09.28.2016 | 25 Elul, 5776
Palestinians left wondering as Saudi paper takes Netanyahu’s side
General Zachai in Hebron shooter trial: Azaria’s cool-headedness proves no murderous intent
'Netanyahu’s government will fall if settler homes are destroyed'
Saudi paper calls for Abbas to accept invitation to address Knesset
Supreme Court to rule on Talansky retrial today
IDF takes steps against commanders involved in deadly grenade accident
EXCLUSIVE: First Druse to fill role of chief IDF West Bank prosecutor
Footprints in the sand
Top Fatah official: UN resolution on Israeli settlements won't change anything
The Aprons get out of the kitchen
Ophirs handed out awards, too
Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ triumphant return to New York City
Jerusalem, Mac TA to liven up Cup quarters
Bleeding blue-and-white, baseball style
Israel defeats Great Britain, advances to World Baseball Classic
Maccabi TA thrashed by CSKA in Moscow; Jerusalem beaten by Red Star Belgrade
Agritech investor: Opportunities abound with Israeli entrepreneurs
Hospital officials: More funds needed for healthier food
Asian companies ‘accelerate’ to Israel at annual innovation fest
Tech Talk: Intel gets smart with ‘learning building’
'Israeli hospitals need increased funding to provide healthful meals'
Israeli researchers uncover unique evolutionary signature in autism genes
Move to end inequality in hospital employment
Global agtech investors find 'rich pipeline of opportunities' in Israel
Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Covering up Jewishness with duct tape
Peres, strategic thinker
JPost Editorial: The Israeli Diaspora
Letters to the Editor: Totally embarrassed
Support for writer’s assassin triggers alarm in Jordan
Majority of Palestinians oppose suspension of elections
Egyptian official slams Abbas, calling him 'unintelligent' in leaked recording
Iran's supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Iran threatens to 'turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust' if Israel missteps
Iran's new warship warns: 'US should go to Bay of Pigs, Persian Gulf is our house'
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
Marking 75 years since the infamous Babi Yar massacre
UK's Liberal Democrats suspend former MP for alleged antisemitic tweets
Jewish officials briefed on terror threats ahead of High Holy Days
Welcoming Ukraine's future Israelis
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
A first: Cukierman takes GoforIsrael investment conference to China
Who won the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate?
Comment: For Israel at Hofstra it was Passover
Good times come as Israel omitted from the US debate
Ignoring Israel: Why Clinton and Trump sparred on foreign policy, but didn’t mention Mideast ally
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Livni: Clinton health hysteria would not be the same if she were a man
Palestinians: Donald Trump shows 'disregard for international law'
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Sailing adventures along the Baltic Sea
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of Sptember 23, 2016
Metro Grapevine: Holiday Giving
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?
Who said it? Yair Lapid or the Ikea catalog?
Take our Quiz: What should Netanyahu's UN gimmick be this year?
5 reasons why Brangelina's divorce is Jewish related
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Coupling Trump and Netanyahu
Money to spend
Back out of the bottle
A never-ending struggle
From Tex-Mex to Rugelach: Four great new cookbooks
Book Review: The Iran Wars
Hot off the Arab press
Quiche, the ultimate comfort food
Corridors of Power in Jerusalem: Separate and not equal
This week in Jerusalem
A tribute to Barry Chamish
All Jerusalem’s a stage
A love letter to Italy
Hate into hope, ugliness into color
Jazz: The big picture
Getting to know Ian Lawrence
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After WWI, Christian Zionists sought a political expression in the world
IFCJ provides more than NIS 6m. in aid for Rosh Hashana
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The relative stated that his family last saw Faqih at a restaurant in Dura the Friday morning of the Otniel drive-by attack.
By ADAM RASGON
Needless to say, the internet had fun with this gaffe.
Two orthodox men were arrested in New York after plotting to kidnap and murder a man who refused to divorce his wife.
Grand Synagogue of Paris rabbi says mayors who adopted ban “understood this is not about women’s liberty to dress modestly, but a statement as to who will rule here tomorrow.”
By JTA,TAMARA ZIEVE
“This is the single action history will remember you by, and history will not be kind,” petition says.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Sacks, speaking to The Jerusalem Post: “There has to be zero tolerance otherwise Europe will cease to be Europe.”
By JEREMY SHARON
Jacoob Ben Nistell, aka Yaakav — he used different forms of the name — admitted two weeks ago during an interview that he is not a rabbi.
Rabbi Menachem Hadad tells Israel Radio that Belgium lacks the counterterrorism capabilities of other Western European countries grappling with home-grown jihadism of the kind on display on Tuesday.
