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Yesterday Nefesh B'Nefesh welcomed and processed 44 new Olim in their office. Mazal Tov, everyone! See the photos here: Photos credit: תומר מליחי צילום Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
Shlomtzion Werblowsky posted the following to Facebook on Thursday: Please share! *Support Miki's children – fighting Cancer together!* The pediatric hemato-oncology ward at Hadassah Hospital is in crisis. The chief and five of his amazing doctors have found themselves in an impossible situation – working under conditions dictated by the director...
Last night Yeshivat Noam of Paramus, New Jersey honored their longtime janitor Luis Sanchez at their fifteenth annual dinner with the Service Recognition Award. As Head of Custodial Services, Luis is sort of a jack of all trades for the school. Enid Anziska, Executive Director of the school said "there's...
Sarah Cohen is one of the last Jews of Kochi, India. The 95-year-old is the owner of Sarah's Hand Embroidery, a business that she runs with her nephew, Thaha Ibrahim, who is not Jewish. She is the last living remnant of the vibrant Jewish community that used to live in...
Faith Goldy, a Canadian journalist, went to Israel as part of a fact-finding mission and reported from the border with Syria. She described her time in Israel as "one big myth-busting trip" in regard to the situation in the country. It's important that more voices like these are heard, especially...
This morning, the YU community celebrated a massive siyum haShas and day of learning in honor of Rav Hershel Schachter's 50 years as a Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS. Unfortunately technical difficulties prevented a livestream of this beautiful event today, but here's what it was like to be there. See the...
Rabbi Jack Riemer/JNS.org I have questions about some of the subjects that have been chosen for the Jewish Lives book series from Yale University Press. I wonder what Sarah Bernhardt or Benjamin Disraeli or Groucho Marx would think if they found out that they were featured in a series of...
This Israeli teacher starts his day by greeting each of his students with a secret handshake! He and many other teachers were inspired to do this little morning ritual with students after Thomas Bussey, a teacher at the Centennial Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, began the year by teaching his students...
This is an absolutely incredible story of a little girl fighting hate-filled attacks against Jewish cemeteries in America. Ayel hand-painted butterflies and hearts on over 100 rocks for the desecrated cemetery in St. Louis and another 150 rocks to the cemetery in Philadelphia. Her beautiful and special rocks will be...
After a long and hard fought battle with primary myelofibrosis, a type of blood cancer, Jewish father of three Adam Krief has passed away. Primary myelofibrosis, a rare form of blood cancer, is likely fatal if a stem cell transplant match is not found. To find an HLA, or gene...
Liz Stevens/JNS.org Pictured above: Neal Schechter (left) and Larry Stevens, co-founders of Camp Walden in Cheboygan, Mich., are pictured here at the camp during its inaugural season in 1960. Credit: Courtesy of Liz Stevens. It has been almost a year since I stood before a couple hundred people and...
March is Women's History Month, and the Jewish people has a lot to be proud of. Did you know that out of 40 women to have ever won the Nobel prize, 7 were Jewish? Watch the video via World Jewish Congress here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never...
Jeffrey F. Barken/JNS.org For years, Jewish basketball aficionados have adored Tamir Goodman. The same can now be said for Jewish summer campers. Nicknamed the “Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated magazine in 1999 for the combination of his on-court prowess and his observance of Orthodox rituals despite a busy secular game...
Ivanka Trump has been filling her Instagram with Jewish content recently. It may be to offset the anti-semitic incidents in the U.S. that some have been attributing to supporters of her father, President Donald Trump. It may just be because she is a proud Jew. On Thursday, the day...
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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