Supreme Court Allows Jan. 6 Committee to Get Trump Documents Hamodia Staff

In a rebuff to former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is allowing the release of presidential documents sought by the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The justices on…

Israel

Meretz Tries to Block Citizenship LawHamodia Staff

The Citizenship Law continued to roil the coalition on Wednesday as some of its members showed that they have not given up the fight against it, The Times of Israel…

Israeli Vaccine Scientist Knocks Prize for BourlaHamodia Staff

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla did not deserve the prestigious Genesis Prize he was awarded on Wednesday for his company’s development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, an Israeli scientist charged.…

Justice Minister Backs Investigation of Domestic HackingHamodia Staff

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar on Wednesday came out in support of investigations into allegations that the police used NSO Group’s Pegasus hacking technology against Israeli citizens. “There is an unbridgeable…

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Community

Thousands Attend Asifa on Technology for Boro Park ChildrenHamodia Staff

Few gatherings more justly deserve the title of what Chazal termed “an assembly l’shem Shamayim” more than the thousands of Boro Park children who came together to hear worlds of…

Unprovoked Attack on Car in Far Rockaway-Five TownsHamodia

A prominent Rav was the target of an unprovoked attack as he drove his car in the Far Rockaway-Five Towns area. On Tuesday morning, January 18 around 11:30 a.m., the…

Arrest Made in Attempted Assault on Girl in Boro ParkHamodia Staff

The NYPD has arrested a suspect in the attempted assault of a girl in Boro Park last week. At 10:30 p.m. on January 11, a 17-year-old girl was walking on…

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National

Jewish Organizations Renew Antisemitism Fight After Hostage CaseHamodia

Although the FBI initially said the man who held four people hostage at a Texas temple was focused on an issue “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” the captor…

Texas Braces For Cold, Sleet And a Test For The Power GridHamodia

A blast of frigid air threatens to bring slick and cold conditions across southern Texas, triggering a winter storm watch and raising concerns for power grid operators and natural gas…

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World

UAE Envoy: Yemen’s Houthis Used Missiles in Abu Dhabi AttackHamodia

Yemen’s rebels used cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and drones in an attack on Abu Dhabi this week that killed three people and set off fires at a fuel depot and…

Putin Hosts Iranian President For Kremlin TalksHamodia

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Wednesday, hailing the two countries’ cooperation on the crisis in Syria and other international issues. Greeting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the…

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Regional

NJ Requires Shot for Health Care Workers, Ending Test OptionHamodia

New Jersey will require health care workers and employees in nursing homes and prisons to get fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, dropping an option to either get the shot…

Hochul Nabs Biggest Haul of 2022 Gubernatorial FieldHamodia

Gov. Kathy Hochul has raised nearly $22 million for her election campaign, a huge sum that gives her a dominating advantage over a narrowing field of opponents in the Democratic…

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Politics

Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill Appears Doomed as Manchin Rejects Rules ChangeHamodia

An effort by U.S. Senate Democrats to pass a voting-rights bill that faces rock-solid Republican opposition looked set to fail on Wednesday after Democratic Senator Joe Manchin said he would…

Biden Calls on Fed to Fight Inflation In News ConferenceHamodia

At a Wednesday news conference marking his first year in office, President Joe Biden called on the Federal Reserve to do more to fight inflation by pulling back on its…

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Business

Amazon’s U.K. Site Backs Away From Plan to Stop Taking VisaHamodia

Amazon’s British website has backed away from plans to stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the United Kingdom, saying Monday that the move has been put on hold while…

Fed Survey Finds Economy Growing Modestly Despite COVIDHamodia

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy was growing at a modest pace at the end of 2021 but was still being held back by ongoing supply-chain disruptions and…

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Health, Science & Technology

First-Ever Mapping of Photosynthesis in Fastest Growing Alga in the WorldHamodia Staff

What causes a particular alga to be crowned “the fastest growing plant cell in the world?” A new study involving a Tel Aviv University researcher set out to track the…

U.S. Examining Alibaba’s Cloud Unit For National Security RisksHamodia

The Biden administration is reviewing e-commerce giant Alibaba‘s cloud business to determine whether it poses a risk to U.S. national security, according to three people briefed on the matter, as…

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