Watchdog warns Netanyahu against appointing another minister to cabinet
Liberman: There will be a 2016 election
National-religious rabbis issue letter of support for administrative detainees
MKs to grill Herzog on reports of political tricks
An abundance at Acre
A beautiful dance
Jerusalem once again celebrates sacred music
‘We’ will connect
Judo: Israel ends World Championships with just one medal
Israelis fall short of finals at Beijing
Israel needs significant improvement before EuroBasket
Soccer: Hapoel Beersheba hoping to burst Maccabi Tel Aviv's bubble
IBA workers get temporary reprieve
Report: Hezbollah enlisting West Bank youth to carry out terror attacks against Israel
Father of Palestinian boy at heart of clash with IDF: Our children are doing their duty
Abbas moving to boot political opponents and tighten grip on power, critics claim
Drive-by shooting victim: Living in Samaria is a game of Russian roulette
Senior Palestinian official calls for unification of Islamic Jihad, Hamas into PLO
Lost Nazi train is merely a sliver of theft ‘beyond imagination,’ says historian
‘He saw beyond the illnesses into the souls of his patients’
Matisyahu: Anti-Semitism at Spanish festival was something I never experienced before
Cemetery controversy ‘Much Ado about Nothing,’ say Lithuanian Jewish leaders
Drunk Illinois man knocks down Chabad Menorah, claims it was gift to Jewish friend
Iran prepares fateful verdict on Jason Rezaian
Iranian court hands 10 year sentence to pair accused of spying for Israel, US
Former Intel chief: US, Israel should reach parallel Iran agreement
'Iran won't recognize Zionist usurper regime,' senior Khamenei aide vows
Report: ISIS beheads 39 of its own members
Worth their weight in gold: ISIS reveals new coins to replace 'satanic conception of banks'
US confirms Islamic State computer expert killed in air strike
Analysis: Is ISIS here to stay in the Middle East?
Egypt quietly warms relations with Syria in fight against ISIS
Italy's Eni makes mega gas discovery off Egyptian coast
Only 16 women register to vote in Saudi Arabia elections
Missing piece found in liver puzzle
Fledgling scientists meet elder geniuses
Risk of another autism spectrum disorder child after a first one is much lower than presumed
Allergy experts urge taking kids with symptoms for evaluation to avoid problems as school start
Finance Ministry pledges to reform solar energy sector
A rock star, 9 congressmen, and one solar field
German, Israeli and Jordanian experts team up to explore climate change and bird migration
Israel likely to be water-stressed in 2040, study finds
Israeli startup's digital 'guardian angel' saving lives of children with special needs
An Israeli laundry app with potential for more
Global innovators collaborate in Israel
The new space age: Israel holds youth satellite building contest
NIS 4 million budgeted for Tel Aviv businesses affected by light rail construction
Israel Housing Forecast: Prices on the rise
WATCH: Shimon Peres throws a paper airplane in the name of education
A fitting way to remember the fallen
Grapevine: Good intentions gone awry
Grapevine: Toasting the New Year
Culture, religion and Israel’s economy
Young people in the Middle East must embrace peace
The Iran deal
Think About It: Parliamentary oversight of foreign policy
The People and The Book: Of power and pain
Stasis of belligerence
Necessary Stories: Hitched
A concerned poet
The improbable Zionist
Open the gates of conversion
A literary life
Solemnity and levity on the shore
A laptop, Wi-Fi and a cup of coffee
Unusual tombs in the Kidron Valley
Here come the ‘monument men’
Oddities: Almost paradise
It’s a boy!
Shades of black and white
The face of Israeli prostitution
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: כִּנֶרֶת
הַמִזְרָקָה הַמוּזִיקָלִית בְּאֵילַת
Samphire and sourdough
How Obama misled the world
15% of Judea/Samaria Jewish Population American
A Negotiating And Ethics Lesson That Has Stood The Test Of Time...
Rosh Hashanah—the Beginning of Change
Why our social ills are not cured by our social medicines: the case of “race discrimination”
Gaza Evacuees in Halutza, 10 Years Later
A Corner in Nitzana Forest in Memory of Sergeant Erez Sagi
Australian Legislators and Political Advisors Visit Gaza Border Communities
New Campsite for Youth Dedicated in Maginim Forest
Chinese Delegation Tours Negev Agriculture and Forestry
Italy’s National Day at EXPO 2015
The Ambassadors’ Club of Israel Tours the Galilee with KKL-JNF
The International Solidarity Mission Says Goodbye in Jerusalem
An Ecological Festival at the Shafir Winter Pond
KKL-JNF Global Landscapes Seminar at Expo 2015
New Bio-filters Purify Surface Runoff Water for Reuse
Future Tour Guides Discover the Negev with KKL-JNF
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
From Sunny Israel to Cold Canada
Walking for Water with KKL France in the Mountains of Eilat
Renewable Energies for the Future in the Arava
LDA Conference: Science and Technology for Forests
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
Arava Open Day: Food Security for Israel and the Entire World
An Olah Reports From Nepal
How One Oleh is Helping to Transform the Way People Drink Water
From Think Tank to Environmental Consultant
Award Winning Designer Launches Career as Wedding Dressmaker
How Natalie Edwards Built a Successful Career in Israel’s Startup Industry
5 Tips to Land a Job in Israel
Starting Your Own Business in Israel: Real Life Examples
5 Strategies for Finding Your Professional Place in Israel
36 Hours in Southern Israel
Food Shopping In Israel
How Women Can Have it All in Israel
The Eisenberg’s Long Journey Home
Why Retirees are Thriving in Israel
Thanks to Aliyah video
6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare
Starting Over in Israel
Sam Eisenberg: From Nativ to Aliyah
WATCH: Why Olim #LiveLoveIsrael
5 Ways that Olim Kick Back
VIDEO: Are you ready for the South?
