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Israeli Health Ministry Head: No Timeline Yet on Back to Normal -- With Israelis more or less resolved to remain under strict house quarantine through Pesach, the question of when the all-clear signal will be sounded remains – and that is likely

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National - Fauci: Health Experts Pushed Strongly for Trump to Extend Coronavirus Restrictions - Yoni Weiss - White House health experts argued strongly with President Donald Trump to extend a stay-at-home order for Americans fighting the spread of the coronavirus so the country could start seeing the

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New York State Surpasses 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths -- New York State's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed Sunday above 1,000, less than a month after the first known infection in the state.Most of those deaths have come

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City at Center of China's Virus Outbreak Gradually Revives -- Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the virus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept

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58-Year-Old Dies of Coronavirus, Raising Israel's Toll to 16 -- A 58-year-old man with very significant pre-existing conditions died of the coronavirus in the Yitzchak Shamir Medical Center in Be'er Yaakov on Monday, making him the 16th - and youngest

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Report: Likud Seeking to Increase Number of Gov't Ministers -- Dror Halavy -- The Likud is seeking to increase the number of ministers in the government to 36, in an attempt to mollify unrest in the party among senior MKs who feel they

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No Traffic Means More Road Construction, Minister Says -- Dror Halavy -- With almost no traffic to speak of, it's the perfect time for road work, the Transportation Ministry has decided – and it is starting with a greatly accelerated construction program

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PMO: Netanyahu Likely Won't Need to Self-Quarantine -- Yoni Weiss -- Contradicting earlier reports, the Prime Minister's Office said Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu likely won't need to self-isolate, according to preliminary assessments. In a statement, it said that the

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BD'E — Reb Yehosef Neumann, Hy"d, Victim of Monsey Attack on Chanukah -- Hamodia Staff -- It is with great sadness that Hamodia informs you of the passing of Reb Yehosef Neumann, Hy"d, the victim of the stabbing attack in Forshay on Chanukah of this past

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Klal Yisrael Unites in Chessed Vs COVID-19 - Hamodia

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BD'E - Reb Tzvi Schmidt, Z'l -- Hamodia -- Hamodia is saddened to report the passing of Reb Tzvi Yehuda Schmidt, z'l, a prominent baal tzedakah who was the owner of Paskesz candy company. He was 71 at his passing. Yehi zichro baruch.

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White House Pays Clothing Makers to Churn Out Millions of Masks -- With gold-standard N95 respirators in critically short supply at hospitals, underwear and T-shirt factories in the U.S. retooled this week to make cotton face masks so doctors and nurses will

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Specter of 100K-Plus Virus Deaths as Trump Seeks Reopening -- As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and

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North Korea Says U.S. Clearly Doesn't Want Nuclear Talks -- North Korea said Monday that "reckless remarks" by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks and Pyongyang warned that

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Spain's Coronavirus Cases Rise to 85,195, Surpasses China -- Spain's total number of coronavirus cases rose to 85,195 on Monday from 78,797 on Sunday, the country's Health Ministry said, as the infections surpassed those reported in China, at 81,470

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Governor Cuomo Extends PAUSE Functions for Two More Weeks -- Hamodia Staff -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced all NYS on Pause functions will be extended through April 15th, which amounts to an additional two weeks. In addition the state nonessential workforce

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New York State Nears 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths -- Hamodia -- New York state's coronavirus death toll is nearing 1,000. The state accounts for more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. The number of disease-related deaths in the state

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Bloomberg to Give $18M to DNC; State Parties to Get Offices -- Hamodia -- Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever. It's the latest sign of the billionaire businessman's

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Gabbard Ends Long-Shot 2020 Bid, Gives Support to Biden -- Hamodia -- Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a

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Business Briefs – March 30, 2020 -- Hamodia -- Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law, after swift and near-unanimous action

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Stocks Drop, But Hold on to Weekly Gains After a Big Rally -- Hamodia -- NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street closed lower Friday but still notched big gains for the week as investors held out hope that a $2 trillion rescue package will cushion

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Join Quest in Getting COVID-19 Vaccine on Fast Track -- Hamodia -- The race is on to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Researchers in Seattle have launched a study to evaluate whether an experimental vaccine called mRNA-1273 could induce an

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Coronavirus Isn't Mutating Quickly, Suggesting a Vaccine Would Offer Lasting Protection -- Hamodia -- The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying the novel pathogen's genetic code. That relative stability suggests the

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Don't Panic About Shopping, Getting Delivery or Accepting Packages -- Joseph G. Allen -- (The Washington Post) – A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine is making people think twice about how they might be exposed to covid-19 if they open

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Rei'ach Nicho'ach -- Hamodia -- Teaching the halachos of korban olah, the Torah concludes by describing it as rei'ach nicho'ach, "a pleasing fragrance." The same words follow the hala-chos of bringing a bird as a

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This Day in History – March 27/2 Nisan - Hamodia - In 2449, Moshe Rabbeinu carried out the commandment of parah adumah for the first time. In 5252/1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella signed the decree expelling Jews from Spain. It

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Nichum Aveilim – March 27/2 Nisan - Hamodia

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