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The following is from Aish.com: Judaism is not very much known in my country, Nigeria. The closest (popular) thing we have to Judaism is the content of the Old Testament of the Bible, and maybe my Hebrew name, a gift from my parents who read the Bible so much. But...
Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfaith families especially saying it has spurred them to celebrate Jewish holidays and Shabbat and to learn more about Judaism, a new study found. The...
Israeli race car driver Alon Day’s rise to the highest ranks of NASCAR has been an unexpected one for a variety of reasons. Here’s one of them: The 25-year-old has done the bulk of his training on computer-screen simulators. That’s because Israel didn’t have a motor sport race track until...
The dozens of biking enthusiasts riding some 34 miles across Metro Detroit early this past Sunday are hitting the pavement to help others boost Jewish life overseas. They’re participating in “Detroit Ride for the Living,” a fundraiser to support the Jewish Community Center of Krakow, Poland. It’s considered a satellite...
Finding commonalities and appreciating differences were the guiding themes for the Jewish community’s interfaith Iftar event last week (June 14) at the Jewish Community Center’s Staenberg Family Complex. “As a sign of our friendship and strengthening relationship with the Muslim community we felt that this was our opportunity to invite...
Frank Lowy, a Holocaust survivor who fought in Israel’s War of Independence and went on to become a billionaire shopping magnate in Australia, was knighted in the United Kingdom as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honors. Lowy’s knighthood was announced Friday night. He is chairman of the Westfield Corp., a...
Musicologist Richard Taruskin has been awarded a 2017 Kyoto Prize, the Japanese Nobel. Taruskin, a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of the six-volume “The Oxford History of Western Music” (2004). In a much-talked-about essay in 1989, he described composer Igor Stravinsky’s fascist and anti-Semitic tendencies...
Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, honored Penn Rabbi Mike Uram with one of its top awards. Uram, executive director and campus rabbi of Penn Hillel, received the Edgar M. Bronfman Award at the annual Hillel International Gala on June 5 in New York City. The award...
Between the city of Nahariya, Israel, and the small town of Rosh Pinna 38.3 miles apart sits Buza, a single boutique ice cream shop, owned by an Jew and an Arab. Adam Ziv, a Jew from Kibbutz Sasa, has an undying love of ice cream. He opened Buza, meaning ice...
Art Garfunkel once summed up The Sound of Silence as "the inability of people to communicate with each other." Jew in the City discovered "the sound of silence" of 2017 and in collaboration with The Maccabeats will show you just how prophetic this nearly 50-year-old song is. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTjw96-Z700]
The translator of David Grossman’s 2017 Man Booker International Prize-winning novel, “A Horse Walks into a Bar,” donated half her winnings to a human rights watchdog group. Jessica Cohen, who split the prize of 50,000 British pounds (approximately $64,000) with the celebrated Israeli novelist, gave half of her portion to B’Tselem,...
The Nefesh B’Nefesh Sylvan Adams Bonei Zion Prize is be awarded to inspirational English-speaking Olim who have significantly contributed to the State of Israel Nefesh B’Nefesh will honor the nine recipients of the 2017 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize on Monday, 2 Tammuz at the Knesset in Jerusalem...
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Motti & Channah  Gabler, a couple from the Los Angeles area, recently had some fun breaking the news to their only-child, 9 year old, Tzvi that he  won't be an only child for much longer... Must watch till the end to for the heartwarming reaction! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2Qp3pOw8Js] Get OnlySimchas News Live...
This heartwarming story comes to us from Dan Shtauber, who writes: "This is my grandmother , Risaleh, she's a Holocaust survivor. This month she celebrated her 93rd birthday. In this picture she is holding her great grandchildren. Savta, despite all the tragedies that you suffered, you won in the end! You...


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