Kahana's Giyur Reforms to Allow More Liberal Conversions to Those Not Halachically Jewish  Hamodia

Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana has revealed the details of his proposed changes to the process for giyur to Yisrael Hayom in a report published Wednesday. As part of the proposed…

National

WWII Contaminants on an Aleutian Island Are a Step Closer to Being Cleaned UpHamodia

Richard Ragle looked at the island as the boat pulled up. He’d studied historical photographs of Great Sitkin Island for years, but it wasn’t exactly what he expected — some…

Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Blocked in 3 StatesHamodia

Kentucky’s attorney general won a preliminary court order Tuesday to block President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccination mandate for federal government contractors and subcontractors. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District…

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World

EU Brings Forward Pfizer/BioNTech COVID Shot for Younger Children to Dec. 13Hamodia

The European Union-wide rollout of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine version for five- to 11-year-old children will begin Dec. 13, one week earlier than previously planned, Germany’s Health Ministry said…

Austrian Lockdown Extended Through Dec. 11 as PlannedHamodia

Austria’s lockdown has officially been extended until Dec. 11 as planned amid signs that the measures are helping to bring down a sky-high coronavirus infection rate. A parliamentary committee signed…

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Regional

NYC Enacts New Vaccine Mandate for Childcare EmployeesSara Marcus

New York City will require the more than 100,000 employees of childcare and early intervention programs be vaccinated by December 20, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at his press conference…

4 NYC Firefighters Hurt in Ceiling Collapse at RestaurantHamodia

Four New York City firefighters suffered minor injuries Tuesday when part of a ceiling collapsed on them as they were battling a blaze at an upper east side restaurant, authorities…

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Politics

Celebrity Surgeon Dr. Oz Running for Senate In PennsylvaniaHamodia

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61, will bring his unrivaled name recognition…

Ex-Trump Chief of Staff Meadows Cooperating With Jan. 6 PanelHamodia

The House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot said on Tuesday that Mark Meadows, who served as former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, has…

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Business

‘Least Bad Deal’? Auto Promotions May Still Leave You Paying Above MSRPHamodia

Car shoppers shouldn’t expect to see the same lot-clearing discounts they normally would during the year-end shopping season. A global microchip shortage has left dealerships bare, forcing some buyers to…

Judge Orders Google to Hand Over Anti-Union Strategy Documents in Retaliation HearingHamodia

Google will have to turn over documents outlining its anti-union strategy in response to a National Labor Relations Board complaint against the online search giant, according to an order issued…

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Health, Science & Technology

Merck’s COVID-19 Pill Gets Key Backing From FDA Advisory PanelHamodia

Merck & Co.’s COVID-19 pill gained a key recommendation from advisers to U.S. regulators, increasing the likelihood that the treatment for high-risk patients will be cleared for use in the…

Final U.S. Hurdle for Merck’s COVID-19 Pill: FDA Panel ReviewHamodia

An experimental COVID-19 drug that could soon become the first U.S.-authorized pill to treat the coronavirus faces one final hurdle Tuesday: A panel of government experts will scrutinize data on…

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