02.23.2017 | 27 Shevat, 5777
State rejects plan to seal Ofra homes
Watch: Israel's Iron Dome defense system gets an upgrade
Hezbollah claims Israel spied in Lebanon, denies IDF strike in Syria
IDF jets allegedly attack Hezbollah targets in Syria overnight
Top members of security forces honored
Beersheba up against the wall in Turkey
Yellow-and-blue eyes momentum-building opportunity at CSKA
Israeli Right wins historic fight over Supreme Court justices
Netanyahu lauds Trump for taking 'strong stand against antisemitism'
Australia underlines support for two-state solution as Netanyahu makes historic visit
PM: Israel's pivot to Asia is economic not political
Analysis: Will lower sentence cost Israel on legitimacy and at ICC?
Invasion of the summer shows
Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, the ‘Godfather Of Fusion,’ dies at 73
Austrian Film Week returns to Israel
Donald Trump gets ‘Eretz Nehederet’ treatment
While trade unexpected, Casspi to get much-needed opportunity with Pelicans
Yellow-and-blue brought back down to earth by Herzliya
Ashdod woman dies after medic is mistakenly told it wasn’t an emergency
Brain catheterization treats rare tinnitus
Start saving on multiple tracks
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
Medical emergency in Israel: 101 or 1221?
Helmsley Charitable Trust grants help Yad Sarah expand in periphery
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
February 23, 2017: Hailing Haley
Addressing the tobacco industry vector
Should prenuptial agreements be compulsory
US national security adviser faces challenges at home and abroad
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
'Iran ready to give US slap in the face'
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
Demonstrators in Ramallah protest Trump policies on Israel-Palestinian conflict
Steinitz: Trump’s test is to expel Iran from Syria
Iran: Israelis and Saudis coordinating on certain issues in region
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
Pence visits vandalized Jewish cemetery
Airplane like those used for covert Iraqi aliya arrives in Israel
UK Jewish students call for free, fair debate ahead of Israel Apartheid Week
JCC near San Diego evacuated after emailed bomb threat
‘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
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
‘Israeli venture capital sector is booming, despite global decline’
Pence: Trump vowed to fight bigotry in all forms as he addressed antisemitism
Trump, the Jews and the political weaponization of antisemitism
Yeshiva’s alumni, former staff urge grad. Kushner to help halt refugee ban
Trump says antisemitism is 'horrible' and has to stop
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
Jenna Jameson sparks firestorm with Twitter rant about Muslims
Actress Lindsay Lohan claims to have been racially profiled at airport
Grapevine: A Netanyahu orchid blossoms in Singapore
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
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
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
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
Driven by hatred
Hot off the Arab press
Pascale's kitchen: Cholent, Tunisian style
Estonian Jewry revisited
Sugar is a spice
Critics and hugs
This week in Jerusalem
Color and food for thought
Returning to their land
Who are you, Tel Aviv marathoners?
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Baptist leaders tour Israel
The fulfillment of Ezekiel 36
Ecumenical group ‘blind to facts’ in support of ‘Palestine’
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
Are You Threatened?
The Recorded Deed to Jerusalem
Trump's Middle East policy takes shape
Bill Maher vs. Milo Yiannopoulos: Double Standards
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.
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.
Screening movies on Shabbat has become a high-profile point of contention.
The orphanage and army camp may have been consigned to the past, but at the very least, Schneller Case is a Derby doff to one the city’s most important historical landmarks.
By BARRY DAVIS
The comments evinced heavy criticism from President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and ultra-Orthodox political leaders.
By JEREMY SHARON
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.
According to the explanation in the resolution, the worsening security situation had an influence on life in the settlements in a number of areas.
By HERB KEINON
Legal adviser says segregation forbidden, municipality says event will go ahead regardless.
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
Why is it so important for a therapist to be mindful of a patient’s culture?
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
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.
"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
“Call us Orthodox. Or if you insist on using an adjective, traditional Orthodox.”
By ZE’EV M. SHANDALOV
There seems to be a strong tendency and need, especially from members of the haredi and hassidic community, to view their religious and spiritual leaders as perfect.
Expanding the coalition offers opportunities: to end religious discrimination against non-Orthodox streams of Judaism; to break Orthodoxy’s monopoly of religious services.
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.