Last night, Yael Shevach, who lost her husband in a terrorist attack, wrote me the following:"This is the season for weddings, and I have just returned from a wedding -- but unlike any I had ever attended. Ephraim Rimel lost his wife Tzipi and his little girl three years ago in an accident caused by a Palestinian who was driving at an excessive rate of speed on Highway 443. Ephraim was left paralyzed from the waist down. Ayelet Coleman lost her husband Adiel in a terrorist attack. Those are the two people who were married tonight.Under the chuppah, Ayelet sat on a chair because Ephraim is confined to a wheelchair. She simply sat next to him throughout the ceremony, and that said so much. A multitude of friends and family had gathered to dance in their honor. It was amazing to me to see tha...
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A water main break sent water high into the air Tuesday afternoon in the in the 200 block of Timber Grove Road in the Owings Mills/Reisterstown areas.
The road was being closed shortly before 1 p.m. and crews were able to shut the water off minutes later.
Baltimore. MD - Aug. 16, 2022 - 12:55PM - TI food distribution for today has ended.
Thank you to all those who participated.
Some two-thirds of the world could starve to death in the event of a nuclear war between Russia and the United States, according to a Rutgers University-led study published Monday. Nuclear conflict would lead to “catastrophic” disruptions in food supplies, as sun-blocking soot and ash wilt crops around the world, researchers wrote in the peer-reviewed study published in the journal Nature Food.
Even a smaller-scale nuclear war between Pakistan and India would devastate food supplies, slash global production by 7% within five years and kill up to 2.5 billion people. Food insecurity in these cases would be deadlier than the nuclear blasts, the study predicts.
“The data tell us one thing: We must prevent a nuclear war from ever happening,” climate scientist Alan Robo...
Earlier this year, families around the world lamented the shortage of baby formula, which left many bereft of the nutritional staple. While global supply and prices of infant formula have since begun stabilizing, thousands of Israeli families are still struggling to meet the cost of the critical natal foodstuff. This has led the National Food Security Initiative, funded by the Welfare Ministry together with long-standing charity Colel Chabad, to launch an initiative to provide and deliver baby formula to the homes of families in need.
Baby formula is one of the most commonly shoplifted items, according to data presented at the announcement of the initiative’s new phase. This illustrates the critical role that baby formula plays in family life, and the desperation of less-f...
Jews who travel to Uman in Ukraine to pray at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev on Rosh Hashana will be risking their lives, Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk warned on Monday.
“Rosh Hashana is coming and no matter what we say, Orthodox Jews will try to get to Uman again,” Korniychuk lamented in an interview from his Tel Aviv office. “We understand your willingness to go to Uman and favor your support for Ukraine, but this is not the right time. We cannot guarantee your security.”
Korniychuk said that last year, over 30,000 Breslev hassids came, mostly from Israel but also from the US, UK and France, and a similarly large gathering this year would attract attention from the Russian Army, which could attack the pilgrimage site.
Invasive spotted lanternflies, first discovered eight years ago in Pennsylvania and confirmed in Maryland, appear to be moving westward into the central United States, with new reports filed with the state agriculture departments this year in Iowa and Michigan.
But Maryland still plays an important role in stopping the pest, which can devastate grapes, hops and other crops.
Spotted lanternflies were confirmed in Kansas in 2021 and in North Carolina earlier this year. States farther west, including Utah, California and Oregon, have observed dead lanternflies, though it's unclear if the plant hoppers naturally migrated there, or hitched a ride with humans.
Even in states where infestations or dead lanternflies haven't been found, landscape...
First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus, her office announced Tuesday.
The diagnosis comes after her husband, President Biden, recently tested positive for COVID-19.
"The First Lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms," her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement. "She has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid and, following CDC guidance, will isolate from others for at least five days."
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said "the President tested negative for COVID this morning on an antigen test.
Baltimore, MD – Aug. 16, 2022 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Dovid & Golda Goldberg on the birth of a son.
Mazel Tov to Grandparents Bill & Rochelle Goldberg and Zipporah Freedman and great-grandmother Mrs. Rivka Diskind
יה"ר שיזכו לגדל בנם לתורה, לחופה, ולמעשים טובים. אמן!
Bnei Brak, Israel - Aug. 16, 2022 - Rabbi Pinchas Natan Vazeler zt’l, 74, one of the most prominent of the Dushinskaya Chassidim in Bnei Brak, was niftar today at the 'Meyeni Hishu'a' hospital in Bnei Brak after a serious illness.
