03.23.2017 | 25 Adar, 5777
FIFA submits draft report on settler soccer teams
Obama's last year in office saw 40% rise in settler housing
IDF chief: Hamas tunnels are not a strategic or existential threat
Palestinian killed, two others wounded by IDF fire near Gaza border
PM: China holds Israel’s innovation in high esteem
Israel stands with UK against terrorism
Furor over Israel Prize panel’s decision not to honor left-wing artist
‘We’ve got to change the norms’
A chorus line
Concert review: Granddaddy
Cafe 65 on Rothschild boulevard starts the morning off just right
Berlin launches first ever Jewish food week
Crowdfunding campaign launched for Beit Shemesh baseball complex
Financial strain on Israeli fencers emblematic of issue for second-tier sports
Pressure builds for Jerusalem’s decider in Spain
Soccer: Blue-and-white begins preparations for Spain
Insulin resistance can lead to faster cognitive decline
Your investments: Now is the time - You can change
Dramatic rise in opiate use worries health system, politicians
Iron Dome start-up to provide critical support to New York Power Authority
High schoolers turn ideas into prizes at scientists competition
MKs blast Litzman for allegedly protecting tobacco giant Philip Morris
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Europe’s Jews becoming collateral damage in Europe’s civilizational clash
Letters to the Editor: This ‘mishugas’
Truth is not a political position
Peace when Jews and Arabs educate their children together
Family of missing CIA consultant Robert Levinson sues Iran in US court
Scorched earth: If Islamic State can't have it, no one can
Watch: The latest trend Egyptians are using to vent fury
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
Turkish ambassador: Iran's regional ambitions must be contained
Saudi Prince: Trump a 'strong president' in fight against dangerous Iran
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
ISIS fanatics call on supporters to 'terrorize' Jewish people in the West
No fanfare for Venezuelan arrivals in Israel
Israelis to be awarded 2017 Rhodes Scholarships for the first time
‘If antisemitic parties rise to power, we will call on European Jews to flee’
Pro-Israel professor withdraws from Ireland summit over Richard Falk controversy
Enticing Israeli startups to expand to Germany
Tech Talk: Israeli satellite to be launched into space
Intel buying Mobileye for $15 billion in biggest Israeli hi-tech deal ever
Ivanka Trump scores West Wing office, government security clearances
Trump immigration lawyer on travel ban: 'What happens to Muslims can happen to Jews'
FBI director confirms Trump team under investigation for Russia ties
'Motorist in custody after making bomb threat outside White House'
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
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot welcomes second 'wonder baby'
VOTE NOW: Is Israel headed to the polls?
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
Roseanne Barr fires back at anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A surprisingly unorthodox education minister?
Riding the bullet
Ask The Rabbi: Does Halacha permit demolition of terrorists’ homes?
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An outsider’s view of Israel
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Peace according to Halacha
This week in Jerusalem
Empowered women: A site to see
Campus and the city
The sky and the spirit
An eyeful of music
Two acts for dance lovers
סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Evangelicals' role is to be an ‘articulate advocate’ for Israel, Eagles’ Wings founder says
Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
Canadian Delegation in Israel: “It’s a privilege to be here”
Bosnian President Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations
JNF USA Leadership Mission Visits Northern Israel
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
New museum in Brooklyn focuses on role of faith and identity.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
The father turned to family court to complain about what the mother allowed the daughter to do when they were together, the London-based Jewish News reported.
The advocacy group is unsatisfied with the New York City probe of yeshivot.
Not all in the community approved of the activities.
Funds to go to haredi schools and yeshivot.
Les centres de santé mentale tentent de s’adapter aux besoins de la communauté orthodoxe, en demande croissante de soutien psychologique
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
La bataille autour de la réforme du système éducatif harédi : un refrain connu depuis l’époque tsariste
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
"Progressive education in the haredi world is very tricky. Any culture change is scary. Even the word progressive is threatening.”
By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
Yeru-Shalem focuses on urban planning to advance pluralism.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
Balancing the needs of the haredi sector with his pledge to the secular and general public can seem a mission impossible
By PEGGY CIDOR
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics’ 2015 Labor Force Survey, about 29% of Jewish households in Jerusalem are haredi.
By DAFNA SHEMER
At the start of every school year, a number of girls of Sephardi origin in the haredi sector remain at home because no haredi seminary will agree to accept them.
The freeze imposed by the government on any new construction in these neighborhoods has raised the ire of most city council representatives.
Though the wave of violence that began last September has calmed down, the level of apprehension of residents and visitors has not really dropped, especially in the city center.
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
The Jerusalem District Police said they sought to ensure the proper functioning of the marathon by dealing with any threats and “intentions by various parties to try to disrupt the event.”
