02.27.2017 | 1 Adar, 5777
Rocket lands near Gaza border, no injuries
Palestinian Authority President to address UN Human Rights Council
UNRWA suspends employee allegedly elected to Hamas leadership
Israeli minister: Trump opening new peace path with Israel-Sunni efforts
'Moonlight' wins best picture, after 'La La Land' mistakenly announced
Shivek sacked by Rishon Lezion despite championship heroics
Beitar Jerusalem dominates in Sakhnin
Three policemen indicted for aggravated assault
Lapid: US should leave UNHRC, halt funding
Cabinet again postpones deciding on legislation
Does Trump era mark new day for Israel-US relations?
Senior official: Australia will press ICC to avoid attacks against Israel
Imri Ziv’s "I Feel Alive" named Israeli entry for Eurovision 2017
Talya Eliav channels iconic French singer for latest album
The quiet comeback of Mel Gibson
Basketball: Hapoel Jerusalem snaps skid in Rishon
Soccer: Mac Tel Aviv tied on points with Beersheba
Child gets brain cyst from his dog
Israeli hospital treats first Palestinian for unique brain condition
Gluten-free foods to be more accessible to celiac patients in Israel
Study may lead to new strategies to combat bacterial infection
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Stop the mudslinging
Right from wrong: Nikki Haley’s first hurrah
Think about it: Bridling free-market mechanisms
February 27, 2017: Sorting priorities
A star from Bethlehem is born with Arab Idol win
UK watchdog: Islamic State planning terror attacks in Britain
Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US
Iraqi forces advance past Mosul airport, pushing into city’s west
Iran plans to buy Kazakh uranium, seeks Russia help to make nuclear fuel
Iran warns Arab states: Don't be enticed by Israeli attempts to win Arab allies
Iran sends delegation to Saudi for talks on rejoining haj
ISIS releases 'proof' it fired rockets on Israel
What do the warning shots from Sinai mean?
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Jewish Voice for Peace to host terrorist at panel
Oscars 2017: 7 unexpected Jewish facts
Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia desecrated
Clear uptick in US antisemitism since election, says ADL
From Start-Up Nation to Scale-Up Nation
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
‘Startups as far as the eye can see, all the way to the sea’
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at new world under Trump
Analysis: No comfort in Perez
Trump is not an antisemite, says Hoenlein
Donald Trump and American Jews: The first good week?
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
La La set to win Oscars
Pyramid of expectations in Cairo
A unique haven for groups and families in the Western Galilee
Israeli tourist arrested for climbing Brooklyn Bridge for a selfie
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
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb gives baby Hebrew name
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A taste of its own medicine?
Art that isn’t what
Books: The mystery of things
that remain unresolved
Moshe Gershuni: Up in the sublime, down in the gutter
From Tehrangeles with love
‘We need to stop the silence’
Who decides when Iran has gone nuclear enough to attack?
Love thy French brother
Where Jerusalem creates
The art of leaving Jerusalem
Rapping in English
City Notes: Bloomberg fund grants $1 million to Beersheba
Exhibition: Hello Dolly
Always in the mood for a melody
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
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Pope suggests "better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic"
John Quincy Adams: Supporting the Jewish homeland with the Bible in hand
Baptist leaders tour Israel
Dedicating a Grove to Avi Sasportas, a Victim of Hamas Terror
“My Angel in the Sky”
CFI Parliamentary Chairman Plants a Tree in Israel and Visits Gaza Border
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
25 year after Khojaly genocide: 'the unforgettable facts between denial and historical justice'
Squaring the two-state circle
J Street's 2017 National Conference
Although you may not recognize his name, you will recognize his handsome, tough-guy look from such series as Weeds.
By HANNAH BROWN
Cyber research experts, fashion and design and more.
By MICHAL GALANTI
The issue surrounding a more egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall faces opposition by the ultra-Orthodox in Israel.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Livni tells Bennett not to issue regulations for Western Wall; Bennett: Livni’s comments damaged chance of compromise.
By JEREMY SHARON
La prière au Kotel est aujourd’hui au coeur des conflits. Et si tout cela découlait déjà d’une histoire ancienne ?
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Pour la première fois, les Femmes du Kotel ont pu prier en toute légalité, pour Rosh Hodesh.
By JEREMY SHARON ET DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Entre combat pour l’égalité des droits dans le service divin et féminisme atavique, les égalitaristes sontelles une menace à l’unité du peuple juif ?
By KATHIE KRIEGEL
Binyamin Netanyahou durcit le ton lors d’un entretien télévisé.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The haredim understand that the struggle of Women of the Wall is not just about what a few women wear when they pray at the Kotel.
By BARRY LEFF SPECIAL TO THE JERUSALEM POST
Emotions ran high as thousands protested the first time the Women of the Wall were allowed to pray in tallitot and tefillin.
