04.28.2017 | 2 Iyar, 5777
Arab merchants shut stores in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners
Remaining alert: 15 years after Israel's biggest West Bank op since 1967
Patriot missile fired at drone entering Israeli airspace from Syria
Palestinians must admit defeat, Republican caucus says
Bennett wins re-election as Bayit Yehudi head
Chief Rabbi Lau proposes significant reform to kashrut supervision system
Controversial visitors center on Mount of Olives to be fast-tracked
Storming the Labor Party leadership
Netanyahu’s muscular diplomacy
Trump may announce US embassy move to Jerusalem during Israel visit
Television: ‘Girls,’ guys and Oprah
Movie Review: A soft rain permeates ‘After the Storm’
The best of both worlds at Kitchen Bar
Veneziana in Haifa
Vered helps Beitar leap over Petah Tikva into 3rd place
Mac TA back in 1st after rout of Kiryat Gat
Beersheba on the brink of championship
Miller dismissed from Mac TA camp for bringing girlfriend
American Heart Association picks United Hatzalah as training partner
Israeli greens to march in global campaign against Trump climate policies
Israel’s united and uniting rescue team
A radiant idea
Teen pot smokers run high risk of schizophrenia, Israeli researchers find
Bird makes a rare stop in Israel after 'wrong turn'
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Editor's Notes: Why we are hosting Sebastian Gorka
Column one: Netanyahu’s bold move against Europe
Independence Day: Celebrating the process
Rooted in 3,000 years of history
New photos emerge of Jewish convert Jenna Jameson's baby
Report: Desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes to Lebanese organ traffickers
Assad behind April 4 chemical attack, French intelligence confirms
Turkey detains 800 people over suspected links to US-based cleric
Khamenei says next Iranian president should be less engaged with West
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal
Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict ISIS from Mosul
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
The French Jewish community's hardening position against Le Pen
NYC council candidate's platform: Stop 'greedy Jewish landlords'
Jewish officials hail Austria’s decision to adopt antisemitism definition
Study: For US Jews, education dims faith
Tel Aviv to house world's first construction tech hub
Minority Report: In pursuit of Optima results
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
S.Korea, US warn of punishment for N.Korea; US stresses sanctions
Ivanka Trump hissed at W20 Summit for defending father
Trump: UN Security Council must ready new sanctions on N.Korea
Larry King: Trump presidency highlights his lack of experience
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
Grapevine: Happy 69th
Star Catcher - Astrology for the week of April 28, 2017
Grapevine: Tracing unit
Grapevine: Goldin’s letter
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
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 24, 2017
Ivanka Trump visits Holocaust memorial in Berlin
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 27, 2017
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Just a Thought: On sirens
Publicly lauding Israel – from Iran
Unable to fight
Pascale’s kitchen: From the old country
A kashrut controversy – for one day
Adventures in bentsching
Touring the city
From prayer to fulfillment: Israel’s first birthday
Q&A with Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota
A hero of two armies
Celebrating at 60
Savta Suzy and Saba Momi
לְכָל אֶחָד יְרוּשָלַיִם
אַלְבּוֹם חָדָש: שָלוֹש
אַחַת. אַחַת וְאַחַת
הַמַסָע אֶל הַצִיוּר: אַבְרָהָם פֶרְדוֹ
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Texas professors condemn Israel trip for students
Pope Francis urges the powerful to act humbly in surprise TED talk
Reflection and Prayer in Jerusalem from A Truth Seeker
Austrian Chancellor Plants Tree at the Grove of Nations
Fighting Fire with Fire
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
IDF strikes 20 targets overnight, spokesperson says; Palestinians report multiple deaths, injuries as conflict continues.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Jewish learning among secular Israelis is the inspiration for an art exhibition in Tel Aviv.
By ARI MARRACHE
The election of Israel's chief rabbis would benefit greatly if it heeded the lessons from the papacy.
By NATHAN LOPES CARDOZO
Help is available if a family adopts a dog or cat that turns out to have been abused.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
"Pointing out how an observant public figure is or isn’t living up to the standards set by others can become awfully judgy."
By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
Samuel Berger says at Herzliya Conference as long as Hamas remains an armed terrorist organization it should not be allowed to run.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Two attorneys for former PM Olmert angrily leave legal conferenceafter verbally sparring with former Mazuz.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN AND JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Sous la plume de sa femme, le « tournement » de Benny Lévy vers le Dieu d’Israël, au cœur de son chemin de vie, trouve ici son éclairage sous forme de célébration
By KATHIE KRIEGEL
Pour éviter le problème du chantage au get, une association milite pour un contrat prénuptial halachique
By JEREMY SHARON
The 50-day Operation Protective Edge has left a sour taste in the mouths of those who believe Israel can do whatever it wants through the strength of its will – be it cause war, or bring peace. Reality however is much more complicated.
