05.26.2016 | 18 Iyar, 5776
UN official calls on Hamas to halt public executions
IAF retaliates on Hamas targets after rockets were launched into Israel
No resolution in sight on regulation of Beduin settlement
Hezbollah says it is digging tunnels 'to make Israeli enemy lose sleep'
100 citizens petition High Court for atomic agency transparency
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
US says Israel's rightist coalition 'raises legitimate questions'
Will Liberman be a settlement builder or right-wing scapegoat?
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
HaClique’s music is still alive and kicking
Dining: East meets West in the North Market
SINAI SAYS: Beersheba’s title a testament to resilience of owner Alona Barkat
Maccabi Haifa lifts first title in five years
Time for a strong, genuine and united opposition
Face to face
The Imam Academy against radical Islam
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Iran to renew financial support for Islamic Jihad after two-year hiatus
Satellite images purport to show ISIS attack on Russian air base in Syria
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
'Increase in aliya among youth and academic professionals'
WATCH: Brussels Jewish museum commemorates shooting victims
New York county passes BDS law
Rome mayoral candidate promises to name street after fascist politician
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Kicking off wedding season with money tips for newlyweds
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
Health Ministry faulted for hands-off policy
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age
Australian tells BBC he created bitcoin, but some skeptical
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Sanders picks critics of Israel, BDS backer to write Democratic platform
UK's Cameron says ready to meet Trump, pans 'very dangerous' Muslim remarks
Sanders wants Dem platform to better reflect Palestinian aspirations
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Parshat Bechukotai: The Source of Hope
Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Briefing: Eurovision and Europe’s vision for peace
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Digging with the Bible
Sanctifying God in the Rhineland massacres
‘Christians are children of the Holy Land; now is the time to integrate’
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Canadian University Students Visit Israel with JNF Canada
New Kindergartens, Youth Center for Kiryat Malachi
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
Ancient Approaches to Modern Exile
Interviewing a friend
Enough With the Ghosting - Have a Real Break Up!
The Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene, and Beterem – The Israel Center for Child Safety and Health, warned that costumes and accessories may pose serious dangers.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
This Passover, let us pass over from alienation to brotherhood, from indifference to mutual responsibility.
By MICHAEL LAITMAN
Recognition means the Ugandan Jews are allowed to immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return.
The new group will represent those “who adhere to a more traditional Kaplanian reading of Reconstructionist Judaism.”
A Tegernsee road named for Hitler was changed to Main Street in 1947.
“Pillar is probably the best of them all now. He’s got a good glove, a good bat and speed.”
By HILLEL KUTTLER/ JTA
Ilana Wernick was honored at the Orthodox Jewish All Stars Premiere Party by Jew in the City – an organization aiming to break down stereotypes about religiously observant Jews through social media.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Perry: This Hagada is "representative of a massive awakening and self-sufficiency among Anousim who are keen to return to the traditions of their ancestors.”
By SAM SOKOL
Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism in 2009.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JTA
In a strangely perverted way, Eisenberg recognizes Luthor has some very Jewish traits.
By CURT SCHLEIER/JTA
Israel is the sole country in which a higher percentage of men than women reported engagement in daily worship, public or private.
By CAROLINE KAHLENBERG
To legislate the mikve is to profane it.
By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
A spokesperson for the Attorney General’s office declined to say whether or not legal measures were being considered.
By JEREMY SHARON
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
This month’s UNESCO vote on ignoring Judaism’s ties to Jerusalem provides a peek at the nuanced nature of Israel’s ties with a number of the world’s countries.
By HERB KEINON
Integral to the choice of coming to Israel is the eagerness to give back to its people. Masa hopes to inculcate a sense of shared responsibility.
By SHAINA OPPENHEIMER
Prolific scholar speaks about the chief rabbinate, Reform Judaism, and Jewish extremism ahead of Pesach.
The Hebrew Bible actually accommodates homosexuals by not addressing them!
By ROBIN H. KOHEN
Deri's brother questioned under caution for second day.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Couple said to have secretly exchanged vows at Judaism’s holiest site for first time since destruction of Second Temple.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
People can sign up for the service or volunteer to host people on the party's website.
Despite the haredi opposition, several of the ultra-Orthodox council representatives absented themselves from the vote.
The Jewish people are in danger of forgetting that they are not owners of the land, but God’s guests.
By DAVID GREENSTEIN
The myth of Exodus presents the hardship of being a refugee, and the journey to Redemption.
By ROCHELLE FURSTENBERG
The Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary insists his movement can be revitalized – that it is distinct and fills a religious-communal void.
By ELLIOT JAGER
For better or worse, gossip is an eternal feature of human society.
By MICHAEL J. HARRIS
This is an omer theme that we dream of realizing on our own day, a dream of unity, of fraternity, of love for each other. This is what we count toward; this is what we are counting on.
By LEVI COOPER
After a few minutes of acting as a referee, I suggest that what I’ve just observed likely exemplifies what goes on at home, and sadly, what their children frequently experience.
By BATYA L. LUDMAN
Israel Prize recipient Eli Sadan’s quiet revolution has had a major impact on our society and its youth.
By ALAN JOTKOWITZ
As we celebrate our Seder and eat our matza this Passover, let us remember that the main lesson the Torah teaches concerning the Exodus is how we treat strangers in our midst.
By REUVEN HAMMER
On display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem is some of the stunning Judaica in the Jewish Art and Life wing.
