Five Bachurim Lost in Austrian Alps Found After Major Overnight Search Hamodia

A major search involving helicopters, jeeps and ground search parties helped look for five bachurim who went missing in the Austrian Alps overnight Thursday. The boys were found Friday morning, safe…

Israel

Israel’s Passes 90,000 Coronavirus Cases; Tests Show Downward TrendAryeh Stern

Israel’s confirmed coronavirus cases crossed 90,000 on Friday morning with the Health Ministry announcing that 1,639 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total count to 90,472,…

Nurse at Gantz Surgery Diagnosed With Coronavirus; Minister Doesn’t Need to QuarantineYoni Weiss

One of the nurses who was present during the operation performed on Defense Minister Benny Gantz at Sheba Tel Hashomer hospital on Wednesday has tested positive for the coronavirus, his…

Five Border Policemen Charged With Robbing PalestiniansHamodia

Five border policemen were charged  on Thursday with stealing from Palestinians who were crossing illegally into Israel from the West Bank. The officers were charged with armed robbery, assault causing harm…

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Community

The Shomrei Emunim Rebbe of Bnei Brak, Zy”aHamodia Staff

The Chassidic world was plunged into mourning Thursday morning, with the news of the petirah of the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe of Bnei Brak, Harav Refael Aharon Roth, zy”a, at the age…

Million-Dollar Restoration of German Shul Completed, Inauguration Postponed Due to CoronavirusHamodia Staff

The years-long, €8.3 million ($9,750,000) restoration of the Carlebach shul in the city of Lübeck, in northern Germany, has been completed, but the gala reopening— which would have included hachnasas…

Massive Levayah of Sadigura Rebbe, Zy”a, Held in Bnei BrakHamodia Staff

The Sadigura community in particular and in the Chassidus in general are in deep mourning with the petirah of the Sadigura Rebbe, zy”a, late Monday night, at the age of…

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National

Bald Eagle Attacks $950 State Drone, Drops it Into Lake MichiganHamodia

Near Escanaba, Mich., nature and mankind clashed as a bald eagle waged an attack on an EGLE drone 162 feet above the waters of Lake Michigan. Nature won the battle,…

U.S. Seizes Digital Currency Accounts Used by Terrorist GroupsHamodia

The Justice Department said Thursday it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that terrorist organizations abroad, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, relied on to raise money…

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World

China Sinopharm’s Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Triggers Antibodies in Clinical TrialsHamodia

A coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by a unit of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) appeared to be safe and triggered antibody-based immune responses in early and mid-stage trials, researchers said.…

U.K. Buys More Potential COVID-19 Vaccines From J&J and NovavaxHamodia

Britain will buy potential COVID-19 vaccines from U.S. drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Novavax Inc., the companies said on Friday, bringing the total number of deals by the U.K. government…

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Regional

Manhattan Apartment Rents Plunge 10% in Pandemic-Fueled ExodusHamodia

Manhattan apartment rents plunged last month by the most in nearly nine years. That’s only one sign of weakness for the borough’s leasing market. By almost every measure, the news…

NYC Mayor Defends School Opening Timetable as Concerns RiseHamodia

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held firm Thursday to plans to reopen the nation’s largest public school system within a month, despite pleas from teachers and principals to…

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Politics

Omar Vows to Keep Fighting as She Savors Decisive VictoryHamodia

Rep. Ilhan Omar savored a decisive primary victory Wednesday, saying she plans to use her organization to keep President Donald Trump from carrying Minnesota and to keep fighting for deep…

Biden, Harris Lash Trump in Introduction of Historic VP PickHamodia

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris delivered an aggressive one-two attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as they made their election case for the first…

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Business

Asian Shares Mixed on Weak China Data, Worries Over PandemicHamodia

Asian shares were mostly higher in cautious trading Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued. China reported that factory output rose 4.8%…

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall Below 1 Million for First Time in 5 MonthsHamodia

The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below one million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet still remains at…

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Health, Science & Technology

CDC Says Face Masks With Valves or Vents Don’t Prevent Spread of CoronavirusHamodia

  Of all the three-word phrases that this pandemic has popularized – “flatten the curve,” “six feet apart” – perhaps none has resonated as deeply as “wear a mask.” It’s…

Why Does COVID-19 Strike Some and Not Others? Fauci Sees an Answer in New StudyHamodia

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said a new study could explain the extraordinary range that people experience with the novel coronavirus, from having no symptoms at…

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