Former VP Pence Congratulates Netanyahu on Being 'the Most Successful PM' Hamodia

Former Vice President Mike Pence, in a post on Monday night, welcomed the new Israeli government under Naftali Bennett. “Like every American, I welcome the new Israeli government led by…

Israel

No More Masks Indoors, Starting TuesdayHamodia Staff

Israel passed another milestone in the coronavirus epidemic as the Health Ministry lifted the requirement to wear masks in public areas indoors. Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Chezy Levy on Monday…

Security Forces Brace for Palestinian Violence Over Flag MarchHamodia Staff

Following the decision to allow the Flag March on Yerushalayim to go on as planned Tuesday, the IDF and security forces were making preparations for possible violence from the Palestinians.…

Rabbi Amar Calls for Return to Davening in ShulsHamodia Staff

Now that the coronavirus restrictions are being lifted, it’s time for those who have been davening in outside minyanim, in streets and courtyards, to return to the battei knessiot, said…

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Community

Chabad House to Appeal After Losing Towson LawsuitHamodia

A Jewish organization is filing an appeal after a federal judge in Baltimore dismissed the group’s religious-discrimination lawsuit over an expansion of its property in Towson. The group Friends of…

Jewish Orgs Condemn State Veto Power Over East Ramapo School BoardSara Marcus

Agudath Israel and Rockland-based Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) have condemned the New York state’s legislature decision to give veto power to the state-appointed monitor of the East Ramapo…

Jewish Man in Williamsburg Harassed, Threatened for MoneySara Marcus

A Jewish man in Williamsburg was harassed and robbed last week by assailants on motorcycles. On June 2, around 4:10 p.m., three unknown men on motorcycles approached a 21 -year-old…

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National

U.S. Intel Report Warns of More Violence by QAnon FollowersHamodia

A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political…

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 RulesHamodia

California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At the stroke of midnight, California is lifting most…

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World

Australia Says Trade Deal With Britain AgreedHamodia

Britain and Australia have agreed a trade deal after talks between their prime ministers ironed out outstanding issues, Australia’s Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Tuesday. Britain had made…

France to Continue to Use Nuclear Power For Years to Come, Says MinisterHamodia

France will continue to use nuclear energy for many years to come, said French Environment Minister Barbara Pompili, as power group EDF examined a potential issue linked to a build-up…

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Regional

Murphy Ending NJ’s Utility Shutoff MoratoriumHamodia

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will sign an executive order ending a prohibition on utility shutoffs aimed at helping people whose incomes took a hit because of…

NYC to Hold Parade to Honor Health Care WorkersSara Marcus

New York City will hold a parade to honor the healthcare personnel and essential workers this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at his press conference on Monday. The “Hometown…

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Politics

McConnell Vows to Block Biden Supreme Court NomineeSara Marcus

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a radio interview that, should the Republicans retake the Senate, he would seek to prevent President Joe Biden from filling a Supreme Court…

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects White Supremacists’ Challenge to Anti-Riot LawHamodia

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a free speech challenge to a federal anti-riot law brought by two members of a militant white supremacist group who pleaded guilty…

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Business

Hertz on Track to Exit Bankruptcy Protection This MonthHamodia

Hertz will likely emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection by the end of the month after a bankruptcy court confirmed the reorganization plan for the beleaguered car rental company. Hertz…

U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall to 376,000, Sixth Straight DropHamodia

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy, held back for months by the coronavirus pandemic, reopens rapidly. Jobless claims…

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Health, Science & Technology

Bid of $28M Wins a Rocket Trip to Space With BezosHamodia

A seat on a spaceship ride with billionaire Jeff Bezos went for $28 million during a live auction on Saturday, concluding the month-long bidding process for the sightseeing trip on…

Some J&J Vaccine Doses Can Be Used, But Many Must Be TossedHamodia

U.S. regulators are allowing the release of about 10 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory, but many more doses can’t be used and…

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