Search On for 25 Year Old Man Missing in Tel Aviv Waters Hamodia

Israel

Omar and Tlaib Hold Press Conference Bashing IsraelHamodia

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while…

Birthright Suspends Trips to Gaza Periphery Amid TensionsHamodia Staff

The Birthright program suspended its trips to the Gaza periphery communities due to recent cross-border attacks but said on Monday that it has already resumed normal visits, according to The…

Israel Seeks to Encourage Migration From GazaShmuel Smith

Israel has been offering a helping hand to residents of Gaza seeking to leave the Hamas-ruled enclave, a senior Israeli official was quoted in media reports as saying on Monday.…

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Community

BD”E: Rabbi Dovid Traube, Z”lHamodia Staff

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes. The body of Rabbi Dovid Traube, z”l, 37, of Monsey, who went missing Sunday after saving his child who was struggling in the water in Greenwood Lake,…

Catskills Hatzalah Thanks Community After Smooth Shabbos Nachamu WeekendHamodia

Following a busy Shabbos Nachamu weekend in the Catskills, Hatzalah issued a statement thanking the many people, agencies and organizations that enabled things to go smoothly, baruch Hashem, without major…

UPDATE: Man Who Fell Off Embankment in Minnewaska Extracted From SceneHamodia Staff

UPDATE: 10:51 p.m. The victim, who is a 50 year old man from Williamsburg, has been transported by Hatzalah to St. Francis Hospital in serious but stable condition. UPDATE: 7:53…

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National

Chicago Teachers Union Group’s Takes Trip to Venezuela, Praises MaduroHamodia

The recent trip to Venezuela by a group calling itself a Chicago Teachers Union delegation has upset some union members and expats who question the point of the tour and…

Florida Man Opens Front Door; Kinkajou Runs In, Bites HimHamodia

Officials say a small rainforest raccoon-like creature ran into a Florida apartment and bit a man after he opened the front door to head to work. The WPEC-TV reports the…

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World

Wide Implications as Germany Teeters Toward RecessionHamodia

Germany, Europe’s industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country’s central bank on…

Thousands Flee From ‘Monster’ Wildfire on Canary IslandsHamodia
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Regional

Public Invited to Vote on New York License Plate DesignHamodia

New York officials are asking the public to help choose a new license plate design. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says people can vote on the governor’s website starting Monday for one…

Newark Mayor: Water Testing Could Take Month to CompleteHamodia

Newark’s mayor says it could take another month before additional testing is completed on lead levels in the city’s water supply. That means residents in affected neighborhoods will have to…

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Politics

Rueful Over Heritage Claim, Warren Woos Native American VoteHamodia

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big…

House Dems Weigh Action Against Dermer and FriedmanHamodia

Senior Democratic members of Congress are considering action against top emissaries of the Israeli government and the Trump administration for their roles in Israel’s decision to bar two House members…

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Business

Business Briefs – August 19, 2019Hamodia

Trump Calls on Federal Reserve To Cut Interest Rates WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full…

Technology Companies Drive A Broad Rally on Wall StreetHamodia

Technology companies powered a rally on Wall Street Monday that gave the market its third straight gain. The surge in tech stocks followed a decision by the U.S. to give…

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Health, Science & Technology

Juul, Philip Morris Sued Under Racketeer Act for Targeting MinorsHamodia

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs and Philip Morris USA were sued for illegally marketing nicotine-delivery devices to minors and deceiving consumers about the risks of vaping. The lawsuit was filed on…

CDC Investigates Lung Illnesses Linked to E-Cigarette UseHamodia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC is working…

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