(JTA) — This Jewish year was not a quiet one, to say the least. From the tumultuous first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency, to a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers, to a neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville that turned violent, to the twin weather catastrophes of...
Have you been wondering what to do with all those late-summer ears of corn and monster-sized zucchini? Yeah, me too. Let me introduce you to a dish called pashtida, an Israeli crustless quiche that often includes cheese, corn, zucchini, broccoli or mushrooms, making it an ideal vessel for all those summer...
Conan O’Brien first trip to Israel has so far been a love fest. Since arriving in the country Friday to film a special episode of his TBS talk show, he has schmoozed with locals in Tel Aviv, calling them “fantastic, really funny, nice people.” And they have reciprocated the affection.   O’Brien...
Professor Alan Dershowitz spoke at the 2017 StandWithUs Anti-BDS Conference. In his address he said to "never apologize for being a strong Jew." Watch the inspirational segment from his speech here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
Dear PBS Family, Palm Beach Synagogue has received Divine protection!! A FPL electrical pole near the synagogue caught on fire and was de-energized by the PB Fire Dept. Thank G-D no damage was done to the Synagogue! We are so grateful to Almighty G-d. A big THANK YOU to the Town...
Pictured above: Among the copious duties of Rabbi Kasriel Kastel, who has served as program director of the Lubavitch Youth Organization for 49 years, is organizing teams of Megillah readers to visit Jewish inmates in prisons all around New York state. (Photo: Phreddy Wischusen) Soon after the Havdalah flames are...
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...
(JTA) Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. The news that one Jewish teen — an Israeli, no less — was behind most of the approximately...
The lines, the food, the cats... The Israeli website Mako asked a number of people who immigrated to Israel recently to talk about how life looks for those who only just got there - and their answers are only too correct. Watch it here (in Hebrew and English with Hebrew...
Newly discovered will bring tears to your eyes. The video shows a ship called the "Hagana Ship Unafraid," which is full of Holocaust survivors from Buchenwald. Various shots show passengers exhausted from heat and stress.  They have just been informed by British marines that they are going to be arrested...
By Tracy Frydberg Just inside the ornate glass doors stands a cluster of modestly dressed young women, not too overtly scanning the crowd. The objects of their attentions are sitting restlessly in the lobby, periodically getting up to pace the floor. Each side is looking for the prearranged clue — a gold...
Jewish leaders met with FBI Director James Comey to discuss the range of threats targeted at Jewish institutions in the past two months. The discussion included the current situation and potential strategies for future collaboration, the groups reported. Representatives from the organizations “left with the highest confidence that the FBI...
(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot, known the world over as Wonder Woman, will host “Saturday Night Live.” Gadot is scheduled to make her debut as host of the Emmy Award-winning comedy show on Oct. 7. Sam Smith will be the musical guest. Informing her fans via Twitter, Gadot wrote: “No...
We cannot express enough how thankful and grateful we are for the support and encouragement we continue to receive during these difficult days. We are working day by day with the natural setbacks and inherent challenges of the current situation. Your encouragement serves as emotional and spiritual "fuel" to power...


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