Frum News From The Greater Lakewood Area

Month February 2020

Petirah of Mrs. Edith Tesser A”H

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Mrs. Edith Tesser A”H, who was Niftar over Shabbos. Mrs. Tesser A”H, a longtime Lakewood resident, is the mother of Shaya, Yossi, Moshe Chaim, Mordy, Ezra and Yitzy. She was 83…. Continue Reading →

FIRST DEATH IN U.S.: Washington Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Virus

The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States. More than 50 people in a nursing facility are sick and being tested… Continue Reading →

US And Taliban Sign Deal Aimed At Ending War In Afghanistan

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Acknowledging a military stalemate after nearly two decades of conflict, the United States on Saturday signed a peace agreement with the Taliban that is aimed at ending America’s longest war and bringing U.S. troops home from… Continue Reading →

US Ups Travel Restrictions As Trump Says More Cases ‘Likely’

Seeking to reassure the American public, President Donald Trump said Saturday there was “no reason to panic” as the new coronavirus claimed its first victim inside the U.S. The White House also announced new restrictions on international travel to prevent… Continue Reading →

Biden Wins South Carolina, Hopes For Super Tuesday Momentum

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden scored a convincing victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on Saturday, riding a wave of African American support and ending progressive rival Bernie Sanders’ winning streak. The victory came at a a crucial moment… Continue Reading →

US And Taliban Sign Historic Deal Aimed At Ending War In Afghanistan

Acknowledging a military stalemate after nearly two decades of conflict, the United States on Saturday signed a peace agreement with the Taliban that is aimed at ending America’s longest war and bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan more than 18… Continue Reading →

Virus Fears Keep Hundreds Of Cruise Passengers At Sea

Operators of a British cruise ship that was turned away from its destination due to fears of the new coronavirus said Saturday they have chartered planes to ferry passengers home — but don’t yet have permission to dock anywhere. The… Continue Reading →

Court Halts Trump Asylum Policy, Then Suspends Its Own Order

A Trump administration immigration policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts was blocked and then reinstated by a court in the matter of hours, creating chaos at border crossings, courtrooms and… Continue Reading →

States To Get Test Kits As White House Amps Up Virus Effort

Federal health officials scrambled Friday to get coronavirus testing up and running in every state, as the Trump administration signaled it may also invoke a 70-year-old defense law to guarantee the availability of protective gear should the virus spread. The… Continue Reading →

Report: Los Angeles Deputies Shared Kobe Bryant Crash Photos

Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed. The Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that a public safety source with knowledge of the… Continue Reading →

Trump Picks Ratcliffe As Top Intelligence Official, Again

President Donald Trump on Friday picked Rep. John Ratcliffe again to be the nation’s top intelligence official, just months after abruptly ending an earlier effort to install him amid bipartisan criticism that the Texas Republican was unqualified for the post…. Continue Reading →

7 Cases Of Coronavirus In Israel, Thousands In Isolation Including Baby

The number of Israelis diagnosed with the coronavirus rose to seven after two Israelis who returned from Italy a week ago were diagnosed with the virus on Friday. One of the Israelis, a resident of the Kabri kibbutz in the… Continue Reading →

BREAKING: CDC, Washington State Report First COVID-19 Death (VIDEO)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in the state of Washington have reported three hospitalized patients who have tested presumptive-positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, including one patient who died. Two of the… Continue Reading →

Final Poll: Rightwing Up, But Neither Bloc Can Form Government

The final poll published on Friday on Channel 12 News shows yet again that the Likud continues to gain strength but neither the right nor left bloc will have enough… Read more » The post Final Poll: Rightwing Up, But… Continue Reading →

U.S. Ups Travel Restrictions as Trump Says More Cases ‘Likely’

The U.S. is banning travel to Iran in response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and elevating travel warnings to regions of Italy and South Korea. Vice President Mike… Read more » The post U.S. Ups Travel Restrictions as… Continue Reading →

Agency: 2nd US Case Of Person Who Got Virus From Community

California health officials on Friday confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who had it. Health officials… Continue Reading →

Health Ministry: Seven Israelis Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Seven Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Motzoei Shabbos, and the ministry is asking anyone who encountered the patients to enter isolation and get themselves checked.… Read more » The post Health Ministry: Seven Israelis Have… Continue Reading →

Trump Seeks High Court Approval To Speed Deportations

The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam. Now he would be able to tell… Continue Reading →

Rent/List Rentals in Lakewood for FREE

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Jeff Sessions In Fight To Win Back His Old Senate Seat

To reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years, Jeff Sessions must first get through a competitive GOP primary with challengers eager to capitalize on his very public falling out with President Donald Trump. The former attorney general… Continue Reading →

Peretz: Gantz Has a Deal With Labor, Arabs, Liberman

Political jockeying continued over the weekend,with sparse hours until the opening of the polls for elections of the 23rd Knesset. In the latest brouhaha, the Likud pointed to comments Friday… Read more » The post Peretz: Gantz Has a Deal… Continue Reading →

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