Rabbi Simcha Silverman, Shlita

Biden, Democrats Propose Family Aid; Up to $3K per Child Hamodia

House Democrats have proposed permanently and significantly expanding the child tax credit to provide thousands more to families in the form of monthly payments from the IRS, similar to the…

Israel

Chareidi Leaders: Opposed to Violence on All FrontsHamodia Staff

After violent clashes between police and protesters in Bnei Brak over the past few days, including a violent altercation on Thursday night with several undercover detectives working to enforce public…

UAE Cabinet Approves Establishment of Embassy in Tel AvivHamodia

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday approved establishing an embassy in Tel Aviv in Israel, the UAE government said on its Twitter account, citing a Cabinet decision. The UAE and…

Israel Includes Teens in Vaccination DriveHamodia

Israel expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Sunday to include 16- to 18-year-olds. Israel, which has the world’s fastest vaccine distribution rate, is hoping to begin reopening its economy next…

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Community

BD’E – Rabbi Yudi Dukes, Z”l, 39 Years Old, Succumbs to COVIDHamodia

Rabbi Yudi Dukes, the longtime director of Jewish Learning Network, who inspired many mitzvah campaigns in his merit, passed away today, 8 Shevat, 5781. He was 39 years old. Reb…

Austria Presents National Strategy Against Anti-SemitismHamodia

The Austrian government on Thursday presented a national strategy on fighting rising anti-Semitism that includes improving the protection of synagogues, improved education about Judaism and stricter prosecution of hate crimes…

Atzeres Tefillah to Be Held for Hagaon Harav Dovid Soloveitchik, ShlitaHamodia Staff

Klal Yisrael is urged to daven for the refuah sheleimah of Hagaon Harav Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik, shlita, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Brisk, whose condition has taken a turn for the worse.…

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National

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUsHamodia

Straining under record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring…

Justice Department, FBI Debate Not Charging Some of the Capitol RiotersHamodia

Federal law enforcement officials are privately debating whether they should decline to charge some of the individuals who stormed the U.S. Capitol this month – a politically loaded proposition but…

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World

U.K. Expands Vaccinations; Six Million Shots GivenHamodia

Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen almost 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic…

A Year After Wuhan Lockdown, China Sees Small Rise in COVID-19 CasesHamodia

China on Saturday reported more new cases of COVID-19 and the financial hub of Shanghai imposed new restrictions, as the country marked the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown…

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Regional

Strike at NYC Produce Market Ends in DealSara Marcus

A weeklong strike at New York City’s Hunts Point Produce Market, which provides 60% of the city’s produce, ended in workers receiving a pay raise and more money toward health…

New York Sending Out More Community Vaccination Prep KitsHamodia

New York will be sending more vaccination preparation kits to senior housing complexes and churches in an effort to ensure fairness in vaccine distributions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. The…

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Politics

By Repealing Trump Census Order, Biden Gave Texas GOP Extra House SeatsHamodia

Hours after taking office, President Joe Biden handed Texas a huge gift that went mostly unnoticed, overshadowed by more controversial moves on climate, public health and the border wall. He…

‘Dark Money’ Helped Pave Joe Biden’s Path to the White HouseHamodia

President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, meaning the public will never have a full accounting of who helped…

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Business

Weekly Jobless Claims Decline ModeratelyHamodia

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits decreased modestly last week as the COVID-19 pandemic tears through the nation, raising the risk of a second straight month…

Bitcoin Slumps 10% as Pullback From Record High Gathers PaceHamodia

Bitcoin slumped 10% on Thursday to a 10-day low, retreating further from record highs, with traders citing fears of tighter U.S. regulation. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin was last…

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Health, Science & Technology

Lucky Few Hit COVID-19 Vaccine Jackpot for Rare Extra DosesHamodia

Fortune struck one man in the bakery aisle at the supermarket. Two others were working the night shift at a Subway sandwich shop. Yet another was plucked from a list…

Lilly: Drug can Prevent COVID-19 Illness in Nursing HomesHamodia

Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It’s the first major study to…

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