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Since today is the 17th of Tammuz, and we are all eagerly awaiting food, it important to know what is actually going on inside our bodies. What people do not know is that there are actually two different types of hunger. The first type is an actual physical need...
With Shavuos approaching, we are on the hunt for recipes and ideas to make Yom Tov prep easier. Soups are great because they can be made in advance. Here's a delicious one by Miriam Pascal, the Overtime Cook. Roasted Red Pepper Soup: Slightly based on a recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients: 4 medium red...
Cheesecake on a stick? It’s probably 1,000 calories… so not worth it. Think again! With low-fat vanilla yogurt and fat-free Greek yogurt as the base, this is going to be an everyday cheesecake snack! Change up the flavors with fruit-filled Greek yogurts. Recipe 12 ounces (340 grams) Greek yogurt, plain or...
Aren't we all looking for ways to dress up our holiday tables? Place cards are easy and cost effective. Here are some ideas!       Send us your pictures for a chance to be featured here!
We have collected some of our favorite vases for Shavuos this year. Nothing like a beautiful vase to hold beautiful flowers! Click the images for details.              
ITEMS YOU’LL NEED Large fresh strawberries Lollipop sticks or plastic rose stems Small sharp paring knife HOW TO Wash and completely dry your strawberries. Insert the lollipop stick or rose stem in the bottom of each strawberry. (If you do it after they’re cut it squishes the petals). ...
Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients you’re ready to craft! Start by putting a dot of glue onto your ring and using it to attach the end of the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around until the ring is fully covered and use another dot of hot glue to seal...
Paper Flowers are PERFECT for part of your Shavuos decor. First, take your paper and fold it in half, width-wise, and cut. I have made the template so that the large petal will fit into this half-sheet, and that the smallest petal will fit into a quarter-sheet. you will use 6...
Building a bonfire Fire can spread easily, so where and how you build your bonfire is important: build the bonfire away from sheds, fences and trees check there are no cables, like telephone wires, above the bonfire don’t build the bonfire too big and make sure the stack is stable and...
Ingredients 2 round 9-in. cake pans Favorite chocolate cake and frosting recipe and ingredients Spatula Small bag of yellow candies Small bag of red candies Canister of rolled wafer cookies (such as Presidor) Parchment paper Baking sheets Meat tenderizer tool or heavy rolling pin 2-3 zipper sandwich bags Toothpicks or bamboo skewers Directions Make your favorite cake using the 9-in. cake pans...
The Shabbos after Pesach has a traditional special challah – the Shlissel Challah – "key in the challah". What is Shlissel Challah? "Shlissel or Key Challah, makes the first challah after Pesach even more special. This is a well observed custom you might want to try for yourself. You can do...
JNS.org A record number of Jews - approximately 1,600 - visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the seven-day Passover holiday this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,015 during the same time, according to non-profit organization Yirah. Additionally, a record number of Jewish visits to the Temple Mount in a...
Passover with United Hatzalah Day 8- Story 8 (for outside of Israel) (Isru Chag for inside Israel) Recently, Avner was on his way to a grocery store in Bnei Brak when United Hatzalah dispatch alerted him to an unconscious man in nearby Tel Aviv. Avner quickly switched directions and sped to...
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...
Sharon Dobuler Katz posted the following to Facebook: You'll l-o-v-e THE FUNNIEST MATZA VIDEO EVER in Yiddishelah (a language that would be Yiddish if we could really speak it). What do YOU do with your leftover Matzahs? Find out the hysterically funny possibilities in YIDDISH (almost), thanks to almost-Yiddish-master (kinda)...
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...
Noémi Schlosser is currently interviewing the 'Youth of 1948' the men and women who built the State of Israel. She travels with her camera across the country to talk to these men and women who were part of the Hagana and the Palmach, who survived the siege of Jerusalem...
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...
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Passover is one of the most important times of the year for the Jewish people, and many do not have the resources to celebrate this meaningful holiday. An employee of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews gives a tour of a food packing facility in Israel and shows...
Armin Rosen/JNS.org For a millennia-old religious celebration that has little to do with physical wellbeing, the Passover holiday offers unexpected health-related opportunities. Thanks to its eight-day ritual ban on eating nearly any food that’s wheat or grain-based, the annual Jewish commemoration of the biblical exodus from Egypt imposes a mostly...
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and the Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale, Virginia were the targets of vandalism in the form of swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti. Fairfax County Police opened an investigation after the vandalism was discovered Tuesday. On the exterior of the JCC building,...
On Thursday, Chol Hamoed Pesach, thousands of Jews gathered at the Kotel in Jerusalem to attend Birkat Kohanim. According to Israel Police, close to 80,000 people were estimated to have been in attendance at the Western Wall plaza for the event. Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never...
Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau hosted a group of Jewish staffers for the Pesach seder. A smiling Trudeau is seen sitting around a seder table and reading from the Haggadah. Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
JNS.org On the eve of Passover this week, anti-Israel activists took advantage of the absence of Jewish students on campuses in the U.S. and the U.K. by passing BDS resolutions at Tufts University in Massachusetts and England’s Bath University. The anti-Israel motions at both universities were initiated silently on the eve...
Chosen is a YouTube channel that offers mostly Jewish related comedy sketches. One Wish Project is an organization that produces provocative films, interactive educational content, and hands-on social action events focused on conflict resolution, connecting global peoplehood, and humanizing marginalized individuals around the world. In the following video Chosen partnered up...
Journalist James Masters tweeted an open invitation for anyone in London who had nowhere to go for Seder. Tonight is #Passover so if you're in London and you've got nowhere to go for Seder, get in touch. Nobody should be alone tonight.— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) April 10, 2017 Samantha Gross, who...
News that US President Donald Trump would be continuing President Barack Obama's tradition of hosting a White House Passover seder Monday night, was first reported by Jewish Insider. However as Monday evening, the first night of Passover, Trump turned out to be a no-show. President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her...
Uri Pilichowski posted the following to Facebook on Sunday: I rarely - if ever - ask for likes, shares and comments. But today is Jonathan Sher's birthday. Jonathan is a lone soldier in the Israel Defense Forces and a student of mine from Florida's Scheck Hillel Community School. He is...
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