Make yourself at home… in Israel
NBN Announces Bonei Zion Prize Recipients for 2015
NefeshB’Nefesh Provides Services to Bnot Sherut
How Doctors Are Impacting Israel’s South
08.31.2015 | 16 Elul, 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
Rabbi Goren’s Six Day War Torah scroll returns to the Kotel.
By GIL ZOHAR
The Women of the Wall seek to abolish the discriminatory regulations that are preventing women from praying freely at the Western Wall.
By JENNA PERLMAN,SHANA MEDEL
Temple Institute int'l director says crowdfunding campaign is opportunity for Jews and gentiles to help achieve the vision of the prophets of Israel of "a house of prayer and peace for all."
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Burned remnant from 1,500-year-old Book of Leviticus made legible via hi-tech lab.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
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."
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.
What is the litmus test of true prophecy?
By SAMUEL LANDAU
What kind of leader do the Jewish people really want?
By BILL RUDOLPH
The ‘tent’ must be seen as idea, not abode.
By ESTHER ORENSTEIN LAPIAN
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
This commentary is dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Dr. Emanuel Green, a beloved mentor and friend, a man of great compassion, wisdom and modesty who taught me the lessons of life.
By SHLOMO RISKIN
Twenty-five years after the establishment of Nishmat, a center for advanced Torah Study for women, its founder reflects on the challenges and inroads made by the organization.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
the mysterious red heifer was an exemplar for all Torah laws.
By LEVI COOPER
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
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
"As humanity continues to evolve towards true repentance, during the period of the Third Temple, there will only be meal and grain sacrifices"
Parshat EKEV: ‘You shall teach them to your children, to discuss with them while you sit in your home, while you walk on the way, when you retire and when you arise…’ (Deut. 11:19)
‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one’ (Deuteronomy 6:4)
I was not there on Rosh Hodesh Av when Rachel Cohen Yeshurun was arrested for smuggling a Torah into the Kotel. I was there, however, the month before, on Rosh Hodesh Tamuz.
By RABBI SUSAN SILVERMAN
‘How so can I bear alone your contentiousness and your quarrels?’ (Deut. 1:12)
‘And he [Moses] said to them: “Listen now rebels”… and he struck the rock twice’ (Numbers 10:10).
“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.
"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
By REUVEN HAMMER
“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.
The hackers who are having a jolly time bringing down the Ashley Madison website exposed many men who were trying to cheat on their wives.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Miraculously, You opened up an opportunity to come home; to no longer be strangers in a strange land.
By YAEL ECKSTEIN
One of the commandments Moses mentions in this week's Torah portion is the prohibition against “meat in milk.”
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
The leader of the Tzohar rabbinical organization, Rabbi David Stav, and his colleagues threw a shock grenade into the volatile religion/state arena this week.
By URI REGEV
He is a towering authority in Orthodox Halacha, a great authority on Maimonides, a yeshiva head in Israel, a former principal of Jews’ College....
By EFRAIM HALEVY
Our sages set blessings to be said before and after everything we eat, and also during other times when a person is amazed by the beauty of creation.
Maimonides, in his introduction to Perek Chelek, describes the incredible manner in which the Almighty gave the Torah to Moses.
By KENNETH COHEN
In this week’s Torah portion, we finish listening to Moshe Rabbeinu’s first speech prior to his departure from the nation, and begin to listen to his second speech.
What is the purpose of the Temple? And following that, what are we supposed to be mourning on Tisha Be’av?
Several weeks ago I was in Tel Aviv and I witnessed the community redevelopment effort in the southern part of the city – all while searching for a minyan in which to say Kaddish.
By STEPHEN G. DONSHIK
Is making a vow a positive deed?
“Women’s strength is better than men’s strength. Men say ‘Give us a leader and we will return to Egypt,’ and women say ‘Give us a portion along with our father’s brothers.’”
The State of Israel’s government cannot afford to continue with archaic ideologies of us and them.
By AMBER CAREY-GITTER
By anticipating redemption, we develop a tremendous drive to advance the process. This drive is what pushes humanity forward.
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