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By Karen McDonough/JNS.org When Mark Rosenblatt touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv April 5 and powered on his cell phone, he got the surprise of his mobile technology life. Rosenblatt received a text message from his cell phone carrier, Verizon, reading, “Welcome to Palestine.” “I did a double take,”...
Rabbi David Edelman arrived in Springfield, Massachusetts as a young man in 1950 and he got a directive from the Lubavitcher Rebbe to go out and give Shmurah matzah to his Jewish acquaintances. In 195, the late Rabbi Dovid Edelman began visiting Jews throughout Western Massachusetts going door-to-door to...
Israel has already shocked baseball fans by winning its second game in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The team from the Jewish state beat Chinese Taipei, 15-7, on Tuesday at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, in the second game of the tournament. This was Israel's second...
What happens when the world's most powerful and most tolerant nation is overtaken by religious fanaticism? That is exactly what happened in the year 1263 in Barcelona, when the fledgling Holy Inquisition began to flex its newfound power there. A public disputation – a show trial along the lines of...
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By Tracy Frydberg Just inside the ornate glass doors stands a cluster of modestly dressed young women, not too overtly scanning the crowd. The objects of their attentions are sitting restlessly in the lobby, periodically getting up to pace the floor. Each side is looking for the prearranged clue — a gold...
Hananya Naftali is Christian Israeli IDF soldier and a huge Israel supporter who takes to social media to show his support. In the following video he visits numerous sites in Jerusalem where Palestinian terrorists carried out attacks on innocents to show the world what Israel is dealing with. Watch it...
Even being deployed in a tour of duty in Afghanistan does not deter this US soldier from doing his duty of burning him Chametz. Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
Only Technion-Israel Institute of Technology students can do this - the Passover story in just one minute! In classic Technion style, students created a Rube Goldberg simulation of the Haggadah in record time. If Magid was that quick, two seders wouldn't seem so bad! Watch it here: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO7MdSIk_uc&w=560&h=315] Get OnlySimchas News Live...
Facebook shut down the official page of the Palestinian Fatah political party following a rash of posts glorifying terrorism and murder against Israelis. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organization that monitors Palestinian incitement, said Tuesday that Fatah—which is headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas—published more 130 Facebook posts constituting...
Wontonize your hamantaschen for a delicious and fun Purim food! This creative meat appetizer is a must have for your Purim seuda. Get the recipe here: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv15BkGOuQk] http://www.kosher.com/shows/video/71/beef-wontontaschen
Just like there is no real defining way to pinpoint what "American cuisine" is, so too figuring out how to define Israeli cuisine can be a bit of a challenge as well. The Israel in New York Facebook page posted a video called "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" with the...
No, Trump didn't actually give a Kiddush sermon, but  YU's Kol Hamevaser Purim Section brings you this hilarious impersonation. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tviixe_-HQ] Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
(JTA) — This Jewish year was not a quiet one, to say the least. From the tumultuous first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency, to a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers, to a neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville that turned violent, to the twin weather catastrophes of...


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