Report: Cabinet sparring over Israeli action against Gaza tunnel threat
'Israeli man conspired to help jihadi infiltrate into Israel to carry out terror attacks'
Israeli envoy Danon: Palestinians citing UN Secretary General to excuse terror
Hadar Goldin’s parents urge UN to help retrieve son’s remains from Gaza
Knesset lowers maximum migrant detention in Holot to 12 months
Supreme Court to hear case against Deri
Knesset Ethics Committee bans Balad MKs from Knesset debates
Knesset to vote on NGO transparency bill
Herzog, Lapid compete in hawkishness
Ban Ki-Moon condemns attack on Givat Sorek synagogue
Herzog vows to build centrist bloc
Jason Derulo to light up Rishon Lezion
Looking for clues
Whisper down the lane
Israeli pop icon Gabi Shoshan found dead at 66
Basketball: Maccabi Tel Aviv lost for answers after Haifa mauling
Soccer: Tel Aviv derby stalemate costly for Maccabi
Super Bowl 50: Broncos or Panthers — which team is the chosen one?
Israel maintains Group I status
Mumbai terror attack collaborator says Pakistani intelligence part of plot
Ukraine backtracks on Babi Yar plans amid accusations of Holocaust revisionism
Jew-hatred ‘recurrent problem’ in Dutch schools
Coen brothers on Oscars diversity: We write what we know – Jews and Minnesotans
Family of executed Hamas leader demands investigation
News director at Iran's Press TV caught on tape sexually harassing anchor
'ISIS operatives in Sinai are receiving medical treatment at Hamas hospitals in Gaza'
President Rouhani awards medals to negotiators of Iran deal
Trudeau: Canada must move 'carefully' in lifting Iran sanctions
Israel's air force still keeps eye on Iran despite nuclear deal
Iran army chief: Missile program a threat to our enemies, Israel should know what that means
Report: Palestinian Authority arrests 5 pro-Iran operatives in West Bank
'Briton who became ISIS beheader traveled to Gaza with Galloway convoy'
To silence propaganda, Iraq seeks to take ISIS offline
Report: EgyptAir mechanic with ISIS ties planted bomb in Sinai plane crash
ISIS media claims fighters killed in Israeli airstrike in Sinai
Knesset gets fishy as Agriculture Ministry calls for new trawling rules
US, Israeli experts meet to advance disability services
January budget booms to NIS 3.9 billion surplus on tax revenues
Government gets cracking on lowering egg, dairy prices
MDA staffers study at sign language workshop
New Worlds" Haifa researchers carry out sensitive detection of DNA sequences
When gender makes a difference
Weather Roundup: Cold and rainy in an unusually dry winter
Israel Railways is going electric
Israeli start-up aims to revolutionize mobile-based charitable giving
Zcash saves the world, Geek PicNic goes to Jerusalem and AOL innovates
'Israel to invest to track potential terrorists on social media'
Flug: Allowing foreign workers in keeps construction methods 'ancient'
Sanders flirts with history in quest to be first Jewish victor in US primary
Ahead of New Hampshire vote, focus on the role of commander-in-chief
Kasich tests the efficacy of a positive campaign
Does pro-Israel crowd ‘feel the Bern’? Sanders cites J Street, Zogby as advisers
Comment: Denver Broncos and the meaning of life
Podcast: How Israel would vote in the New Hampshire primary
#CancelTelAviv: Twitter users call on Jennifer Lopez to cancel reported Israel show
Modesty's newest fashion model: Hijarbie
Podcast: Behind the scenes of Israel’s Super Bowl ad
Podcast: Does the Western Wall plan signal the end of the haredi monopoly?
What’s a podcast and how do I get it?
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Difficult freedoms
Our World: Syria and the real demographic threat
The Syrian refugees begging for safety at the Turkish border
Jerusalem Post Letters to the Editor: Not democracy
On securing Jerusalem
Blowing every which way, at the Red Sea Jazz Festival
Mark Twain – a guest at the Virginia Pavilion
The soldier in the Mukhabarat
God’s presence is you!
