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What’s an appropriate age to teach kids a second language? When it comes to Yiddish, author Laurel Snyder believes no time is too soon. Snyder’s baby board book, Nosh Schlep Schluff: Babyiddish, is perfect for very young children, or for anyone else in search of a good time with a Jewish pidgin...
We found six non-observant Jews who had never tried to follow Kosher rules and asked them to give it a shot. There were a lot of rules. A LOT! And it was very hard for the participants to find Kosher menus at restaurants. They also had to boil their dishes and utensils to...
You Know the Person Next To You Hasn't Been To Shul In Awhile When You Hear Him Say... 1. "Hey, my book is backwards." 2. "Isn't it impolite to talk when the minister is talking?" 3. "What's with the beanies?" 4. "Isn't it funny that one person on the stage has a better...
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...
  Did You Schlissel Challah This Year? It worked great for Ivanka Trump last year!           Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
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...
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...
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...
Happy in Tel Aviv created a hilarious April Fool's announcement that almost had us going. They announced a new Tic Tac flavor to be released on Yom Haatzmaut... Hummus flavored Tic Tacs. After the prank went viral, they wrote the following: "Hummus flavored Tic Tac? Thanks god it’s not true! But we...
Six13 posted their newest video to YouTube this week and it's sure to be a hit. This Pesach themed song is sung to the tune of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." The group wrote the following below their video: Are you feeling love from your Seder Crew? Want to be in...
Do you remember the first time you ate gefilte fish? Did you think it was too cold, wet, gooey, or fishy? Did you love it? Are you still to afraid to try it. Well watching these babies go through the wonderment of trying one the most iconic Jewish foods, is sure...
Ashley Blaker isn’t your average orthodox Jewish man: he is also an internationally-acclaimed comedian. In November 2015 he embarked on his first stand-up tour – Ungefiltered – which played to sell-out audiences the length and breadth of the UK. He started 2017 with his first Israel tour and followed...
It's often been said that Italians and Jews have similar cultures. We both love getting together to eat and we have big, loud families. One Italian comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco, described how Italians and Jews are actually more different than you think, especially when it comes to Pesach. In the...
J-TV went to the streets of London to see what people knew about Jewish objects...it appears not much! According to these pedestrians lulavim and etrogim are used to celebrate Hanukkah, apparently a holiday that is basically Christmas without Santa. How about a kippa? Is it a shoulder pad or...
If you're familiar with Abbot and Costello you know their famous bit "Who's on First". Well now get ready for the Hebrew version of "Who's on First" written by and starring Elon Gold and introducing Emily Gold (Elon's 7-year-old daughter). Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never...
Mark Schiff has been a stand up comedian for many years and as his good friend Jerry Seinfeld said, "Mark Schiff is one of the funniest, the brightest, the best stage comics I have ever seen." In this video for StandWithUs Schiff went around the UCLA college campus, the 25th...
A new video on Youtube shows a woman during a BBC interview who articulates the complicated situation in South Korea while caring for kids, cooking a dinner, cleaning the toilet and even diffusing a bomb! This of course is a spoof of a real life situation that happened last week during a...
First Prize goes to the Reyna & Sammy  Simnegar AKA Melania and Donald. AAAAANNND OUR #OnlySimchasPurim2k17 COSTUME CONTEST WINNER WITH 2,350 LIKES!! ??????????? . Please DM Us Your Information So We Can Send You Your Prize!! #onlysimchaspurim17 A post shared by OnlySimchas.com News (@onlysimchas) on Mar 14, 2017 at 6:32pm PDT 2nd prize goes...
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...
Professor Robert Kelly was breaking down the ramifications of the impeachment of South Korea President live on BBC when his two young kids came stumbling into the live camera frame. "I think one of your children's just walked in," noted the anchor. Professor Kelly, while maintaining his composure and without...
We all know the story of Purim. But have we ever heard Donald Trump tell the story of Purim? Well we probably never will, but this video may be as close as we'll ever get. David Sidman, a Jerusalemite with a killer Donald Trump impression, is here to provide you with...
Fans of comedy living in Israel are rejoicing after the announcement that American comedian Brian Regan will be headlining four shows in Israel this May as part of the Comedy for Koby tour. Regan, 59, is known as the comedian's comedian, has earned his fame with his offbeat observational comedy...
No, Trump didn't actually give a Kiddush sermon, but  YU's Kol Hamevaser Purim Section brings you this hilarious impersonation. Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
The lines, the food, the cats... The Israeli website Mako asked a number of people who immigrated to Israel recently to talk about how life looks for those who only just got there - and their answers are only too correct. Watch it here (in Hebrew and English with Hebrew...
Yeshiva university cleverly lampooned the Oscars gaffe when the ‘Best Picture Announcement’ was flubbed, with this spoof picture showing La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz showing who the real winner is. They are 100 sure about this message and so are we. Shabbat Shalom and have a great and restful weekend!
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