Israel Hayom/ JNS.org The Israeli economy grew 4 percent in 2016, exceeding projections by 1.2 percentage points and marking the best economic performance for the country since 2012, the Bank of Israel said Wednesday. Israel's economy grew 2.5 percent in 2015 and 3.2 percent in 2014. In its 2016 annual report, the...
Meir Kay is an Orthodox Jewish social media personality, who takes to YouTube to spread positivity. He has over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. For his latest video he wrote: People are like garbage trucks is a short film about the positive and healthy way to react when negativity come our way....
Toronto-based Holocaust survivor Yehuda Danzig, 82, was startled when he saw a photo of himself and his brother in a concentration camp published in the Times of Israel. The image is deceptively cheerful. Taken in April 1945, it shows a dozen or so children smiling through a barbed wire fence. They...
Anne Bayefsky is a human rights scholar and activist. She currently directs the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and is a barrister and solicitor of the Ontario Bar. In the following video from last month she speaking about the UN when it comes to their treatment...
Israeli tourists in Georgia (the country) ran into a group of Iranian tourists that were traveling in the same area. When the Iranians realized that they were standing near Israelis, they simply started dancing with them. Strange. Who knew the Iranian people didn't necessarily feel the same way about Jews...
What does friendship sound like? Watch this inspiring video celebrating Friendship Circle Atlanta and the community of people who make these connections possible! Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
A Polish tree that two Jewish brothers used as a shelter for hiding from the Nazis during World War Two has been voted European Tree of the Year 2017 as reported by The Daily Mail. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJns9e1kClo] Oak Józef, in the village of Wiśniowa, south-eastern Poland, was also printed on Polish...
Natan Meir, whose wife Dafna Meir was murdered by an Arab terrorist in their home in Otniel just over a year ago, announced that he is engaged to be married. His daughter announced her own engagement just weeks prior. Dafna Meir was just 39 years old when she was killed thirteen...
If you’re married, have ever been married, or plan on getting married eventually, this is for you. This story was posted to reddit a while back but is making the rounds again and is worth a read because it carries a very important message. My Aha Moment happened because of a...
US Vice President Mike Pence almost burst into tears when he spoke at AIPAC - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee - on Sunday while talking about what the American relationship with Israel means to him. Be sure to look at his face when he talks about super-pro-Israel new...
LBNY PRODUCTIONS posted the following story and video to their Facebook page last week: One day while Shlomo Artzi – שלמה ארצי was recording in a Bnei Brak studio, he heard this Belz song from the studio next door. He stormed in and asked to sing in it, because it...
Jewish Voice interviewed Eli Beer, Miriam Miedzinski-Ballin, and Dovie Maisel of United Hatzalah at the AIPAC Conference in Washington D.C. Volunteer medics from Israel came in to offer on-site CPR training and bring awareness about the organization. Watch it here: Get OnlySimchas News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking...
JNS.org British officials put the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “on notice” Friday after the council passed a series of resolutions singling out Israel for its policies towards the Palestinians while ignoring other countries' human rights violations. “Today we are putting the Human Rights Council on notice,” U.K. Ambassador Julian...
Nefesh B'Nefesh posted the following account from new Olah Sophie Dubitsky to their Facebook page yesterday: "I visited Israel for the first time when I was seven years old, and I had an immediate and everlasting deep love of the country. I went to Camp Moshava IO, a Bnei Akiva...
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...


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