02.26.2017 | 30 Shevat, 5777
Israeli minister: Trump opening new peace path with Israel-Sunni efforts
Dershowitz calls on banks to close accounts that boycott Israel
Former senior PA official: 'Hamas is willing to go back to '67 borders'
Lebanese media claims Israel threw smoke bombs across the border fence
Former officials dismiss expected critical report on Operation Protective Edge
'Development in Israel of terrorist-killing robots is no state secret'
Report: Trump may pull US out of UN Human Rights Council due to Israel bias
Netanyahu meets with Aussie FM against imposing PA state on Israel
Foreign Ministry likely to declare strike
The quiet comeback of Mel Gibson
Dance review: One. One & One
Coldplay arrives in Israel to scout possible concert locations
Movie Review: ‘Personal Affairs’
Basketball: Hapoel Jerusalem snaps skid in Rishon
Soccer: Mac Tel Aviv tied on points with Beersheba
Casspi waived by New Orleans Pelicans after breaking thumb
Israeli star Casspi cut from NBA's Pelicans after suffering injury
Study may lead to new strategies to combat bacterial infection
The damage that could stem from lack of movement
New Worlds: Crystallization made crystal clear
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Technion researchers’ ‘breakthrough’ discovery could lead to new antibiotic types
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Fundamentally Freund: Operation Menashe 2017 is underway
February 26, 2017: Selecting judges
The uphill battle over returning to Jerusalem
Shot in the foot
UK watchdog: Islamic State planning terror attacks in Britain
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US
Iraqi forces advance past Mosul airport, pushing into city’s west
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
US almost deports visiting Holocaust scholar
'Impact of BDS is worse than most people realize'
Texas school teacher fired for 'kill some Jews' tweet
White Supremacist leader Spencer booted from conservative conference
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Donald Trump and American Jews: The first good week?
US Democrats pick Perez over Ellison to lead party
Pence's Twitter blunder: whose flag is it, anyway?
Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis, Palestinians
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
La La set to win Oscars
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
Who decides when Iran has gone nuclear enough to attack?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
25 year after Khojaly genocide: 'the unforgettable facts between denial and historical justice'
Squaring the two-state circle
J Street's 2017 National Conference
Now that the administration seems to have found its voice, the Jewish mainstream is looking for action.
By BEN SALES/JTA
US media's obsession with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner revives old stereotypes of Jewish power and control.
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
He told fellow marchers who recognized him as the brother of recently named White House advisor Jared Kushner that he was just “observing” the march.
“We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own, and spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.”
Rosenstein would be in charge of any investigation into Hillary Clinton.
Soon after, on August 1, 1776, Salvador added another “first” to his legacy — the first Jew to die fighting for American independence.
"This is extremely personal for me," said Cohen during his late-night talk show.
Rabbis and activists met with the Lithuanian ambassador to the US to discuss the convention center to be built on top of the former Snipiskes Cemetery.
Governor Greitens has declared his intention to repair the St. Louis cemetery. Another initiative came from local Muslim activists, who have launched a campaign to help rebuild the vandalized site.
Jewish community centers across the US received bomb threats on Monday, adding to a wave of threats made this year.
The ADL released a statement calling Trump's response to questions about the rise of antisemitism in the US "mind-boggling."
By TAMARA ZIEVE,JTA
Sixty-seven percent of Americans regard Jews warmly, though people aged 18-29 view Jews less positively.
The organization builds on the foundation of Birthright trips for university-aged students offering more in-depth and educational experiences for US youth.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
The bill, called the Safeguard Israel Act, aims to cut off funding to the United Nations until the president certifies to Congress that the controversial UNSCR 2334 has been repealed.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
The two Chicago-area families garnered worldwide attention and praise after a photo of them jointly protesting the Trump travel ban went viral.
Demonstrators call for rejection of Trump’s immigration ban.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Will Reform Jewish leaders be able to remain true to their values in their vehement protest against the Trump administration?
