Syracuse Jewish Community gives standing ovation to Jordan April and Archer Shurtliff, from Oswego (NY)   Legal Insurrection Reports:  On February 15 two 17-year-old central NY high school students—Jordan April and Archer Shurtliff—raised objections to a homework assignment in which they were required to either oppose or defend the extermination of...
Ever wonder what happens to all those millions of notes in the Kotel? All the nooks must fill up eventually? Well today, the workers at the Western Wall plaza began clean for Pesach, removing the notes from the Kotel to be placed in the Genizah. Watch the videos here: Get OnlySimchas News...
Jared Polis is already on to the next thing. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has looked at his resume. By the age of 25, he had founded three companies, which would shortly make him a multimillionaire. He then turned his focus to education, establishing two charter school systems to...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Paul McCartney is one of nine laureates announced for Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. McCartney is one of two recipients of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Music, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin announced Monday. Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields. More than 30 winners have...
While highways and main junctions in Jerusalem and throughout Israel were blocked today by fringe Haredi factions who shouted and assaulted police officers; religious soldiers of the Netzach Yehuda Battalion carried out an intensive brigade-wide military training in the Jordan Valley. The drill, named Closing Hour, culminated in a...
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(JTA) — Billy Joel wore a yellow Star of David on his sports jacket during the encore of his monthly concert at Madison Square Garden. Photos of the legendary singer wearing the star began appearing on Facebook shortly after his performance Monday night. At least one tweet bore the hashtag...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli gave birth to her second child, a daughter. The baby was welcomed on Friday night by Refaeli and her husband, Israeli businessman Adi Ezra, whose family owns the Israeli food importing company Neto ME Holdings. The couple were married in September 2015 at...
Serious ruach at the MitzvahTantz last night in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Mazel Tov & OnlySimchas!
(JTA) — “It looks just like L.A.” A character in the Amazon series “Transparent” says this as she gets her first glimpse of Tel Aviv, and if you work for the Israeli government, or any of a number of pro-Israel groups, you probably couldn’t be happier. Even if the show will...
(JTA) — England’s Chelsea soccer team announced that it will launch an initiative aimed at discouraging anti-Semitism among its players and fans. “Our players, staff, fans and visitors to the club come from a wide range of backgrounds, including the Jewish community, and we want to ensure everyone feels safe,...
As the riders make their final preparations before tomorrow's opening ceremony, check out this amazing video of highlights from lasts year's race. Wow! Good luck to the 500 plus 2017 riders and OnlySimchas! Credit goes to Lenny Groysman and Stas Furman for the footage and to Signature Videos for the...
The following recipe comes from Bon Appetit: This is a cake version of the chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons that are a Passover staple. Any nut will work in place of the almonds. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Ingredients 10 SERVINGS Cake 1 cup virgin coconut oil, melted, cooled,...
These Arab cars are parked at a swanky party in באקה אל-גרבייה. One of the mysteries of the Palestinians are. On the one hand, there is the desolation and squalor of Gaza neighborhoods where hundreds of thousands of Gazans live, and on the other, pictures of the homes owned by...
Israel Hayom/ JNS.org The Israeli economy grew 4 percent in 2016, exceeding projections by 1.2 percentage points and marking the best economic performance for the country since 2012, the Bank of Israel said Wednesday. Israel's economy grew 2.5 percent in 2015 and 3.2 percent in 2014. In its 2016 annual report, the...


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