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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sherman the overweight hedgehog, who was put on a diet at a zoo in Israel, has lost about one-tenth of his body weight. Sherman weighed 3.5 pounds, double the average weight of a normal hedgehog, when he was taken in by the Ramat Gan Safari, located outside...
(JTA) — If you thought Sen. Bernie Sanders and Larry David were twins, or at least brothers, you’re not far off. Turns out they’re cousins. David, the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star, revealed he was “a third cousin or something” with the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate during a press tour to promote...
Watch this amazing TED talk presentation by Megan Phelps-Roper who discusses her experiences being brought up within the hate-filled Westboro Baptist Church and her journey towards the decision to leave.  Formerly a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church, a hate group known for its hate speech, especially against...
Our hearts were broken when we heard about the shocking and cold-blooded murder of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler HY"D and his sons, Aryeh HY"D and Gavriel HY"D , and of Miriam Monsonego HY"D, daughter of the dedicated principal of Ozar Hatorah school, five years ago today. The Ozar Hatorah school attack was the third...
Dressed up in the right outfit and with her makeup done a certain way, Mira Tzur says she gets stopped on the street by people who mistake her for Melania Trump. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C_f1US_HmM] It’s easy to see why. Although their facial features are distinct, the two women share the same shiny brown hair,...
New Zealand woman gave birth to a baby weighing 16lb 4oz (7.4kg), more than twice the average weight of a newborn!         The not-so-little boy was born by caesarean section on Monday, after it took doctors three hours to administer an epidural to his mother. As a result of his size, it’s likely he will need clothes...
This story is what Hollywood movies are made of. Grab the tissues, because this tale of true love is about to unlock the faucets: After almost 70  years of marriage, Teresa Vatkin, 89, and Isaac Vatkin, 91, died less than 40 minutes apart, holding hands across their hospital beds.  Their...
The Westboro Baptist Church protested outside Yeshiva University with signs that read 'The Jews killed Jesus', '144K Jews will repent' and 'Stop enabling sinners'. The Westboro Baptist Church picketers sang, “wrath will soon pour on you, for your harmful sins, your great affliction, it will soon begin.”  to the tune of 'Hatikvah',...
Earlier this month, OS News brought you a 'Chassidic' rapper named Goldberg AKA 'Hard Charlie', performing at the Redline Subway station in Chicago and straphangers were excited to see his performance. Now, hear the 'Yeshivish' rapper version, 'Sammy K',  belt out a rhyme from his amazing new CD,  "Kosher Kosher". [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qaVZuw4WiU] I think...
It does not get much more bizarre as a couple that arrived at a Beth Din in Israel were quarreling over a ‘get’. It appears one of the woman is a transgender, formerly the husband in the family who is now living as a woman. According to a Ynet report, this...
Netanyahu’s hairdo has been a topic of discussion in recent years due to its tendency to change colors like the seasons. Most times it is grey but unannounced it can turn lilac or even a purple shade. At a recent cabinet meeting it was dark shade of brown.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the...
A Chassidic man amazed Subway crowds by rapping his own hip ho tunes. The rapper's last name is Goldberg but he goes by the professional name of Hard Charlie. Goldberg performed at the Redline station in Chicago and said that people very excited to see a Jewish rapper. I performed for four...
President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his telephones during last year's election, lodging a startling allegation of abuse of power without evidence or explanation. An Obama spokesman declared the assertion "simply false." In a series of angry morning tweets, Trump suggested his predecessor was behind...
 In the wake of an unprecedented wave of bomb threats against JCCs and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries across North America, Jewish leaders met Thursday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Leaders from the JCC Association of North America as well as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Conference of Presidents of Major...
Israeli tourists in Georgia (the country) ran into a group of Iranian tourists that were traveling in the same area. When the Iranians realized that they were standing near Israelis, they simply started dancing with them. Strange. Who knew the Iranian people didn't necessarily feel the same way about Jews...


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WATCH: Simcha Leiner Sings Adon Olam Under The Chuppah

The highly sought-after Jewish singer sange Adon Olam for this couple who got married yesterday in NY. Watch the beautiful song below. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFq8kkoXW5g]

Mazal Tov! President of Ponavezh Yeshiva is Engaged

There was much simcha in Ponevezh on motzei Shabbos following the announcement that the President of the yeshiva, HaRav Eliezer Kahaneman became a Chosson....

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The 5 Best Jewish Films to Watch This Oscar Season

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — With the Academy Awards on the horizon, there is no shortage of high-quality films to see in theaters and on the...

Rubashkin Begs People to Put Down Their Smartphones In Shul

Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin was released from jail a month ago, and has met with hundreds of Rabbonim, Admorim, Roshei Yeshiva and community activists. He...

This Year’s Yarchei Kallah Was a Huge Success

By all accounts, this year’s Agudath Israel of American’s Torah Projects Commission’s annual Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah was one for the history books, with more...