Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts a Rocket Fired From the Gaza Strip Into Israel

Israel

Netanyahu Warns of 80,000 Iranian-Backed Shiite Fighters in SyriaZalman Ahnsaf

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that if Iran is allowed to realize its ambitions in Syria, it will result in regional conflagration. “If Iran makes good on…

IDF Retaliates for Gaza Rocket FireHamodia Staff

The IDF fired back into Gaza after at least one rocket was launched from the Hamas-run enclave at Israeli territory on Monday evening, according to media reports. B’chasdei shamayim, no…

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Community

First Snow in Uman, as Thousands Expected for Shabbos ChanukahHamodia

Thousands of Breslover Chassidim are to travel to spend Shabbos Chanukah in Uman, Ukraine, near the kever of the Rebbe Reb Nachman of Breslov, zy”a. Although the largest annual nesiah…

Tartikov Victorious in Long-Running Dispute Over Construction in PomonaHamodia Staff

The Village of Pomona engaged in discrimination that targeted the Tartikov kehilla when it enacted ordinances that barred construction of a kollel building in Pomona, a federal judge ruled Thursday.…

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National

Louisiana Private Investigator Admits Misusing Trump’s Social Security NumberHamodia

A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump’s Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president’s federal tax information before his election last year.…

Firm Denies Flynn Texted Its Director on U.S. SanctionsHamodia

An investment firm that once hired Michael Flynn has denied he sent text messages during President Donald Trump’s inauguration indicating U.S. sanctions would be “ripped up” so a nuclear reactor…

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World

Earthquake Hits Western Iran, Where Hundreds Died Last MonthHamodia

An earthquake hit western Iran on Monday, the region where an earthquake last month killed at least 530 people, state media reported. The center of the quake was near the…

Russia’s Putin and Egypt’s Sisi Discuss Middle East Tensions in CairoHamodia

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for talks on cooperation and tensions in the Middle East following Washington’s decision to recognize Yerushalayim…

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Regional

Rutgers Professor Accused of Anti-Semitism Removed From RoleHamodia

Rutgers University removed a professor accused of posting anti-Semitic statements on social media from his position as a director at the New Jersey school. Michael Chikindas will no longer serve…

Explosion Rocks NYC Subway, Suspect in Custody; Subways Resume Under Tight SecurityHamodia

New York City reopened its subways shortly after 10 a.m, amid heightened city-wide security after a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him caused an explosion in an underground…

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Politics

Homeland Security to Create New Office Focused on Countering Weapons of Mass DestructionHamodia

Department of Homeland Security officials said they will establish an office to better protect the United States from potential large-scale terrorist attacks. Newly confirmed DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the…

Former White House Official Sworn in as DHS SecretaryHamodia

Kirstjen Nielsen was sworn in Friday as the next Homeland Security secretary. In a statement, Nielsen said that it’s her “greatest honor to serve” in the role. She said the…

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Business

U.S. Stocks Edge Higher in Afternoon Trading; Oil Prices RiseHamodia

Technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher in afternoon trading Monday. Health-care companies also helped lift the market, outweighing losses among banks and makers of packaged foods and other consumer…

Dollar Knocked by NYC Explosion, Bitcoin Futures Steal SpotlightHamodia

An explosion in central New York pushed the dollar lower on Monday, but stock markets recovered after an early dip, once it became clear the situation had been contained. New…

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Health, Science & Technology

Q&A: How Is a Bitcoin Mined? A Look at the Virtual CurrencyHamodia

A company in Slovenia that mines bitcoin says it has been hacked, for a potential loss of tens of millions of dollars. The company, NiceHash, gives customers the ability to…

U.S. Flu Season Off to an Early Start; Widespread in 7 StatesHamodia

This year’s flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug, according to the latest data released Friday by…

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