N. Korea Confirms Submarine Launch of New Ballistic Missile Hamodia

North Korea test-fired a new, smaller ballistic missile from a submarine, state media confirmed on Wednesday, a move that analysts said could be aimed at more quickly fielding an operational…

Israel

Shaked Opposes Bill Preventing Netanyahu From Forming Gov’tYoni Weiss

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) announced Wednesday that she would not vote for Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar’s bill that would prevent an indicted MK from forming a government. The bill…

Erdan Leans into Palestinians on Terror StipendsHamodia Staff

Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan castigated the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday over its payouts to terrorists and its hypocrisy in human rights issues, The Times of Israel reported.…

AY.4.2 Delta Variant Arrives from MoldovaHamodia Staff

Recent warnings from health officials that Israel might still be vulnerable to coronavirus variants despite sharply declining morbidity were confirmed on Tuesday with the first report of the AY.4.2 Delta…

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Community

Ancient Machzor Sells for Record-Breaking $8.3MHamodia Staff

A medieval machzor sold for $8,307,000 at the Sotheby’s auction house Tuesday, fetching the highest price ever paid for a Hebrew manuscript. Created seven centuries ago, the magnificent Luzzatto Machzor…

Competitive Race Expected in 48th Council DistrictReuvain Borchardt

She is a Republican-turned-Democrat-turned-Republican. He is a Republican-turned-Democrat. She is Inna Vernikov, he is Steven Saperstein, and they are running for the 48th District City Council seat, in what is…

Tefillos Urged as Hagaon Harav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Hospitalized in Serious ConditionHamodia Staff

Family members of Hagaon Harav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, shlita, asked Tuesday for tefillos as the Rosh Yeshivah was hospitalized in serious condition. The Rosh Yeshivah is hospitalized in Hadassah Ein…

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National

U.S. High Court Won’t Block Vaccines for Maine Health WorkersHamodia

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to block a vaccine requirement imposed on Maine health care workers, the latest defeat for opponents of vaccine mandates. It was the first time…

New U.S. Travel Rules Bar Foreign Covid Survivors With One ShotHamodia

The new U.S. travel policy will block entry to foreign nationals who have recovered from Covid-19 and then gotten one dose of two-dose vaccines — a standard that France and…

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World

Hezbollah Claims It’s Larger than Lebanese ArmyHamodia

Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader declared for the first time on Monday that his group has 100,000 trained fighters. His speech appeared to be meant as a deterrent to domestic foes following…

Report: Haiti Gang Seeks $17M for Kidnapped AmericansHamodia

A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based charity group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti’s justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street…

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Regional

State Revenues are up After Top Earners Paid More in TaxesHamodia

New York is seeing a surge in revenues this year following a tax increase on the state’s highest-earning people and businesses. New York ended September with a balance of about…

65 NYPD Officers Face Discipline Over Response to ProtestsSara Marcus

The Civilian Complain Review Board has recommended charges against 26 police officers for the actions they took during the 2020 protests over the death of George Floyd, bringing the total…

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Politics

Lawmakers Give Amazon ‘Final Chance’ to Clear up TestimonyHamodia

House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has a “final chance” to correct its executives’ previous testimony on its competition practices. The…

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next Two Weeks for AgendaHamodia

President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his…

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Business

Diapers to Yogurt, Global Firms Face Higher Costs Amid Supply-Chain WoesHamodia

Results from companies Procter & Gamble Co and Danone SA as well as phone maker Ericsson on Tuesday show higher costs and supply chain disruptions, signaling more margin pressure for…

Resilient Shoppers Push Retail Sales Up 0.7% in SeptemberHamodia

Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow…

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Health, Science & Technology

Facebook Paying Fine to Settle U.S. Suit on DiscriminationHamodia

Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of…

EPA Unveils Strategy to Regulate Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’Hamodia

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting…

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