A salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 600 people in 37 states has been linked to various types of imported onions, federal health officials said Wednesday.
"Throw away any unlabeled onions at home. Do not eat, sell, or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed U.S.-wide by ProSource Inc," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in a tweet.
The CDC said 652 people have been infected with salmonella -- and there have been 129 hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported.
"Epidemiologic and traceback data show that one source of infections in this outbreak are whole red, white, and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed throughout the United States by ProSource Inc," ...
The study was performed while the delta variant was the dominant strain of coronavirus in Israel
A study of 200,000 Israeli adolescents shows that Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is 93 percent effective in stopping symptoms of Covid-19, and almost as effective in protecting the immune system of the delta variant from the virus, researchers said Wednesday.
The study, conducted by researchers from Israel's health organization Clalit, Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital, compared 94,354 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who received the vaccine with the same number of unvaccinated people of the same age group.
The study was performed while the delta variant was the dominant strain of coronavirus in Israel, which led researchers to conclude that the...
The release will be followed by a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+
Former US president Donald Trump announced plans to launch his own social media app, TRUTH Social.
In a press release issued by Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the company stated their mission was "to create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the 'Big Tech' companies of Silicon Valley."
TRUTH Social is available for pre-order in the Apple App store, and has plans to begin its beta launch for invited guests in November 2021, with a nationwide rollout scheduled for the beginning of 2022.
The release will be followed by a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+ which will feature entertainment programming, news, and podcasts.
Five additional cases of the new variant of Sars-CoV-2 have been detected in Israel.
The new variant, so far known as AY4.2, has begun appearing in various parts of the world, most notably in the United Kingdom, where it is estimated that as many as ten percent of daily new cases are caused by this new mutation of the Delta variant.
The first case to have been discovered in Israel was that of an eleven-year-old boy who had recently returned from Moldova and was already in quarantine when his test came back positive.
Once his case was confirmed to have been caused by AY4.2, the Health Ministry commenced a new investigation of confirmed cases over the past few months, and discovered five more cases of the new Delta mutation.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a&n...
Turkish media on Thursday reported that the government arrested a cell of 15 people over the past month, who were caught spying for the Israeli Mossad, Kan News reported.
The 15 were working in five cells, the report added.
The media also published photos of several of the suspects.
According to reports in Sabah and Gazetevatan, the "agents" are both Turkish and foreign citizens, and all are of Arab descent.
The Turkish claim that the suspects were passing information on foreign students in Turkish universities to the Mossad, especially about those who can work in the security industry in the future. The newspapers added that there was also tracking of "Palestinians."
According to the report, within the past month the Turks arrested three cells, the members of...
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An unpleasant figure was published yesterday by the State Comptroller, who determined that the Tax Authority owes citizens NIS 3.6 billion in over-collections and that the deficiencies that led to these unnecessary payments have not been corrected.
CPA Yaniv Angel, co-manager of the Israeli branch of the international consulting firm Auren, believes that "the main reason for this is that the tax authority does not act proactively to provide tax refunds to those entitled."
Angel notes that "by law they must return the funds, but there is a technological inability to obtain the information required to return the funds." As an example of the missing information Angel says: "Some people know they deserve a tax refund, but their bank account details are not updated with the tax authorities, a...
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced on Wednesday that the Baltimore City Health Department would receive $80 million to fund the city's fight against COVID-19.
The funds will come from the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) and mark the administration's first use of the investment.
Scott said the funds would be distributed over a span of four years. The investment will go to expand COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics, personal protective equipment, contact tracers and telehealth for city health clinics.
"As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health of Baltimore residents is my top priority,” said Scott. “Increasing testing, vaccinations, and telehealth services to Baltimoreans, particularly in our neighborhoods that need them most,&nbs...
Yesterday El AL opened a lounge in JFK Terminal 4 that is now open to travelers.
The lounge is a part of the current Virgin Lounge but will offer separate kosher food options.
Travelers will enjoy comfortable seating areas, Wi-Fi, phone and device charging stations, newspapers and magazines, shower facilities, flight information, luggage storage service and more.
In addition, guests will enjoy inlounge dining served to the table (‘A-La-Carte’), from a delicious and varied menu which includes a variety of gourmetand comforting dishes (including Strictly Kosher dining) and a bar offering premium drinks and cocktails with “on the bar” seating.
The lounge is located after Security in Concourse A adjacent to gate A4, of Terminal 4 from which EL AL flights depart.
Jerusalem, Israel - Oct. 20, 2021 - This week thousands of people will head to Kever Rachel to pray on the yahrzeit of Rachel Imenu. Last year during Corona, the annual remembrances were disrupted as the world came to a stop during the pandemic.
Twenty years ago, as the Second Intifada rocked Israel with suicide bombers blowing up buses, a group of women got together to form the "Raise Your Spirits Summer Stock Company" later renamed "Raise Your Spirit Theater"(RYST). They not only raised their own spirits but have performed for more than 50,000 women and girls in packed audiences over the years.
The twelfth and most recent production of "REBECCA! Mother of Two Dynasties," written by Toby Klein Greenwald and Tamar Kamins, with music by Mitch Clyman, premiered at the Heichal Hatarbu...