He was a frequent visitor to Baltimore and befriended many in our community.
Yhi Zichro baruch
A senior Israeli official told Ynet on Monday that Israel and Turkey are close to reaching an agreement allowing Israeli airlines to land in the country very soon.
The official predicted that Israeli airlines would be granted permission to fly into Istanbul in a matter of weeks.
Following the signing of a new mutual aviation agreement between the two countries last month, the parties are now finalizing the details that will allow Israeli airlines to fly to Turkey while meeting Israel’s stringent security requirements.
Disagreements over security have kept Israeli airlines out of Turkish airports for the past 15 years.
According to the official, the next step in the reconciliation process between Jerusalem and Ankara will be the return of ambassadors.
The FBI has returned three passports to former President Trump that were seized in the Mar-a-Lago raid, according to a law enforcement official. Fox News has learned that two of the passports are expired.
In a statement released late Monday night, an FBI official explained, “In executing search warrants, the FBI follows search and seizure procedures ordered by courts, then returns items that do not need to be retained for law enforcement purposes.”
An IDF soldier was killed, most likely by friendly fire, near the city of Tulkarm in the Menasha regional division, West Bank, on Monday night according to the IDF spokesperson unit.
The circumstances of the incident are currently under investigation by The IDF. The soldier's family was notified of his passing later on Monday night.
It was initially reported the incident was a shooting attack that was carried out from a passing vehicle and that security forces were on the hunt for the shooters - but later the IDF updated that this wasn't an attack but a case of friendly fire.
The wounded soldier was taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba - where he was later pronounced dead. The IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi is expected to visit the site of the inc...
The car carrying the Skverer Rebbe, shlita, was involved in a major accident on Route 6 as he was returning from the chasunah of an einikel of the Satmar Rebbe, Harav Aharon, shlita, in Kiryas Yoel on Monday evening. Although the car was badly damaged, the Rebbe was uninjured.
There were three people injured, and one person was pronounced dead at the scene, but Chessed Shel Emes was not needed.
While the driver and the car remained on the scene until the police finished their investigation, the Rebbe was taken back to his home in Skver in another car.
The walkout in Southern California marks the first coordinated labor action in Amazon’s growing airfreight division, which uses Prime-branded planes to fly packages and goods around the country much like UPS or FedEx. The employees, who are independently organized, said they didn’t plan to return to work on Monday, in an effort to pressure Amazon to raise wages and improve safety.
Organizers said more than 150 people walked out Monday afternoon, and managers had already slowed some operations in anticipation of the action. While a small fraction of the 1,500 employees who work at the hub in various shifts walked out, such a work stoppage can create logistical headaches and disruptions.
Amazon spokesman Paul Flaningan contested that number, saying the company’s tally of ...
An effort to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón was rejected on Monday after organizers failed to submit enough valid petition signatures to get the matter on the ballot.
The Los Angeles county clerk’s office said that of the nearly 716,000 signatures collected by organizers, just over 520,000 were found to be valid. To qualify the recall for the ballot, organizers needed to submit 566,857 valid signatures, the county clerk’s office said.
Nearly 200,000 signatures were deemed invalid for various reasons. In some cases, the signatures were found to come from people who were not registered to vote, or whose signatures didn’t match those on their voter files. Several thousand signatures came from people with addresses outside of L.A. Cou...
Most Americans are worried about paying for housing, according to a survey conducted by market financing company Freddie Mac.
Sixty-two percent of the 2,000 adults surveyed said that they are somewhat or very concerned about being able to cover their housing in the coming year, and 69 percent said that they are somewhat or very worried about higher home prices in general.
Among the highest concerns surveyed were those on an impending economic recession, at 84 percent, and rising interest rates, at 77 percent, while half said that they are worried about losing their jobs.
Fifty-eight percent of respondents said that their rent has gone up in the past 12 months, as inflation rates have soared, with 6 percent saying that it had increased by 30 percent or more.
A federal judge on Monday turned down Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bid to throw out a subpoena compelling him to testify before the Atlanta-area grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.
“[T]he Court finds that the District Attorney has shown extraordinary circumstances and a special need for Senator Graham’s testimony on issues relating to alleged attempts to influence or disrupt the lawful administration of Georgia’s 2022 elections,” U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May wrote in a 22-page opinion rejecting Graham’s effort and sending the matter back to state courts for further proceedings.
The ruling is a victory for District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading the grand jury probe that resulted in ...