Emunah petitions High Court against transfer of rabbinical courts
Netanyahu: ISIS brutality will seem like nothing compared with a nuclear-armed Iran
Begin proposes bare-bones ‘Jewish State bill’
Cruz calls Obama's Cuba embassy decision 'a slap in the face to Israel'
Palestinian group calls on Bon Jovi to boycott Israel
Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson to star in Avi Nesher’s new movie
Born to the keyboard
Beitar opens continental campaign with goalless deadlock
Lenskiy, Presiado capture sprint doubles at nationals
Beitar begins European quest with road trip to Kazakhstan
Heartbreak for Sanford at national championships
Bennett after commander shoots stone-thrower: Stones kill, just ask Adele Biton
IDF source: Commander shoots Palestinian dead after vehicle ambushed
Nazareth man indicted for attack at Histadrut building
Police boost security in Old City and at checkpoints
Poll: Majority wants to remove leniencies on Palestinians
Ariel Sharon's son: My father would have responded to Gaza rocket fire with full force
Analysis: West Bank unrest may not be an intifada, but it poses a serious threat nonetheless
Binyamin region residents demand Netanyahu gov’t act against terrorism
Family home of Har Nof synagogue massacre terrorist sealed
EJC head Moshe Kantor honored by France
Polish museum returns controversial gas chamber installation
German NGO organizes 'Rent a Jew' program
Netanyahu: The Jews owe an eternal debt of gratitude to the 'British Schindler'
Jewish groups brief MEPs on Hamas’s anti-Semitism
Is Muslim Brotherhood going jihadist?
Iran says it will comply with UN protocol on access
Hamas aiding ISIS-affiliated group that carried out terror attack in Egypt, IDF says
Europe's leadership says final Iran deal not yet secured
Analysis: Egypt is losing its war against ISIS in Sinai
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Trade away trans-fats
Netanyahu comes to hail mental health reform
Unions demand collective agreement to ensure vocational conditions
Delek, Noble executives: We commit to developing Leviathan
Members of the public can submit reactions to gas outline until July 21
Energy Minister Steinitz announces terms of gas compromise deal
Israel's Elbit Systems wins $150 mln Benelux contract
Apps for finding jobs are among Microsoft Venture’s latest start-up
Tech Talk: Tel Aviv hosts international cybersecurity conference
Government seeks to fill hi-tech manpower shortage
Global Agenda: On the wall
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Three US churches consider BDS measures against Israel in upcoming vote
NGO seeks to seize N. Korean ship to pay off $330 m. US judgment for killing of priest
ISIS purportedly threatens to 'slaughter' Christian Arabs living in Jerusalem
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The International Solidarity Mission Says Goodbye in Jerusalem
Chinese Ambassador Visits the Israel-China Friendship Fores
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The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
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The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
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07.03.2015 | 16 Tammuz, 5775
Police said the raid came after nine police officers were killed by the sect, an offshoot of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Agriculture Ministry: Livestock imported from Canada could potentially cause diseases
By SHARON UDASIN
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
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
By REUVEN HAMMER
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
By PEGGY CIDOR
Bonfires were lit throughout Israel in commemoration of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a disciple of Rabbi Akiva who wrote the Zohar.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JTA
French-Israeli entrepreneur Haim Aouizerate is seeking to send a fully functional, albeit tiny, Torah scroll to the moon.
The pioneering author, teacher and lecturer prefers to remain modest despite her accomplishments.
By BENJAMIN GLATT
The group has been agitating for a “change [in] the status-quo that is currently preventing women from being able to pray freely at the Western Wall."
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
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.
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
Korah aimed at smothering individuals in the power of the group.
By JOSEPH DWECK
Leadership must go to those who can best teach, inspire and represent.
By RACHEL MONTAGU
Our hold on this land is conditional on our moral behavior, as individuals and as a people.
By RON KRONISH
The Friedman husband-and-wife team has managed to produce a rich and rewarding book.
By MATT NESVISKY
If we know someone who might be a victim of sexual abuse, we are responsible to protect them.
By SHAI CHERRY
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
Tamar Weissman explains the connection between each tribe and the tract of land it was apportioned in the Bible.
By MATI WAGNER
Before Passover, 10 students from Jerusalem’s Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies traveled to Turkey to take part in a unique community service trip; Both sides reflect.
By GABI BEHIRI,GEO POOR
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
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
‘And he [Moses] said to them: “Listen now rebels”… and he struck the rock twice’ (Numbers 10:10).
By SHLOMO RISKIN
“Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men.” (Numbers 16:1)
‘And God spoke to Moses: “…Send forth for yourself men and they will tour the Land of Canaan…”’ (Numbers 13:1,2)
One mitzva that takes real faith – and real courage – is to honor the oft-repeated command to treat the stranger with dignity and compassion and fairness.
By RABBI SUSAN SILVERMAN
"All of knowledge, indeed the entire world, may be seen as 'matter'; Torah must give 'form,' direction and meaning to every aspect of the material world and the life which it breeds."
‘Hessed’ toward converts – and the Book of Ruth
“God spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Take a census of the sons of Gershon as well, according to their fathers, according to their tribal families…” (Numbers 4:21,22)
“And when a man sells a residential house in a walled city, its redemption may take place until the completion of the year of its sale. Its redemption shall be a full year” (Leviticus 25:29).
"Being part of the Jewish people means that as long as there are Jews who still identify as such, I will never truly die."
By AHARON E. WEXLER
Insights into this week's Torah portion.
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.
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.
By RACHEL SABATH BEIT-HALACHMI
'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?
“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.
By RABBI LAZER GURKOW
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)
By anticipating redemption, we develop a tremendous drive to advance the process. This drive is what pushes humanity forward.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
When it comes to the observance of Jewish tradition, we are all pick-and-choosers about what we do or don’t do.
By BRIAN BLUM
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about a difficult turn of events.
In order to be liberated from its emotional slavery, the nation needs to undergo a long process. Indeed, it was only after 40 years that the nation was ready to enter the Promised Land.
Despite its impact, the "Shulchan Aruch" remains largely unknown to most contemporary Jews.
By MICHAEL FREUND
Jews will celebrate Shavuot, or “The Feast of Weeks” as it is sometimes translated, beginning at sundown on Saturday night.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
How can we understand the fact that our Messiah- to-come, scion of King David of the tribe of Judah, can lay claim to what is at best a sullied and problematic lineage?
Every time I recall the scene of the giving of the Ten Commandments at Sinai, I am always astounded by the power and majesty of the Torah’s description.
By AVRAHAM AVI-HAI
Studying Torah and sincere prayer are two pursuits that are central to the Jewish experience.
Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, is unique among Jewish holidays in that there is no special mitzva that must be fulfilled.
Parshat Bechukotai opens with a detailed list of promises slated to be fulfilled.
According to the Torah, utterances that offend others is forbidden no matter who they are.
It is high time that our media understands that our society exists, reinvigorates itself and withstands world pressure only due to people like the recently-passed Rabbi Lichtenstein and Dr. Rosenne.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
Rabbi Akiva and the Hillel sandwich.
By STEWART WEISS
‘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.
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.