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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...
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Here's something you don't see every day. This is Jason Greenblatt's office in The White House. You just want to give it a kiss! Posted by Uri Pilichowski on FaceBook Jason Greenblatt served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Trump Organization for over two decades. During President...
"This past week a catastrophic flood devastated the Houston area. The Houston Orthodox Jewish community is devastated - with over 300 families flooded, having lost everything from their shoes and clothes to their homes and cars. The largest Orthodox Shul was completely destroyed with almost every Sefer damaged. Families...
This morning the siren that commemorates the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust was activated by 77 year old Stephanie Portnoy, a Holocaust survivor. Portnoy was joined by her son Lieutenant Colonel Yoni Portnoy who sat beside her in an IDF war room where the siren is activated  as...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPZNx3G4h-s] Chabad at the Technion Your Support Today will Impact Lives Forever! It's time to complete our Student Center! Last year, thanks to an outpouring of Love and Support from more than 300 Partners, we purchased a great property close to the Technion campus for our Student Center. We are now...
22 years ago, David and Malka were neighbors and used to play dress up. Apparently they were just rehearsing because 22 years later. Mazel Tov and Only Simchas by you!   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...
Pictured above: Hundreds of people from Blacksburg, Va., attended a solidarity rally at Virginia Tech to show their support for the Jewish community after an anti-Semitic incident on Shabbat at the campus Chabad center. An estimated 500 people from in and around Blacksburg, Va., gathered at Virginia Tech late Monday...
Professor Alan Dershowitz spoke at the 2017 StandWithUs Anti-BDS Conference. In his address he said to "never apologize for being a strong Jew." Watch the inspirational segment from his speech here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
Joshua Wander, executive director at the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeisim, posted a video to Facebook showing reenactment of the Korban Pesach (Pascal Sacrifice) in the Old City of Jerusalem! A crowd of hundreds of people held back by a barrier looked on as Kohanim dressed in...
After a hectic Yom Tov and many concerned friends reaching out to us making sure we're okay, I'd like to share with you the following update: Wednesday afternoon, Erev Rosh Hashanah: As the punishing winds finally subsided after a pounding of fourteen hours - during which we were unable to receive...
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...
Nachum broadcasted from today's Nefesh B'Nefesh Charter Flight. Full Show from the flight:
Just because yesterday was International Women's Day, doesn't mean we can't continue to appreciate women! Female soldiers of the IDF took to video to answer the question, "What makes them different from men?" The first soldier starts off by saying, "I don't understand the question." They go on to explain how...


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