European rabbis given self defense course at Berlin conference.
By DANA SOMBERG
Lila Kagedan, who received her ordination from New York’s Yeshivat Maharat in June, was the first to take on the moniker usually reserved for her male counterparts.
By SAM SOKOL
Normative Jewish law states that if after converting a convert subsequently fails to fulfill all the religious commandments he nevertheless remains Jewish.
Cohen was a prominent rabbi, serving as as Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Haifa, from 1975 until 2011, after which he was considered chief rabbi emeritus.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
New Orthodox rabbanit says she is ‘privileged as a woman to contribute to communal spiritual leadership.’
“It is common to go between parties in Israel, unlike the US, where Democrats and Republicans have clearer ideology.”
By GIL HOFFMAN
Signing is ‘the ultimate realization of true love,’ says Tzohar organization.
According to statistics provided by the Hiddush religious pluralism lobbying group there are 49 women serving on 40 of the total 132 religious councils in the country.
His comments were denounced by several senior political leaders, and senior figures in the IDF and defense ministry, as well as gay rights groups and other public figures.
In the Defense Ministry’s statement on Monday, it said it “views the words of the head of the Eli academy Rabbi Yigal Levenstein with great severity and strongly deplores them.”
Upon his arrest, police took Rabbi Eliezer Berland for questioning.
Meretz chairwoman and party colleagues call for A-G to review appointment of Eyal Karim in light of contentious past remarks about women, homosexuals and refusing military orders.
Mavoi Satum director Batya Kehana Dror said the organization would be submitting a petition to the High Court of Justice to prevent Elmaliach’s appointment.
The Rabbinical Judges Appointments Committee is scheduled to convene on Wednesday, as the July 15 deadline set by the High Court of Justice to appoint new rabbinical judges to the Supreme Rabbinical Court rapidly approaches.
The decision generated international headlines as Lookstein has also converted Ivanka Trump, daughter of US presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Meir Pogrow has taught at Yeshiva University High Schools of Los Angeles, the Michlahlah seminary in Jerusalem, and was head of the Kollel of Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem and Austin, Texas.
Yosef, the son of the late Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and brother of the current Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, was indicted in the Tel Aviv District Court in December last year.
Rabbi Daniel Beller’s daughter reflects on ‘a truly outstanding human being’
By HADASSAH BELLER COHEN
The British-born Beller is survived by his wife, Arny, six children, and his father.
By STEVE LINDE
Rabbis from the nonprofit Beit Hillel present a document urging greater acceptance of LGBT members within the Orthodox realm.
By CARMIT SAPIR VITZ,JPOST.COM STAFF
"Lithuanian" party pushes for bigger share of UTJ’s MKs.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef condemned the ruling as “outrageous,” and said that “pirate conversions” have no state inspection.
Tel Aviv judges conclude wealthy parents are "active figures" in disabled wife’s "captivity."
In November last year, Melamed, during a lecture to IDF officers, said that if there was a contradiction between a military order and Jewish law “Jewish law overrides.”
“This decision may overshadow the good relations with the growing Jewish community,” CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt wrote.
Yosef, the son of the late Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, was indicted in the Tel Aviv District Court in December on two counts of breach of trust.
Thousands of mourners gather for funeral at Har Menuchot cemetery.
Claims denounced by academic scholars.
“Reports have been written by jurists about similar incidents which the Shin Bet has created, so why shouldn’t I think this for what’s happened here. Someone has an interest here," says Eliyahu.
True hearing is the cornerstone of healthy relationships – with the Almighty and in every situation in life.
By RABBI EFREM GOLDBERG
The joy of planting for future generations.
By RABBI JASON MILLER
For better or worse, gossip is an eternal feature of human society.
By MICHAEL J. HARRIS
Spiritual amnesia on the path of spiritual renewal.
By DAVID EVAN MARKUS
Rabbi Leo Dee’s new book explains how the Torah can bring happiness to all.
By MIRIAM KATES LOCK
Israel Prize recipient Eli Sadan’s quiet revolution has had a major impact on our society and its youth.
By ALAN JOTKOWITZ
An evening with Telem Center founder Benayahu Dvir spotlights the plight of haredi girls out on the streets.
By ASAF FINKELSTEIN
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s ‘Not in God’s Name’ tackles head on the phenomenon of religious violence.
By BETH KISSILEFF
King Al Khalifa meets with New York-based rabbi in the royal palace in Manama in order to discuss regional concerns in the Middle East.
As we saw in our previous column on executing convicted terrorists or enemy combatants, Jewish law has a complex relationship with the death penalty.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
There is difficulty to find contemporary meaning in this period of time.
