Chareidi Draft Bill Fails in First Reading Hamodia

The coalition failed to pass a new chareidi draft bill in a preliminary reading in the Knesset on Monday evening. With Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, a coalition member, casting a…

Israel

COVID Pill 90% Effective in Maccabi TrialHamodia Staff

A therapeutic treatment for patients with coronavirus has performed successfully in a clinical trial conducted in Israel. Maccabi Health Services announced on Monday that over 90% of coronavirus patients who…

Ketogenic Diet May Reduce Effects of Traumatic Brain InjuryHamodia

A new international study piloted by the Tel Aviv University has determined that a ketogenic diet may reduce the effects of brain damage after traumatic injury. The study indicates that…

Netanyahu Thanks Supporters But Makes No Comment on Plea DealYisrael Price

Opposition Leader Binyamin Netanyahu made his first public comment on his plea deal since the news broke, thanking supporters for donations to a legal defense fund, but making no direct…

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Community

Teenage Girl Killed in Flatbush Car AccidentHamodia Staff

A 15-year-old girl was killed in an accident in Flatbush on Monday morning. The girl was from a Russian-Jewish family that lives on Coney Island. She was believed to be…

FDNY Battles Fire on 13th Avenue and 50th StreetHamodia Staff

The FDNY responded to a fire which broke out in Professional Colorist in Wigs on 13th Avenue which spread quickly to the nearby Grand Sterling, extinguishing the flames before they…

Shomrim Divisions Across NYC Unite For Siyum in Crown HeightsHamodia

The unity of Shomrim goes beyond catching criminals. Shomrim volunteers from across New York City got together in Crown Heights Motzei Shabbos for a Siyum on mesechta Megillah and a…

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National

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at 102Hamodia

Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars and fought racism in the United States, died Sunday. He was 102. McGee died in his…

U.S., British Authorities Continue Investigation Into Texas StandoffHamodia

U.S. and British authorities Monday continued an investigation into the weekend standoff at a Texas Jewish center that ended with an armed British national dead and the community leader crediting…

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World

In Greece, Unvaccinated People 60 And Up Face Monthly FinesHamodia

Greece imposed a vaccination mandate Monday for people 60 and older, as the country’s vaccination rate remains below the European Union average and a spike in infections has put sustained…

Seven Killed in Crackdown on Rallies in Sudan’s CapitalHamodia

Organizers of anti-military rallies in Sudan‘s capital Khartoum announced an escalation of protests after security forces used gunfire and teargas on Monday to disperse demonstrations against a coup and medics…

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Regional

Coronavirus Surge May Be Receding in New York, But Economy Already ImpactedSara Marcus

Daily coronavirus cases are falling across the Northeast, even as overall totals remain high. ABC News reported that New York City reported a 17% drop and New Jersey reported a…

Victims of Bronx Fire Receive State and City FundsSara Marcus

  Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced separate initiatives on behalf of families affected by the fire that devastated a 19-story apartment building in the…

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Politics

GOP Rep. Katko, Who Voted to Impeach Trump, Won’t Run AgainHamodia

Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) announced his retirement Friday, the third of the 10 House GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump last January to say they won’t seek…

RNC Threatens to Boycott Commission’s Presidential DebatesHamodia

The Republican National Committee said Thursday it is planning a rules change that would force presidential candidates seeking the party’s nomination to sign a pledge saying they will not participate…

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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

Study Correlates COVID Fears with Electrodermal ActivityHamodia Staff

As research into the impact of COVID-19 on psychological well-being unfolds, a Bar-Ilan University study reveals a correlation between physiological data collected prior to the pandemic and heightened COVID-related fears,…

Tesla Inks Deal to Get Key Battery Component Outside ChinaHamodia

Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for…

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