2021 – The Baltimore community was honored to participate in the Siyum HaShas for Reb Shmuel Yehuda Stern, father of Mrs. Miri (Reb Binyamin) Blackman.Joining in the simcha was HaRav Nesanel Kostelitz, HaRav Yissachar Dov Eichenstein, HaRav Simcha Wein, and Rav Yaakov Frand, as well as many friends and family. The siyum took place in the Blackman's Sukkah.At his customary 4 blatt a day, BJL looks forward to posting Reb Shmuel Yehuda’s next Siyum HaShas in 3 years, B’Azer HaShem.
Baltimore, MD – Sept. 23, 2021 - It is with regret that BaltimoreJewishLife.com informs the community of the petira of Yitzchok Sheffield, z'l, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Yehoshua Sheffield. The levaya will take place tomorrow, Friday, September 24th, at 1:30 pm graveside at the Agudah cemetery in Rosedale Shiva will be observed after Yom Tov. Details are forthcoming. Shiva begins after Yom Tov
Bila HaMaves LaNetzach…
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 23, 2021 - 1st Day Chol HaMoaid Sukkos 5782 - Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott joined Councilman Yitzy Schleifer today in celebration of Sukkos. Joining the festive gathering in the Councilman’s Sukkah were elected officials, Delegate Dalya Attar (41-D), and City Councilman Zeke Cohen (1-D), along with Rabbi Dovid Heber, of Congregation Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek, and other prominent community leaders. Mayor Scott listened intently as Rabbi Heber explained the meaning of the Sukkah, Lulav and Esrog and the holiday in general. Rabbi Heber expressed gratitude for the work the Mayor does on behalf of our community and focused his comments on the unique joy felt by our community during Sukkos.
While spending time in the Sukkah, Mayor Sc...
Washington, DC, Sept. 23, 2021 — Coalition for Jewish Values, representing over 1,500 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in matters of public policy, today castigated the ADL for once again avoiding a needed effort to address blatant antisemitism, and instead pursuing charges of "supremacy" for partisan purposes. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt criticized "The Squad" in Congress for blocking funding for Israel's defensive Iron Dome system as part of the budget reconciliation process, and celebrated passage of a standalone bill restoring that funding. But it was Fox News host Tucker Carlson whom Greenblatt insisted "must go."
CJV President Rabbi Pesach Lerner issued the following statement:
In January, Greenblatt correctly stated that Tlaib's depiction of Israel as 'apartheid...
A majority of Americans now say that President Biden is not “mentally sharp,” according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
The survey, which like other polls shows Biden’s overall approval rating sinking, found that just 43 percent said the phrase “mentally sharp” described him either “very well” or “fairly well,” an 11 point drop from the same poll in March, while 56 percent said the phrase describes him “not at all well” or “not too well.” This was his worst showing in any of the personal characteristics surveyed.
This is evidence in support of something I have suspected for weeks, which is that the Afghanistan blunder does not alone explain the collapse of Biden’s appr...
Memphis police officers are on the scene of a Kroger grocery store where at least a dozen people have been shot, including one who was killed.
The shooter, whose identity remains unknown, is dead of what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
The shooting happened at 240 New Byhalia Road in Collierville, Tennessee.
Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said officers and a SWAT team entered the grocery store going aisle to aisle to rescue employees – some of whom were hiding in the freezer.
"I've been involved in this for 34 years and I've never seen a scene like this," Lane said, calling it "the most horrific event in Collierville history."
Lane said an image circulating on social media of someone on the roof was a Kro...
Israeli leaders welcomed the passage of the independent bill in the US House of Representatives to provide $1 billion to Israel to resupply the Iron Dome missile defense system.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stated: "Thank you to the members of the US House of Representatives, Democrats and Republicans alike, for their overwhelming support for Israel and their commitment to its security. Those who try to challenge this support, received the correct answer today. The people of Israel thank the American people and their representatives for their strong friendship."
Defense Minister Benny Gantz stated: “On behalf of Israel’s defense establishment, I would like to thank Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Chairwoman of App...
The House passed legislation on Thursday to provide $1 billion to support Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, after Democrats stripped the funding from a stopgap bill to prevent a government shutdown due to progressive objections earlier this week.
The standalone bill to ensure the Iron Dome funding passed handily on a bipartisan basis, 420-9, with two Democrats voting “present.” Eight liberal Democrats and one Republican voted in opposition.
House Democrats passed a bill on Tuesday that would keep the federal government funded through Dec. 3, but Republicans universally opposed it because it included a provision to suspend the debt limit into next year.
Because of the widespread GOP opposition on Tuesday, House Democrats couldn’t afford more t...
Baltimore, MD - Sept. 23, 2021 - Due to recent uptick in Covid cases, the Community Covid Testing Center will open tonight, Thursday, Sept.23 from 7:00-8:15PM.
The Covid pandemic is hitting Israel's airlines and travel sector especially hard
Israeli airline El Al announced on Thursday that they requested $100 million in state aid from the government for losses suffered through compliance with enacted Covid restrictions.
Earlier this year, El Al let go of almost a third of the airline's staff in order to receive $210 million in government assistance. Despite previous financial backing, the company is imploring Israel's leadership to do more.
El Al and two other local airlines have written an appeal to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
"The Israeli aviation sector is perched above a slippery slope, and there is still doubt whether Israeli aviation companies can survive the crisis without government assistance," the company ...
Former US President Donald Trump may be benefiting from his successor's current predicaments, according to a new poll.
According to one poll by Gallop, which was released on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden's approval rating has fallen to 43%, down six percent from August, while 53% of Americans disapprove of his performance as president.
Biden's approval rating has fallen 14% since he took office in January.
Vice President Kamala Harris' approval rating is at 49%, with her disapproval rating also at 49%, according to Gallup.
The president has faced criticism for his handling of a range of issues in recent months, including the US pullout from Afghanistan in August which ended with the Taliban taking control of the country, high inflation, the spread of the Delta v...
Police in North Bay, Ontario are investigating a video they say contains “disturbing” footage of students participating in anti-Semitic acts at a local school, CP24 reported.
A police spokesperson said that on Friday police opened an investigation into whether a crime related to hate, genocide, or incitement of hatred had occurred at Ecole Secondaire Catholique Algonquin.
According to local media, the cellphone video contains footage of students making Nazi salutes while chanting “Heil Hitler” and making offensive statements about Jews.
The students were filmed on school property, according to CBC News.
Police Chief Scott Tod labelled the video in a statement as “very disturbing.”
“I want to offer our condolences to the Jewish c...