Deri poised to step down as MK Avraham Michaeli to take his place
Odeh: I do not put limits on the Palestinian struggle against 'occupation'
In light of tense situation, Netanyahu shortens trip to Germany
Meretz's Gal-On calls on Likud ministers at right-wing rally to step down
Acre Festival 2015 winners
Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal
A zest for life
Yellow-and-blue in upbeat mood despite Milano setback
Atzili leads Beitar to victory in Sakhnin
Soccer: Natcho doubtful for final Euro 2016 qualifiers
Tennis: Yoni Erlich back in the winner's circle
Incoming southern commander: Security reality is dynamic and explosive
Police carry out one of biggest organized crime sweeps in years, arrests top southern mob boss
UN chief condemns recent killings of Palestinians, without mention of Israeli terror victims
IDF investigation finds Palestinian youth accidentally shot in Monday riot
Abbas says he has instructed Palestinian security forces, factions to lower tensions
Security forces seize M-16 used by Hamas cell to murder Henkin couple
Netanyahu: Cameras linked to command centers will be spread out on all West Bank roads
Report: Russian Jewish leader endorses aid to Assad
Germans give Hitler actor a warm welcome
Jewish journalist jailed in Austria over restitution squabble
A glimpse inside some of the most beautiful synagogues around the globe
British Conservatives want to block local councils from BDS activity
Sources: US enforcement of Iran arms embargo slipped during nuclear talks
US measure for Iran victims to get paid before sanctions waived inspired by Shurat Hadin
Analysis: The best reason for Iran deal? The West will learn where to drop bombs
Iranians launch ‘Sorry Syria’ campaign to apologize for Iranian jingoism
ISIS vs. al-Qaida: Zawahiri says Baghdadi is not the leader of the Muslim world
'ISIS militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra'
WATCH: Russian warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Syria
'Russia can't claim to fight ISIS terror, while supporting Assad's terror'
Russia hits ISIS targets in Syria, says will consider air strikes in Iraq
40 Syrian insurgent groups call on regional states to form alliance against Russia, Iran
Turkey says Russia has escalated Syrian conflict with violation of its airspace
How to cope with holiday’s excess calories and winter’s illnesses
Health scan: Israeli physicians slowly warming to medical marijuana
Global space community to reach for the stars
Mazel Tov! Hebrew University places first in Israel in another school ranking
Ness Ziona residents threaten to sue Rehovot for raw sewage flow
Burgeoning alternative fuel firms in Israel grow fivefold in less than three years
IN PICTURES: 1,500 eagles pass over Israel on migration route
Green group demands swift action after sewage pollutes river, kills fish
Facebook pegs Israeli satellite to provide African Internet
Israel to host first international 'Under 30' Forbes Summit
Brewery producing craft beer made from Boston river water taps Israeli tech
El Al wins first place prize for startup program
Grapevine: Demos, kiddushes and videotape
Why is this Palestinian rioter wearing a Miri Regev t-shirt?
Breaking the Torah for Torah’s sake
Women and the changing customs of Simhat Torah
IBA English News’s departing chief reflects on 25 years behind and in front of the camera
Is the Western Wall rabbi above the law?
Ending the Oslo paradigm
October 7: Wave of violence
In My Own Write: Blind eye to reality
Who is a hero?
The diplomacy profession
Coexistence in a cone
2016 Budget: Not just numbers
Voice in service
Working for Hitler
Armed with a sense of humor
Jaunt through Mount Zion
Serving Israel with love
Down to earth- At the Castel Museum
Life in a bell jar
Grapevine: My MK
Living in a shoebox
Rhythmic gymnastics on the rise
Shalev Ad-El lights up
מִשִירֵי רָחֵל: גַן נָעוּל
הַמֵיטָב שֶל אֲרִיאֵל זִילְבֶּר
יָבוֹא גְדִי זָהָב
נְמַל חֵיפָה זָכָה בַּמָקוֹם הָרִאשוֹן
Building health in Rwanda
‘The Sabbath is on Saturday not Sunday’
Born to dance
THE GRAND NAHARIYA MARATHON RUN
An Inspirational Tale of the Nahariya Mean, Lean, Anglo-Olim Racing Team
A Call for Action After More Killings of Jews in Jerusalem!
Mahmoud Abbas Adds to Israel’s Isolation — Where and When Will It End?
Learning from mistakes
Inauguration of the Masonic Forest Square in Jerusalem
Free Schach Distribution in KKL-JNF Forests
Remembering the Victims of 9/11
600 Holocaust Survivors Enjoy Touring with KKL-JNF
greenXchange at EXPO Milano
First Tree after Shmita Year Planted by Bavarian Agriculture Minister
Prime Minister of Lithuania Plants Tree in Jerusalem
KKL-JNF International Expo Mission to Milan
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
Got Water Problems?
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
From Sunny Israel to Cold Canada
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
Melinda and Chelsea: The Inspiring Story of Aliyah Across the Ages
An Olah Reports From Nepal
How One Oleh is Helping to Transform the Way People Drink Water
From Think Tank to Environmental Consultant
Why People Love Volunteering in Israel
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
Where Are They Now? The Olim of the July 2014 Charter Flight
36 Hours in Southern Israel
Food Shopping In Israel
How Women Can Have it All in Israel
Why Retirees are Thriving in Israel
Thanks to Aliyah video
6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare
Starting Over in Israel
Spotted on Social: Moshe Somers’ Activity List
Sam Eisenberg: From Nativ to Aliyah
WATCH: Why Olim #LiveLoveIsrael
5 Ways that Olim Kick Back
WATCH: Highlights of 221 Olim Landing on the July 2015 Charter Flight
“WATCH: Highlights of 232 Olim Landing on the August 2015 Charter Flight”
Make yourself at home… in Israel
10.06.2015 | 23 Tishri, 5776
Police said the raid came after nine police officers were killed by the sect, an offshoot of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Material success, even when we are spectacularly successful at it, is not our raison d’être.
By RABBI SHMUEL KAPLAN
Agriculture Ministry: Livestock imported from Canada could potentially cause diseases
By SHARON UDASIN
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
"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
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
A hero is one who channels his creative impulses.
By BETH KISSILEFF
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
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
‘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
"We can only hope and pray that Congress will be wiser and will prevent this Alice-in-Wonderland deal-debacle before it destroys the entire free world."
"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).
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.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the last days of Moshe Rabbeinu as he turns to the nation.
The state has imposed upon the nation a Chief Rabbinate that is now dominated by the most extreme and obscurantist elements.
By ISI LEIBLER
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.”
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.