The rabbis were protesting the Trump administration's most controversial executive order to date when they were arrested for blocking traffic.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Last month, over 10,000 young Jews joined Repair the World’s Martin Luther King day volunteering activities and the organization also held service projects and discussions in Washington DC.
A look at 11 influential members of the tribe who will be working alongside the new president.
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
“The American Jewish community and Israeli society exist in very different realities and these differences have been shaping the worldviews of these two communities.”
A march is also planned in Tel Aviv, with roughly 250 people registered.
By MICHAEL WILNER
"We’re working with everyone to ensure that we find pragmatic, bipartisan, common-senses solutions to these seemingly intractable problems.”
AJC discusses issues of religious pluralism at Knesset committee meeting.
There has been an increase in the United States in reports of threats and vandalism on Jewish property in the wake of the presidential election.
J Street’s alignment with progressive Democrats likely dooms its fight against appointment of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel.
In the 10 days after the elections, there were 867 incidents of hate reported to the Southern Poverty Law Center
The last data showing the trend for the US as a whole comes from the Avi Chai Foundation, which releases a census of Jewish day schools every five years.
For US Jewish leaders, the major problems are indifference and assimilation, while
the solutions are early engagement and education – about Judaism and Israel.
By STEVE LINDE
"We have an alliance going back to when we fled the inquisition in Spain," says shaman rabbi.
Three major institutions produced an unprecedented number of graduate Jewish education degree and credentialed students and educator training programs.
“I am glad Ari Shavit has at least acknowledged an encounter took place. … But Ari Shavit has yet to apologize for what he actually did; he did not apologize for committing sexual assault.”
La communauté juive d’outre-Atlantique, menacée entre autres par l’assimilation galopante, doit miser sur le renforcement de l’éducation. Sa survie en dépend
Every US president in recent memory has committed during electoral campaigns to moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem only to relent on the promise when taking office.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
President Rivlin tells American Jewish leaders that he appreciates both the Left and the Right and does not want Israel to become a bipartisan issue.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Multi-missions to mark 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification.
LA-based Russian composer Anna Drubich rediscovers her Jewish roots in the new concert piece ‘Kaddish.’
By BARRY DAVIS
Zionist Union’s Shai submits Kotel pluralistic prayer outline as legislation, implores PM to stop Shas proposal.
By LAHAV HARKOV
The musician still needs to deliver a lecture in order to receive the $927,740 prize.
Haim Saban was one of the most generous benefactors of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Shapiro gave no hint as to what US President Barack Obama planned to do on the Mideast in the remaining two months of his term.
By HERB KEINON
‘This is a country of miracles and magic.’
No organization has access to more Jews than Hillel –
so it’s no surprise that it is the prime target of campus
By ELLIOT JAGER
The president-elect shouldn’t be given a free pass, but the talk of anti-Semitism in his administration is out of place.
By AMIEL UNGAR
Three novels playing on historical themes provide entertaining reads but succeed to varying degrees.
By MATT NESVISKY
Novelist Jonathan Rabb shares his motivation in writing a tale of a
Holocaust survivor attempting to rebuild his life in Savannah, Georgia.
By ATARA BECK
Historian Jeffrey Gurock delves into the rise, decline and revival of Jewish Harlem.
By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
A coffee-table book provides a peek into the rundown, abandoned ruins of the Borscht Belt.
By MIRIAM KATES LOCK
A collection of essays, writings and speeches provides insight into the life and mind of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
By AARON LEIBEL
Philadelphia-based Amy Holtz, CEO of the Diaspora Affairs Ministry’s Israel-Diaspora
Initiative in the US, Mosaic United, sees Jewish unity as being paramount.
As antisemitism and its manifestations increase, no doubt a lot of mixed families will have some thinking to do, perhaps some decisions to make.
By PHILIP GOLD
A Hagana fighter’s daughter discovers that sometimes you
have to go halfway around the world to meet your soul mate.
By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
Raisman tweeted her appreciation at being included in the edition. The magazine "celebrates all women for being strong & beautiful," she added.
