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Watch out, Gal Gadot — there’s another Jewish female superhero making her debut. This time it’s Milana Vayntrub, known for portraying the chipper, witty AT&T clerk in commercials for the cellphone provider and her recurring role on the NBC series “This Is Us.” Vayntrub, who came to the United States as a toddler from...
Many might know the popular show called Shark Tank, a show where aspiring entrepreneurs display their products and inventions to moguls in hopes to land an investment in their products. Shark Tank has become quite popular, running for eight seasons now; however, they just got some competition. "BizTank" an...
"Soon By You" is a new comedy web series about 6 young Orthodox Jews living the single life in NYC. They recently released the 4th episode in their web series. All episodes are available on YouTube! www.soonbyyou.com EPISODE 4. TOMORROW. OR come to our premiere party TONIGHT! A few tickets still available:...
Rachel Zoe has just given her now 3-year-old son, Kaius Jagger, his FIRST haircut. She and her husband, Rodger Berman, are Jewish, and they chose to honor the ceremonial custom of upsherin. She posted this adorable picture on Instagram: Big night tonight... huge. 🙈My @joeymaalouf gave #kaiusjagger his very first haircut 💔😪💇‍♂️✂️💗#thisis3...
The Harlem Globetrotters are known for gravity-defying slam dunks, trick shots and improbable long shots. What’s less known is that the razzle-dazzle comedic showmanship was the idea of British-born Jewish businessman Abe Saperstein. Saperstein was a leading figure in black basketball and baseball from the ‘20s to the ‘50s, before...
Gal Gadot, the Israeli star of the film “Wonder Woman,” rose to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors list. She had been ranked No. 4 on the list for the past two weeks, which is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google...
The new Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem was inaugurated this week and made possible by a $6 million donation earlier this year by New England Patriots owner and five-time National Football League (NFL) champion Robert Kraft. This will be Israel’s first regulation-sized American football field — which doubles as...
Amare Stoudemire returned to Miami from Israel but does not know if he will return to play basketball despite applying for citizenship. Stoudemire and the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team he played for this season won the Israel Premier League championship last week. He told the New York Post in an...
You can’t blame Gal Gadot’s husband for feeling a little protective or anxious these days. His wife, the star of the “Wonder Woman” film, is rapidly becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Yaron Versano, a 38-year-old Israeli real estate developer who has been with Gadot for over 10 years, posted...
What do YOU think a fidget should be called in Hebrew? The Academy of the Hebrew Language is looking to give the popular toy an official Hebrew name. "Since the game has captured the attention of Israel's children, The Academy of the Hebrew Language has received many requests from children to offer...
Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists....
There are many things Koreans and Hasidic Jews have in common: An emphasis on studying, good food, and even the Talmud. Shockingly though, the music of these two very different cultures often sounds the same as well. Try it for yourself with the quiz from the website koreanorhasidic.com. It's harder than...
"Menashe" is a life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son, set entirely in the Hasidic community of Brooklyn. The American Yiddish language film directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017, where it was acquired by A24 for U.S. distribution. A...
On this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, they brought back an old favorite at the Weekend Update desk, Jacob the Bar-Mitzvah boy, played by Vanessa Bayer. In the sketch Jacob tells the story of Passover while reading from a prepared speech, unable to stray from the written...
It's Monday night in Jerusalem or Tuesday night in the rest of the world and Pesach is finally over. You were never that obsessed with bread throughout the year but all of a sudden there is a mad dash to get as many bagels into your already over-filled matzah belly...
This short and sweet video from the IDF is the final taste of Pesach we all need before we launch into the last day(s) of Yom Tov Pesach. The "Stomp" style video shows different aspects of Pesach and their accompanying sound-effects re-edited into a new kosher for Passover beat. Watch...
Last week White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a major gaffe in saying that "even Hitler didn't sink to using chemical weapons" when talking about the U.S. bombing Syrian airfields after Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people. His comments were followed up by a...
Elon Gold is an American comedian, television actor, writer and producer. Gold is an openly observant Jew, though he works the mainstream docket. Watch his video talking about how Jews built the pyramids here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
Israeli children are asked to tell the story of Pesach in this hilarious new video by the Israeli site Mako. In the video the children tell the story in Hebrew beginning with Pharaoh's decree to drown the first-born Jewish males, all the way to the Jews leaving Egypt. Sure there...
What happens when Egyptians eat Passover foods? Israel Hayom created a video to find out. Some of the Egyptians participating in the video has heard of maror, as they have had it shipped in from Israel before, but those who had not were a little more surprised. An older man...
After he distributed flowers on Valentine's Day - Ihab, the most fun-loving driver in Jerusalem, made his bus kosher for Passover! He also treated the passengers to matzahs, wine, and the haggadot. That's what it's like when you love your work. See the bus here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never...
JNS.org Pictured above: David Mor's winning photograph in the JerusaLens competition. Credit: David Mor via Jewish National Fund. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) announced the winners of its JerusaLens Jerusalem photo contest, held in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Israeli capital’s reunification. Participation in the competition saw 2.4 million...
Israel's Labor Party is changing their plans for a leadership due a Britney Spears concert set to take place on the day they originally planned in Tel Aviv. One point of concern is that voters would not turn out to vote due to concert attendance. Both events were scheduled for...
Behold! The Maccabeats have come out with the new Pesach music video you've all been waiting for. This one is called "Ma Nishtana". Sound familiar? Except this time, it's not purely a cappella. Though most sounds in this video are made by voice and mouth, some are also added sound...
Only Technion-Israel Institute of Technology students can do this - the Passover story in just one minute! In classic Technion style, students created a Rube Goldberg simulation of the Haggadah in record time. If Magid was that quick, two seders wouldn't seem so bad! Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by...
Pictured above: Children will have the chance to partake in the “Pesach Escape Room: The FreedoMan Files,” a 45-minute “Exodus experience” launched by more 100 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries worldwide. (Photo: CKids) “Escape rooms” are all the rage right now, where players get locked into a decorated room or area, and need...
JNS.org Grammy-nominated rock artist John Ford Coley is scheduled to headline a special concert dubbed “The Texan ‘Eclectic’ Rock Show” in Israel’s scenic Golan Heights April 13, at the Kfar Haruv Peace Vista overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Coley’s Golan Heights rock concert will feature songs from throughout his career, and...
On March 31 the Israel in Los Angeles Facebook page posted the following in honor of Cesar Chavez Day: #CesarChavezDay is a good opportunity to reflect on the friendship between the Jewish and Latino communities in the United States. Chavez felt strongly about the importance of these relations and said...
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