It isn’t the super-sized Jewish experience of New York City or some of its suburbs. But for an observant Jew living in New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley, the area still has plenty to offer. You could try out “chair yoga,” play more than your fill of Bingo, attend a...
In this video by MErcedes-Benz three female entrepreneurs from Silicon Wadi talk about their experiences in Israel's start-up hub – and about the things that make it so special. They visited with the most inspiring women in Silicon Wadi's tech industry – and did not forget to ask them about...
Proud Israeli Arab and StandWithUs Educator Yahya Mahamed shares his unusual story of transition from hating Israel, to being a defender of Israel around the world. Mahamed said, "I come from a village where people are known for supporting terror organizations. As a kid I was taught to hate Israel....
"Menashe" is a life-affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son, set entirely in the Hasidic community of Brooklyn. The American Yiddish language film directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017, where it was acquired by A24 for U.S. distribution. A...
On Sunday Jackie Summers, a self-described Taoist, posted a photo to Facebook of a Hasidic Jewish couple sitting next to a Muslim woman nursing a baby on the New York City subway. The photo has since gone viral receiving some 77,000 likes and nearly 60,000 shares. Summers wrote: “A Taoist...
Passover with United Hatzalah Day 8- Story 8 (for outside of Israel) (Isru Chag for inside Israel) Recently, Avner was on his way to a grocery store in Bnei Brak when United Hatzalah dispatch alerted him to an unconscious man in nearby Tel Aviv. Avner quickly switched directions and sped to...
VIN Reports: Monroe, NY - A Kiryas Joel resident is being praised for his honesty after returning over $2,000 in cash erroneously given to him by a bank teller yesterday. Joseph Waldman, owner of Simi’s of London in Kiryas Joel, had gone to the Sterling National Bank branch on Route 17...
Noémi Schlosser is currently interviewing the 'Youth of 1948' the men and women who built the State of Israel. She travels with her camera across the country to talk to these men and women who were part of the Hagana and the Palmach, who survived the siege of Jerusalem...
JNS.org The number of foreign tourists visiting Israel reached an all-time high of 739,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Israel’s Tourism Ministry reported the record-breaking statistics represent a 24-percent increase from the first quarter of 2016. In the month of March alone, 239,000 tourists arrived in Israel, a 22-percent increase...
This Autism Awareness Month, the IDF salutea Ziv and the other soldiers on the autism spectrum who choose to serve Israel as part of the Roim Rachok Program. Watch the video from the IDF Facebook page here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
Passover is one of the most important times of the year for the Jewish people, and many do not have the resources to celebrate this meaningful holiday. An employee of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews gives a tour of a food packing facility in Israel and shows...
Roman Kent, a Holocaust survivor who went through the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, Mertzbachtal, and other concentration camps, has a message for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In a press briefing on Tuesday, Spicer was talking about America's recent missile strike on a Syrian airfield, their commitment to deal with...
On Thursday, Chol Hamoed Pesach, thousands of Jews gathered at the Kotel in Jerusalem to attend Birkat Kohanim. According to Israel Police, close to 80,000 people were estimated to have been in attendance at the Western Wall plaza for the event. Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never...
Chosen is a YouTube channel that offers mostly Jewish related comedy sketches. One Wish Project is an organization that produces provocative films, interactive educational content, and hands-on social action events focused on conflict resolution, connecting global peoplehood, and humanizing marginalized individuals around the world. In the following video Chosen partnered up...
A week ago on Thursday night, seven Syrians - one man, four women, and two children - approached the border in critical need of medical care. The IDF immediately evacuated them to an Israeli hospital. About 3,000 injured Syrians have received medical care in Israel since 2013. Watch the video...


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