By HERB KEINON
Nishmat features a halachic consultant program, which provides free information on sensitive issues online, over the phone.
Meet Hanna Klebansky, the first woman in Israel to write an entire Sefer Torah.
By BARRY DAVIS
According to a motto of the Am Shalem movement, which was created by MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem, “it’s time for Israel to be a state with no religious extremism or coercion.”
By ATARA BECK
Proliferation of women’s megila readings shows increasing desire for role in religious life.
"We should welcome it and guide it within the halachic framework," says Beit Hillel rabbi
Rabbis who approve visiting the Temple Mount have ruled that the site of the Holy of Holies is known and can be avoided.
During Levenstein's speech he said he had prevented lectures by “perverts” at the IDF officers Bahad 1 training school on issues of tolerance and respect towards the LGBT community.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Corp said in a statement to the press that Karim explained that “it is never permitted in times of war or routine to sexually harm women.”
Project initiated by Triguboff Institute gets students started in former Soviet Union before aliya.
Rabbis and Jewish communities are exploring the idea of meat- and dairy-free diets that agree with religious law.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
Rabbis Eliyahu and Mutzafi rule terrorists should be killed at scene of attack, Rabbis Stav and Ariel rule not to harm assailants if incapacitated.
As halachic prenuptial agreements pick up speed in Israel – and Tzohar publishes its own version – many disagreements remain among activists.
By AMY SPIRO
An increasing numbers of women have complained about intense scrutiny and investigation by female mikva attendants regarding their observance of family purity.
In new decision, the organization's rabbis state that it is permitted for women to give instruction on halacha and to issue halachic decisions.
Writer Bonna Haberman explores what it means for the Jewish people to be in its own home.
By MORDECHAI BECK
It is important to have mezuzot on our doorways, not to protect our homes but so that we will constantly remember the words and the teachings of the Torah
By REUVEN HAMMER
In the kohen's desire to rescue fellow Jews from spiritual death, he must willingly sacrifice some of his own comforts and even some of his spirituality.
By SHLOMO RISKIN
First ever book of responsa on questions of Orthodox Jewish law written by women ordained to serve as halachic decisors was published this week.
Live, Love and Learn: For Gital.
By MARGAUX CHETRIT
Observant Jews tend to have in mind a specific view of what law is and how it operates
By JOSHUA BERMAN/MOSAIC
Analyzing Rashaz and the halachic customs surrounding matza that has come in contact with water or has been crumbled.
By LEVI COOPER
This year I want to clean the corners of my living room, while focusing on clearing the dark corners of my soul.
By RUTH GAN KAGAN
Rabbis permit Sabbath invites even if guests will break Jewish law for the purpose of positively impacting Jewish identities.
“The Lord descended on Mount Sinai...and Moses went up... And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down...’” (Exodus 19:21)
Considerable effort has been made to relieve the modern problem of Agunot.
By SHLOMO BRODY
Mavoi Satum women's group claims successes in ensuring the acceptance by the state of Halacha-compliant pre-nups.
A silent revolution is occurring on the streets of Israel’s insular ultra-Orthodox enclaves.
By SAM SOKOL
Ask the Rabbi: No definitive precedent to issue blanket exemptions for anyone desires to exclusively study Torah.
By SHLOMO M. BRODY
'The Jerusalem Post' ventures into haredi neighborhood of Mea She’arim after the 'Tal Law' passes into the annals of history.
Arusi, municipal rabbi of Kiryat Ono, proposes radical new approach to issue of organ donation.
At conference in Jerusalem, Ugandan yeshiva student receives warm welcome, despite halachic questions.
By Gil Stern Stern SHEFLER
Committee that sets halachic policy for the Conservative movement votes unanimously on gay marriage guidelines.
Ask the Rabbi: Controversies over appropriate standards for conversion to Judaism have abounded since the Enlightenment period.
Rabbi Leo Dee’s new book explains how the Torah can bring happiness to all.
By MIRIAM KATES LOCK
It is my hope and prayer that the election this summer of new chief rabbis will be used as a opportunity to clean house.
