Netanyahu vows to run in next election, boost Likud
Barkat: I will not report to Elkin and add another layer of government bureaucracy
Haredi parties working to gain access to Education Ministry's summer day camp program
Haredi parties call Yisrael Beytenu, Yesh Atid 'evil' for saying yeshiva students should work
Leaving Tel Aviv behind
Crowd-funding his way to culinary cinema
Comedy: Talking to Todd
Comedy for Koby kicks it up a notch
Sela outplayed by Tsonga at French Open
Rishon Lezion, Eilat have BSL semifinal berths within grasp
IFA works behind the scenes to prevent Palestinian proposal from passing
Israeli coach David Blatt leads Cleveland Cavaliers to NBA finals
Congress will not let France ‘take over’ peace process, says Graham
International community must hold Hamas accountable, says Col. Kemp
IAF chief plays down fears of Egypt buying Russian air-defense systems
President Rivlin: I do not object to Israeli negotiations with Hamas
Gaza deters Israel, not the other way around, Haniyeh says
German party lifts requirement for Muslim students to visit concentration camps
Analysis: The Holocaust as a political issue
Aziz leaves post as director of UK Zionist Federation
Professor accused of anti-Semitism not fired over scuffle
Israeli consul in Budapest called a ‘dirty Jew’
Hezbollah, jihadists suffer casualties in Qalamoun
Analysis: Forgotten facts and distorted history of the Mideast
Leader of Syrian al-Qaida wing says aiming to take Damascus
Hamas blasts 'unfair' Amnesty report alleging war crimes in Gaza
Powers question deadline for final Iran nuclear agreement
World No Tobacco Day to be marked on Sunday
Rambam Medical Center's AID seminar aims to save lives in Africa, create goodwill abroad
Mental health professionals threaten strike, accusing Health Ministry 'of contempt'
Health authority chief resigns after Litzman stymies planned agency
Environmentalists claim victory as sand mining to stop at Samar
Netanyahu on natural gas: We will not repeat mistakes of other countries
Kahlon recuses himself from gas sector
Experts call for urgent construction of wastewater treatment facilities in West Bank
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Israel gains ground in competitiveness ranking
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05.28.2015 | 10 Sivan, 5775
Police said the raid came after nine police officers were killed by the sect, an offshoot of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Doing the unthinkable in order to assure continuity
By JOSH FEIGELSON
Growing ultra-Orthodox power could jeopardize the Zionist enterprise
By MORDECHAI NISAN
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
Abraham and Sarah pray and hope separately
By RACHEL SABATH BEIT-HALACHMI
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 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).
By SHLOMO RISKIN
"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.
'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.
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
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.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
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.
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.