By IN JERUSALEM STAFF
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
By PEGGY CIDOR
For the Women of the Wall and those defending adherence to tradition, the fight for the Western Wall didn’t end in 1967
By MELANIE LIDMAN
“We will not allow these heretical cults to get a foothold and make changes there,” Gafni said, referring to progressive Jewish movements and the Women of the Wall organization.
Azoulay says his party will bring bill criminalizing progressive prayer at Western Wall at earliest opportunity.
Court rules in interim injunction that Western Wall Rabbi and other state agencies must explain why women should not be allowed to pray in accordance with their custom at the traditional plaza.
The director of the Reform Movement in Israel said that removing the sign was part of the campaign of “haredi and nationalist elements” to prevent the implementation of the Western Wall resolution.
“The government of Israel is not implementing the Western Wall resolution and it’s left a vacuum for these groups to try and change the situation on the ground and take control of this site."
The emeritus Harvard law school professor speaks to The Jerusalem Post about a number of hot-button issues.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Proposed pluralist prayer area would be built above Herodian-era remains.
The resolution commits the government to creating a state-recognized pluralist prayer section at the southern end of the Western Wall and took almost three years to negotiate.
The meaning of the Western Wall deal stretches far further than the section at the southern end of the holy site that it addresses.
Mandelblit’s letter, made public Wednesday, washing his hands of the Kotel deal controversy, was about as awkward as it gets.
While the Cabinet Secretary has both legal and political hats, technically the attorney-general has only a legal hat.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JEREMY SHARON
'Jerusalem Post’ poll finds younger Israelis less supportive, however.
By GIL HOFFMAN
It is time to liberate the Kotel for all Jewish people.
By GILAD KARIV
Shmuel Rabinowitz must tread a delicate path while under pressure from all sides
By ROBERT SLATER
I cried out, gasping for air as a 12-stone policewoman with a Meg Ryan coiffure sat herself on my chest and lit a cigarette.
By HAIM WATZMAN
Women of the Wall’s quest for freedom of religion cuts only one way. Theirs.
By LEAH AHARONI
When Jerusalem was under siege, our ancestors turned on one another because they disagreed on how to save the city. Is that to be our fate?
By IZZY GREENBERG
Group meets again with MKs Naftali Bennett and Eli Ben Dahan to calm tensions.
Thirteen years after discovering Jewish roots, 64-year-old Mariusz Robert Aoflko of Poland celebrates bar mitzva in J'lem.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
"They are engaging in political provocation at a holy site," rival group Women for the Wall founder Ronit Peskin says.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Jewish Agency chairman Sharansky says construction of new Kotel section could start within a month of approval.
After being asked to intercede by both sides, president urges Kotel rabbi to resolve problem in amicable manner.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Jewish Agency chairman Sharansky says he feels “encouraged” by reception to his proposal for an egalitarian prayer area at Wall.
By SAM SOKOL
Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz says police will not arrest Women of the Wall saying Kaddish.
By JEREMY SHARON, DANIEL K. EISENBUD
New police directives prohibits women from reciting the 'kadish' prayer, unleashing a backlash from women's rights group.
The women in the new Israeli parliament should raise their voices in protest, so that their sisters at the Western Wall can raise theirs in prayer.
By NADIA ELLIS
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar leads thousands in "slihot" prayers for the safety of IDF and Israeli citizens.
By DEBORAH S. DANAN
Anat Hoffman held overnight, banned from Wall for 30 days after she sings aloud at Jewish holy site against Israeli law.
Recent controversies shed light on an interesting background of conflicts over prayer at Judaism’s holy site.
That the Women of the Wall’s (WoW) monthly visits to the Western Wall provoke insults, spitting and sometimes worse from a group of haredim at the Western Wall is old news.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
My house is a decayed house, / And the jew squats on the window sill, the owner. (From “Gerontion”) On the Rialto once. / The rats are underneath the piles. / The Jew is underneath the lot. From “Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar”).
By RABBI STEWART WEISS
They came to the Kotel to make a political statement: We reject any gender distinctions in Judaism.
A first-person account of ascension to the Mount demonstrates the sad reality that as a Jew, one is an outsider there.
By YITZHAK BRONSTEIN
Court transcript says guard's lawyer argues he should not be detained, as guard had been recognized with distinction in IDF.
Police say guard suspected the man was a Palestinian terrorist because he shouted "God is greatest" in Arabic.
Police: There were no problems at Western Wall this time because we separated Women of Wall from haredi protesters with barriers.
Rabinowitz accuses Women of the Wall of "forcing their opinions on others," begs them to stop.
By HADAS PARUSH
UTJ MK: Are there not enough arguments, do you want to send everything up in flames?
Jerusalem court holds that women praying out loud in prayer shawls do not disturb the public order.
Netanyahu tells Jewish Agency chairman to continue pursuing proposal of egalitarian section at the Western Wall.
Finance minister publicly backs Women of the Wall; Ben-Dahan: Bayit Yehudi will veto changes to religious status quo.
Five women detained for wearing prayer shawls; Jewish Agency chair: Incident flags urgent need for egalitarian section.