Fifteen characters in search of a better author
The perfect mystery
Playing with conditionals
‘I don’t call them works of art, I call them stories’
Arrivals: Go with the flow
Hassidism: Democratizing the mystical experience
Wrestling with humanity
Monday mingling in Jerusalem – at Shaon Horef
This week in Jerusalem
Speaking with Yeshiva University's Richard Joel
Yeshiva University tackles the modern questions
In Beit Shemesh, more than just a children’s library
Made in Israel: The little sensor that could
Technology: Opening doors for seniors
A groovy cut in time
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: לֹא פַּעַם, בַּקַיִץ
F-35 מְטוֹס הַקְרָב
חָדָש בִּנְמַל הַתְעוּפָה בֶּן-גוּרְיוֹן
The Grace of God
German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the Nazis
US Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school
Today in History: James Michener’s visit to the Holy Land
A Package of Nostalgia, History and Re-dedication
The Way to Defeat Anti-Zionism on University Campuses
Denominationalism is okay, suppressing it is not
Mutual Judeo-Christian spiritual foundation of Judaism and Christianity
Papua New Guinea Pilgrims Plant Olive Trees in the Galilee
Green Leadership Classroom for Rehovot's Hadarim School
Shimi Rouimi Garden Dedicated in Ofakim
Olive Tree Planted in Rome for Holocaust Remembrance Day
The New Shoham Forest Bike Trail
Planting Trees for Ezra Schwartz
KKL-JNF Christmas Tree Distribution in Full Swing
Senior Chinese Foresters Visit Israel
Prime Minister of Albania Plants 80th Tree in Grove of Nations in Jerusalem
President of Ukraine Plants Olive Tree at Grove of Nations in Jerusalem
Solar Panels Installed on KKL-JNF Offices' Roof in Jerusalem
23rd Beekeepers Conference Salutes KKL-JNF Professionals
Five Years after the Fire, the Carmel is Green Again
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
105-Year-Old WWII Hero Honored at KKL Italy Event in Rome
JNF Canada Negev Dinner 2015 in Toronto
Arava Open Day 2016
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
02.09.2016 | 30 Shevat, 5776
A team of 50 workers went to the holy site during the night to repair the damages caused by Palestinian rioters.
By JEREMY SHARON
God brings plagues on Egypt and promises to take nation out of bondage
By BENJAMIN GLATT
Scroll written in Baghdad donated to Ethiopian synagogue in Jerusalem.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,SAM SOKOL
A manuscript Pentateuch known as the Codex Valmadonna, the only dated Hebrew text surviving from medieval England was sold for $3.6 million.
By MEIR PERSOFF
Material success, even when we are spectacularly successful at it, is not our raison d’être.
By RABBI SHMUEL KAPLAN
Désacralisation du Shabbat, effondrement du rabbinat… Rav David Lau, Grand Rabbin ashkénaze, répond aux questions du Jerusalem Post et lance un vibrant message au peuple juif
By MENASHE KOREN
Les habitants de Madagascar seraient-ils presque tous descendants d’israélites de l’Antiquité ? Et qui sont les quelques juifs qui vivent aujourd’hui sur l’île ?
By WILLIAM F.S. MILES
Le religieux nouveau est arrivé. Laïque convaincu, il adopte des éléments de pratique, sans pour autant opérer ce qu’on appelle un retour à la religion. Car le judaïsme est dans l’air du temps…
By GOL KALEV
Christian and Jewish scholars from across the globe gather in Jerusalem to talk about the Almighty.
By ORIT ARFA
"We share a common destiny – Jews in Israel and abroad – and if it is good for one Jew, it is good for us all."
By DVORA WAYSMAN
Crisis hits after Claims Conference pulls funding in an identity verification row.
Chabad rabbi Sterne believes that he has been frozen out by the facility’s management.
By SAM SOKOL
Posters for the movie will only feature a "fiery crown" in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Rabbis and Jewish communities are exploring the idea of meat- and dairy-free diets that agree with religious law.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
The Almighty is always with them and close by, in the shape of the laws
By RALPH AMELAN
What does new and completely different mean if not that which cannot be imagined?
By HAIM O. RECHNITZER
Perhaps it’s not a formula at all, but rather words of support we give each other
By SIDNEY SLIVKO
When relationships matter more than perceived fairness, love knows no bounds.
By SUSAN SILVERMAN
It was himself with whom Jacob wrestled. God now speaks inside his own soul.
By JONATHAN WITTENBERG
Our hope is that one day there can be peace, that all of humanity can be connected in a pool of love.
By HAVIVA NER-DAVID
A hero is one who channels his creative impulses.
By BETH KISSILEFF
Of the many ways to bring about redemption, two of them come to play in the Exodus narrative: Grand displays of power on the one hand and subtle, brave acts of rebellion on the other.
By RABBI SUSAN SILVERMAN
At the end of last week’s parasha, we read of the Torah’s ideal: the Jewish people secure in its homeland, faithfully celebrating the Festival of Freedom.
By GIDEON D. SYLVESTER
In this week’s Torah portion we encounter an individual who arguably was the most stubborn person in the history of mankind.
