Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate Hamodia

Democrats marched the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate Monday night for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the…

Israel

Lapid Lands Just Ahead of Ben Gurion LockdownZalman Ahnsaf

Just hours before Ben Gurion Airport was due to for closure due to the coronavirus, Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, arrived back in the country, ending a…

Early Data Show Vaccine Even Better Than AdvertisedHamodia Staff

Based on initial data from the Israeli vaccination program, the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is every bit as good as advertised and even better. Maccabi Healthcare Services disclosed on Monday that…

Rabbanim Condemn Violence, Officials Work to Restore CalmHamodia Staff

  As prominent rabbinical figures continued to condemn violence in protests against the government lockdown, civil and police officials have been working on a plan to restore calm. Chief Sephardi…

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Community

Hidden Bunker Discovered in Warsaw Ghetto; Pairs of Tefillin FoundHamodia Staff

A bunker containing 100-year-old tefillin hidden from the Nazis in Holocaust has been discovered in the ruins of the Warsaw ghetto, the Shem Olam Institute reported. In recent years, Polish…

Hatzolah Treats Several People at Fire in MadisonHamodia Staff

A fire broke out at 1447 East 29th Street near Kings Highway in the Madison section of Brooklyn, with 10 occupants of a residence being treated by Hatzolah  as a…

NY State Budget Preserves Private School FundingSara Marcus

Jewish parents and educators can breathe easy: the New York State’s executive budget for 2021-2022, as outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo, spares private schools and parochial schools from deep budget…

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National

U.S. Virus Numbers Drop, But Race Against New Strains Heats UpHamodia

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff…

Effort to Put Tubman on $20 Bill Restarted Under BidenHamodia

With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the…

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World

Pompeii’s Museum Comes Back to Life to Display Amazing FindsHamodia

Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has been reborn, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the archeological park of the…

EU Pressures AstraZeneca to Deliver Vaccines as PromisedHamodia

The European Union lashed out Monday at AstraZeneca, accusing the pharmaceutical company of failing to deliver the coronavirus vaccine doses that it promised to the bloc despite getting EU funding…

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Regional

New Jersey Launches Live Hotline to Address VaccineHamodia

New Jersey launched a staffed COVID-19 vaccine hotline on Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy said. People with questions about the vaccine can call 855-568-0545 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to…

Snow Expected in Tri-State Area TuesdaySara Marcus

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania can expect the first snowstorm of 2021 to arrive on Tuesday, after days of freezing temperatures. Snow is expected to fall in New…

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Politics

Ex-White House Press Secretary Sanders Launches Governor BidHamodia

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who worked as former President Donald Trump’s press secretary, launched a bid Monday for governor of her home state of Arkansas, a job once held by her…

Minimum Wage Boost Likely Headed for Budget Reconciliation BillHamodia

Raising the federal minimum wage through the budget reconciliation process would be a “stretch,” but House Democrats plan to try it anyway, Budget Chairman John Yarmuth said Monday. Even as…

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Business

Biden Signs Executive Order to Boost ManufacturingSara Marcus

President Joe Biden signed an executive order to bolster American manufacturing, setting into motion the fulfillment of his campaign promise to bolster American industry and manufacturing. Biden vowed to spend…

Job Losses From Virus Four Times as Bad as ’09 Financial CrisisHamodia

Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said…

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Health, Science & Technology

Russian Hack of U.S. Agencies Exposed Supply Chain WeaknessesHamodia

The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn’t need to painstakingly break one-by-one into the networks of each department in order to…

Moderna Confident Its Vaccine Works Against Variant StrainsSara Marcus

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective in combating the mutant U.K. and South African strains, the company said on Monday. The vaccine, which prompts the body to produce antibodies and mount…

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