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New Gov't Study: Iran, Arab Countries Owe Jews $150B -- Jews who immigrated to Israel from Arab and Muslim countries in the early days of the state were forced to leave their wealth behind, and a new government study has

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U.K.'s Johnson Set to Move Forward With Anti-BDS Law -- Newly reelected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil proposed legislation aimed at undermining the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel later this week, local media

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Pentagon Chief Urges Iraq to Stop Attacks on Bases Housing U.S. Forces -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing U.S. troops from being shelled, a statement from

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El Al to Allow Free Ticket Changes for Voters -- Throughout the life of the 22nd Knesset, after the April elections, it was clear that forming a government was going to be a difficult task, and the "threat" of new

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World - U.S. Says It Won't Accept N. Korea-Set Nuclear Deadline - Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman - A senior U.S. diplomat said Monday that Washington won't accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks and urged Pyongyang to return to

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Liberman: Gantz, Chareidim Made a Deal -- Dror Halavy -- Staking out his spot as the anti-chareidi candidate in the upcoming elections, Avigdor Liberman on Monday railed against Blue and White, accusing the party of making an under-the-table deal with

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Knesset Dust-Up Over PM's Immunity -- Yisrael Price -- Members of the Likud and Blue and White parties wrangled on Sunday over the parliamentary process that could allow the Knesset to rule on a potential request for immunity from

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Suspect Arrested in Paris Metro Assault -- Hamodia Staff -- A teenager from Madagascar has been arrested in the vicious assault last week on an Israeli student in the Paris subway, according to media reports. The victim, Yogev Burshtein, required

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The Miracles and the Redemption — The Escape of Dovid Lax -- Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman -- The day began like so many others for Dovid Lax, a resident of Jersey City and local business owner who was part of the fledgling community of the Greenville neighborhood.

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Mrs. Leah Mindel Ferencz, H"yd -- Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman -- "She was the briach hatichon (central beam) of the community, and she was involved in every aspect of the development of the kehillah. When a new family moved in, she

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Habachur Moshe Hersh Deutsch, Hy"d -- Rabbi Binyomin Zev Karman -- Thousands of peoples braved the frigid winter night, crowding the streets of Williamsburg to attend the levayah of Habachur Moshe Hersh Deutsch, Hy"d. They heard of his dedication to his

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U.S. Expelled Chinese Officials After They Drove Onto Military Base -- The U.S. government covertly moved to expel two officials from the Chinese embassy earlier this year, after they drove onto a military base, the New York Times reported, citing anonymous

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Comey: 'Real Sloppiness' in Russia Probe But No Misconduct -- Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified 'real sloppiness' in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was

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Chinese Premier Says Hong Kong Not Yet Out of Protest 'Dilemma' -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam in Beijing on Monday, saying the Asian financial hub was not yet out of the 'dilemma' facing the city's

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Protests Turn Violent for Second Day in Lebanon's Capital -- Lebanese security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters for a second straight day, ending what started as a peaceful rally in

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Mayor: Jersey City Pulls Together Following Attack -- Reuvain Borchardt -- Five days after a shooting attack targeting a kosher supermarket left four people dead, Mayor Steven Fulop sat down with Hamodia for a conversation about the ongoing investigation, community relations

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Suspect Directly Tied to Jersey City Shooters Arrested -- Hamodia -- A man has been arrested for illegally possessing a weapon after his number was found in the pocket of one of the perpetrators of last week's shootings at a Jewish

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Impeachment Vote a Crucial Test for Vulnerable House Democrats -- Hamodia -- The year-old Democratic majority in the U.S. House faces its toughest test now that the chamber has locked in a vote on impeaching President Donald Trump next week. It's a

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NJ Dem Lawmaker Plans to Become a Republican -- Hamodia -- A House freshman from New Jersey who was planning to break with his party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump will become a Republican, a GOP official said Saturday.

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Stocks Rise as Investors Cheer Preliminary U.S.-China Trade Deal -- Hamodia -- World stock markets rose on Monday, trading a notch below a record high hit last week on the back of a preliminary trade deal agreed between the United States and

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Shares and Sterling Soar After Trade and Brexit Boosts -- Hamodia -- Shares already trading at record highs piled on the gains and the pound soared on Friday as a last-gasp Sino-U.S. trade deal and a thumping election win by Britain's Conservative

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George Laurer, Inventor of Ubiquitous UPC, Dies at 94 -- Hamodia -- WENDELL, N.C. (AP) - George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A

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U.S. Flu Season Arrives Early, Driven by an Unexpected Virus -- Hamodia -- The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly,

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Could Johnson and Trump Become the Next Thatcher and Reagan? -- Hugh Hewitt -- Landslides in politics are not exactly rare in modern Anglo-American politics: Lyndon Johnson had one in 1964, Richard Nixon had his in 1972, and Ronald Reagan had two of them,

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Fearful of the "Lest" -- Hamodia -- The melamed who taught Harav Chaim Brisker in his youth was known as Reb Dovid der blinder ("the blind one"). He wasn't actually blind; he acquired this title because he

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Was Yaakov Afraid of Esav? -- Rabbi Ozer Alport -- Vayira Yaakov me'od vayeitzer lo (Bereishis 32:8) When Yaakov heard that Esav was coming toward him with 400 men, he became very frightened and distressed. Yet, there is no further

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This Day in History – December 13/15 Kislev -- Hamodia -- Yahrtzeiten 3954/193, Rabi Yehudah Hanasi, son of Rabi Shimon ben Gamliel and mesader of the Mishnah 5521/1760, Harav Avraham ibn Ezra (the second), zt"l, mechaber of Batei Knesiyos 5572/1811, Harav

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