When It’s Hard To Be Home For The Holidays

How IFS Can Help Singles (and Others)by Rabbi Ari Poliakoff, LCSW-C Pesach is a joyous (if taxing) time for many—new clothes, yummy meals, lively sedarim.The crowning glory of this yom tov, however, is family—kids coming home, family gettingtogether, traditions honored and cherished memories evoked. We have the all-important centraltheme of v’higadeta l’vin’cha, connecting generations by […]

Parshas Tzav

Rabbi Berel Wein The parsha of Tzav more often than not coincides with the Shabbat preceding Pesach – Shabbat Hagadol, the “great Shabbat.” At first glance, there does not seem to be any inherent connection between the parsha of Tzav and Shabbat Hagadol and Pesach. However, since Judaism little recognizes randomness or happenstance regarding Jewish […]

Mazal Tov So-and-So!

Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Mazel tov on the completion of Nazir! In recent years, some organizations have been publicizing their conclusion that it is perfectly fine according to Jewish law for men to marry women who are older than them. However, one could argue that the Gemara in Sotah (2a) seems to imply that if one […]

Quelle Horreur!

Allan Rolnick, CPA Considering how much Americans think about retirement, it’s sometimes hard to realize what a new concept that phase of life really is. It wasn’t too long ago that you worked right up until you died. Or, if you were lucky, you took good care of your kids at the beginning of their […]

New Cancer Building On Sinai Hospital Campus To Be Named For Mandy And Dennis Weinman

BJLife Newsroom A generous $5 million gift from Mandy and Dennis Weinman will help fund a new three-story, 125,000 square foot, state-of-the-art cancer building on the campus of Sinai Hospital. The newly named Mandy and Dennis Weinman Cancer Building will be home to the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute and the Pediatric Oncology Center, […]

Embrace the Excitement of Mechiras Chametz with the Yorucha Program’s New Curriculum: Baltimore Chaburos Led by Local Rabbis

The Yorucha Business Halacha Program, a groundbreaking initiative by the Bais Havaad Halacha Center, is excited to introduce its latest “seasonal” topic focused on Mechiras Chametz. This timely and engaging curriculum is perfect for Pesach preparations, offering invaluable halachic insights to learners of all levels in Baltimore, MD. Local chaburos in Baltimore, led by esteemed […]

OCA Chidon Hatanach National Finals

Ohr Chadash Academy (OCA) is proud to announce that four students from its Chidon HaTanach classes have qualified for the national finals of the Chidon HaTanach competition in New York on April 30. Mazel Tov to Elan Levi (‘24) and Noam Wiener (‘23) who qualified from the Middle School division, and Alina Rosen and Racheli […]

Baltimore Chesed League by “Columbia Group” wraps up successful season!

This past week, the Baltimore Chesed League wrapped up another successful season! With the season complete, the boys have experienced many different types of chesed activities with many different organizations.  To celebrate, the entire Chesed League  will be treated to a final banquet on April 2nd sponsored by Pricebusters and TiveriaParadise.com.  Thank you to Jon […]