France: Solution to Mideast conflict to be brought before UN Security Council
After Mahmoud Abbas, who will lead the Palestinian Authority?
PACE to send fact-finding committee to Gaza
Jailed Fatah leader Barghouti: Gaza war was victory for Palestinians
Hamas warns of renewed 'explosion' in South due to delay in Gaza reconstruction
Sa’ar’s exit prompts efforts to limit Likud leader’s term
Politics: 5774’s stormy year-end surprise
Lapid doesn't want election – as long as taxes aren't raised
Outgoing Likud No. 2 Sa'ar says rift with Netanyahu contributed to decision to quit politics
Israel set to expand public health services in rocket-battered South
*Rx for Readers: When your legs won’t relax*
Artificial sweeteners could actually lead to diabetes, say scientists at Weizmann Institute
Yad Sarah saved public purse NIS 1.5 billion by lending out medical equipment in past year
Security & Defense: Israel’s first network-centric war
Energy Ministry to allocate NIS 122m. to bring natural gas, improve energy efficiency in South
DLD Tel Aviv innovation fest sees start-ups strut their stuff
Environment Ministry calls upon towns to empty drainage pipes before rainy season
Biblical inspiration – in the kitchen
Oldest siddur in the world to be displayed in Jerusalem
Painting it the way it is
Catch her if you can
Hap TA looks to maintain momentum in Kiryat Shmona
Jerusalem beats Maccabi TA to claim Winner Cup
Israel to host games once more after UEFA lifts ban
Pe’er, Glushko continue swoons; Israel awaits Davis Cup foe
US Senate elevates Israel's status as 'major strategic partner'
Israel to re-authorize security barrier route near West Bank historical site
Unable to flee, elderly Jews remain behind in eastern Ukraine
Ahead of Rosh Hashana, Pope meets with Jewish delegation at Vatican
Here we stand, and here we stay
Galloway warned of death threats
Wiesenthal Center calls for arrest of Denmark-based imam who called for killing of Jews
ISIS fight requires 'genocidal' Israel leave 'Palestine', Iran says
Kerry says Iran has role to play in global campaign against Islamic State
US House unanimously condemns swell of anti-Semitism in Europe, Middle East
Syrian nuclear activities divide global powers at UN atomic meeting
Iran moving to comply with extended nuclear deal with powers, UN watchdog says
Know comment: Watchmen for the walls of Jerusalem
Another tack: Hey diddle, Fatah and the fiddle
Into the fray: The TBS of the TSS - A chronicle of irrational fanaticism
September 19: Jewish flexibility
My word: Rights and rites of passage
Tikkun olam in Hebrew
Report from the battlefield
Report from the battlefild
Comfort from calvin
Arrivals: The librarian and the gardener – but not what you think
The anatomy of murder
Finding Eichmann guilty
Different paths to a sweet New Year
Distilling Jerusalem sounds
This Week in Jerusalem
Grapevine: Welcome to the neighborhood
A little slice of Europe
Happily Eva After: Roundup: Rosh Hashana reflections
Climb every mountain
City Notes: Tze’elon beach closed due to dangerous vegetation
Still strange bedfellows: Human evil and human progress
Sino-Indian ties: Need for patience
Some good news from the Gaza front
Does moderate Islam exist?
A song for ELUL: 'The song of the land
סִדְרַת סְטֶנְד-אַפְּ חֲדָשָה: קוֹמֶדִי בִּיט
גִיבּוֹרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מְקַבְּלֵי עִיטוּר הַגְבוּרָה
For the love of debauchery
Paris in Jerusalem
Love in the time of plenty
Religious strife … AGAIN?