Haredi man arrested for allegedly lighting woman's prayer book on fire; Women of the Wall Director Lesley Sachs among those detained for wearing prayer shawls; Kotel Rabbi Rabinowitz slams "provocation."
Mughrabi Bridge to remain in place in Jewish Agency head’s plan; women's group hopeful of "major advancement of pluralism."
Lawmakers join Women of the Wall struggle; Labor MK Shaffir to introduce legislation to address women's prayer at site.
By MELANIE LIDMAN, JEREMY SHARON
Lawmakers join Women of the Wall struggle; Shaffir to introduce legislation to address women's prayer at site.
Wall notices in Jerusalem haredi neighborhoods call for ultra-Orthodox to "save the Kotel" from the Women of the Wall.
Police arrest 10 women praying at Western Wall, including Women of the Wall founder Anat Hoffman and Sarah Silverman's sister.
Secular Pam, modern Orthodox Tzippi and haredi Danit answer your questions on percolating issues in Israel’s complicated social and religious fabric.
By THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
Palestinians are trying to rip the roots out of Zionism, Israel and Jerusalem; If there was no Temple, there is no Jewish claim to Jerusalem and Israel.
By MICAH HALPERN
A combat battalion that integrates females is a testament to the vitality of the Jewish people.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
We’re willing to approach the same Jewish communities and ask them for help with one hand, while at the same time the other hand is conniving to hurt these same people.
By ELAZAR STERN
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Netanyahu’s call for patience was too little, too late for Israel’s Reform and Conservative Jews, who are backed by the great majority of American Jews.
The struggle of the Women of the Wall is not for the Kotel, but for the place of women in every synagogue in the world.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Should formal, non-Halachic forms of Jewish worship be permitted in the same space and in the presence of Orthodox worshipers?
At our one and only Western Wall, there must not be battles of opinions and traditions, disputes or conflicts.
Time and again, governments have placated the haredi community by sacrificing religious freedom for all Jews in exchange for haredi electoral support.
By JULIE SCHONFELD
A Jerusalem couple in their 50s see the fruits of their faith materialize after their trying, extensive attempt to have a child.
By BARBARA SOFER
Candidly Speaking: The pivotal breakthrough which now seems likely to oblige haredim to share the burden in terms of conscription.
By ISI LEIBLER
The country’s growing financial problems also continue to make headlines. Here, the writing on the wall should read: Mind the growing gap.
By LIAT COLLINS
The Women of The Wall are not imposing on anyone’s right to worship. They are expressing their religion in a public forum.
By ELIYAHU FEDERMAN
Will the new space be used regularly? Will I be able to find a minyan, even if only at prescribed times? Will it be possible to hold holiday services, including for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?
By RICHARD S. MOLINE
Tolerance works both ways, and so does respect. Doesn’t matter whether you understand why some Jews are devastated when they see you praying.
By DEENA NATAF
Natan Sharansky is to be applauded for his effort to make the Western Wall area known as Robinson’s Arch available for mixed minyanim, on a 24-hour basis.
By REUVEN HAMMER
The time has come to state the truth, simple and unadorned: The Western Wall doesn’t belong to the Women of the Wall.
Why can’t women congregate there monthly, don tallitot (prayer shawls), sing the Hallel prayer and chant from the Torah?
By JERUSALEM POST READERS
In an attempt to appease one group of religious fanatics (the ultra-Orthodox) we might end up angering another group (Muslims).
WoW is one of the most controversial “women’s rights” groups; its members have been arrested for taking on men's traditional clothing and customs.
By KEREN SPER-HIRSCHHORN
A positive PR suggestion: The speaker of the Knesset should start each daily session with the number of days Pollard has been in prison.
On Purim at the Kotel, I will refuse pompous demands - in this case that
women keep quiet.
By HALLEL ABRAMOWITZ-SILVERMAN
There is one worldwide Jewish people, that people has one eternal national homeland in the State of Israel, and there is one Kotel. We wish to stand before it and be counted.
The prime minister’s statement this week that the Western Wall has to be a site that expresses the unity of the Jewish people and will be seriously dealt with must be seen as a message to the growing numbers of non-Jews who are losing their support for the country in general.
By LAURA KAM
Sharansky should have the power to recommend changes to the status quo that will insure the Kotel remains a site of transcendence and unity instead of controversy and division.
I would like to know is why the Prime Minister never tells the world that settlements are legal.
The Kotel should not be home to religious fanaticism. There should not come a day when only the “right” kind of Orthodox women can go to the holy site.
The rabbi and others want you, as a non-ultra-Orthodox woman, to go pray at Robinson’s Arch, and not at the Kotel, where Am Yisrael has prayed for thousands of years.
By ANAT HOFFMAN
The time has come for Israel to behave like a free and sovereign nation and establish its authority over the site that is most holy to the Jewish people.
Loren Minsky speaks to David Amichai, 40, PR and Marketing Manager of Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem.
By LOREN MINSKY/ ITRAVELJERUSALEM.COM