07.27.2016 | 21 Tammuz, 5776
‘Hamas tries to vanish, but we can see them’
Turkey deal was struck five years ago, security chief reveals
IDF razes 15 illegal Arab homes in east Jerusalem and West Bank
Eisenkot warns against populism: ‘IDF follows orders, not the ethos of a gang’
Beersheba set for next continental challenge
Levenstein says anti-gay words misinterpreted, but issues no retraction
PMO: Accusations that Netanyahu mishandled the Gaza tunnel threat are false
Jerusalem Foundation unveils ‘Social Innovation Challenge’ to mark jubilee
Bennett invokes 2014 Gaza war in warning over 'past mistakes'
Herzog rivals ask for secret ballot vote
Liberman hopes to make West Bank checkpoints more 'secure and humane'
Housing cabinet aims for 200,000 units for haredi housing
CONCERT REVIEW: Joss Stone, Barby Club, Tel Aviv, July 25
DANCE REVIEW: Swan Lake on Ice, Jerusalem Theater, July 20
Matan David goes Gaga over dance
Top 5 things you can’t miss on your next spontaneous trip to Israel
47 arrested in mass crackdown on Israeli soccer fan club 'La Familia'
Top Jewish American soccer players targeted by Israeli clubs
Group launches crowdfunding campaign against sexual harassment in police
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Israeli researchers find way to detect cancer cells before becoming brain tumors
Arab-Israeli children much more likely to die in accidents
Health ministry to take lead in combating child hot car deaths
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
For the love of crows
Grapevine: Not in the basket
Letters to the Editor: Fall guy
Fighting for justice
Analysis: Islamic State's first act of war on European Christianity
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
The illegal car trade of the West Bank
Egypt denies report that assassination plot kept Sisi away from Arab League summit
Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State
Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in morality-driven crackdown
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
Analysis: ‘Mikve law’ throws cold water on Israel-Diaspora relations
'Dramatic increase in anti-Semitic violence in US'
Democratic congressman: The Palestinians ‘will be free’
Berlin moves on despite terror threat
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Democrats close ranks ahead of Clinton nomination
Clinton makes history, secures US Democrats' White House nomination
Clinton aide to 'Post': Trump 'clueless' on Israel, foreign policy
Between Never-Trump and Never-Hillary, some Jews chose Libertarianism
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
Head to Crown Plaza Eilat this summer to enjoy a fun staycation
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
The word of a woman
The outpost on Oliphant Street
Dark years on the Côte d’Azur
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
We will win but how long will it take? Including Bibi's Building Bluff
Is a Jewish safe haven possible in the Diaspora; is America the “exception”?
Potentially Misleading Statistics on Global Terrorism
Still Looking for Israel at Harvard
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
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.
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
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
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
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