WATCH: US embassy helps Israeli Arab school heal in wake of gruesome murder of beloved principal
Scores of lone soldiers reunited with family flown in for holidays
Israel wishes a sweet Rosh Hashana to the soldiers defending the land of milk and honey
Grapevine: Women in service
Frontlines Podcast: Why the weather could push through an Iran deal
Revivre l’histoire à Zikhron Moshé
Le stade flambant neuf de la capitale, nouveau fief de l’Hapoel Jerusalem
Quand Roméo et Juliette s’appellent Reouven et Djamila
Jeunes, braves et valeureux : la nouvelle génération des soldats de Tsahal
Oh les filles, oh les filles…
Revisiter le sionisme
Préserver l’héritage des Juifs de Tunisie
Ton peuple sera mon peuple
Malgré quelques revers, l’Etat islamique se porte bien
Israël et la « coalition virtuelle » contre le Hamas
Sous la coupe de l’Etat islamique en Syrie
Le problème avec l’UNRWA
David Azrieli, 1922-2014
Dimanche 13 juillet
Deux familles, une histoire
Après Goldstone, un certain « Rapport Schabas »
Boucler la boucle
Sondage : la victoire de Tsahal à Gaza
L’épreuve de la dissuasion
Pas de trêve pour Bibi
Canadian Young Leadership Solidarity Mission to Israel
JNF USA Solidarity Mission Visits Southern Israel
Turning Tanks into Pine Cones
Under Hamas Fire, KKL-JNF Paves a Security Road for Kibbutz Sufa
KKL-JNF Helps Chile Deal with the Gall Wasp Pest
KKL-JNF and Fair Planet in Ethiopia–Seeds of Hope
KKL-JNF at United Nations Committee of Forestry Conference
Argentine Province of Misiones Minister for Agriculture Visits the Negev with KKL-JNF
Care of the Forests Continues Even in a Sabbatical Year
Nevatim Celebrates 60 Years and Dedicates a New Reservoir
Mexican Parliamentarians Visit the Biofilter for Urban Runoff in Kfar Saba
European Leadership Conference 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
The KKL-JNF Europe Young Leadership Conference
KKL-JNF Office Opens in New Zealand
KKL-JNF Leaders at ELC meet with the EU Parliament
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
Ma’alot 360 Scholarship Recipients from Australia Tour Israel
09.20.2014 | 25 Elul, 5774
Regional Council says it believes the five buildings can be retroactively legalized even though they are on private Palestinian property.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says it is standing by its decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's professorship over his pro-Palestine anti-Israel tweets.
Small arms fire originates from battles between Assad regime and rebels near the Israeli border; IDF says it is investigating the circumstances of the incident.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Security sources, meanwhile, call into question this assessment.
By HERB KEINON
ICC Prosecutor writes in 'The Guardian' that "Palestine could join Rome Statute"; endorsement of possible Palestinian application does not mean for sure Israelis will be indicted.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
PM thanks BoI for its "seriousness and professionalism...in maintaining the stability of economy."
By LAHAV HARKOV
Finance Minister Yair Lapid, at opening, reiterates vow not to raise taxes.
By GLOBES,NIV ELIS
Labor MK Shaffir has accused Slomianksy of making back-room deals with Lapid, in exchange for supporting Lapid's signature 0 VAT policy.
By NIV ELIS
Approximately 250 elderly Jews being cared for by Hesed have left Donetsk; it is hard for elderly to leave where they live and come to new places.
By SAM SOKOL
European Jewish Association cites 80% intermarriage rate among continent's Jewish communities.
‘And Moses and the Kohanim-Levites spoke to all of Israel, saying: Be attentive and hearken, O Israel, this day you have become a nation until the Lord your God’ (Deut. 27:9).
By SHLOMO RISKIN
Rabbi Haim Joseph David Azulay claimed that since outsiders can never truly know if a sinner has repented, the court has no basis for leniency.
By SHLOMO BRODY
Cameron: Disagreement with Israeli policy should never be confused with any weakening of our commitment to the Jewish state.
By JERRY LEWIS
“The Israeli artists that we bring to Berlin every year are so special, and the Germans really enjoy them,” host says.
By MAYA SHWAYDER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
Journalist and talk show host Geraldo Rivera said he never saw a funeral with more laughter.
With just over six weeks to go, the project is starting to take shape, as team Toronto heads into the final stretch.
By SIMON APFEL, SPECIAL TO THE JERUSALEM POST
Police source The Hollywood Reporter that the force investigates all such deaths, that are not by "natural causes."
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Negotiators knew this would be the last chance for the German government to set this right.
Elul is the time when we make the attempt to come close to God, to establish that relationship of intimacy, of mutual belonging, of fulfillment of the love that we are to have for God.
By REUVEN HAMMER
In more modern times, I do not know of a single case of mamzerut for which Hacham Ovadia Yosef or
Rav Moshe Feinstein did not find a positive solution.
Jewish leaders meet with Kerry to discuss ‘prevalence’ of attacks.
By SAM SOKOL,MICHAEL WILNER
In his home state of Florida, neighbors and members of the Jewish community are in shock at Sotloff’s death.
Sources tell 'NY Daily News' that River's family considering suing over botched procedure.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Sources tell TMZ that her family will have to decide in coming days whether to keep the 81-year-old comedian on life support.
JPPI president says genetic tests tests could foster an "expanded circle of individuals" who feel an affinity for Jews and Israel.