By RHONA LEWIS
As the festival approaches, “we inquire into and expound the laws of Passover”
Maybe it is for the opportunity to honor the stranger now that we, ourselves, are no longer refugees and live as a free people in our own land.
By SUSAN SILVERMAN
The blue thread that runs through Jewish history.
By MIRIAM KRESH
As you scan the Haggadot of 400 years ago, the theme of Jerusalem is focused on the Temple and its courtyards, as artists imagined them.
By STUART GELLER
We should anticipate it these weeks with joyous trepidation and prepare ourselves to say on Shavuot what our ancestors said at that time some three thousand years ago.
Constructive punishment can only be the kind stemming from love.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
The principle at its foundation motivates many people to work for the benefit of the weak and oppressed, and leads us to make more of an effort so that more people have something to smile about.
He contended that a civilian who actively encourages or supports terrorist activity may be deemed a “pursuer” (rodef) who is liable to being killed.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
This week’s parsha, Emor, tells us the dates of each of the festivals, which can then be slotted into the appropriate month.
By RABBI GIDEON SYLVESTER
While we are a generation that is Shoah-aware, we are also Shoah-ignorant.
By AHARON E. WEXLER
Treating the elderly with genuine respect, truly listening to them, and valuing their contributions, is an essential part of what it means to be a “holy people.”
By RABBI TZVI HIRSH WEINREB
This year's fashion celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York saw the world's fashion aficionados show up in their glad rags.
By OLIVIA FINE
Watch the results of this Jewish-Muslim 'social experiment' on the streets of New York.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
On the seventh day of Passover, as we cross the Red Sea, with its attendant difficulties, we reaffirm our commitment that however desperate the situation, we do not surrender our ideals.
Imagination and empathy are not words that one often hears in rabbinic sermons.
Belz institutions are flourishing, as are the numbers of the rebbe’s disciples.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
A Shabbat of freedom and the Festival of Redemption.
This week, in the final words of the last of the prophets, we are taught that Elijah, who doubted his people’s faithfulness, will restore their relationship with God.
Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner's iconic film, The Ten Commandments, received a slight revamp with some new cast members by Aish.com.
It’s not so much that God chose Abraham, but, rather, it’s Abraham that chose God.
May we embrace the new and run, headlong and happy, down a different and better course.
Our responses can raise deep ethical questions.
So at this time of year, we are to focus on Temple purity, but how does this fit in with our reality?
Is prayer boring? Surprisingly, no. People who look at the words they said yesterday and the day before, and last week, and last year... find new flavor in these ancient words – every day.
Many of us, either because of our inborn pessimism, or because of the difficulties of life which seem to overshadow our blessings, find it difficult to acknowledge the positives of our life.
For freedom without an agenda, without a plan and a purpose, a direction and a destiny, is merely chaos by another name.
By STEWART WEISS
There are those today who, based on their theology or political ideology, want to deny the existence of a Jewish people and nation.
By ELI KAVON
As I fear for unity within Israel, I fear for the unity of American Jewry, and its ties with Israel.
Rabbi Hirsch says: To teach us that the Torah’s ultimate purpose is to educate a person to be a person.
As bleak as things may seem, Israel has more potential for prosperity than any other country.
We are still masters of our fate; the choice is still in our hands. Let’s not miss out again.
Use this seven-week period to get on track financially so that you can have a secure financial future.
By AARON KATSMAN
Let us take these last days of Passover and use this weekend to cultivate brotherhood and friendship.
Least known is the kingdom of Mar Zutra, that rose to brief prominence in the period after the redaction and editing of the Talmud.
What’s at stake with the Supreme Court decision to recognize all Orthodox conversions.
By ALAN YUTER
We live in an era in which science posits that a spiritual foundation is essential for the survival of the individual. So, too, it seems, spirituality is vital for the endurance of the collective.
By MICHAL COTLER-WUNSH
The rabbis say that before the Messiah comes, Elijah will come on earth to answer all the open-ended questions that have piled up over the ages.
By RAYMOND APPLE
As individuals, and as a society, we are far from perfect. We have to conquer the many ills that still afflict our nation, from disunity to improper discourse to the unequal distribution of wealth.
So let’s use the Haggada as a framework to deliberate not pseudohistory but contemporary personal, political and professional concerns.
By BRIAN BLUM
The Seder is not merely a formality or an excuse to hobnob with the family, it is about education through communication.
By SHALOM HAMMER
Rather than giving in to prejudice and fear we should spread hope and tolerance.
By DANIEL GOLDMAN
We recommend that the present government maintain that policy of keeping the question of “Who is a Jew” out of the hands of a bunch of ultra-conservative, politically connected rabbis.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz’s book takes a new look at the age-old wisdom of the Torah portions.
By STEVE LINDE
In this torah portion we read in great detail about the cattle, the animals, the fowl, the fish and the reptiles that are forbidden and those that are permissible to eat.
"We will take on the anti-Semites. And we will win," World Jewish Congress head says at BDS confab in Jerusalem.
By RONALD S. LAUDER
As with all of our heroes and holidays, Purim is a complex combination of grief and glory, tragedy and triumph.
Kaplan’s genius in broadening our understanding of Judaism suffers from two major flaws.
In gathering with Jewish journalists, there were some issues on which Trump offered a glimpse into what kind of presidency he’d run.
By URIEL HEILMAN/JTA