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NYC Switches Public Health Chief Amid Pandemic Aryeh Stern

New York City abruptly replaced its top public health official Tuesday at a key point in its fight to keep the coronavirus from surging again. After months of public speculation about…

Israel

Coronavirus Cabinet: ‘Must Find Way to Open Skies for All’Aryeh Stern

The Knesset’s Coronavirus Cabinet met Tuesday morning, following an exceptional permit granted to students to fly to Israel, about which committee chairman Yifat Shasha Bitton said: “There must be one…

Harav Yitzchak Yosef: One Who Endangers Others May Bear Sin of MurderAryeh Stern

Rishon LeTzion Harav Yitzchak Yosef, shlita, issued a joint statement with national coronavirus project manager Ronni Gamzu: “According to the directives of the Health Ministry, and thus as per Halachah, whoever…

Netanyahu Hints at More Corona Grants Before ChagimAryeh Stern

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hinted at further stimulus payouts to help Israeli citizens cope with the coronavirus crisis before the chagim of Tishrei. “We will bring forth more and more…

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Community

Tefillos Requested as Shomrei Emunim Rebbe in Serious ConditionHamodia Staff

Klal Yisrael is urged to daven for the refuah sheleimah of the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe, shlita, of Bnei Brak, who is in serious condition, after he tested positive for the…

Agudath Israel Partners to Host One of the Largest Plasma Drives Yet, This TuesdayHamodia

Continuing their coordinated campaign to bring lifesaving antibodies to COVID-19 patients in need, Agudath Israel of America is partnering yet again with the COVID Plasma Initiative, Refuah Health, Catskills Hatzolah,…

Family of Stanley Chera, Z”l, to Hold Fundraiser for TrumpReuvain Borchardt

President Donald Trump will attend a fundraiser for his reelection campaign hosted by the family of Stanley Chera, z”l, a friend of Trump’s who passed away from COVID-19. The fundraiser…

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National

No Masks, No Distance: Pandemic Wedding Horrors for VendorsHamodia

Wedding planners, photographers and other bridal vendors who make the magic happen have a heap of new worries in the middle of the pandemic: no-mask weddings, rising guest counts and…

Lobbying for Russian Pipeline Spikes in WashingtonHamodia

As U.S. lawmakers try to stop one of Moscow’s most important projects in Europe, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, lobbyists supporting it are busier than ever but disclosing few details…

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World

Hundreds of Koreans Flee as Floods Trigger Landslides, Sweep Away CarsHamodia

South Korea’s longest spell of monsoon rain in seven years triggered floods that have forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes and killed at least 13 people in…

China Vows Retaliation If Any U.S. Action Against JournalistsHamodia

China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States persisted with “hostile action” against Chinese journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days if their U.S. visas…

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Regional

Judge Rules Disputed Ballots Must Be Counted in NY PrimaryHamodia

A federal judge sided with the challenger in a tight New York City Democratic congressional primary and ruled that at least 1,000 disputed ballots should be counted. The ruling late…

MTA Opens Rebuilt Elevators at 181 St. A StationHamodia Staff

MTA New York City Transit announced on Monday the opening of newly rebuilt elevators at the 181 Street A station, restoring convenient access between the station’s lower mezzanine near platform…

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Politics

RNC Disputes GOP Convention Spokesperson’s Claim That Trump’s Renomination Will Be Closed to MediaHamodia

The Republican National Committee says no final decision has been made about whether President Donald Trump’s renomination will be held in private at the GOP convention, contradicting previous reports that…

Leading Democratic VP Contender Bass Defends Stance on CubaHamodia

Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after…

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Business

EasyJet Expands Limited Schedule as Summer Bookings RiseHamodia

British low-cost airline easyJet said it planned to fly about 40% of its capacity over the rest of the summer, more than originally scheduled because bookings were stronger than expected…

Asian Shares Extend Rally After S&P 500 Nears RecordHamodia

Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in…

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Health, Science & Technology

Virgin Orbit Determines Cause of Rocket Launch FailureHamodia

Virgin Orbit said Monday it has determined what caused the failure of its debut rocket launch and is working toward a second flight that will carry small satellites for NASA.…

Next Big COVID-19 Treatment May Be Manufactured AntibodiesHamodia

As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies widely used against cancer and other disorders…

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