12.11.2016 | 11 Kislev, 5777
Palestinian Authority delegation heads to US hoping to meet with Trump
Do chemical weapons in Syria threaten Israel?
Hamas cell planning to attack army base uncovered in Jerusalem
Hezbollah denies it promised Russia no attacks on Israel
Opera review: Bellini: Norma
Into the desert
Netanyahu: Trump ‘feels very warmly about the Jewish state’
Turkish ambassador to present credentials to Rivlin Monday
'Arabs flock to the polls? I'd prefer if they didn't show up to vote at all'
Israel, Cyprus and Greece ties forge ahead with trilateral rescue unit
‘Annexing Ma’aleh Adumim is the next step’ for Israel
Music: Flute of gold from the Emerald Isle
Top 10 things to do
Hapoel Tel Aviv looks to overcome financial woes
Maccabi Tel Aviv eliminated from Europe
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Beersheba both face continental moment of truth
Hapoel Jerusalem makes things trickier for itself with loss
High BMI in adolescence may harm cognitive function in middle age
The calming power of work
Blood donations to be accepted from foreign-born Ethiopians, gays and elderly
UK based NGO brings free and accessible tech training to Israeli Arabs in Nazareth
Are budgets for the health funds rising or falling?
Tech Talk: Medical equipment giant Edwards acquires Valtech Cardio for $990m.
Officials from 10 West African countries arrive for unprecedented visit
Farmers block roads in protest of government policies
After long dry spell, rains pour over Israel
Russia’s increasing role in the South Caucasus
JPost Editorial: Our German ally
Opportunities and risks
December 12, 2016: Whose obsession?
At least 13 dead, 20 wounded in car bomb terror attack in Istanbul
Iranian amusement park has children firing fake bullets at Netanyahu puppet
Back to the future: Netanyahu's redemption on Iran
Hezbollah says 'promised victory' imminent in Aleppo
Iran's FM: It's in US interest to stay committed to nuclear pact
Rouhani says Iran won't let Trump rip up nuclear deal
Watch: Turkish air strikes hit ISIS targets in Syria
ISIS retaliations attempt to slow Iraqi advance in Mosul
Report: Islamic State leaders called to choose successor to Baghdadi
Hezbollah vs ISIS vs Israel
Christmas tree or Hanukka bush: Do they have their place in a Jewish home?
Trump set to name top Jewish Goldman Sachs official to economic post
Berlin rabbi welcomes next German president Steinmeier as ‘proud friend of Jewish people’
Denmark's chief rabbi allays concerns about circumcision ban
AGT International and Cellcom partner to make Israel’s cities ‘smart’
Israeli biotech firm successfully reverses human bone loss in early trial
JNF-USA water expedition exposes global professionals to Israeli expertise, innovation
A reckoning for Ellison on Zionism – and a test for its lobbyists
As Trump heads to Oval Office, Israel-US panel says 'the only thing certain is uncertainty'
Unsettled Gulf Arab states seek to coordinate in wake of Trump election
Mississippi Gov. to ‘JPost’: Trump will be great for Israel
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
Diplomacy: Donald Trump, have we got an Israel policy for you!
Grapevine: Scotland the brave
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of December 9, 2016
Metro Grapevine: Azrieli issues
Jerusalem Grapevine: Agnon jubilee
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Petitioners suggest Trump name US-Lebanese ex-porn star as Saudi envoy
Why ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah had a bar mitzvah
Was CNN right to apologize over caption on 'alt-right' antisemitism?
How Trump's top aide Stephen Bannon made money from 'Seinfeld'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Judge Trump on his results
Trump’s challenge to American Jews
Middle of nowhere
Waiting for the new US administration
Bauing out with style
A city of many challenges
Rugby in the Holy Land
Rx For Readers: Slimmer isn’t always healthier
Waging war over Emek Refaim
Gallery or revolution?
This week in Jerusalem
At a crossroads
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: To work, to work, ‘l’haim’
Three new consumer laws
Speaking out in every generation
Israeli Southern comforts
שְלוֹשָה אַחִים וּמְעָרָה
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Shaked orders investigation into incitement against Christian IDF soldiers
French peasant widow saved life of a Jewish child against all odds
The Dutch electronics company exec who helped save more than 300 Jews in WWII
Hungary’s Minister of Agriculture tours the Negev
Christmas Trees from KKL-JNF Forests, 2016
Help Make Israel's Forests Green Again
Danny Atar: “For each tree that was burned, we’ll plant two new ones”
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
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
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
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.
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