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER,JPOST.COM STAFF
Haredi political leaders were swift to denounce the ruling.
By JEREMY SHARON
The Knesset approved a budget increase for yeshivas, which Levi denounces as a "foolish decision."
The Attorney-General and Deputy Defense Minister stated that dealing with the coordinated campaign of incitement and harassment against haredi soldiers was of critical importance.
The comments evinced heavy criticism from President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and ultra-Orthodox political leaders.
A campaign of harassment and shaming has been waged by radical ultra-Orthodox groups against haredi IDF soldiers and their recruiters.
The absence of women from haredi newspapers, websites, and other forms of media has become a well known and now almost unremarkable phenomenon.
Passengers said the rowdy offenders repeatedly rang service buttons, angering both staff and passengers.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The newspaper published articles against haredi men enlisting into the IDF.
In Jerusalem, hundreds of protesters blocked the Bar Ilan and Shmuel Hanavi junction, a major traffic artery, causing significant traffic jams.
Liberman says working to abolish exemptions for extremist yeshivas, and defund them.
By JEREMY SHARON,ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Rabbi was hospitalized on Saturday and rumors spread throughout the community about his condition during Shabbat.
By YOEL MILLER,YITZHAK FELDMAN
The activist is suspected of being behind a new initiative in which a database of haredi soldiers has been created to publicize their names and pictures to “shame” them.
The Tel Aviv Municipal Council approved the bylaw allowing greater numbers grocery stores to open on Shabbat back in August 2014.
“It is our duty as a public to promote equality of service, mutual support and integration of ultra-Orthodox public in Israel,” said the Movement for Quality Government.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
NIS 100 discount for haredi headwear purchases.
Blessings and messages against higher education were read to the school pupils by Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman.
According to the Gur community, protesters entered the synagogue during the Shabbat evening prayer service and started using their cell phones, taking pictures and making phone calls.
Haredim are right wing, believe Jewish law should take precedence in a conflict with civil law, and have barely any trust in the High Court of Justice or the media.
Dr. Michal Shaul researched the issues that haredi society faced at the end of World War II and their response during the first decade following Israel's establishment.
More than 40 protesters violated public order by shouting, rampaging and damaging property in front of Rabbi Moshe Havlin’s home.
He suggested that the continued removal of obstacles to their employment would result in integration in far greater numbers in all sectors of industry, thereby contributing to the economy.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Many of the defendants listed were previously indicted in a criminal case in 2012.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Deri said two new cities were being planned for the haredi community, one in the South and one in the North, claiming that the housing crisis was most severe in the haredi sector.
By JEREMY SHARON,GIL HOFFMAN
An ongoing campaign of incitement against haredi soldiers has been conducted by haredi extremists in recent years.
Avratech-Ravtech platform could eventually train and employ thousands of haredi men, if the state and other institutions give it sufficient backing.
The petitioners are requesting that the High Court either order the haredi parties directly to abolish the clauses in their party regulations or to require the Election Commission to do so.
“There is tremendous potential in the haredi sector, since haredim bring a fresh set of minds, and a different way of thinking to the field."
In recent years, radical elements within the haredi community have published flyers, posters, public notices and booklets and placed them in public areas denouncing haredi soldiers.
Tens of thousands of men, educated in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) system, are not taught English or math past the fourth-grade level.
By ALAN ROSENBAUM
Directive comes after incidents in which religious soldiers left when female singers appeared; soldiers will be able to ask for exemptions from leisure activities.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Religious Services Ministry taking steps to protect Rabbi Moshe Havlin.
The indictments were issued on Wednesday and charge the individuals with forming a conspiracy to influence the results of the elections through invalid votes.
Tensions have intensified between the haredi education sector and the Education ministry after haredi girls refused to schooling institutions.
Israeli Justices reprimand state for failure to implement plan for egalitarian prayer section at holy site.
Haredi enlistment activists have been critical of the state’s response to these attacks, arguing that the number of people arrested and convicted of such crimes is insufficient.
Increases continue elsewhere, Taub Center finds.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
17-year-old was reunited with father last month after eight years in which his mother had allegedly kept him hidden from authorities in haredi Orthodox circles in Israel.
This trend is particularly evident in Jerusalem, where new schools have opened in recent years, both for elementary and high school aged children.
Sources say haredi leaders to demand PM sacks Katz; Gafni "Katz a liar, no agreement for Shabbat work."
By LAHAV HARKOV,JEREMY SHARON
The prime minister said the agreement proposed by Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit after three years of negotiations was a reasonable agreement and that it should be implemented.