Founded in the 1980s by Israeli Shlomo Helbrans, the Lev Tahor practice an austere form of Judaism.
"We Came to Empathize and Assist"
After a week in Israel as the guest of the Volcani Agricultural Research Institute and KKL-JNF, forest engineer Claudia Munoz from the Chile Ministry of Agriculture departed on Sept. 6
The New Year will bring the sabbatical (shmita) year to Israel. Every seven years, the People of Israel are commanded to cease their agricultural activities and let the land lie fallow. Over the year
Comedian, reality show star, best-selling author, entrepreneur, staunch Israel supporter - the late Joan Rivers was many things to many people, but fake wasn’t one of them.
By NOA AMOUYAL
The 1,200-year-old siddur, to be displayed in the museum’s “Book of Books” exhibition, is around 50 pages long, written in Hebrew and still in its original binding.
By FELICITY KAY
In Israel, chief municipal rabbis were able to perform conversions until the late 1990s, when the authority was centralized to the chief rabbinate; Currently there are just four conversion courts.
By JEREMY SHARON
Award-winning filmmaker Eytan Fox is helming the biopic of the internationally popular Israeli singer who committed suicide in Paris at age 28.
By HANNAH BROWN
Decision marks major victory for Palestinian residents of Isawiya and A-Tur neighborhoods.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Knesset Speaker will continue from Czech Republic to Oslo for world convention of parliamentary speakers.
Senior rabbinical judges in UK say may not recognize Israeli conversions if proposals approved.
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews donates NIS 11 million to underprivileged ahead of holiday.
By LIDAR GRAVE-LAZI
Jewish law stipulates that a man must willingly grant a bill of divorce, or get, to his wife, and that she must willingly accept it, in order for the marriage to be dissolved.
According to MK Yogev, the salaries of local security officers are in danger of being cut, which will leave border towns exposed to threats.
The companies will bear the cost of segments in the transmission system used only for export.
By SHARON UDASIN
Notes published on social networks; Rabbi of site describes the act as “the desecration of a holy place.”
Foundation of Odessa-born Jewish tycoon will donate $20 million to scientific initiative at the university.
Despite having endured many trials and tribulations, Zimbabwe-born singer and instrumentalist
Stella Chiweshe has never lost faith in the healing power of music.
By BARRY DAVIS
Former Arkansas governor called on supporters of the Jewish state to join him on October 5th, for a “Stand with Israel” rally he is cosponsoring in Washington DC.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF,GIL HOFFMAN
Project to also feature two 20-plus-story towers, shopping center, synagogue, kindergarten and park in the capital's Kiryat Yovel neighborhood.
Across the board budget cuts for all ministries in the wake of Operation Protective Edge saw the Education Ministry part with some NIS 500 million.
Indictment states that Ben Ami grabbed a large hammer, weighing a kilogram, and attacked the victim hammering her head until she had fallen and until she died.
Lobbying group says policy of rejecting converts is not confined to Ethiopians, but also effects immigrants from former Soviet Union.
By JEREMY SHARON,LAHAV HARKOV
MDA urges parents not to leave young children in a vehicle for even a moment.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Previous recommendation was that screening should be done if a close relative contracted breast or ovarian cancer.
This week's Torah portion is filled with laws pertaining to war, personal commandments relating to a person’s private life and interpersonal relationships.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Students of Beit Shemesh institution that was ordered closed demonstrate outside building
Woman performed ‘halitza’ rite to release her from husband’s brother, but was denied to wed new partner, with whom she had four children.
Israel’s veteran NBA hoopster back with Kings, hoping to build off strong EuroBasket qualifying campaign.
By ALLON SINAI
Rabbi Yitzhak Kolitz stepped down from his post as Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem in 2002 due to ill health and died in 2003 aged 81.
The spiritual longing for a more just and beautiful world
has always been the soul of Judaism
By MICHA ODENHEIMER
A new book presents evidence that Israeli women’s liberty is being threatened by deepening religious extremism.
By JANICE WEIZMAN
By HAIM WATZMAN
Rabbi Michael Hilton explores the history of Jewish coming-of-age ceremonies.
By DAVID GEFFEN
Tip for the week: Tensions ease and progress is being made. Be patient for a little longer.
By MARALLYN BEN MOSHE
Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner, and with it comes the thought of honey cake, one of the mainstays of every Rosh Hashana meal.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Mirza Dinnayi, a senior Yazidi leader and a former adviser on minority affairs to the Iraqi president speaks at conference in Herzliya.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
White House expressed concern over such transfers in justifying the pace of its arming of moderate Syrian groups.
