'Bennett, Liberman join forces in coalition talks with Netanyahu'
Liberman likens EU to Nazis in light of reported plan to label settlement products
For first time in weeks, Netanyahu, Bennett meet for coalition talks
How will the latest anti-boycott law ruling affect BDS?
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Jerusalem plans international multi-institution fertility and genetics center for city
Weizmann Institute researchers regenerate heart cells in mice
Chief scientist says startups boom but fail to grow into mature companies
Jerusalem Mayor Barkat lauds haredi startups
Plan to prevent collapse of seafront cliffs gets green light
How was the moon formed? Israeli researchers shed new light on subject
Concert review: Paganini of Mandolin
Dudu Fisher recalls the family that saved his own in the Holocaust
Unfinished musical business
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04.18.2015 | 29 Nisan, 5775
The connection between market crashes and the Noahide flood is actually clearcut: Both are fueled by excess liquidity, physical in the case of the flood and financial in the case of the markets.
By PINCHAS LANDAU
The initiative commemorates the little-known events of the ninth of Adar sometime between 66-70CE when a small dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai erupted into violent conflict.
By JEREMY SHARON
“The story of this Torah scroll embodies Jewish fate more than any story,” FM Liberman says.
Rabbis from around world gather in Jerusalem to discuss challenges facing the Diaspora.
By SAM SOKOL
The food that we eat nurtures us for a day. The food that we give to others remains with us forever.
By RABBI LAZER GURKOW
It does not require a great deal of learning to understand why the Sages picked this book for Yom Kippur's Haftara.
By REUVEN HAMMER
Depuis quand, historiquement, existe-t-il des synagogues et quelles en sont les premières fonctions ? Eléments de réponses
By FELIX PEREZ
Alors que les actes racistes se multiplient dans le pays, la Torah nous rappelle que tous les hommes sont égaux et dignes de considération aux yeux de Dieu
A l’heure où le peuple juif doit faire face à toutes sortes de menaces, le rêve de Yaacov nous rappelle que l’unité d’Israël est la clé de sa survie
By RAV CLAUDE DAVID ZAFFRAN
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
By PEGGY CIDOR
"Whole new sub-communities are arising that I call the new secular and the new religious," says Dr. Micah Goodman, and these are the sectors that buy his best-selling books.
By TAL BASHAN
The Israeli Talmud’ makes the Daf Yomi program accessible to kids.
By BATSHEVA POMERANTZ
Circumcision and ritual immersion are two of the major requirements for a male convert according to Jewish law, along with an acceptance of the commandments laid out in the Torah.
Shenkar College’s Concoction Week takes place this week; all third year students from both the college’s faculties of design and engineering are participating in a range of workshops.
Tu B'Shvat booklet available on the Agriculture Ministry's website, free of charge, the ministry said.
By SHARON UDASIN
Names of some of the 66 fallen soldiers were inscribed on the handles of the Torah scroll.
Singing from the heart’s voice
By JPOST IVRIT STAFF
The Torah itself can also be a consuming fire
By YEHIEL GRENIMANN
Our goal is to eradicate evil in order to bring holiness into the world.
By SHERRI MANDEL
We can and should seek to minimize hostility in our lives.
By SHELDON LEWIS
Work toward ensuring that justice and right will prevail.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
By MARCIA FALK
Josephus did not call it Hannuka but rather the ‘Festival of Lights’
By MARCELA SULAK
The lessons of the ‘rape’ of Dinah.
By JOSHUA KULP
Doing the unthinkable in order to assure continuity
By JOSH FEIGELSON
Growing ultra-Orthodox power could jeopardize the Zionist enterprise
By MORDECHAI NISAN
The rainbow is a sign of protection for every living thing
By RALPH AMELAN
‘Mom, I also want a bat mitzva at the Kotel’
By ANAT HOFFMAN
Rav Yehuda considers the annual return of the rains as significant as the giving of the Torah.
By JULIA WATTS BELSER
For those interested in going into more depth, Rabbi Goldin provides extensive footnotes, from the Talmud to scholars in the modern period.
By MOSHE DANN
The Australian native specializes in Hebrew calligraphy and ketubot.
By GLORIA DEUTSCH
The Torah scroll was written on the finest deerskin available in Bahdad and completed in 1912; It now resides at the Ohel Ari Synagogue in Ra'anana.
By MARION FISCHEL
A fictional account of how Shimon ben Lakish, better known as Resh Lakish, transitioned from the arena to the yeshiva.
By Miriam Kates Lock
Abraham and Sarah pray and hope separately
By RACHEL SABATH BEIT-HALACHMI
The result of comprehensive scientific and systematic research, lists composers and their music in relation to the order of books as they appear in the Bible.
By ALEXANDER ZVIELLI
Israeli singer Shlomo Artzi performed last week for a highly appreciative crowd in the Ashdod Amphitheater.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
‘The Israeli Talmud’ makes the Daf Yomi program accessible to kids.
Members of Revolutionary Guard-linked group recover ancient Torah scroll after a number of valuable manuscripts went missing from a synagogue in Shiraz.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
When Education Minister Shai Piron alluded to the commentary in passing, Netanyahu urged – jokingly – for him to continue.
By HERB KEINON
Although Judaism has traditionally been a largely patriarchal religion, from the beginning women have played an important, even crucial, role.
The fathers of the old-world yeshivot must embrace and sanctify their Zionist children and our renewed Jewish State, and all of its institutions.
By SHLOMO RISKIN
Specifically this year there is a group of theological mystics who see a fascinating linkage between astronomical signs and prophetic visions.
