Journalist James Masters tweeted an open invitation for anyone in London who had nowhere to go for Seder. Tonight is #Passover so if you're in London and you've got nowhere to go for Seder, get in touch. Nobody should be alone tonight.— James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) April 10, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Samantha Gross, who...
Uri Pilichowski posted the following to Facebook on Sunday: I rarely - if ever - ask for likes, shares and comments. But today is Jonathan Sher's birthday. Jonathan is a lone soldier in the Israel Defense Forces and a student of mine from Florida's Scheck Hillel Community School. He is...
What could have saved 6 million Jews from genocide? A survivor returns to Auschwitz decades later with an answer. See the rest of this inspirational story in the short film “B-2247: A GRANDDAUGHTER'S UNDERSTANDING” by Sara Greenberg at https://vimeo.com/30971008   Source: The Israel Project 
Each Bar Mitzvah boy was escorted to the Kotel (Western Wall), accompanied by dancing, drums, trumpets and singing. There they made the traditional blessing over the Torah for the first time. Thirteen-year-old Jewish boys traditionally celebrate their Bar-Mitzvah, reaching an age when they are considered adults under Jewish law and take...
Professor Rabbi Ken Spiro discusses the debate of whether or not the archaeological record supports the biblical narrative. In the following video he talks about how archaeology is proving the bible more and more, despite how much more archaeological excavation still needs to be done. According to Rabbi Spiro,...
In the video below the Jewish community in Gondar, Ethiopia rushes against the clock to bake 50,000 matzot by hand in 18-minute increments. They are expecting approximately 3,000 people at the Seder, making it the largest seder in the world. Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and...
The Israeli Air Industries (IAI) have just signed a business agreement worth over 2 billion dollars with India. This is the biggest deal ever signed by them, and one of the biggest ever signed by any company in Israel. India has moved very much closer to Israel in all spheres, and...
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...
JNS.org Pictured above: David Mor's winning photograph in the JerusaLens competition. Credit: David Mor via Jewish National Fund. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) announced the winners of its JerusaLens Jerusalem photo contest, held in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Israeli capital’s reunification. Participation in the competition saw 2.4 million...
Lucy Aharish is an Israeli-Arab news presenter, reporter, and television host. She serves as a morning anchor on a current-affairs show on Channel 2. Aharish is notable for being the first Arab news presenter on Hebrew-language Israeli television. In the following video she expresses outrage at the fact that a...
Pictured above: A group of military personnel before the start of the seder (Photo: The Aleph Institute) The cleaning, cooking, getting rid of all chametz, setting the table, organizing the seder . . . If you think it’s hard preparing for Passover, try doing it 500 nautical miles away from...
115 FATHERLESS BOYS NEED OUR HELP TO CELEBRATE THEIR BAR MITZVAH Last year you helped us raise over $22,000 to help Colel Chabad give 72 orphaned boys their very own Tefillin, and have a meaningful and memorable Bar Mitzvah celebration. And the OnlySimchas team were proud to be a part...
At Israel's Alyn Hospital, Jewish and Arab doctors come together to give disabled children the chance at a better life. Next week, people from around the world will be skydiving in Israel to support Alyn. People from all over the world will conquer their fears and go skydiving to participate...
On the way to gold! Alexi Bichenko is the first Israeli to qualify for the 2018 winter Olympics. Bichenko is the 2016 European silver medalist and 2016 Rostelecom Cup bronze medalist. He is the first Israeli skater to medal at the European Championships. He represented Ukraine through 2009. Watch his...
Meet Professor Robert Aumann from Israel's Hebrew University, an Israeli mathematician, who has proven that anything is possible. Professor Aumann fled Germany in 1938 to eventually became a leading mathematician in the field of economic sciences. Professor Aumann won the Nobel Prize in 2005 for defining the concept of...


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