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Coronavirus - Israel - Health Ministry Official Recommends Mask Wearing - Hamodia - After two coronavirus outbreaks were reported over the past few days in schools in the cities of Modi'in and Binyamina, Health Ministry Director General Prof. Chezy Levi said on Tuesday

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GOP Ready to Block Elections Bill in Senate Showdown -- The Democrats' expansive elections and voting bill is all but certain to be rejected in a key test vote in the Senate, providing a dramatic example of Republicans' use of

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Religious Affairs Minister Sidelines Chareidi Vote in Appointment of Dayanim -- The Judicial Appointments Committee is expected to appoint six Dayanim to the regional beis din and three dayanim to the Grand Beis Din.Shas, which has held the Ministry of Religious

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High Court Justice Tzvi Tal Passes Away -- Former High Court Justice Tzvi Tal passed away on Tuesday morning, BD"E. He was 94.He was known for the establishment in 1999 of the Tal Committee, which dealt with the

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Regional - Last Votes Being Cast in NY Party Primaries - Hamodia - Voters across New York were casting their final ballots in party primaries Tuesday, including a hotly contested mayoral race in New York City.With no presidential or congressional races at stake

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Undercover Agent Leads to Arrest of 16 Arabs Suspected of Weapons Trafficking -- Yoni Weiss -- Israeli forces arrested 16 Arabs on Monday night on suspicion they were dealing in the smuggling and illegal distribution of weapons from the Palestinian Authority and Yehudah and Shomron to

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Annual Extension of Family Reunification Poised to Pass -- C. Isaacs -- The government is about to pass the annual extension of the law barring residents of the Palestinian Authority from receiving Israeli citizenship via marriage to Israeli citizens, despite opposition from

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MOA Reached Between Sheba and Abu Dhabi Health Ministry -- C. Isaacs -- Delegations from Sheba and the Ministry of Health of Abu Dhabi formulated a historic agreement this morning, under which medical services will be provided through the first virtual hospital in

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Ten GOP Senators Ask Biden to Intervene in Fixsler Case - Hamodia

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Bullet Hole Found in Flatbush Shul -- Sara Marcus -- An apparently stray bullet hit a shul in Flatbush on Shabbos, according to Shomrim and the NYPD. A bullet hole was found in a side window, and a bullet fragment

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Jewish Man Harassed, Hat Stolen in Manhattan -- Sara Marcus -- A Jewish man had his hat stolen by three teenagers who demanded he say 'Free Palestine' in order for it to be returned, NYPD said. The incident occurred in Manhattan,

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Nursing Home Deaths Up 32% in 2020 Amid Pandemic -- Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet

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Federal Child Tax Credits to Hit Bank Accounts of Eligible Parents on July 15 -- Child tax credits of up to $300 per kid will start hitting parents' bank accounts on July 15, President Joe Biden announced Monday. Setting an initial payment date for the

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Iran Seizes 7,000 Cryptocurrency Computer Miners, Largest Haul to Date -- Iranian police have seized 7,000 computer miners at an illegal cryptocurrency farm, their largest haul to date of the energy-guzzling machines that have exacerbated power outages in Iran, state media

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Europol: Extremists Sought to Use Pandemic to Spread Hate -- Extremists sought to use the global pandemic to "spread hate propaganda and exacerbate mistrust in public institutions" in 2020, the European Union's police agency said Tuesday in its annual report

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Trump's Company Sues NYC for Canceling Golf Course Deal -- Hamodia -- The Trump Organization sued New York City on Monday for cancelling its contract to run a golf course in the Bronx earlier this year, a move it said was politically

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NYPD Officers Describe Arrest Quota System for Blacks and Latinos in New Affidavits -- Hamodia -- Four NYPD officers say in new sworn declarations that an off-the-books arrest quota system targeted Black and Latino New Yorkers — with one cop recalling a white supervisor asking, "Are

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Judge Weighs Whether to Dismiss Georgia Ballot Review Case -- Hamodia -- A judge is weighing whether to dismiss claims brought by a group of voters who allege that fraud during the November general election in Georgia's most populous county resulted in

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Biden and Congress Face a Summer Grind to Create Legislation -- Hamodia -- President Joe Biden is settling in for what appears will be a long summer slog of legislating. Congress is hunkered down, the House and Senate grinding through a months-long stretch,

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Inflation Ahead? Even a Top Economist Says It's Complicated -- Hamodia -- Two months of sharply rising prices have raised concerns that record-high government financial aid and the Federal Reserve's ultra-low interest rate policies — when the economy is already surging —

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Bitcoin Tumbles 10% in Wake of Deepening China Crackdown -- Hamodia -- Bitcoin tumbled almost 10% on Monday as recent volatility in the cryptocurrency market showed no signs of dampening down, with market players citing jitters over China's expanding crackdown on bitcoin

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Ransomware Gangs Get Paid Off as Officials Struggle for Fix -- Hamodia -- If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt

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Scientists Invent Nose to Smell Bacteria -- Hamodia Staff -- Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev said on Sunday that they have invented an artificial nose that is capable of detecting bacteria, a development that could have a

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Infrastructure You Can Believe In -- Hamodia -- Infrastructure used to be one thing everybody could agree on. Even Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agreed in the 2016 campaign that the United States badly needs to improve its

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Defining Truth -- Dayan Harav Chaim Kohn -- Those concerned with the well-being of the Jewish people naturally harbor opinions about the government of the State of Israel, varying though they may be. The fact is that much

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