04.28.2017 | 2 Iyar, 5777
Russia slams alleged Israeli strike on Syria
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
Basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire reveals he is learning Hebrew
Basketball: Jerusalem beats Herzliya for 3rd straight win
Soccer: Beersheba looking to clinch championship at Mac TA
Bennett wins re-election as Bayit Yehudi head
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
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
Wisconsin students blame Israel for violence against African-Americans
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
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
Maybe you can shed some light on why I feel duty-bound to come. Should I?
By THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
We now write our own story. But doing so is no simple task.
By DOV LIPMAN
Jerusalem, the oldest new city in the world, is the heart and soul of the Jewish people and the holiest city in the world.
By NIR BARKAT
Sorrow is contagious.
By GILAD SHARON
There were no Palestinians demanding such a right because there were no Palestinians.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
France’s Jewish community recognizes the dangers inherent in a victory for Le Pen.
By ILAN EVYATAR
Consciously or not, numerous governments and groups have aligned with the radical Islamist mindset.
By EARL COX
At the end of the administration’s first hundred days, is it possible to identify a pattern of behavior that could clarify the new American policies?
By BOAZ GANOR
The difference between today and some 75 years ago is that today is today we have a strong State of Israel.
By GILA GAMLIEL
In “Gallant: Beduin are taking over Negev,” (April 26), the construction minister is criticized by Balad MK Azbarga and the radical NGO Bimkom...
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
There is no greater sign of redemption than the agricultural re-blooming of the Land of Israel.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Baruch Spinoza’s rejection of a God of History is an abrupt break with most of the history of Jewish philosophy.
By ELI KAVON
Israel should support the US in taking a principled moral stand against the PA ’s intolerable conduct.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
It’s time to get our own house in order and there’s so much to do.
By BRIAN BLUM
Our country’s imperfections may be vexing, but we must point our emotional cannons in the right direction
By STEWART WEISS
My mom was European, and I think collecting spoons was a European shtick.
By HERB KEINON
We would expect more sensitive behavior from a German minister, especially one who regards himself as a potential future leader of his nation.
By ISI LEIBLER
We must face the future with confidence that this conflict can and must come to an end.
By GERSHON BASKIN
Ethics and truth are not a major concern for our media, their collaborators and the regulatory agencies.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
For survivors, Holocaust Remembrance Day is not only one day of the year.
It may be only a question of time until a long suffering Israeli majority will finally revolt again against their destructive political system.
By DANIEL DORON
At a time when tensions between religious and secular Israelis are once again on the rise, we can all learn an important lesson or two from Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk.
By MICHAEL FREUND
Lebanon is struggling to maintain its independence from the cancerous growth of Hezbollah at the same time it is host to the largest concentration of Syrian refugees per capita.
For Jews, anxiety and opportunity are not opposites, they are interdependent partners, the basic elements that impel us forward.
By ELLIOT COSGROVE
Why should a monster like Barghouti be allowed to spread his poison during his incarceration?
To paraphrase Churchill, digital diplomacy is not a game. It is an important business.
By ILAN MANOR,CORNELIU BJOLA
The warmth felt in the White House toward democratic and hi-tech Israel are likely to rekindle the ties that have bound the US and Israel for most of the past 70 years.
By JONATHAN ADELMAN
Spreading the practice of a true day of rest every week could be the most powerful market force on the planet.
By YOSEF I. ABRAMOWITZ
The presidency has been a voyage of discovery for Trump, but early evidence suggests he is a slow learner. He knows not where he’s heading or how to get there.
By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD
The best way to bring Palestinian prisoners home and set them free is to make genuine peace with Israel.
Ideals openly communicated are precisely what raises Zionism above national triumphalism.
By JONATHAN YUDELMAN
The idea that Marwan Barghouti is a political prisoner is no less a fantasy than the idea that Abbas accepts Israel’s Jewishness.
By GILEAD INI
The presence of Iran casts an ominous shadow on the whole Gulf
By ERIC R. MANDEL
It is crucial that when the constitution is changed it should be welcomed by the entirety of the people.
By ADNAN OKTAR
Seeing all this, one can’t but realize that results of the upcoming referendum will not change much for Erdogan.
By TIMUR AKHMETOV
It’s amazing how when all the croaking is silenced, we begin to hear an old, familiar tune: the melodious song of our own souls.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
In fact, the real impetus for the hunger strike seems not to be about prisoners’ rights at all, but rather it is a political initiative designed to promote Marwan Barghouti.
When it comes to public image building and representation, writing, recording and sharing become more and more relevant.
By ITZHAK MASHIAH
As far as Israel’s relations with the US generally and the Pentagon specifically are concerned, moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is of secondary importance.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Let’s debate the meaning of the Zionist Idea today – in Israel and the Diaspora, then compare notes.
By GIL TROY
The key to success most likely lies in more vigorous attempts to reduce the barriers to self-employment and entrepreneurship among the low skilled.
By ROBERT M. SAUER
Barghouti wants his readers to sympathize with his “sacrifice,” a term which has a positive connotation, as does “martyrdom” – except when spoken by terrorists.
By REUVEN BEN-SHALOM
Yaakov Katz is right on the mark in “The tikkun olam myth.”
Even today, Turkey does not allow dead Armenians to rest in peace.
By UZAY BULUT
After nearly three years of Sisi’s reign, the Copts find themselves facing continuous decay in their livelihoods and rights, with no end in sight.
By RAMY AZIZ
We were indeed underestimated, from the fields of Egypt to the Elah Valley to 1948, and now to 2017 in baseball in Northeast Asia.
By STAN STEINREICH
A good leader is an asset, and there may be appreciated help along the way, but no one else can do it for you.