Jill Cohen-Bateman made aliya from New York in 1978.
By ELISSA EINHORN
A wedding, a child, and aliya – a whirlwind ride to immigration.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
Thuogh hassidism in America is flourishing, hassidic masters have not always been so enamored with “the land of the free.”
By LEVI COOPER
Sharon Perry made aliya from North Adams, Massachusetts to Jerusalem in 1979.
Instead of commenting on the recent bomb threats to Jewish community centers, Trump ignored the issue and unfathomably responded by speaking about how many Electoral College votes he received.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The liberal era is over. The new era will see the rising of two forces in America, which will have to choose whether to clash or rise above their differences and engender a cohesive society.
By MICHAEL LAITMAN
For this nervous moment to pass we need both our government, and the resistance to it, to recognize that American Jews are feeling a little frightened right now.
By JOEL BRAUNOLD
What drives Americans
living in Israel to stay up
all night for the game?
By MIKE GROPPER
There are no easy answers to antisemitism, humanity’s oldest hatred.
By JOEL LEYDEN
Antisemitism is not only a Jewish problem; Jew-hatred – like other forms of religious and ethnic prejudice – is a threat to the very foundations of liberal democracies.
By IRA FORMAN
What a bitter irony to live in a world in which Israel is the one country in which a Jew does not have the freedom to express his or her Judaism.
By ELLIOT COSGROVE
As many times before, there has been a renewed interest in the Jewish minority and its place in the country and role in the world.
By ANNIKA HERNROTH-ROTHSTEIN
Trump and Brexit are testimony to the fact that we are living in a world of unexpected change; whether it takes us to the far right or to a whole new way of being, is up to us.
The right-wingers in Israel may be correct in believing that the new administration in Washington will be more tolerant of Israel’s settlement policies than the current administration.
By REUVEN HAMMER
But only if they choose to reexamine their attitudes towards their own Jewish identity.
Some of us may disagree on whether Rep. Ellison is our very first choice to be party chair, but he will be a perfectly great chair regardless.
By STEVE RABINOWITZ
Despite the recent rise of antisemitism in American cities, the Jews of America have earned a seat at the table as Jews and as Americans.
By MICAH HALPERN
Not only is the ADL uniquely empowered to speak out on such matters, arguably it is obligated to do so.
By SHAI FRANKLIN
Might it just be that the era of the American Jewish Left preaching and moralizing to us Israelis about the conduct of our affairs is ending?
By DANIEL GORDIS
“Go Cubs go, Go Cubs go; Hey Chicago, what do you say? The Cubs are world champs today!”
By STEWART WEISS
From a systemic point of view, despite the dangers the State of Israel faces, Jewish continuity only seems sustainable in a Jewish nation state. The modern Diaspora is truly a failing Exile.
By ELI KAVON
Jewish leadership needs to be neutral in this election and in all elections because the future of Jews in America relies on immediate access to whoever sits in the Oval Office.
Phil Bryant says concerns about rise of white supremacists is ‘ridiculous.’
“What’s happened as a result of the poisonous atmosphere that Trump has created is that American Muslims are desperate for allies.”
Amidst chants of “not our president!” and “love trumps hate!” one protestor says she is not protesting Trump’s election victory but tacking a stance against his policies.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Divisive at home and unpredictable abroad, Donald Trump brings nativism, populism and nationalism to the presidency. What can we realistically expect for his first 100 days?
A look into the Jewish candidates, who won and lost seats in Congress and Senate, and their views on Israel.
Will a Republican win on Tuesday see mass aliya?
"No one is safe unless everyone is safe."
Texas’s small but politically active Republican-Jewish community has remained largely inactive this year at the presidential level.
Eizenstat cautioned Clinton to avoid the sort of publicly contentious relationship that developed early on between the Israeli government and the Obama administration.
American Jews – including traditional Republican voters – are shying away from Donald Trump.
By JAN-JABEN EILON
At an unscheduled stop, Clinton spoke to Jews in Florida about the importance of voting.