BD"E: Rabbi Dovid Traube, Z"l, Drowned After Saving Child in Greenwood Lake Yoni Weiss

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes. The body of Rabbi Dovid Traube, z"l, 37, of Monsey, who went missing Sunday after saving his child who was struggling in the water in Greenwood Lake, was…

Israel

Zelensky: Ukraine Will Open Official Office in YerushalayimYoni Weiss

Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday that Ukraine will open a high tech and investment center in Yerushalayim. Zelensky spoke after meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Kiev. In…

Jordanian Who Attempted Chadera Stabbing Attack IndictedDov Benovadia

An indictment was handed down Monday against Muhammed Matzlach, a 21-year-old Jordanian citizen who planned to carry out a terror stabbing attack against Jews. Besides charging him with terror, the…

Report: Jordanian Parliament Recommends Expelling Israeli Ambassador; Rethinking Peace TreatyYoni Weiss

The Jordanian Parliament recommended Monday that the Israeli ambassador to Amman be expelled, and that the Jordanian ambassador in Israel should return home as well, Sky News reports. The report…

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Community

Catskills Hatzalah Thanks Community After Smooth Shabbos Nachamu WeekendHamodia

Following a busy Shabbos Nachamu weekend in the Catskills, Hatzalah issued a statement thanking the many people, agencies and organizations that enabled things to go smoothly, baruch Hashem, without major…

UPDATE: Man Who Fell Off Embankment in Minnewaska Extracted From SceneHamodia Staff

UPDATE: 10:51 p.m. The victim, who is a 50 year old man from Williamsburg, has been transported by Hatzalah to St. Francis Hospital in serious but stable condition. UPDATE: 7:53…

Father Saving Son Is Missing in Greenwood LakeHamodia Staff
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National

Health Law’s ‘Cadillac Tax’ May Finally Be Running Out of GasHamodia

The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may be about to change…

Alaska Man Discovers Message in Bottle from Russian NavyHamodia

A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while…

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World

Sudan’s Ousted Leader Said He Got Millions From Saudi Arabia Hamodia

Sudan‘s deposed leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir told investigators he had received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a detective said in court on Monday. Bashir, who was ousted and detained…

Activists: Airstrikes Halt Turkish Convoy on Road in SyriaHamodia

Airstrikes halted a Turkish military convoy carrying ammunition after it crossed into northern Syria on Monday, bound for a rebel-held stronghold, opposition activists said. The strikes hit near the highway…

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Regional

Train Overpass Signs Need Upgrades, Say Local PoliticiansHamodia Staff

From Avenue J to Kings Highway, unusually low train overpasses coupled with inadequate warning signals, have become a common trap for trucks. The resulting chaos has long irritated area residents…

Regional Briefs – August 18, 2019Hamodia

Police: Fake Cop Busted Pulling Over Real Detectives HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) – Police in the New York City suburbs say they’ve arrested a fake cop who tried to pull over…

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Politics

House Dems Weigh Action Against Dermer and FriedmanHamodia

Senior Democratic members of Congress are considering action against top emissaries of the Israeli government and the Trump administration for their roles in Israel’s decision to bar two House members…

Trump Throws Support Behind Possible Lewandowski Senate RunHamodia

President Donald Trump on Thursday threw his support behind his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is considering a run for Senate in his home state of New Hampshire. Trump…

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Business

Stimulus Hopes Support Stocks, Ease Pressure on BondsHamodia

Global equity markets rose on Monday on signs that major economies would look to prop up stalling growth with fresh stimulus measures, easing pressure on bonds and dampening demand for…

Business Briefs – August 18, 2019Hamodia

Hong Kong Cuts Taxes to Shore Up Economy Amid Protests HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong has promised tax cuts and subsidies to reverse an economic slowdown that has been…

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Health, Science & Technology

CDC Investigates Lung Illnesses Linked to E-Cigarette UseHamodia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC is working…

U.S. Makes New Push for Graphic Warning Labels on CigarettesHamodia

U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to…

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