By TZVI HERSH WEINREB
Thoughts from the weekly Torah portion.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
News briefs from around Israel.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
By LEVI COOPER
Why would a loving father, foretelling a glorious future for his son Issachar, choose such a bizarre metaphor to describe him?
By RABBI TZVI HIRSH WEINREB
Lessons from a special teacher.
Hanukka is called a minor holiday, but its inclusion in the Jewish calendar should make us sit up, pause and take a deeper look.
By AHARON E. WEXLER
We feel the pathos of Jacob – “you will send my white head down to Sheol in grief.”
By REUVEN HAMMER
"How is it possible that such righteous individuals could have treated their brother with such hate?"
By RABBI AHARON E. WEXLER
"The photos reminded me that Adar was once a foreign baby and that we had been entirely unknown to him; Yet, here we were together."
While the Sages have told us that the events of all of Jewish history are “repeats,” they have taught us that the stories of the Patriarchs are precursors for what will happen to their descendants.
"In this deep pain, Rachel erred in her words to Jacob and said a sentence that was both mistaken and perhaps even dangerous."
An uniquely human behavior comes under spiritual examination.
What did God mean by telling Abraham that he was to go “lecha”?
“When Esau heard his father’s words, he cried out a great and bitter cry, and he said to his father, ‘Bless me too, O my father!’"
Do women interpret Torah differently than men?
By RENÉE LEVINE MELAMMED
“...and Isaac brought her to the tent of his mother Sarah, and he wedded Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. And Isaac was comforted after losing his mother...” (Genesis 24:67)
By AHARON WEXLER
Insights into this week's Torah portion.
We must allow God to show us the vault of the firmament, where the petty revenge cycle will fall away and the purpose of our people will shine before us.
The story of Noah and his ark is really a tale of darkness and tragedy beyond any other in human history. It is the worst ecological disaster to ever befall humanity.
‘True tikkun olam doesn’t just shout empty slogans coated in ideology, it looks at the world
around us deeply and inquisitively.’
By NIR BRAUDO
‘Customs are not set in stone, and like the bonfires of yore, time will tell which practices
By CHANA HENKIN
Simhat Torah presents us with a rare paradox.
By NATHAN LOPES CARDOZO
The mitzva of “afflicting one’s soul” does not undermine the principle that Shabbat and Yom Kippur are not intended by God to cause physical or emotional damage.
By NOAM ZION
The greatest miracle in the history of the Jewish people is that we survived so many centuries living in exile, despite often dire circumstances.
By RABBI AVRAHAM BLAS
These laws seemingly have no direct connection to religion, but are connected to society, morals, human relationships, laws pertaining to judges, and more.
The Revelation at Mt. Sinai seems at first glance to be relevant only to the Jewish people’s history, it was actually a very significant step for all of humanity.
Indeed, there are those who learn from this that God prefers to minimize the number of miracles. When there is another, natural, solution, He prefers that one.
Real freedom is positive freedom with a purpose and a mission.
The Jewish nation went through periods when man needed deep faith and tremendous optimism to sense the possibility of redemption.
The Torah describes it thus: “Now Joseph’s brothers saw that their father had died, and they said, ‘Perhaps Joseph will hate us and return to us all the evil that we did to him.’
"Even here, in Egypt, we plan to preserve our traditions and bequeath them to our sons and daughters and grandchildren."
This Shabbat we will rejoin the story of Joseph's life in Egypt and discover that it has a “happy ending.”
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Things that were true 3,700 years ago are still true today. The way to deal with enemies is by building, holding on to the land and developing it.
Ten years later and the promise had still not been fulfilled.
People like this are good, ideological people, but they fail where Lot failed: with an upside-down value system.
Whoever continues reading the story will be surprised.
It is a short story that has had many commentaries written about it and we will focus on one of them. But first let us turn to the story as it appears in the Torah.
"The Land of Israel is a place where man is constantly aware of the dependence on and connection to God."
I remember, as a child, being lifted up on the shoulders of the men in the synagogue, rising to “new heights” in a raucous celebration that lasted for hours and hours.
By STEWART WEISS
In the age of Big Torah, all of the arguments are on the table, and there are legitimate leaders who can chart the course to wherever we want to go.
By AVRAHAM BRONSTEIN
Death, the threatening end, is scary. “This is my decree and it is the same for every person.” Nobody lives forever.
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the last days of Moshe Rabbeinu as he turns to the nation.
Though her maternal grandparents lit candles and kept Shabbat, her mother and stepfather were Communists. Nonetheless, there is no question in her mind that she is a Jew.
By JUDY MONTAGU