Author: Ronit Treatman

Ronit Treatman joined the Philadelphia Jewish Voice in April 2009 as a food writer. In 2010, she became its food editor. In 2013, she was elected president of the Philadelphia Jewish Voice. She was born in Israel and grew up in Ethiopia and Venezuela. Ronit graduated from the International School of Caracas and is fluent in five languages. She served as a volunteer with the Liaison to Foreign Forces Unit of the Israel Defense Forces. She has a B.S. in international business from Temple University. Ronit is the creator of Hands-On Jewish Holidays.

The Nightmare House The Watcher House Streaming On Netflix

Buckle up as Netflix introduces another thriller series- The Watcher House! Netflix is an OTT streaming platform known for its legacy of being the storehouse for amazing movies and television series. The Watcher House is one such series streaming on Netflix. The series tells the story of a family that receives letters saying that their new home and the owners are under constant surveillance. No one knows who the writer is! No Letter; Still A Nightmare The present owners of the house situated at 657 Boulevard in Westfield, N.J. say that they have not received any letter so far. But…

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US Has Just A 25-Day Supply Of Diesel Due To Shortage Report

Despite being the world’s largest producer of crude oil, the USA is facing a diesel shortage, say reports. Government data was released on Wednesday, stating that diesel demand is surging while supplies remain at the lowest seasonal point ever in the USA. It further reported that diesel stockpiles are at their lowest since 2008 and left with fuel just 25-day supply, and not only this but the demand is said to be at its highest point since 2007. The low supply meets high demand, creating a dangerous supply/demand combination, resulting in higher prices. Diesel Supply Of Just 25 Days Poses…

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Biden's Initiative To Relief Student Loan Debt Is Currently Halted

On Wednesday, a federal judge blocked President Biden’s student debt relief plan, which would have forgiven $10,000 in student loans for millions of borrowers. The ruling was issued in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of student loan lenders and servicers. The injunction is only temporary, but it could stall the implementation of the president’s plan. The administration has said that it is confident the project will eventually be upheld in court. In the meantime, what will happen to the billions of dollars in student loan debt that American borrowers are currently struggling to pay back is unclear.…

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Forest Service 'Burn Boss' Arrested After Prescribed Fire Engulfs Private Land In Oregon

A fire boss on a U.S. Forest Service crew that started a prescribed fire that quickly spread out of control, torching 20 acres of private land in Oregon, has been arrested for recklessly endangering the public. The fire started when the Forest Service crew, led by Rick Snodgrass, set a controlled fire to thin out overgrown brush in the forest. The Forest Service has said it did not follow its prescribed burn plan and did not check for wind speed and direction, which caused the fire to spread out of control. According to the Forest Service, prescribed burns are purposely…

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San Francisco Spend $1.7 Million On A Single Public Toilet!!!

San Francisco is spending $1.7 million on a single public toilet, and some call it the most insane. The city is installing the toilet in the Tenderloin district as part of a pilot program to provide more public restrooms. The toilet will be open 24 hours a day and have a staff member on duty during the day. The cost of the toilet has been criticized by some, who say that the money could be better spent on other needs in the city. The city says that the port-a-john is just one part of the overall project, which includes a…

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IRS Your 401(K) And IRA Contribution Ceilings For 2023 Are Here

The latest news from the IRS about 401(k) is that the agency is currently working on new regulations regarding treating 401(k) distributions. These new regulations are expected to be released sometime in the next few months. IRA and 401(k) are both retirement savings plans. IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account and 401(k) for 401(k) retirement savings plan. Both accounts allow individuals to save for retirement and receive tax benefits. What Is 401(k)? An employer-sponsored retirement savings account is known as a 401(k). Employees can have a portion of their paycheck withheld and deposited into the account. Employers may also make…

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Supreme Court Denied The Petition To End The Biden Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Program

In August, a new plan came into motion for the student loan. According to this plan, if a household is earning an annual income of less than $250,000 or an individual is earning a mere $125,000, $10,000 would be canceled from the loan. If someone shows more financial needs, he will get an additional wave of $10,000. This plan was introduced after the emerging economic crisis due to Covid. It especially brought some relief for the middle and low-income groups. The plan gave $20,000 relief to Pell Grant recipients and $10,000 to non-Pell Grant receivers. It was part of a…

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Covid-19 Update Quebec Has 1,104 New Cases And 10 Deaths

When exposed to COVID-19, certain people are more at risk for developing more serious illnesses or consequences. Vaccines and treatments are readily available, though. Every community and individual has a different level of COVID-19 risk. There is also an increased danger of COVID-19 transmission in certain environments and behaviors. Quebec said Wednesday that there are now 2,085 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the province, an increase of 24. Today’s 2,085 patients in hospitals represent a 3% increase in just one week. Of these, 651 had to be admitted immediately due to COVID-19 infection. The 62 patients in intensive care indicate a…

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Putin's Military Shows New Signs Of Defeat As Russians Move Civilians Out Of Ukrainian City

Russia has moved civilians out of the key Ukrainian city of Donetsk as Putin’s military signals a new setback. This is a clear sign that the Russian government is losing control of the situation in Ukraine. The move comes as the Ukrainian army prepares to launch a major offensive against the Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east. It is also a clear sign that Putin is losing patience with the rebels and is willing to use force to crush them. Putin Extends Martial Law To Certain Parts Of Ukraine And Sets Restrictions In Russia Martial law shall allow Russia to…

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Times Square Chinese Artist Wears 27 Hazmat Suits And Speaks Out Against Zero-Covid Policy

As Covid has taken the world by storm, there are plenty of measures taken to keep the public safe. One of the measures was the Zero COVID strategy. It was implied to significantly reduce Covid cases through travel bans, closed borders, and strict lockdowns. Since the vaccination entered the markets, this policy was removed by all the countries except Hong Kong. Here, it seems like the ongoing policy can result in an economic slowdown. Actually What Happened In That Day? Now, let’s talk about what happened on Sunday morning. On the streets of Times Square, New York observed a Michelin…

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