03.26.2017 | 28 Adar, 5777
Jerusalem mayor meets US peace envoy at White House after Mideast tour
Hamas closes Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel
Hundreds participate in symbolic funeral for senior Hamas militant
Analysis: Israel's new approach to Hamas?
WATCH: Dancing for peace around Tel Aviv
Netanyahu: No deal yet with US on settlements
Two dead and multiple injured, including children in shootings in Israeli-Arab towns
Sela falls in straight sets to Nadal at Miami Open
Israel's coalition heads aim to end crisis
Report: US may allow new settlement in exchange for partial building freeze
John Ford Coley would really love to see you tonight
What’s new, pussycat? It’s Tom Jones!
Opera: Gazzetta giggles
Hapoel Jerusalem blown out by 24 points in Rishon
Levy’s Israel humbled 4-1 in Spain qualifier
Israelis, Palestinians await resolution at May’s FIFA Congress
Alto: The Israeli startup aiming to help Americans with disabilities
Electronic patches for migraine headaches
Bats remember directions
On the tip of their tongue
Trump and State Governors Have Declared a State of Emergency on Opioid Abuse
Insulin resistance can lead to faster cognitive decline
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Sino-Saudi alignment in Yemen and escalating conflict
Israel’s open secret
A rotten apple?
Can religion be an opportunity for human progress?
Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and 'human rights'
US military official to JPost: ISIS is in its death throes, but still a ruthless enemy
Egypt's former leader Mubarak freed, six years after overthrow
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
Head of GOP in Israel says ‘self-hating Jew’ Sarah Silverman ‘needs a muzzle’
Midsummer Camp’s Dream: Telling a unique story about Israel
Trump’s new Israel envoy gets a mixed welcome from Jewish groups
UK chief rabbi holds vigil for terror victims along with Christian and Muslim leaders
Iron Dome start-up to provide critical support to New York Power Authority
Enticing Israeli startups to expand to Germany
Ivanka Trump reportedly invited to Germany on White House visit
US House and Senate introduce bipartisan bills against boycotts of Israel
Bernie Sanders declares ‘victory’ in withdrawal of GOP health bill
Senate introduces new bill sanctioning Iran and testing its nuclear deal
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
The Travel Advisor: Say so long to the tablets
NYC rabbi publishes ‘(Unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah’ for coming holiday
Grapevine: Dershowitz makes a different case for Israel
This week in 60 seconds: Terror hits central London
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot welcomes second 'wonder baby'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A surprisingly unorthodox education minister?
Time to make the leap to start-up government
'Volatile and dangerous’
Extending a cultural helping hand
Solving the riddle of Elsa Weiss
in the sea
Sit up and listen
City Notes: From shipwrecked to seabound
Harnessed to freedom
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World leadership has changed, but Israel support still needed, says Cardoza-Moore
Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
Canadian Delegation in Israel: “It’s a privilege to be here”
Bosnian President Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations
JNF USA Leadership Mission Visits Northern Israel
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
‘Hadassah Academic College is an apolitical academic institution that encourages coexistence,’ says college in statement
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
The percentage of religious smokers experiencing withdrawal symptoms on Shabbat morning, after a night without cigarettes, was significantly lower than on weekday mornings.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Switching to another health insurer by Internet is a hit.
In 2015, 73% of haredi women were aged 25-60 were in the labor force. Non-haredi Jewish women participated at an 80% rate.
By NIV ELIS
The issue surrounding a more egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall faces opposition by the ultra-Orthodox in Israel.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
According to local media reports, the raid lasted several hours at the homes where a 200-odd strong community live.
The advocacy group is unsatisfied with the New York City probe of yeshivot.
The district's Orthodox-majority board has been accused of financial mismanagement and of diverting funds from public schools to area yeshivas.
The assailant, sporting dreadlocks and brown jacket, fled the scene of the incident with an undisclosed amount of money.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
Ultra-orthodox schools have been in conflict with education authorities for several year.
By SAM SOKOL
Inspectors said the school was founded to prevent students from “developing a wider, deeper understanding of different faiths, communities, cultures and lifestyles, including those of England.”
The declaration by Agudath Israel follows a resolution approved by the Rabbinical Council of America, the largest rabbinical association of modern Orthodox rabbis in the US.
By JEREMY SHARON
The people supposed to be dressed as haredi Jews (but more like Abraham Lincoln) are shown smashing an al-Aksa mosque model before being pretend-stabbed and shot.
The board indicated that it believed that previous efforts at regulation were ineffective.
The letter addresses the need to prevent and eradicate the epidemic of child abuse adversely affecting the Jewish community.
Technologie et réalités économiques ont de profondes répercussions sur la communauté ultraorthodoxe qui est en pleine mutation
By NATAN ODENHEIMER
Au sein d’une communauté où les femmes n’ont pas accès aux méthodes de détection précoce du cancer du sein, une initiative menée sur le terrain commence à porter ses fruits
By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
"Progressive education in the haredi world is very tricky. Any culture change is scary. Even the word progressive is threatening.”
