Ever wonder what happens to all those millions of notes in the Kotel? All the nooks must fill up eventually? Well today, the workers at the Western Wall plaza began clean for Pesach, removing the notes from the Kotel to be placed in the Genizah. Watch the videos here: Get OnlySimchas News...
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...
If you've never been to a shmurah matzah factory, we've got you covered. This beautifully edited video from Chabad.org gets you closer than you could ever possibly get in person to the process. Watch as they roll out the dough, perforate it, and stick in the oven all in a streamlined,...
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...
Pictured above: A group of military personnel before the start of the seder (Photo: The Aleph Institute) The cleaning, cooking, getting rid of all chametz, setting the table, organizing the seder . . . If you think it’s hard preparing for Passover, try doing it 500 nautical miles away from...
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...
We should all take our Mitzvos this seriously! Chag Sameach - Succos is coming soon!
There's a TV quiz show in the UK called Are You Smarter Than a Ten-Year-Old?  Here's a clip from that show that should give you some pre-Pesach laughs.  For a prize of £7,500, the host asks the contestant, "What is the name of the flat, unleavened bread that Jewish...
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...
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Pictured above: Among the copious duties of Rabbi Kasriel Kastel, who has served as program director of the Lubavitch Youth Organization for 49 years, is organizing teams of Megillah readers to visit Jewish inmates in prisons all around New York state. (Photo: Phreddy Wischusen) Soon after the Havdalah flames 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...
What would you say is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar? Yom Kippur? Think again. The Arizal pointed out the Yom HaKipurim could either translate to "Day of Atonement" or "Day that is like Purim." This would imply that Purim is the holiest day in the Jewish year. A...
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...
(Baltimore Jewish Life) Jerusalem, Israel - Dec. 19, 2017 - The last night of Hanukkah 5778, saw tens of thousands of people arriving to the Old City streets of Yerushalayim. By Jaffa Gate, musical performers and artists with live fire torches entertained. The nearby walls were colorfully lit up. Entering the narrow...


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