By MICHAL COTLER-WUNSH
It’s time to applaud and thank President Trump and his administration – Spicer included – for taking decisive action in Syria to save Arab life.
Politics is the art of the possible.
What if Israel were to simply stop playing along and act in its own interests?
By DANIEL J. ARBESS
Trump’s great strength is that he is not an ideologue. The downside, however, is that he is therefore not governed by a strong, coherent view of the world.
The only realistic solution is to divide Syria into zones of influence along current battle lines.
Foreign critics have already begun to crank out a nasty and false story for the 50th anniversary of the ‘occupation’
In advocating for Israel, you should refuse to be a shill for the government, which you did not elect and for whom you are not responsible.
By ABE SILBERSTEIN
The need to find meaning in the text of the Haggada is of course admirable, but why not seek it out in the words and themes therein rather than distorting them beyond recognition?
While shades of red may be more youthful, silver gray hair does more for Netanyahu’s image than any other color.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
It is perhaps the traditional Haggada that is most welcoming to the Jew who questions Jewish belief.
By SHAWN ZELIG ASTER
Tikkun olam is an important piece of our national story, but we should not forget the core of the Jewish people’s narrative – an ancient nation that returned to its historic homeland.
By YAAKOV KATZ
It seems every day there is some abuse of Holocaust memory.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Are we victors or victims?
When the train stopped, on impulse, one of their group began to declaim in Aramaic the prayer ‘Yekum purkan min shamaya’ (‘may deliverance arise from heaven’).
By BARBARA SOFER
Take your Seder up a notch by preparing for it emotionally and spiritually
Change in Cuba? Possibly, but remember, a lot has happened in almost 60 years.
By MEREDITH HOLBROOK
If you love American Jewry and want to make sure that our people hold hands across the Atlantic and remain one nation, this pilgrimage is indispensable.
By YISHAI FLEISHER
As Jews we have no choice but to have compassion for those suffering throughout the region.
Many youngsters take our status for granted and do not appreciate the privilege of being the most blessed Jewish generation since our exile 2,000 years ago.
As we continue with our relentless insistence that the UN make real and palpable changes, we are beginning to see rays of light peeking through the darkness at Turtle Bay.
By DANNY DANON
While it is admirable that President Trump had the moral courage to strike against the Syrian government, one wonders at the silence of the European nations, especially Germany.
Looking toward this meaningful milestone, can’t we try, for once, to appreciate Israel because of a happy event, not a trauma; can’t we embrace the Jewish state out of love, not dread?
The fact that Odeh has been elevated to some kind of sainthood, lauded by feminist, black and other self-described human rights activists is as shocking as it is shameful.
By RUTHIE BLUM
Is Syria Trump’s ‘what you see from here, you don’t see from there’ moment?
By JEFF BARAK
Jerusalem may be large, with fancy boulevards, soaring towers and spectacular office buildings, but it will never be rebuilt so long as social justice and peace do not prevail in it.
By AMIR PERETZ
What could go wrong?
Day after day more and more people are massacred.
Yes, there is a Jewish future, but only here. That’s why we exist.
As we sit around the Seder table, whether in Israel or the Diaspora, let us remember what Amalek did to us.
By BRENDA KATTEN
The Exodus from Egypt is what brought Israelites their freedom and made them into a nation.
By SHUKI FRIEDMAN
It’s not as famous as 2009’s ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ but what happened in the American skies one summer day in 1989 can be instructive to our leaders.
By LAWRENCE RIFKIN
All this talk about peace is very frustrating because the Palestinians are using textbooks that, as always, depict Israel and Israelis as terrible monsters.
Thoughts about how Israelis can bridge the gap with the Diaspora
Trump’s heralding of a new era in US-Egyptian relations can also help bring stability to a war-torn region.
In an effort to carry on the great tradition of Tikkun Olam (“repair the world”), the URJ is ironically driving our society – and our Reform Jewish community – into disrepair.
By HAL OSTROW
The Iranians, who have already learned about Swedish aid to Kurdish forces operating under US and Saudi auspices in Iraq, sent a message to the Swedes during Lofven’s visit.
By NIR LEVITAN
This Passover let us give a final blow to separation and to egoism; let us strive to connect with one another at the heart.
By MICHAEL LAITMAN
Krochmal believed that the new rise of the Jewish People would continue through both Emancipation and Enlightenment.
The yeshiva is an ideological gift that keeps on giving.
All previous attempts to reach a deal by extracting concessions from Israel did nothing but weaken Israel.
By CAROLINE GLICK
Diaspora Jewry has a responsibility for Israel, but Israelis have no less a responsibility for the Jews of the Diaspora.
The Jews exited Egypt for freedom (not without a great deal of internal uproar, moaning and backsliding). That’s the message of Passover. To get the point of Brexit, look back to Jexit.
The prominence the president has given to observant Jews is without precedent in American history.
Any day can be a Good Deeds Day and tikkun olam can begin at home, as a way of life.
By LIAT COLLINS
In approaching Middle East peace, Trump should focus on the attainable, not the improbable
Discover the ‘blissful, serene enjoyment in knowing that there are folks having the time of their life at something you might have loved to do, but are skipping’
No matter our political party affiliation, we cannot give in to the hijacking of feminism.
Good will always conquer evil; light will always dispel darkness.
By ANTHONY WEISS
Another telltale sign of getting on in years.
I used to taunt the protesters who stood outside AIPAC’s conference. This year, I was a protester, and the AIPAC attendees taunted me.
By JESSE RABINOWITZ
American partisan politics are traditionally supposed to “stop at the water’s edge” with regard to Israel.