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Israel -- Lockdowns Lack Logic, Critics Say -- While Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏'s government was poised to announce more lockdowns and other restrictions on Thursday night, a wave of criticism of the plan came from both medical professionals

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Coronavirus -- Target Joins List of Major Retailers Mandating Masks -- Target has joined a list of the nation's largest retailers that will require customers to wear masks as cases of COVID-19 spike.The policy will go into effect Aug. 1. More

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World - ANALYSIS: Risks Grow After Blast Hits Iran's Nuclear Program - Hamodia - A mysterious explosion and fire at Iran's main nuclear facility may have stopped Tehran from building advanced centrifuges, but it likely has not slowed the Islamic Republic in growing its

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U.S. Executes Second Man in a Week -- Hamodia -- The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution this week, killing by lethal injection a Kansas man whose lawyers contended he had dementia and was unfit to

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U.K., U.S., Canada Accuse Russia of Hacking Virus Vaccine Trials -- Hamodia -- Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. The three nations alleged that hacking group APT29, also

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About Project Witness: The Determined Trailblazer

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Regional -- Mayor Hints at Tweaked or Delayed Rollout of Phase IV in NYC -- Residents of New York City are expected to learn as early as Thursday whether they will be on track to enter Phase IV of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reopening plan on

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Coronavirus - Israel - Gov't Set to Approve Lockdown Over Weekends to Contain Coronavirus - Hamodia - It is expected that the government will approve a set of new coronavirus restrictions on Thursday evening that would include lockdowns over the weekend, restrictions on gatherings limited to 20

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Rabbi Deri's Plan for Poorer Families Approved: NIS 700M in Food Vouchers -- Yoni Weiss -- Shas leader Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri convened a party meeting in the Shas faction's room in the Knesset on Wednesday, and welcomed the passage in the Knesset of his initiative

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IDF Thwarts Attack Near Shechem, Suspects Arrested -- Yoni Weiss -- The IDF thwarted a Molotov cocktail attack near Shechem, the army announced on Wednesday. The troops arrested four suspected terrorists in the vicinity of Shechem. The security forces seized two Molotov

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El Al Extending Flights Suspension Until End of August -- Aryeh Stern -- El Al airlines on Thursday extended its suspension of flights until August 31, and said it reached cost-cutting agreements with the Histadrut that will facilitate a government bailout. The carrier, which

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Agudath Israel Continues National Blood Plasma Campaign With Drive in Fallsburg -- Hamodia -- With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in many states, Agudath Israel partnered with Refuah Health Center, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Town of Fallsburg to host another antibody blood plasma

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Urgent Request for Tefilos for Harav Dovid Feinstein, Shlita -- Hamodia -- Harav Dovid Feinstein, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, has been taken to the ICU, and his condition is very serious. At the urgent request of members of the

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BD'E; Reb Chaim Kraminer z'l -- Yosef Akko -- Hamodia is saddened to inform of the passing of Reb Chaim Kraminer. The niftar was 68 years old. Reb Chaim was the son of Reb Baruch Osher Anshil Kraminer z"l of

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JetBlue, American Airlines Form New Partnership, Giving Passengers More Choices -- Hamodia Staff -- JetBlue and American Airlines announced Thursday a strategic partnership that will create seamless connectivity for travelers in the Northeast. Travelers will now have seamless access across their complementary domestic and international

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Islamic State Bride to Return From Syria to Fight for U.K. Citizenship -- Hamodia -- A British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State can return to Britain to challenge the government's removal of her citizenship, judges ruled on Thursday.

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COVID in New York State -- New York began to allow people to visit loved ones — with restrictions — at nursing homes Wednesday, but few homes have opened their doors. Just 22 of more than

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New Jersey Permits Indoor Visits at Pediatric Facilities -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that parents and guardians of residents at pediatric long-term care facilities can now begin indoor visitations under specific conditions. Murphy, a Democrat, said

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Trump Replaces Campaign Manager Amid Slide in Poll Numbers -- President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff amid sinking poll numbers less than four months before the election, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.

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Tuberville Beats Sessions, Wins Alabama Senate GOP Primary -- Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for what had once been his Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, likely ending a

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European Central Bank Urges Leaders to Act on Economy -- The European Central Bank hit 'pause' Thursday, after deploying massive stimulus measures in recent weeks, and urged government leaders to do their part by agreeing on an EU-wide fund to

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Demand for Jobless Aid High, Even as Economy Slowly Picks Up -- Unemployment remains painfully high in the U.S. even as economic activity slowly picks up. That reality will be on display Thursday morning when the U.S. government releases data on how

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Experts Say Twitter Breach 'Troubling,' Undermines Trust -- A breach in Twitter's security that allowed hackers to break into the accounts of leaders and technology moguls is one of the worst attacks in recent years and may shake

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Salmon Population Highest in 9 Years Despite Warm Weather -- The number of Atlantic salmon swimming upstream in the Penobscot River is already the highest in nine years, despite warm water temperatures. On Monday, researchers with the Maine Department of

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Chareidi Lives Matter -- Hamodia -- The jarring contrast of the two very different scenes is all too familiar. Tens of thousands of noisy demonstrators are allowed to freely vent, many of them neither practicing social

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Never Out of Touch -- Gavriel Meir -- First, do no harm. That advice, usually associated with doctors (it's part of the Hippocratic oath), also applies to politicians. They may not be able to solve the coronavirus crisis,

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This Day in History – July 15/23 Tammuz - Hamodia - In 5415/1655, Chmielnicki's hordes attacked Vilna, killing many Jews, Hy"d. In 4859/1099, the Crusaders captured Yerushalayim from the Muslims. In 5615/1855, Harav Avraham Yaakov of Sadigura, zt"l, was released from

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On the Scale - Hamodia

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