Frum News From The Greater Lakewood Area

Month December 2020

DEBLASIO: One Million New Yorkers Will Be Vaccinated In January [VIDEO]

An ambitious goal of vaccinating 1 million New York City residents against COVID-19 in January was set Thursday by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who noted that meeting the target would require outside cooperation and the city dramatically increasing access. “We… Continue Reading →

S&P 500 Ends Year at Another Record High

Wall Street closed out a tumultuous year for stocks with more record highs Thursday, a fitting coda to the market’s stunning comeback from its historic plunge in the early weeks… Read more » The post S&P 500 Ends Year at… Continue Reading →

Race To Vaccinate Millions In US Off To Slow, Messy Start

Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to get a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccination that the 69-year-old piano teacher stood in line overnight in a parking lot with hundreds of other senior citizens. She wouldn’t do it again. Hadler said she waited… Continue Reading →

Farewell NYPD Chief Scholl: A True Friend Of The Jewish Community For Decades [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

A great friend of the Jewish community in Brooklyn is leaving his position as NYPD Executive Officer of Patrol Boro Brooklyn South. After 41 years of dedicated service to the NYPD and the people of NYC, Deputy Chief Charles Scholl… Continue Reading →

KKK Recruitment Flyers Espousing Trump’s Allegations Of Election Fraud Hit Northern California Town

CALIFORNIA (J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Recruitment flyers for the Ku Klux Klan that also espoused false claims made by President Donald Trump alleging fraud in November’s election were found outside more than a dozen… Continue Reading →

NYPD Chief Charles Scholl Retiring After 41 Years

The Jewish community wished farewell to a friend in blue this week, as NYPD Brooklyn South Chief Charles Scholl retired after 41 years on the force. Chief Scholl received over… Read more » The post NYPD Chief Charles Scholl Retiring… Continue Reading →

Wisconsin Hospital Worker Arrested for Spoiled Vaccine Doses

Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine by removing them from refrigeration for two nights. The arrest marks another setback… Read more » The post Wisconsin Hospital Worker Arrested for… Continue Reading →

Will Another Muslim State Normalize Ties With Israel In The Next 3 Weeks?

The Trump administration is pushing for another Muslim country to agree to a normalization deal with Israel in the remaining three weeks of US President Donald Trump’s term in office, a source in Trump’s administration said on Wednesday, according to… Continue Reading →

Chief Justice Praises Work Of Federal Courts During COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running. The high… Continue Reading →

US Says It Won’t Allow Daniel Pearl HY”D Murder Suspect To Evade Justice

The U.S. warned Wednesday it won’t allow a Pakistani man who was convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to evade justice after a provincial court in Pakistan ordered his release. The warning from… Continue Reading →

Nashville Assessing Building Damage From Christmas Bombing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are continuing to assess building damage caused by the Christmas Day bombing as law enforcement officials on Thursday allowed media outlets the first opportunity to survey the downtown Nashville explosion site. The photos show blown… Continue Reading →

Local builder refuses to sell home to NY resident because he made a Simcha during Covid

A local builder told a New York resident he refuses to sell him a house because of a Simcha he made, the Brooklyn resident told TLS. The New York resident says he was discussing the home with the builder in… Continue Reading →

The Music of The Siyum: Dance Medley:


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White House Moves to Freeze Some Foreign Aid

The White House is preparing to temporarily freeze some foreign aid during President Donald Trump’s final days in office, two people with knowledge of the planning said, slowing down funds… Read more » The post White House Moves to Freeze… Continue Reading →

The Siyum in Song & Dance

[COMMUNICATED] The dancing! The singing! The music! For many, it was the highlight of The Siyum. The climax had been reached just moments before with Reb’ Shmuel’s emotional hadran, and then with the ecstatic ‘Mazel Tov’ that launched the dancing,… Continue Reading →

S&P 500 Ends At Another Record High As Tumultuous 2020 Ends

Wall Street closed out a tumultuous year for stocks with more record highs Thursday, a fitting coda to the market’s stunning comeback from its historic plunge in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark S&P 500 index finished… Continue Reading →

Wisconsin Hospital Worker Arrested For Intentionally Spoiling Vaccine Doses

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine by removing it from refrigeration for two nights. The Grafton Police Department said the former Advocate Aurora Health pharmacist… Continue Reading →

Jobless Claims Down 19,000, Still 4 Times Pre-Pandemic Level

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week fell by 19,000 to 787,000, still a historically high level as a resurgent coronavirus maintains its grip on the U.S. economy. While at the lowest level in four weeks, the figures… Continue Reading →

Sen. Perdue Quarantines For Virus Exposure Before GA Runoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia’s high-stakes Senate runoffs, disclosing just five days before the election that he had been exposed to a campaign worker infected with… Continue Reading →

Senator Perdue Quarantining After Coronavirus Contact Days Before Georgia Runoff

David Perdue, one of two Republican U.S. senators facing a runoff election next week, is quarantining after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, his campaign… Read more » The post Senator Perdue Quarantining After Coronavirus… Continue Reading →

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