By MICHAEL WILNER
The head of Germany's domestic intel agency says the group's qualities suggest to Islamists that it is more authentic even than al-Qaida; an estimated 400 Germans have joined its ranks.
Knesset Children’s Rights Committee head Orly Levy-Abecassis says it’s used for "cyber-bullying."
Mistranslated as “repentance,” teshuva really means “return” – a return to God and, more importantly, a return to the person we are meant to be.
By AHARON E. WEXLER
The Hebrew word for life, hayyim, is a plural noun; the “soul of life” is the God who resides within each of us, the essence of our personalities to whom we must return.
By GLORIA DEUTSCH
Between two extremes there is a mid-point and our mid-point is truth.
By YONATAN GORDON
The ceremony is still required obviate the biblical and now defunct practice of Levirate marriage.
By ISRAEL HAREL
Gossip always hurts someone and sometimes that someone is us.
By RABBI LAZER GURKOW
Of ‘spodiks’ and ‘shtreimels,’ Part II.
By LEVI COOPER
‘When you draw near to a city to wage war against it, you shall first call out to it for peace’ (Deuteronomy 20:10)
Since the beginning of July, 959 tons of medicine and medical supplies entered the Strip through the border crossings with Gaza; 82,201 IDF reservists were called up during the war.
By BEN HARTMAN
I realized that I had received a tremendous wake-up call less than two weeks prior to Rosh Hashana.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
May the New Years – the plural is not a typo – bring blessing, joy and peace to the Jewish people, and the entire world.
By STEWART WEISS
For those farming in the land of Israel, shmita may present a very specific set of challenges, though of course the rabbis also provided for plenty of ways around this.
By DEBBIE YOUNG-SOMERS
Prayer takes on special meaning in Elul as we move toward Rosh Hashana, which celebrates the birthday of the world.
By DVORA WAYSMAN
As Scotland looks to leave the United Kingdom, the Jewish population residing there may have to do the same.
By ELLIS SIMPSON
The directive is now in final form, but has been held up in the Prime Minister’s Office because of the current budget debate.
By SETH FARBER
Moshe Rabbeinu notes two choices: one being Am Yisrael choosing loyalty to G-d and the second being G-d’s choice of Am Yisrael as a “chosen people.”
A story of tefillin, Tehillim and ‘tilim’ – phylacteries, psalms and rockets.
By YOSEF MENDELEVICH
Excuses won’t bring the slain back to life. Vigilance beforehand can prevent murder.
By JPost Editorial
The Court of Appeals has reaffirmed that the First Amendment’s guarantee of a person’s right to free exercise of religion is entitled to the very highest level of constitutional protection.
By DANIEL BERMAN,BRENDA BREUER,AWI FEDERGRUEN
Commercial interests have trampled the Jewish day of rest; Two lawmakers hope to use the law to encourage cultural activities and discourage commercial activities.
It is not up to American Jewry or the American government to force this decision upon a sovereign democratic nation amid the growing scourge of rising radical Islamism on all of its sides.
By ERIC R. MANDEL
This entire episode in Jewish communal life only reinforces the need for a meaningful planning process involving Jewish leadership from around the world.
By STEPHEN G. DONSHIK
The finance minister will ultimately find himself going back on his word as the government seeks extra revenue source.
By JEFF BARAK
The narrative of “young” and “encircled” also feeds the view that Israel is a temporary state. Despite almost 70 years of existence many seem to question Israel’s future.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
It is mortifying that they fell prey to monsters whose motives they would have been ready and willing to understand.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Obama took an important first step toward eradicating Islamic State at the NATO summit. Now the momentum must be maintained.
We need truly Zionist, nationally responsible, and halachically uplifting solutions to the shmita crisis – for the benefit of religious and non-religious Israelis alike.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Letterman is perhaps best-known for his Top 10 lists, covering virtually every subject known to man.
Hamas will once again deploy its “dead baby strategy” – placing its rocket launchers and tunnel entrances in densely populated areas so that Israel will have to kill civilians.
By ALAN DERSHOWITZ
The trouble with peace is that it requires two sides that can agree...
part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014
By AFRICA ISRAEL
Members of the global Jewish Community can now enjoy an exclusive opportunity to purchase Israel’s top cosmetic brands this season.
Believe it or not, Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner and with it the joyful celebration of the hope and promise that the New Year brings.
Gerbi couldn't contain her French rival suffering an ippon after just one-and-a-half minutes.