The human need to maintain time-honored traditions, to repeat familial customs, to pray not from an ever-changing loose-leaf but rather from an ancient text goes back centuries and even millennia.
Herein lay the Constitution of this newly formed nation, the message by which a holy nation was to be fashioned and the mission with which blessing was to be brought to all the families on earth.
How many wings do angels have?
By LEVI COOPER
“And Moses took the blood and sprinkled [it] on the people, and he said, ‘Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord has formed with you concerning these words’” (Exodus 24:8).
Even if one could get away with something unethical, with deceiving another person, it is incorrect, improper, barbaric and desecrates God’s name.
'And all the people saw the voices and the flames, the sound of the shofar, and the smoking mountain, and the people saw and trembled; so they stood from afar.' (Exodus 20:15).
Instead of rejecting from afar the state’s institutions as devoid of Torah, how about accepting the invitation to come and try to influence from within?
By AHARON E. WEXLER
“Jacob called for his sons and said, ‘Gather and I will tell you what will happen to you at the end of days. Gather and listen, sons of Jacob, and listen to Israel, your father.’” Genesis 49: 1-2.
This entire world is a veneer for a truth much vaster and deeper.
Unless there is an America to act as the world’s policeman on behalf of democracy and freedom, the dark forces of suicide bombers will control the global village.
The Dialogues of Plato deal with the most fundamental ethical and moral issues affecting human conduct.
In short, Jewish law allows for a vegetarian diet, even as it continues to emphasize the uniqueness of humans and the primacy they are owed over animals.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
Esau is described as having a strong sense of familial identity.
It is an honor to honor an honorable person - do you agree?
‘And Jacob kissed Rachel, and he lifted up his voice and he wept’ (Genesis 29:11)
The legacy of Abraham demands military prowess alongside ethical integrity.
And Sarah died in Kiryat Arba which is Hebron in the Land of Canaan; and Abraham came to eulogize Sarah and to weep over her...’ Genesis 23:2
Do you work all year so you can take a vacation in the summer or do you vacation in the summer to rejuvenate and go back to work?
Ishmael and Isaac are involved in a kind of perpetual approach-avoidance dance wherein they see each other as rivals but come to recognize that they must learn to live together in same part of world.
The portion opens with God’s command to Abram to move to the Land of Israel.
The much-admired heroine of the Esther story is Esther, who saves her nation in an act that becomes known for all future generations as the miracle of Purim.
By ALIZA SHENHAR
Jacob, Moses and David were all leaders of the Jewish people who cultivated their innate potential for leadership while tending their flocks in the meditative quiet of the desert.
By YONATAN GORDON
Abraham is the first purely self-motivated seeker of the Divine history.
Hasidism teaches that when dancing with the Torah on Simcat Torah, since we dance with it covered, the dancing reminds us of the essential relationship that all Jews have with the Torah.
On this holiday, we embrace and celebrate the centrality of Torah to Jewish communal life, commemorate the euphoria of Temple libations and pray for the autumn rains to fall.
By DVORA WAYSMAN
Are the walls of the succa meant to evoke feelings of precariousness or of security?
By NOMI BERMAN
Though everyone was together, each was in a separate world on Yom Kippur.
When we recognize that life is more about what we are needed for than what we need, we have found life’s purpose.
‘The Lord said to Moses: Stretch forth your hand toward the heavens, and there shall be darkness upon the land of Egypt, and darkness will be tangible…’ (Exodus 10:21)
This Shabbat, as we listen to the Torah portion, we will hear about the sons standing around Yaakov Avinu’s bed.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
It is an historical fact that the Roman Emperor Hadrian built a Temple for Jupiter on the Temple Mount in 137 CE, most likely directly underneath where the Dome is today.
By HARRY MOSKOFF
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the last moments in the great drama of the Book of Genesis.
The story of the sale of Joseph begins this week and continues over the next few weeks.
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about Ya’acov’s journey back from Haran after 20 years of labor.
This Shabbat, we will encounter another personality trait of Avraham, the founding father of the Jewish nation.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Though we cannot solve all their conflicts at once, there is a good solution that allows both sides to climb off their tall trees and reach a compromise.
By ARIE FOLGER
The Sodomites preferred not receiving help if only not to be obligated to give anything to anyone else.
Noah is a tragic figure. Noah is a hero. Noah, ultimately, is human.
By ELI KAVON
I accept the divinity of the Bible, yet do not feel that the intention of its Author was to whitewash the faults of its characters.
By ABBA ENGELBERG
The uniqueness of the story of the Flood as it appears in the Torah is that it presents a story with a moral message.
And in the US, the world’s largest and seemingly safest Jewish community is slowly committing communal suicide, as the children and grandchildren of deeply committed Jews abandon Jewish practices.
By GIL TROY
Many mistakenly believe that ancient Judaism endorses polygamy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
The succa is also not a tent, yet the meaning, I think, ideally embodies the spirit of that to which American politicians refer as a “big tent.”
By BENJAMIN W. CORN
There are also certain things that can only be perceived from the outside, or from the other side of the mechitza.
By MEIRA WELT-MAAREK
The Jews of San Francisco made sure a “Simhat Torah ball was held on October 18, 1913 at the Majestic Theater downtown, where money raised was for the local Hebrew school.”
By DAVID GEFFEN
But there is another theme at work in the story of Jonah that I would like to explore – the theme
By STEWART WEISS
When God takes from us, comfort can only be found in believing the loss was for a higher purpose. This is the story of what happens when one man comes face to face with that purpose.
Lichtenstein is passionate about saving those who have been taken in by charlatans in religious garb spouting mystical gobbledygook.
By NAOMI RAGEN