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There is no shortage of Pesach-themed covers out there, but this one by Y-Studs is especially well done. It is based on Michael's Jackson's hit song, 'Thriller', and it covers the span of the seder with some well-crafted lyrics and the appropriate 'Thriller' dance moves. This video is 4...
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is one of the more well-liked mayors of the holy city in recent years. That may have something to do with his timely presence at the scene of the crime on multiple occasions to stop a terror attack, leading to him being lovingly nicknamed "Batman." It...
(The Nosher) Babka is nearly a weekly occurrence in my house, and I can think of few things better. But it’s not just me: Babka has really been getting the recognition it deserves all over the country, making appearances everywhere from artisanal bakeries to Jewish delis and even high-end restaurants. My babka recipe...
V'hi Sheamda - Vehi -- "and it is this" - refers to the promise G-d made to Abraham to take our forefathers out of Egypt. The Jewish nation throughout the generations have faced many enemies. Each one different, yet each shared a common goal of wiping the Jewish nation...
The following recipe comes from the Nosher via My Jewish Learing: If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up...
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...
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...
The Passover Offering is a thing of the past. It's not relevant today. Fact or myth? Quoting directly from Israel's most illustrious sages, Rabbi Richman explains why it is not only possible to bring the Korban Pesach today, but it is imperative to do so. From previous chapters in the Temple...
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...
And the winner of best A Capella Pesach video goes to Emma Stone of La La Land! Just kidding, it actually goes to Jewish A Capella group,  Y-Studs. Their new song is a Pesach-themed cover of the musical La La Land's opening song, "Another Day of Sun" The Y-Studs, or the "Yeshiva...
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...
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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...
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,...


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