By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
The Old City’s Fifth Quarter Gallery showcases collaboration and ritual.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
By PEGGY CIDOR
We lack the necessary budget, and it’s a pity to see these skilled youth prevented from taking the exam.
The evolution of women’s leadership in Orthodoxy.
By HANNAH KATSMAN
"People are looking in our direction now to find that modest kind of look, which is very interesting to see."
The comments evinced heavy criticism from President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and ultra-Orthodox political leaders.
The absence of women from haredi newspapers, websites, and other forms of media has become a well known and now almost unremarkable phenomenon.
‘Tikkun’ is both revolting and revealing.
By HANNAH BROWN
Dr. Michal Shaul researched the issues that haredi society faced at the end of World War II and their response during the first decade following Israel's establishment.
More than 40 protesters violated public order by shouting, rampaging and damaging property in front of Rabbi Moshe Havlin’s home.
By ELIYAHU KAMISHER
Ultra-Orthodox filmmaker Rama Burshtein on the surprising success of her award-winning romantic comedy ‘Through the Wall’.
Avratech-Ravtech platform could eventually train and employ thousands of haredi men, if the state and other institutions give it sufficient backing.
Shas chairman questions why Reform, Conservatives have no attachment to Western Wall. Comments termed “ugly and crass” by Reform leader.
“In television today, people are taking their time telling stories, so we don’t have to explain all the rituals. We will just show it.”
By SHAWN RODGERS
Tens of thousands of men, educated in the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) system, are not taught English or math past the fourth-grade level.
By ALAN ROSENBAUM
Seventy percent of American Jews and 61% of Israeli Jews said that they support establishing a pluralistic section in the Western Wall plaza to be used for egalitarian prayer services.
By TAMARA ZIEVE,GIL HOFFMAN
The religious issues that haunted Labor governments are evolving into a threat to Likud’s political hegemony.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
This trend is particularly evident in Jerusalem, where new schools have opened in recent years, both for elementary and high school aged children.
An Israeli academic claims the country faces problems if it keeps having too many children.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The “2016 Statistical Report on Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel" reviews populations, education, economic, social and political trends in the haredi community.
Evoking rabbinical traumas in Czarist Russia and even ancient Rome, the debate over ultra Orthodoxy’s core curriculum runs much deeper than the politicking it has stirred.
The struggle of a woman from the Gerrer Hassidic community to divorce her husband and keep her children.
Knesset education panel approves bill to cancel core studies in ultra-Orthodox institutions.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
An influx of foreign construction workers set to speed building.
This renewed commitment on behalf of the prime minister comes despite intense efforts by the haredi political leadership to annul several critical aspects of the agreement reached earlier this year.
Police attempt to confiscate Torah scroll brought to the site, but are blocked by women worshipers.
Demonstrations took place in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem, as well as on Route 4, and Route 444 just north of the predominantly haredi city of Elad.
Worshipers required to stand in specially cordoned-off area of women’s section, under heavy police guard.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN,JTA
In 2014, after swingeing cuts to yeshiva budgets were made by the previous government, state funding for these institutions amounted to NIS 454 million.
The military reportedly sent a draft notice to the ultra-Orthodox man based on the photo, saying his request for a deferment based on religious observance was a ruse.
It is likely therefore that the rabbi’s letter is intended as a way of distancing himself from the plan, which he reluctantly agreed to during indirect negotiations.
Around 15 political figures, including MKs Tzipi Livni, Yair Lapid and Michael Oren, attended the meeting.
"It cannot be that women are being excluded from Israeli democracy," MK Svetlova says.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef described the ruling as “wretched” and “outrageous,” and accused the non-Orthodox movements of making arbitrary use of Jewish law for their own ends.
Denounces deal over Western Wall with ‘evil’ and ‘corrupting’ non-Orthodox movements.
Internal UTJ fight stalling party’s use of Norwegian law, former MK Yaakov Asher yet to re-enter Knesset.
By JEREMY SHARON,LAHAV HARKOV
For several years, prominent signs have be on display in haredi neighborhoods of Beit Shemesh, placed by extremely conservative haredi synagogues and communal organizations.
With societal factors deterring ultra-Orthodox women from obtaining the knowledge and care they need to prevent and treat breast cancer, a grassroots effort is making headway.
One hundred and twenty years after declaring it Judaism’s ‘Enemy No. 1,’ ultra-Orthodoxy has effectively surrendered to the Zionist idea.
Zohar introduced legislation that would increase the current restrictions on businesses operating on Shabbat and would also expropriate the right to grant exemptions from local authorities.
Lapid says Netanyahu, Bennett, Ya'alon show they have "no values" by supporting amendment to haredi draft bill.
