01.24.2017 | 26 Tevet, 5777
Liberman: In next war, IDF won't stop until the enemy raises the white flag
Thousands turn out to mourn Beduin driver killed in police demolition operation
Abbas and US Consul General meet in Ramallah
Calls mount for probe into Umm al-Hiran operation
Knesset inaugurates Jewish-Muslim ties caucus
National campaign seeks to empower impoverished Holocaust survivors
Former chief rabbi Metzger confesses to reduced bribery charges in plea
J'lem mayor threatens strike over budget impasse with Finance Ministry
Knesset panel decides to delay the vote on releasing 'Protective Edge' report
Israeli politicians heading to Washington to forge ties with new administration
Yaalon in fierce attack on govt, calls for leadership which doesn't need investigating
Over 50 eateries take part in Jerusalem Artichoke Festival
DANCE REVIEW: LE CORSAIRE
A feast for the senses
The call of the wild
Euroleague season slipping away from Mac TA Yellow-and-blue visits Galatasaray
Beersheba’s quest for treble faces tough Kiryat Shmona test
Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Zenit in Eurocup clash
Blank and Kraft mark first pair of Jewish Super Bowl owners since 2012
Beersheba hospital to get 91 more beds by 2018
Israeli-Japanese partnerships on business, tech blossoming
Mini-drone phone case hopes to change the way people take selfies
‘IDF draftees get hooked on tobacco during service’
Government funding rolling into medical cannabis industry
Sourasky purchases corneas in bulk from US
The West Bank has become Israel's garbage can
Greek energy developer: We are here to open the Israeli gas market
Drilling firm to pursue water, gas, oil projects
Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop
Comment: The Holocaust’s unlearned lessons
Letters to the Editor: Trump in triumph
‘Imprisoned in marriage against her will’
The right approach
'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'
Israeli who fought against ISIS accused of murder in foreign country
‘Gaza infrastructure nearing collapse’
Taliban tells new US President Trump to quit Afghanistan
British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to jail for 'cooperation with BBC'
Blazing Tehran building collapses; 75 hurt, deaths feared
Watch Live: Zarif discusses Iran's future foreign policy
House bill would target Iran's airline and test its nuclear deal
ISIS destroys famous monument in Syria's Palmyra
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker says he was directed by ISIS
Families of Americans killed in ISIS attacks suing Twitter
Croatian Jews to boycott Holocaust remembrance event
Chosen people chosen for nominations in 2017 Academy Awards
Remembering the Holocaust through the eyes of haredi victims
Jewish golf club invites Obama to join after all
Microsoft kicks off BlueHat cyber security event in Tel Aviv
Government approves NIS 250m. plan to promote smart transportation
Israeli researchers introduce unique signature verification tech
Leonardo DiCaprio showcases Israeli solar thermal plant on Instagram
Women's March organizer Sarsour slams 'attack campaign' after report of Hamas ties
Trump secretary of state pick Tillerson secures support for confirmation
Ralph Nader pans Keith Ellison for 'toning down' Israel stance
Joshua Kushner, brother of Trump son-in-law, spotted at Women’s March
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
'SNL' writer called out for Barron Trump tweet
This week in 60 seconds: Attack or accident?
Metro Grapevine: Top tips
Parashat Shmot: Yes you can!
Aliya Stories: On a musical note
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Destination:Unknown, TEDx most recent event will be held in Tel Aviv
Palestinian flag-waving fan arrested after accosting models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner
Jewish comedian Chelsea Handler blames Kardashians for Trump election
Has actress Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
It’s time for wide
recognition of Palestine
Gotta have faith
Hemmed in from all sides
The challenges ahead
Art: Seeing between the lines
A voice from the past
Palmah vs Gandhi
to the limit
– and beyond
Employment population ratios
a survivor’s soul
Grapevine: Like clockwork
City Notes: TEDx takes Tel Aviv
Road to recovery – with the Stroke Club
A night for women – and men
Swings and roundabout jazz
לַעֲבוֹר אֶת הַקִיר
מַעַרְכוֹת בְּטִיחוּת אַקְטִיבִיוֹת
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Catholic Italy's 'Promised Land'
Raising arrows: Encouraging compassion
Pope Francis urges world to 'wait and see' on Trump
Accessible Garden and Pathways Inaugurated at ILAN Haifa
Russian-Speaking Journalist Deputation Visits Israel
Sierra Leone President Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Celebrating 115 Years
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
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.
The assailant, sporting dreadlocks and brown jacket, fled the scene of the incident with an undisclosed amount of money.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
La bataille autour de la réforme du système éducatif harédi : un refrain connu depuis l’époque tsariste
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
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 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.
By JEREMY SHARON
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.
UTJ insisted in its coalition agreement with the Likud that the law be repealed, owing to the possible future threat that the law could be enforced.
Yehuda Meshi Zahav, who a short while ago was the operations officer of the anti-Zionist Eda Haredit extremist group, abandoned this ideology and now works on the front lines of saving Israeli lives.
By STELLA KORIN-LIEBER/GLOBES
The new five-year plan aims to continue increasing the number of ultra-Orthodox students pursuing higher education degrees, while simultaneously emphasizing high-quality academics to train them.
Rubinstein says November’s law pushing back targets of haredi recruits just created an "illusion."
Former MK Rabbi Dov Lipman is helping with the project, which attracted almost a thousand participants in its first day.
The retirement of two haredi judges from the Supreme Rabbinical Court over the last six months, has left the national religious representatives on the committee with a majority.
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
A struggle is on between those who wish to minimize the ideological spectrum of Orthodoxy and the modernizers who wish to push the boundaries.
By ELLIOT JAGER
Expanding educational opportunities for ultra-Orthodox children.
By HANNAH KATSMAN
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.
The study, entitled “A Picture of the Nation,” found that among Jewish populations, there is more movement from religious schools to less religious schools than movement in the opposite direction.
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.