A pig's kidney has been transplanted into a human and was not immediately rejected for the first time. The medical advancement, called a "transformative moment" by researchers, could pave the way to help the thousands of people in need of organ transplants every year.
On September 25, researchers at New York University performed the transplant, called xenotransplantation, in a two-hour procedure. The kidney, which was obtained from a genetically engineered pig, was placed in a brain dead human who had been placed on a ventilator with the consent of her family. The kidney was attached to the blood vessels in the donor's upper leg and kept outside the abdomen, where it was covered with a protective shield, for the duration of the 54-hour study.
Researchers observed th...
Baltimore, MD – Oct. 2021 - Every Shabbos table offers every Jewish family an incredible opportunity by which they can share their joy for Shabbos, for Yiddishkeit and for HaShem with their children. Unfortunately, our schedules are hectic and many people don’t have the time to prepare themselves to utilize the Shabbos table to its fullest. Therefore, we at ACHIM created TableTalk as a pre-packaged talking points pamphlet which is attractive, fun and has something for everyone. Limited copies are distributed to many shuls on a weekly basis but they are snatched up very quickly. Get yours ASAP or click on the graphic below and print your own.What’s in it and what’s all the excitement about?TableTalk features:• Weekly halachic dilemma creating l...
A 28-year-old police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday night in Hollywood, Florida.
The tragic incident unfolded in the neighborhood of Emerald Hills, which is home to the largest Jewish community in Hollywood.
Local residents tell VINnews that police were responding to calls related to an individual who was allegedly going through the neighborhood on a bicycle, trying to open car doors and steal whatever he could get his hands on. This came following an uptick of car theft incidents in the same neighborhood.
According to Hollywood Police Chief Chris O’Brien, a group of officers were dispatched to the neighborhood at approximately 10:30 PM on Sunday evening. After conducting a search through the neighborhood, officers caught up with 18-year-old suspect Jaso...
Baltimore, MD - Oct. 20, 2021 - Less than a decade ago, the name of HaGaon Rav Michoel Forshlager, ztk"l, was a weak memory in the minds of those few who still remembered him and others who heard a little about him and even fewer who chanced upon his Torah in the only published work Toras Michoel al Inyanei HaShas. All that has changed here in Baltimore and throughout many sections of the frum world. With the publication by Rav Benzion Bergman of Michoel b'Achas, two volumes of unpublished Torah: Toras Michoel, Braishis and Shmos, the republication of the original Toras Michoel (now in its second reprinting) and the English Biography: The Hidden Giant of the Torah World, Rav Forshlager's name and reputation continues to spread in ever wider circles.
Over the past sev...
The kindergarten teacher arranged the table for the weekly Shabbos party in her class. Little “Moshe” was the Shabbos Abba that week and stood at the end of the table with the kiddush cup in his hand. After making the blessing over the grape juice, he sat down, sipped from the cup and exclaimed, “Oy, what a difficult week. Boy, am I tired. Let’s get this show on the road!”
The incredulous teacher, never at a loss for words, stood in silent disbelief (or perhaps shock) at little Moshe, who, not yet 5 years old, had perfectly mimicked his father’s weekly post kiddush ritual.
Dorothy Law Nolte touched on the foundation of practical “chinuch” (she called it by another name…) in her 1955 poem “Children Live What They Learn” (...
White House press secretary Jen Psaki characterized the supply chain crisis that is causing a shortage of consumer goods across the country as the “tragedy of the treadmill” on Tuesday — the second time a member of the administration has made light of the crisis.
During Tuesday’s White House briefing, Psaki was questioned about why President Biden failed to take a more aggressive approach to the bottleneck when the signs were evident in March 2020 that the coronavirus pandemic would disrupt the global supply chain.
“It was crystal clear that things were not improving on the supply chain. People couldn’t get dishwashers and furniture and treadmills delivered on time. Not to mention all sorts of other things,” the reporter said.
Donald Trump, who claims he never conceded the 2020 election, establishes himself as a former president in his lawsuit against the Capitol riot committee and National Archives.
The passage appears on page 11 of the complaint filed in federal court on Monday.
“Plaintiff Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. President Trump brings this suit solely in his official capacity as a former President under the PRA, associated regulations, the Executive Order, the Declaratory Judgment Act, and the Constitution of the United States,” the lawsuit states.
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland is on lockdown Wednesday morning as officials investigate a bomb threat and an active shooter threat.
Officials say security personnel responded after they received an anonymous call at 8:45 a.m. stating there was a bomb at or near a building in the Naval Support Activity Bethesda, which houses the hospital. Officials did not specify details about the active shooter threat.
The base went into lockdown, and all personnel were ordered to shelter in place. All gates to the facility are closed to non-emergency traffic and officials asked the public to avoid the area.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill vowed to back Israel’s right to build in Judea and Samaria and to block efforts to impose a building freeze on Israeli communities beyond the Green Line.
Samaria Regional Council chief Yossi Dagan met with members of Congress from both parties during his ongoing trip to Washington DC, which is aimed at coordinating opposition to efforts by the Biden administration to press Israel to freeze all construction in Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria.
During the past three days, Dagan has met with more than 20 Republicans and Democrats from both the Senate and the House.
Congressman Bob Good, a Republican who represents Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District, vowed his support for Dagan’s efforts to prevent a building freeze.
“I am happy to b...