PMO says new chief of staff, Yoav Horowitz, will handle matter
Deputy defense minister: This paper is encouraging incitement.
“It is common to go between parties in Israel, unlike the US, where Democrats and Republicans have clearer ideology.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
Despite ongoing incitement against haredi men who enlist to the army, haredi enlistment to the IDF appears to be meeting government set targets.
The “2016 Statistical Report on Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel" reviews populations, education, economic, social and political trends in the haredi community.
Deputy Defense Minister, Ben-Dahan, has expressed concerns with incitement against haredi soldiers by ultra-Orthodox extremists and is pushing for a counter campaign.
Israel's life expectancy, it noted, is higher than the OECD average. Without increses in the retirement age, the report argued, people will be spending in retirement will increase 1.5 times by 2055.
By NIV ELIS
His letter comes in the wake of several indictments in recent months against members of the haredi community for sexual assault against children.
“It is clear that bringing this institution to the neighborhood will lead to storms and disputes and will breach the tranquility of our neighborhood,” say rabbis.
According to one estimate, approximately 1,300 people are leaving the community each year.
Yesh Atid MK: You are doing everything to ensure haredi men are unable to work.
"Perhaps half of haredi parents want children to have general education at elementary school level," says haredi high-school principal.
The IDF has in recent months conducted searches on Facebook and other social media sites for the names of men aged 18-24 who were supposedly studying in yeshiva.
“Children need the right information for the modern world. God put us on this world in the 21st century, and we need to know how to be able to live our lives in these times.”
Knesset education panel approves bill to cancel core studies in ultra-Orthodox institutions.
Experts at the Berel Katznelson Foundation attributed this rise to recent comments made by public figures relating to the gay community, and the Jerusalem Pride Parade that was staged on Thursday.
Some 75,000 haredi pupils study in independent “recognized but unofficial” schools.
Yesh Atid released a statement on Sunday accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of placing political interests above the good of Israeli children.
Reality on the ground proves that while recent legislation has rolled back laws aimed at integrating Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community, the haredi street will continue on its path toward integration.
By DOV LIPMAN
Technology and economic realities are having a profound impact on the
haredi community. Will the resulting changes make it weaker or stronger?
By NATAN ODENHEIMER
Why is it so important for a therapist to be mindful of a patient’s culture?
Leshomra teaches ultra-Orthodox communities to connect with nature
By MIRIAM KRESH
Expanding educational opportunities for ultra-Orthodox children.
By HANNAH KATSMAN
Meet Pamela Peled, Tzippi Shaked and Danit Shemesh, the authors behind 'Three Ladies, Three Lattes.'
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman was recently quoted as saying: ‘Haredi academics?! That is [like] a pig with a shtreimel.’
By LEVI COOPER
A round up of news from around the capital.
The attention devoted to Rabbi Levinstein’s remarks removed the spotlight from a more serious issue concerning religion and state.
By JEFF BARAK
"Israel's receding from the freedoms associated with the Western world is not only the province of religious law or haredi authorities.
By DANIEL GORDIS
On Friday, a man who had been threatening Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan for promoting haredi enlistment was arrested.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
"Our children can’t (or won’t) marry each other, we don’t eat in each other’s homes and we fight repeatedly to preserve a long irrelevant status quo."
By BRIAN BLUM
Seeking psychological treatment from therapists whose views and values do not contradict the Torah is sanctioned, and is even considered a mitzva.
By SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
Utmost efforts must be made to minimize coercion and engage in dialogue in which all parties compromise.
By ISI LEIBLER
Everyone knows that Ben-Gurion, in a moment of socialist hubris about religion, granted exemption from army service to what he expected to remain a small number of yeshiva students.
By SHULAMIT S. MAGNUS
Regarding the claim of difficulties integrating into regular workplace environments, it seems that the number of employees at leading companies such as Intel, where many of our haredi graduates work today, entirely disproves this claim.
By STUART HERSHKOWITZ
For the past few months, I’ve been privileged to be part of a group of Fellows at the Shaharit Institute who have been investigating the challenges, successes and failures of “shared cities” in Israel and across the world.
By ALEX SINCLAIR
While excessive judicial activism is not ideal, it is the lesser of evils as long as Israel’s political system allows small political parties to have excessive influence over government decisions.
‘...we no longer aim to produce a community of pious persons. Rather, we are striving to engineer a community where men simply never see women’ – Dr. Nachum Klafter
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate took Philadelphia cream cheese off the shelves, and now they’re trying to cancel Rabbi Lookstein and the Jews living around the world who were converted by him.
By ELAZAR STERN
Though the image is distorted, the photo is still significant since it does not publish pictures of women.
The picture was published in an Ultra-Orthodox New York newspaper.