05.29.2016 | 21 Iyar, 5776
Abbas asks for NATO to replace IDF in West Bank as part of peace deal
Report: Hezbollah digging tunnels, placing rockets on border for next conflict with Israel
Funeral held for terrorist killed in Hebron shooting
Hezbollah is broke thanks to US sanctions, says White House official
Film on Eritrean killed when mistaken for terrorist wins at Docaviv festival
ANALYSIS: The plot to replace Netanyahu
Comedy for Koby to give Israelis comic therapy
Fugitive wanted for double murder shot dead by district police commander
Netanyahu’s government may be near collapse, report says
Poll: Party led by Kahlon, Ya'alon, and Sa'ar could topple Netanyahu
Resigning minister: Liberman defense appointment ‘extraordinarily cynical’
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
The soldier who fired a defense minister
Jerusalem Post Letters to the Editor: Cementing the Right
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Insecurity checks
‘Why are all the traitors coming from the Left?’
Khameini warns new Iranian parliament against Western 'schemes'
Forbidden felines: Saudi cleric declares selfies with cats 'un-Islamic'
Report: Israel and Arab states discuss new Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas
IAEA: Iran's uranium stockpile stays within limit set by nuclear deal
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
German city’s facilities used to wage anti-Semitic BDS campaign
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone fired from radio show following Hitler comments
Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism
New worlds: Simulation on microchip offers insight into dynamics of cellular function
Without research, there is no medicine
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Captain America revealed as a secret Nazi in new comic
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
Grapevine: Loving the city
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of May 27, 2016
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
The good news and the bad
Homage to Anne
Necessary Stories: The plowman meets the reaper
Artist of patterns
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
An African night in Jerusalem
In your footsteps, Orwell
This week in Jerusalem
Always look on the bright side of yourself
The long and winding road
From chaos to creation
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
The Burqa-wearing Trojan Horse
A Second Daniel; A Tudor Intrigue by Neal Roberts
Jewish history and demography
“Fascism is looming over the US…” a response to Dr. Laitman
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
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
Asher Dan Grunis succeeds her; Arab justice slammed for not singing ‘Hatikva’ at ceremony.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN AND JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Left, Center MKs quick to praise outgoing Supreme Court president's accomplishments, while Right MKs criticize her bias.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK
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
In national-religious society, segregation and fixation on modesty are becoming more prevalent.
By PEGGY CIDOR
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.
Ask the rabbi: Jewish law forbids not only illicit sexual relations, but also actions which might lead to such behavior.
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
The real threat to Zionism is the growing extremism of segments of the population.
By CAMERON S. BROWN
The issue of women receiving rabbinic ordination has recently roiled the Orthodox community, particularly in America.
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
He contended that a civilian who actively encourages or supports terrorist activity may be deemed a “pursuer” (rodef) who is liable to being killed.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
"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
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.
By WARREN GOLDSTEIN
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.
Despite alienation from religious extremism, there has been a remarkable revival in observing Jewish traditions.
By ISI LEIBLER
Significant component of the Jewish concept of 'tzniut' is maintaining the inherent sanctity and privacy of our bodies.
By YOSEF LANDA
Israel Rabbinate's decision not to approve OU-certified Haagen Dazs kosher comes from halachic ban on milk not produced in presence of a Jew.
By ELLI FISCHER
When presented with an opportunity, religious and secular Jews have the ability to talk – and to listen to one another.
By ROBIN GARBOSE
I've always believed that the religious Zionist platform is one which purports to embrace Halacha... to facilitate one’s ability to venture into society.
By RABBI SHALOM HAMMER