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...
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,...
In the video below the Jewish community in Gondar, Ethiopia rushes against the clock to bake 50,000 matzot by hand in 18-minute increments. They are expecting approximately 3,000 people at the Seder, making it the largest seder in the world. Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and...
The following recipe comes from Shannon Sarna on the Nosher via My Jewish Learning: Passover desserts can really be the worst. Canned macaroons. Dry cake. And while I know many people who love it, super rich flourless chocolate cake is just not my thing. I don’t enjoy how dense it...
Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau hosted a group of Jewish staffers for the Pesach seder. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG72FhJodbI] 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   
Israel Hayom/JNS.org Pictured above: A parchment page from the 400-year-old Book of Esther scroll that will be uploaded to the website of Israel's national library. Credit: National Library of Israel. As the Purim holiday approaches, the National Library of Israel has put a 400-year-old hand-illustrated copy of the Book of...
NEW YORK (JTA) — Pomegranate, a gourmet kosher supermarket in Brooklyn, spends $75,000 every year getting its kitchen ready for Passover. Hungarian Kosher Foods, a supermarket in Chicago, starts clearing its aisles for Passover eight weeks ahead of the holiday. The week before Passover, at Zabar’s, a Jewish favorite on Manhattan’s...
If we had to name the most popular Purim costume of the year it would have to be Donald Trump. With him being named the 45th President of the United States just months ago, being named Time Magazine's Man of the Year, and just being all over the news...
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...
(The Nosher) Hamantaschen are the beloved cookies that Jews enjoy during the holiday of Purim. The tasty treats were born out of Austria, where they were originally filled with poppy seed (or muhn in German), which kind of sounded like Haman (the bad guy in the Purim story for whom the cookies are...
(JTA) — Looking to celebrate Hanukkah but want to make this year a bit unique? Take a hint from these unusual menorahs — including ones made out of pita bread and exploded rockets — and your eight nights of Hanukkah will be sure to be different from all the...
Pictured above: Rabbi Mendy Lipskier, center, started the Jewish Recovery Fellowship of Arizona in 2012 and holds alcohol-free Purim parties in which the community also takes part. This year, the festivities take place on Sunday afternoon with a “Purim in Russia” theme, complete with music by the Arizona Balalaika...
Today is International Woman’s Day. This year's theme is #BeBoldForChange. The idea is to call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world - a more gender inclusive world. When you think of strong, inspirational Jewish women, who do you think of? Some of...
The following recipe comes from the Nosher via My Jewish Learning: Ingredients 7 large egg yolks ½ cup sugar 1⁄3 cup plus 2 Tbsp sweet Marsala wine 8 oz. cream cheese 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup brewed coffee or espresso ¼ cup rum 5 sheets of matzo, broken into 2-inch pieces 2 Tbsp unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder Directions Bring a...
Pictured above: Israeli students dig into the activity at hand: making matzah at the historic matzah bakery in Kfar Chabad, founded in 1950. Thousands of people of all ages from throughout the country visit in the weeks before Passover, which this year begins on the night of Monday, April...


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