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Month February 2020

Wall Street Has Worst Week Since 2008 As S&P 500 Drops 11.5%

Stocks sank around the globe again Friday as investors braced for more economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, sending U.S. markets to their worst weekly finish since the 2008 financial crisis. The damage from the week of relentless selling was… Continue Reading →

Wash. State Sees 1st Virus Death In US, Declares Emergency

TACOMA (AP) – The governor of Washington 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… Continue Reading →

Biden Projected To Win South Carolina Democratic Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden will win the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, Fox News can project — a crucial first victory that gives Biden’s struggling campaign a much-needed boost ahead of Super Tuesday. The win could help Biden reset… Continue Reading →

Person in Washington State First in U.S. to Die From Coronavirus

A person has died in Washington State of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. State officials issued a terse news… Read more » The post Person in Washington State First… Continue Reading →

US Reports First Drug Shortage Tied To Virus Outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials reported the first U.S. drug shortage tied to the viral outbreak that is disrupting production in China, but they declined to identify the manufacturer or the product. The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday… Continue Reading →

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New Director Of Poland’s Jewish Museum Vouches Independence

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The landmark Jewish museum in Poland’s capital retained its independence and can carry on with its mission now that a new director is in place after a year-long stalemate with the government, museum managers said Friday…. Continue Reading →

New Survey Indicates Jewish Americans Will Vote For Any Democrat — Including Sanders — Over Trump

NEW YORK (JTA) – No matter who is running on the Democratic presidential ticket in 2020, he or she is likely to get the Jewish vote by a wide margin, according to a new survey. The survey, released Friday by… Continue Reading →

The Weekly National News Roundup | Shlomo Rudman

Stocks Crash Over Coronavirus Fears – Stocks on all major indexes tanked this week as global fears over the spreading coronavirus intensified. Major indexes fell more than 10% this week alone, and on Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 1,200… Continue Reading →

Turkey Says It Will Let Refugees Into Europe After Troops Killed in Syria

Refugees in Turkey headed toward European frontiers on Friday after an official declared that borders had been thrown open, a response to the escalating war in Syria where 33 Turkish… Read more » The post Turkey Says It Will Let… Continue Reading →

New York Jewish Firefighter Sues Boss For Alleged Anti-Semitic Discrimination

New York (JTA) – A Jewish firefighter from New York has sued his ex-boss allegedly for using anti-Semitic language against him in the work environment. Jonathan Cummings alleges that in 2017, Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Michael Durkin of the Bureau… Continue Reading →

The Truth About the WZO Elections: To Vote Or To Abstain? The Perspective of the Gedolei Hador in 5780

By D. Stein, Over recent months, attention has been drawn to the World Zionist Organization elections. The WZO is an organization comprised mostly of Americans who identify as Reform and Progressive Jews whose agenda is to infiltrate Israeli society… Continue Reading →

Italian rabbis publish prayer for well-being of coronavirus patients

ITALY (JTA) – An association of Italian rabbis has urged congregants to pray for the well-being of the hundreds of people there and beyond infected with the coronavirus. “We wish to express our empathy, and that we share the pain… Continue Reading →

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Holds Up in Second Half of February

  U.S. consumer sentiment remained elevated in the second half of February despite the intensifying coronavirus fears that have battered equity markets this week. The University of Michigan’s final sentiment… Read more » The post U.S. Consumer Sentiment Holds Up… Continue Reading →

Stocks Fall Sharply on Wall Street; Dow Jones Sinks 3.1%

U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday and were on track for their worst week since October 2008 as the spreading coronavirus threatens to derail the global economy. The virus outbreak has… Read more » The post Stocks Fall Sharply on Wall… Continue Reading →

Bloomberg Might Not Spend To Help Sanders If He’s Nominee

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg said Thursday that he might not spend money to assist Bernie Sanders if Sanders is the Democratic presidential nominee, a walk back of previous comments that he would use his fortune to boost whoever faces President Donald… Continue Reading →

AP Sources: Feds Search For Possible Gun At Epstein jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal jail in New York City where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life is on lockdown as authorities try to determine whether someone smuggled a gun inside one of the most secure federal jails… Continue Reading →

Menendez, Boozman Introduce BLEEDing Act to Help Communities Save Lives

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) today introduced the Prevent Blood Loss with Emergency Equipment Devices (BLEEDing) Act that would expand access to life-saving bleeding control kits in schools, malls, houses of worship, libraries and other gathering… Continue Reading →

Shiva information for Mrs. Sarah Grunfeld A”H

The Grunfeld family is sitting Shiva for Mrs. Sarah Grunfeld A”H, of Lakewood (previously from Brooklyn). The Aveilim are: Avrohom Grunfeld-Husband Chanie Monoker (Lakewood) Pinny Grunfeld (Monsey) Perivah Engelstein (Charach) (Monsey) Raizy Mendlowitz (Lakewood) Mirel Herskovits (Brooklyn) Goldy Grunfeld (Brooklyn)… Continue Reading →

Pence’s Handling Of 2015 HIV Outbreak Gets New Scrutiny

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump’s choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation’s response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor’s handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he… Continue Reading →

Notice from the Lakewood Board of Education

[Public Notice] The Lakewood Board of Education will be participating in the 2020 Summer Food Service Program from June 29, 2020 thru August 14, 2020. The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutrition Services,… Continue Reading →

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