After Difficult Campaign, Netanyahu Fights for Record Fifth Term Hamodia

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu faced a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Opinion polls put the Blue…

Israel

Ministry: Don’t Bring in Foreign LulavimDror Halavy

The Agriculture Ministry in a statement reiterated in advance of the upcoming holiday of Sukkos that personal import of lulavim from foreign countries is illegal. In order to ensure that…

Parks, Shopping, and Shiurim: What Israelis Did on Their Election Day OffDror Halavy

After they have done their civic duty – or perhaps even before – hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the highways, jamming nature reserves and parks, and filling up…

Russia’s Putin Announces Plan to Visit Israel in Jan. 2020Hamodia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he planned to visit Israel in January next year to inaugurate a memorial to World War II victims in Yerushalayim. Putin also told…

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Community

Kensington Water-Main Replacement Postponed Until After Yamim TovimReuvain Borchardt

A planned water-main replacement project in Kensington has been postponed until after the upcoming Yamim Tovim, following advocacy from local officials. The city’s Department of Design and Construction last month…

BD’E – Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Gelman Z”lHamodia Staff

Hamodia is saddened to report the petirah of Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Gelman, z”l, son of ybl”c Rabbi Yosef Gelman, the Menahel of Mesores Bais Yaakov in Brooklyn. Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Gelman was struck by…

BDE: Harav Yitzchok Eichenthal, Z”lHamodia Staff

Harav Yitzchok Eichenthal, a long-time Boro Park resident who was legendary for his chessed and a renowned activist in Mifal Torah Vodaas, has passed away. Rav Eichenthal’s wife, ybl”c, is…

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National

Gasoline Prices to Jump After Attacks on Saudi Oil FacilitiesHamodia

U.S. gasoline prices will likely jump as soon as this week after crude oil futures spiked nearly 15% following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, according to a report…

Hurricane Humberto Gains Strength as It Heads Toward Bermuda, Away From U.S. CoastHamodia

Hurricane Humberto is expected to become a major hurricane with 111 mph (178 kph) winds by Tuesday night or early Wednesday, forecasters said, as the storm tracked towards Bermuda after…

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World

Eight People Hurt After Hong Kong Train DerailsHamodia

A rare train derailment disrupted services during rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday, the rail operator said, injuring eight people and dealing another setback to a company targeted by…

Top Court to Rule on British PM’s Suspension of ParliamentHamodia

Britain’s top court met on Tuesday to consider whether a decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was illegal. Scottish judges…

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Regional

Gov. Cuomo Asks Police to Investigate Swastikas at Starbucks in Rockland CountyYoni Weiss

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state police’s Hate Crimes Task Force to look into two swastikas found carved into a door in a Starbucks branch in Nyack, Rockland County. “In…

NYPD Cop Who Dug At Ground Zero For FDNY Brother, Killed By 9/11-Related Cancer 18 Years LaterHamodia

They died in the same fight, one looking out for the other, as brothers and as heroes. NYPD detective Joe Paolillo succumbed last week at age 55 to a rare…

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Politics

New Mexico Arena Packed With Trump SupportersHamodia

Thousands of people poured into a New Mexico arena Monday evening after waiting outside for hours for a political rally that will be headlined by President Donald Trump. The crowd…

White House Orders 2 Former Aides to Defy House SubpoenasHamodia

The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, saying Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are “absolutely…

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Business

Asian Shares Mixed, Hong Kong Skids After Moody’s DowngradeHamodia

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, led by declines in Chinese benchmarks after the credit ratings agency Moody’s downgraded Hong Kong, citing the city’s recent political turmoil. The U.S.…

Business Briefs – September 16, 2019Hamodia

Oil Prices Jump as Attack on Saudi Plant Jolts Supply NEW YORK (AP) – Global energy prices spiked Monday by 14% after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in…

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Health, Science & Technology

Rescuers Save 6 Orcas From Argentine BeachHamodia

Rescue workers and volunteers have saved six of seven orcas that became stranded on an Argentine beach. A person spotted the orcas in the beach town of Mar Chiquita and…

Agreement Means Feds to Decide on Prairie Bird DesignationHamodia

A federal judge has approved an agreement that will require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a recommendation by May 2021 whether the lesser prairie chicken should be…

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