U.S. Faces Record Surge of Coronavirus Cases Hamodia

A record surge of coronavirus cases in the United States pushed hospitals closer to the brink of capacity and drove the number of infections reported on Friday to an ominous…

Israel

Israel Hails News Dominican Republic May Move Embassy to YerushalayimHamodia

Israel on Motzoei Shabbos welcomed a declaration by the Dominican Republic that the Caribbean country may consider moving its embassy to Yerushalayim from Tel Aviv. The Dominican Republic’s Foreign Ministry…

630 New Coronavirus Cases; Death Toll Passes 2,500Aryeh Stern

A total of 630 new cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed in Israel on Thursday, according to data released by the Health Ministry on Friday morning. Israel’s death toll reached 2,511…

U.S. Embassy Grants American Citizens Born in Yerushalayim to List ‘Israel’ as BirthplaceHamodia
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Community

Cuomo Allows Yeshivos in Red Zone to Open, Students Must be TestedReuvain Borchardt and Rabi Binyomin Zev Karman

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he will allow schools in “red” and “orange” COVID hotspot zones to re-open, with testing protocols. Before a school is reopened all…

Tehillim Requested for Harav Meshulam Dovid Soloveichik, ShlitaHamodia

Harav Dovid Soloveichik, shlita, has been taken to the hospital  and a request has gone out for people to say Tehillim for Meshulam Dovid ben Alte Hendel b’soch sh’ar cholei…

BD”E: Harav Yissachar Dov (Berish) Weiss, Zt”l, of ManchesterHamodia Staff

Harav Yissachar Dov (Berish) Weiss, zt”l, the Rosh Hakahal of the Satmar community in Manchester, England, was niftar Thursday morning at the age of 90. Harav Berish Weiss was the…

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National

U.S. Special Forces Rescue American Held in NigeriaHamodia

U.S. special forces rescued an American citizen who had been kidnapped by armed men in an operation on Saturday in northern Nigeria that is believed to have killed several of…

Task Force Sees ‘Unrelenting’ COVID-19 Spread; Daily U.S. Cases Up by Record 91,000Hamodia

The White House coronavirus task force warned that much of the country is in the grip of an “unrelenting” surge in COVID-19 cases and urged tough countermeasures, as the number…

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World

England Faces New Lockdown as U.K. Virus Cases Pass One MillionHamodia

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new month-long lockdown for England after being warned that without tough action a resurgent coronavirus outbreak will overwhelm hospitals in weeks.…

Mother, Children Rescued From Turkey Quake Rubble; Death Toll at 37Hamodia

A mother and three of her children were pulled to safety on Saturday after being trapped for almost 18 hours under a building in the western Turkish city of Izmir…

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Regional

New York Bans Hospital, Nursing Home Visitation in COVID Red ZonesReuvain Borchardt
REMINDER: Summer Time Ends Motzoei ShabbosHamodia Staff

Summer time will end on the East Coast at 2 a.m. on Motzoei Shabbos, when clocks will be turned back an hour. DST began on March 8, 2020, and is…

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Politics

Schumer Could Win Big, or Be Relegated to Perennial Political BridesmaidHamodia

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., bolted from the big election-night party four years ago minutes after polls closed, declaring victory to reporters in Manhattan and then rushing for a flight back…

Texas Early Voting Exceeds Total of All 2016 BallotsHamodia

Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016 — an unprecedented surge of early voting in a state that was once…

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Business

U.S. Recovery’s Surprise StrengthHamodia

The U.S. economic recovery’s strength has consistently surprised over the past several months, thanks in part to steadfast consumer finances that were underpinned by robust government aid and ultra-low interest…

Goldman Sachs to Pay $3 Billion Over Role in 1MDB ScandalHamodia

Goldman Sachs on Thursday agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to settle a probe into its role in Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption scandal, and its Malaysia unit pleaded guilty to violating…

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Health, Science & Technology

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens U.S. Healthcare SystemHamodia

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient…

AMD Buys Xilinx for $35B, Creating Silicon Valley Chip GiantHamodia

AMD is buying Xilinx for $35 billion in an all-stock deal that will combine the two Silicon Valley chip makers. The deal announced Tuesday puts AMD in a place it…

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