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Senate Passes Landmark Coronavirus Relief Bill; Agudath Israel Praises Aid To Nonprofit Charities And School Equity

After much rancor and two failed motions to proceed, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the $2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act,” the “phase three” legislation that is intended to address the monumental economic fallout that the nation is expected to experience as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, which has […]

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LAKEWOOD CORONA VICTIM: HaRav Avrohom Eliezer Gordon ZT”L

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Avrohom Eliezer Gordon ZT”L from COVID-19. He was a Rebbe for nearly 50 years at Yeshiva Bais Dovid in Monsey before moving to Lakewood recently. He was Niftar on Thursday evening. Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes… STAY UPDATED WITH BREAKING UPDATES FROM YWN VIA WHATSAPP – SIGN […]

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2 More Israelis Die, 3,035 Cases, Death Toll At 10

Two more Israelis passed away on Friday morning of the coronavirus, a 76-year-old woman and 93-year-old man, raising Israel’s death toll to 10. There are 3,035 Israelis diagnosed with the coronavirus, with 49 in serious condition and 60 in moderate condition. The 93-year-old man passed away hours after he was brought to Soroka Medical Center […]

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FBI Chief Pledges To Find Answers On Ex-Agent Levinson

The FBI won’t give up on “finding out what happened” to former agent Robert Levinson, who the U.S. government believes died in the custody of the Iranians after vanishing more than a decade ago, according to an email FBI Director Chris Wray sent to the FBI workforce on Thursday. Wray also writes in the email, […]

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Shin Bet Claims To Be Responsible For Identifying 500 Confirmed COVID-19 Patients

Israel Security Service (Shin Bet) claimed on Thursday that they had identified 500 people who tested positive for being carriers of Covid-19 Coronavirus. The 500 patients were identified by the organization’s controversial mass-surveillance-program. According to the statement printed in numerous Israeli media outlets, the tracking program allowed the Shin Bet to identify people who came […]

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Alfei Menashe To Close Its GatesTo Outsiders Amid Fears of Corona

The Israeli town of Alfei Menashe, located on the western edge of the Shomron, right near the Palestinian town of Qalqilya, has closed its gates to outsiders as of Thursday morning, amid fears of the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. According to the new rules of the township, only residents and non-residents performing essential services, […]

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Bris Held In Hospital With Chief Rabbi While Mother Recovers from Corona

A newborn boy, whose mother is hospitalized in Hadassah Ein Kerem for having contracted the Covid-19 coronavirus, was born without contracting the disease. He then had his bris milah in the hospital with the former Chief Rabbi of Israel HaRav Shlomo Moshe Amar participating. The boy’s mother, identified as Ronnie, had tested positive for COVID-19, […]

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Space Force Launches Its 1st Mission With Virus Precautions

The newly established U.S. Space Force launched its first national security satellite Thursday with a leaner staff because of the coronavirus pandemic. “Nothing stops the space launch mission!” the 45th Space Wing tweeted from Cape Canaveral. The approximately $1 billion satellite is the sixth and final one in the U.S. military’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency […]

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US Could Get Stake In Airlines In Exchange For Virus Grants

The Trump administration is raising the possibility of the government getting ownership stakes in U.S. airlines in exchange for $25 billion in direct grants to help the carriers survive a downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to people familiar with the matter. Details were unclear on Thursday, but one approach being considered by Treasury […]

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France: Head Of ZAKA: “A Large Percentage Of Victims Are From Frum Kehilla, The Situation Is Very Very Very Bad”

The head of ZAKA and the Chevra Kadisha in France, Harav Menachem Peretz, recorded an emotional video imploring frum Jews in Israel and abroad to heed the instructions of health professionals in the wake of the deaths of many members of the Jewish community in France due to the coronavirus. “My brothers and friends in […]

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Q&A: How Can The Huge Congressional Aid Package Help You?

Congress is poised to approve an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide one-time checks for most Americans and significant enhancements to unemployment benefits. Both will provide much-needed help to those recently laid-off and to financially stressed households as the coronavirus shuts down much of the economy. Here are some questions and answers […]

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Trump Says Feds Developing New Guidelines For Virus Risk

President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the nation’s governors, Trump said the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to […]

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IDF Shoots Down Hezbollah Drone Inside Israeli Airspace

The IDF issued a statement on Thursday which claimed that they had shot down a drone near the Lebanese border that was being flown by Hezbollah operatives. The incident, which took place on Thursday morning, saw a drone fly into Israeli airspace from Lebanon. According to the statement, the small drone was retrieved by IDF […]

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A New Beat For Police Across US: Enforcing Social Distance

In New York City, they’ve started dismantling basketball hoops to prevent people from gathering in parks and playing. In Lakewood, New Jersey, police broke up a wedding being held in violation of a ban on large gatherings. And in Austin, Texas, officers are encouraging people to call a hotline to snitch on violators of the […]

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NY Wants The Nation’s Breathing Machines, But Supply Is Low

New York’s scramble to find enough breathing machines to treat its rapidly expanding legion of coronavirus patients illustrates a problem vexing hospitals and governments worldwide. In his nationally televised briefings this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made desperate pleas to other states and the federal government to send breathing machines that the state […]

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On NYC’s Front Lines, Health Workers Worry They Will Be Next

A nurse died from coronavirus after working nonstop for weeks at a hospital where staffers frustrated with dwindling supplies posed in gowns made of trash bags. An emergency room doctor fears he had the virus long before getting too sick to work. Another nurse worries the lone mask she’s issued each day won’t be enough […]

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The Community Miracle Sefer Torah – Update: Over 50,000 letters reserved

The Community Miracle Sefer Torah is well underway. We are excited to share some updates with you on the progress of the Community Miracle Sefer Torah. The Sofer, Rabbi Moshe Klein, has been hard at work, and the first Parshah is already complete! The website has been translated into multiple languages. This allows us to […]

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LISTEN: Message Of Chizuk From Medical Director Of Chevra Hatzolah To Hatzolah Members On Front Lines

This important message & דברי חיזוק is from from the Medical Director of Chevra Hatzolah, Dr. Shimshy Zimmerman. STAY UPDATED WITH BREAKING UPDATES FROM YWN VIA WHATSAPP – SIGN UP NOW Just click on this link, and you will be placed into a group.

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Israel Changes It Clocks To Daylight Savings Time At 2 A.M.

Israel is moving its clock forward at 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday night/Friday morning, bringing in Daylight Savings Time. Moving the clock ahead in the spring normally means a missed night of sleep but since Friday is not a workday for most Israelis, those whose children don’t wake them up in the wee […]

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