Israel

Study: Chareidi Workers Don’t Feel Discriminated AgainstDror Halavy

Ninety-seven percent of chareidi Israelis who work full time said that they have never experienced discrimination at work, a new study by the Israel Democracy Institute says. The study was…

Ben Gurion Duty-Free One of the World’s Most ProfitableDror Halavy

Israelis traveling abroad love to stop at the Duty Free shops in Ben Gurion Airport on their way out of the country – so much so that the shops at…

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Community

Councilman Ulrich Calls Out Anti-Yeshivah BigotryYochonon Donn

Councilman Eric Ulrich of Queens slammed recent reports of yeshivos as not providing a well-rounded education, saying that it is the new anti-Semitisms. Coming days after the Daily News published…

New Center Helping Trace Roots of Jews in New EnglandHamodia

The vibrant and influential history of New England’s Jewish population chronicled in a vast repository of documents stored at the New England Historic Genealogical Society is being celebrated on Wednesday.…

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National

White House Says Elephant-Trophy Decision Not Yet FinalizedHamodia

The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalized a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the endangered animals home…

Cities May Have Record Thanksgiving Traffic DelaysHamodia

The number of travelers hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday is expected to swell to levels not seen in more than a decade, triggering what could be “record” traffic delays…

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World

Ousted Caracas Mayor Flees House Arrest, Arrives in ColombiaHamodia

Ousted Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma escaped house arrest and fled to Colombia on Friday, an apparent embarrassment for security forces who had been keeping close watch over one of Venezuela’s…

U.S. Votes Against Resolution Condemning Nazi GlorificationHamodia

The United States has voted against a yearly resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism. The resolution calls on all U.N. member nations to ban pro-Nazi speech and organizations and…

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Regional

Councilwoman Liz Crowley Loses Reelection After Close CountYochonon Donn

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley conceded defeat in her reelection bid Thursday, a week after a too-close-to-call vote in her Queens district. Bob Holden, who ran on the Republican line after losing…

Regional Briefs – November 16, 2017Hamodia

Bus Drivers Union Strike On Long Island Settled HICKSVILLE, N.Y. – A two-week-long school bus strike affecting 20,000 students on Long Island ended Thursday after a federal mediator got involved,…

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Politics

Senate Quickens Pace of Approving Trump Judicial PicksHamodia

One thing is definitely going right for U.S. President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress: they are steadily getting conservatives appointed as judges, advancing their long-held ambition…

Senate Sends $700B Defense Bill to Trump, Funding UncertainHamodia

The Senate passed a $700-billion defense policy bill on Thursday, backing President Donald Trump’s call for a bigger, stronger military, but leaving unsettled how to fund the massive spending increase…

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Business

U.S. Stock Indexes Step Back After a Big Gain; Retailers ClimbHamodia

U.S. stock indexes are dipping Friday, a day after the market made its biggest gain in two months. Technology companies are returning some of their recent gains and banks are…

Asian Shares Gain, Mueller Report Hits DollarHamodia

Asian shares clawed back most of their weekly loss after rising firmly on Friday as strong Wall Street earnings and a step forward on U.S. tax reform brightened the mood,…

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Health, Science & Technology

Toxic Algae: Once a Nuisance, Now a Severe Nationwide ThreatHamodia

Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated…

U.S. Health Agency to Crack Down on Risky Stem Cell OfferingsHamodia

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field…

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