Posters for the movie will only feature a "fiery crown" in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Proposed amendment would postpone draft deadline by three years.
Senior haredi MKs Yaakov Litzman, Moshe Gafni, Meir Porush along with Minister Aryeh Deri met with Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked last week in order to try and overcome the legal difficulties.
A letter in support was signed by three rabbis from the Sanhedrin organization, including the head of the group’s rabbinical court, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel.
Court says UTJ's Litzman has 60 days to quit as deputy health minister or to agree to be appointed full-fledged health minister.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JEREMY SHARON,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Sharansky: Chief Rabbinate trying to preserve monopoly.
Those effected have asked Education Ministry to prepare a guideline for acceptance into the ultra-Orthodox school system.
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
Reality on the ground proves that while recent legislation has rolled back laws aimed at integrating Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community, the haredi street will continue on its path toward integration.
By DOV LIPMAN
A struggle is on between those who wish to minimize the ideological spectrum of Orthodoxy and the modernizers who wish to push the boundaries.
By ELLIOT JAGER
There are growing signs that younger ultra-Orthodox are no longer prepared to live behind the defensive barricades erected by rabbinic leaders
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
Technology and economic realities are having a profound impact on the
haredi community. Will the resulting changes make it weaker or stronger?
Crossing from the world of Orthodoxy to the secular one is not an easy task, but organizations like Hillel, try to make it less difficult for those who take the leap.
By JOY BERNARD
How to groom a city by making its artists feel at home: Jerusalem’s city center as an example.
By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
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
Expanding educational opportunities for ultra-Orthodox children.
Pam Peled, Danit Shemesh and Tzippi Sha-ked looks at percolating issues in Israel’s complicated social and religious fabric.
By PAMELA PELED
“The attacker seemed to rush towards two Orthodox Jews,” says source familiar with investigation. “He really, clearly wanted to kill a Jew.”
Meet Pamela Peled, Tzippi Shaked and Danit Shemesh, the authors behind 'Three Ladies, Three Lattes.'
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
The question should not be ‘what is Orthodox?’ but ‘what is true?’ Is it a good idea?
By AHARON E. WEXLER
Secular Pam, modern Orthodox Tzippi and haredi Danit answer your questions on percolating issues in Israel’s complicated social and religious fabric.
By THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
Thuogh hassidism in America is flourishing, hassidic masters have not always been so enamored with “the land of the free.”
By LEVI COOPER
For more than 2,000 years of exile, the sages recognized that there are many faces to Judaism.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Back in the European shtetl most Jews didn’t spend inordinate amounts of time thinking about the nuances of keeping kosher etc.
By BRIAN BLUM
More Torah is being studied on the continent than at any time since the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus.
By MICHAEL FREUND
A culture of schnorring and a generation of beggars have grown up in our midst, and they are, sadly, an embarrassment to Judaism.
By STEWART WEISS
The program, eventually called the Jewish Connection, created opportunities for bringing together groups that were suspicious of, and antagonistic to, each other.
By BARBARA SOFER
Seeking psychological treatment from therapists whose views and values do not contradict the Torah is sanctioned, and is even considered a mitzva.
By SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
As we approach Rosh Hashana this year, it is a time to introspect and find a way of becoming better people.
By WARREN GOLDSTEIN
The irony and symbolism of Israeli-born Benjamin Netanyahu telling German-born Labor Minister Haim Katz to change his casual shirt for the cabinet meeting.
By LIAT COLLINS
For the past few months, I’ve been privileged to be part of a group of Fellows at the Shaharit Institute who have been investigating the challenges, successes and failures of “shared cities” in Israel and across the world.
By ALEX SINCLAIR
While excessive judicial activism is not ideal, it is the lesser of evils as long as Israel’s political system allows small political parties to have excessive influence over government decisions.
“Call us Orthodox. Or if you insist on using an adjective, traditional Orthodox.”
By ZE’EV M. SHANDALOV
After all, the haredi community is becoming the Orthodox mainstream.
By AVI SHAFRAN
Absent, as well, is any acknowledgment of the complexities involved; complexities notably evident in the complete positions of the same authorities whom Stein chooses to selectively quote.
By RABBI SHMUEL GOLDIN
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis have effectively exploited their political leverage to assume control of the Chief Rabbinate, which, ironically, they themselves have always despised.
By ISI LEIBLER
Where I grew up, opposition to any division between men and women was a standard of political correctness.
By BARUCH STEIN
“We provide a place that sees employees for what they are: brilliant programmers and working mothers with a unique way of life and priorities to use their abilities and earn."
By JACLYN TROP
I am sitting down to write this article in the middle of the night, having just returned from the slihot prayers, which we recite ahead of each new Jewish year and until Yom Kippur.
By DAVID ZE’EV JABLINOWITZ