NEW YORK, NY — 21-year-old Batsheva Navon scrolled through popular Instagram account @OnlySimchas for 7 consecutive hours last night in her Brandeis dorm room.
The page, which has amassed over 75.8k followers at the time of publishing, shares photographs of simchas within the global Jewish community. The account features a range of celebratory events, from Beis Yaakov girls graduating high school to Beis Yaakov girls getting engaged six months later.
Navon reportedly finds her way to the feed at least once a week – though if you ask her, it’s always by accident. “I was just clicking through and it came up,” she said, “I don’t even follow them. On my main account, I mean.”
Chana-Leah Baskin, Navon’s roommate, claims she overheard Navon quietly sobbing late last night. “She kept muttering ‘Rochel wasn’t even cool in third grade, how is she getting married before me?’ under her breath. I mean, she’s right – but I heard Rochel’s fiancé is an English major at SUNY Buffalo, so big whoop.”
Baskin showed Schmear reporters Navon’s collage of photos with her own face digitally edited onto popular OnlySimchas posts. There were also several pictures of her high school ex-boyfriends, with numbers in the margins ranking them by attractiveness, success, and potential for rekindling the relationship. Navon declined to comment.