By AHARON WEXLER
The final search for hametz is meant to spur us to a more internal search as well.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
Each Jewish self exists in a kind of “dialectical freedom” lived in Covenant with God and mediated by the wisdom and needs of the Jewish people, past, present and future.
By RACHEL SABATH BEIT-HALACHMI
The Barkai organization’s new program trains a select group of rabbis in issues they face on a daily basis.
By JOSH HASTEN
Since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, at least 19 prisoners have been executed, 10 of them as alleged spies.
NII representatives, Justice Ministry support bill in current version, which includes article saying freed terrorists will not be denied a basic subsistence allotment.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Beit Hillel, a centrist organization, says refusal to grant divorce is used as means of 'extortion, revenge.'
Possible Yesh Atid candidate for education minister says advice was halachic answer, and it doesn't represent his views.
Possible Yesh Atid candidate for education minister says advice was halachik answer, and it doesn't represent his views.
Amar addressed the issue of financial management after being approached by the Movement for Quality Government in Israel.
President Peres says "an outstanding and distinguished leader" and "who has left his mark" has gone to "his final resting place."
By GREER FAY CASHMAN AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Many firefighters, soldiers and volunteers bravely (and correctly) extinguish fires while acting to prevent more from igniting, even as their activity inevitably involves Shabbat violation.
While a strong halachic argument can be made to permit executing terrorists, Jewish law does not require it.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
He contended that a civilian who actively encourages or supports terrorist activity may be deemed a “pursuer” (rodef) who is liable to being killed.
"The goal of our nation is to execute justice, not captured prisoners."
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
Avivit Moskovitch is a family law lawyer and entrepreneur of the first international center that aims to liberate agunot.
By EFRAT L. COHEN
The journey of The Shabbat Project has also been driven by the magic of Shabbat – so desperately needed in the world in which we live.
By WARREN GOLDSTEIN
It was a comfortably Jewish environment: not too demanding yet occasionally uplifting.
By MICHAEL FREUND
When you see the Divine joy and spiritual elevation on the faces of your 12-year-old daughters, you will know that you have done the right thing.
By DOV LIPMAN
I have never, not once, seen a situation of separate seating where women were assigned the more advantageous seats.
By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
Since the time of adam harishon, the first man, it is the acceptance of paradox that gives life substance.
Halacha is no more than temporal mores, customs and ethics. For it to actually mean something more than a platonic truth, it must be relevant and accessible.
By AHARON E. WEXLER
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
The author says that religion is first a spiritual awakening that is respected through traditional observance.
There is total pandemonium when only the ideal reigns, while the realistic and the workable are ignored.
Many mistakenly believe that ancient Judaism endorses polygamy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Until we eliminate the Chief Rabbinate’s monopolistic status as the determiner of personal status issues in Israel, our democracy will be flawed and incomplete.
Moshe Rabbeinu notes two choices: one being Am Yisrael choosing loyalty to G-d and the second being G-d’s choice of Am Yisrael as a “chosen people.”
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
We need truly Zionist, nationally responsible, and halachically uplifting solutions to the shmita crisis – for the benefit of religious and non-religious Israelis alike.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
His eyes were red with tears, and his face was pale with fear. “Zusia, what’s the matter? You look frightened!”
By HERWIN POMERANTZ
If the medical community determines the drug is an effective treatment for pain, Jewish law raises no barriers to its use for palliative purposes.
By MARK WASHOFSKY
The future of religious Zionism, Israeli society will be shaped by whether the Red Heifer is viewed as a Sacred Cow or an exception.
By DONNIEL HARTMAN
"I hope it is forgivable to say that Stephen Gabriel Rosenberg has a dirty mind in slandering Ruth, Boaz and their greatgrandson David".
By JPOST READERS
Celebrating complexity: Rabbi Lichtenstein has taught the highest-level Talmud, Halacha and philosophy to his tens of thousands of students.
Jewish, moral and enjoyable lives can be lead by keeping our desires in check, setting moral boundaries for ourselves.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Problem is not hatred of haredim, but unwillingness of Yair Lapid to continue to let them make a mockery of some of the basic obligations of citizens.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Understanding the imperfections of the human condition is an important key to success in life.
Think About It: The legalization of our lives has reached monstrous proportions, and complex, contorted legal arguments and provisions have taken precedence over norms, moral principles and common sense.
Orthodoxy’s success in fostering Jewish continuity in the Diaspora is undeniable.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Military service is a cooperative endeavor of cardinal importance; succeeding at this endeavor entails mutual compromise and sensitivity.