Baltimore’s Benyamin Balakhani’s Tzitzis Campaign Pulls No Strings

BJLife  The Protective Strings Initiative is a campaign to inspire and facilitate the performance of the Mitzvah of Tzitzit. It was founded in 2021 by Benyamin Balakhani, a young father and member of Kehillas Ohr Yisrael Baltimore. He was inspired about the Mitzvah of Tzitzis after hearing a story from a Rav who distributed FREE PAIRS OF TZITZIS to campers because […]

Mercaz Daf Yomi Holds Siyum on Yevamos

Mercaz Torah U’Tefillah celebrated a grand siyum on Maseches Yevamos. A delicious steak seudah was catered by Le’ Mo, a special edition cookbook was presented to the ladies who attended, and everyone was treated to a Chalitzah shoe cookie! The Rav, HaRav Yissochor Dov Eichenstein, Shlita, offered Divrei Hisorerus, R’ Mordechai Weimer shared inspiration of […]

Mental Health at Maccabiah 

Well over a year ago an online popup ad caught my eye:  Join Maccabi USA in Israel next summer. Curious, I followed the link. Touted as the 3rd largest sports competition in the world, the Maccabiah Games is held every 4 years in Israel.  10,000 Jews from all corners of the globe compete throughout the […]

Yitzchok’s Toy Box

For those who may not know, what is Yitzchok’s Toy Box? Yitzchok’s Toy Box assists therapists and parents of children receiving physical, occupational or speech therapy in identifying which therapy items are most suitable for their child at no cost. This project aims to get the right therapy equipment and toys, at the right time, […]

Baltimore Technology Triumphs

Real Estate Clients from the One Above Breaking into the real estate agent market in Baltimore was tricky. I worked hard to make the necessary marketing choices to promote my business. Slowly, but surely, I began to get clients. Several months ago, I started to feel uncomfortable with using Instagram as an advertising strategy. I […]

Og Slept Here!

Rabbi Zvi Teichman Moshe recalls the remarkable victories we experienced over the mighty warrior, Sichon, the king of Cheshbon, and his giant brother, Og, the king of Bashan. The Torah goes on to record how in an earlier episode the nation of Ammon defeated the race of giants known as Refaim, with Og the only […]

A Brief Addiction Glossary

Rabbi Azriel Hauptman The disease of addiction is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. Addictions can cause untold harm to relationships, livelihoods, and health and is sometimes fatal. One of the ways that we can be proactive in the fight against addiction is to educate ourselves about the nature of this dreadful disease. […]