By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
The People of Israel is commanded by God to take revenge upon the Midianites.
Had Balaam cursed them, catastrophe would have ensued. However, God turned his curses into blessings that are described in great detail.
We are not all cut out to be leaders. We are not all born to be like Moses our Master and lead people around us powerfully and courageously.
When is criticism considered constructive? Only when it leads us to the Promised Land!
Dependence was meant so we would learn how to live as free people.
Almost every one of these children can be rehabilitated – and flourish, “thrive” – if placed in a permanent, loving family.
By RABBI SUSAN SILVERMAN
Constructive punishment can only be the kind stemming from love.
The moment waits for you.
This week, in the final words of the last of the prophets, we are taught that Elijah, who doubted his people’s faithfulness, will restore their relationship with God.
By RABBI GIDEON SYLVESTER
Our responses can raise deep ethical questions.
Is prayer boring? Surprisingly, no. People who look at the words they said yesterday and the day before, and last week, and last year... find new flavor in these ancient words – every day.
Many of us, either because of our inborn pessimism, or because of the difficulties of life which seem to overshadow our blessings, find it difficult to acknowledge the positives of our life.
By RABBI TZVI HIRSH WEINREB
The Torah’s determination to create a law-abiding society is reflected in its repeated warnings of the death penalty.
This is but one explanation of the motivation for what is one of the greatest recorded sins of our people.
Let us remember that we are a strong nation with frightened and vulnerable strangers among us.
By SUSAN SILVERMAN
It’s a time for ensuring that we have healthy relationships in our communities, conduct disagreements with grace, refine relationships with rabbis and ensure that we treat each other with respect.
By GIDEON D. SYLVESTER
By looking a little more deeply and with a dose of creative contemplation, there is much to be learned from even the most technical and seemingly outdated passages of our Torah.
Let’s avoid the path of “trial and error” and instead take advantage of the opportunity to emulate David’s inward spiritual journey.
Chaim Fachler, 65
From Letchworth, ENGLAND
to Netanya, 1977
By GLORIA DEUTSCH
Rabbi David Twersky, known as the Skverer Rebbe of New Square, arrived in Israel from Monsey, New York, for his first visit to Israel in 21 years.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
In Israel today there are 132 municipalities that provide state-sponsored religious services, and yet only 40 religious councils are functioning.
By SETH FARBER
The softspoken rabbi represented religious-Zionism at its best.
By RACHEL LEVMORE
A tribute to Rabbi She’ar Yashuv Cohen.
By LIAT COLLINS
Be careful in what you say, and give people a lead by means of deeds that turn fancies into facts.
By RAYMOND APPLE
Only the deepest soul searching and bold action will stave off today’s threat of growing erosion from within.
By URI REGEV
Sometimes, the simple man has more faith in the Jewish future than the greatest talmudic scholar.
By NATHAN LOPES CARDOZO
When the individuals accused of misconduct are politicians, it’s presumably par for the course. Politics is a dirty business and always was. But tragically, some of those accused include rabbis.
‘Every time I hear another inflammatory, racist, homophobic or misogynist statement coming from the religious Right, I ask myself: Why not abolish the whole institution?’
By BRIAN BLUM
If there is any Israeli group for which it is crucial that such ideas be rejected and that the Torah’s concept of the equality of humanity be reinforced, it is the Israel Defense Forces.
By REUVEN HAMMER
That is a tragic lesson that could be so easily avoided if those in the Chief Rabbinate were to simply appreciate the danger of their ways and realize the impact of decisions such as these.
By DAVID STAV
Failure by Orthodox leaders and organizations to stand up and be counted on this will have catastrophic repercussions on the Jewish values that should represent the foundation of the nation.
By ISI LEIBLER
Send your young people and rabbis on hachshara to these schools. Forge deep ties; build broad, societal loyalty to your movements. Forgo the show.
By SHULAMIT S. MAGNUS
The beloved British-born spiritual leader of the Anglo-Israeli Shivtei Yisrael congregation, who died after a battle with cancer on Passover eve at the age of 53, was an exceptional man.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Battling evil is necessary in order to bring the sacred into our lives.
What one must ask is, how would Israel have been treated if it had adopted the policies toward migrants that Europe has? Let’s look at some facts.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
There’s something about the phrase 'rich rabbi' that doesn’t sit right.
By JUDY MONTAGU
Sadly, the direction of some in the rabbinate today is to identify sin as the cause of Jewish suffering.
We must rid ourselves of unwarranted hatred and jealousy and cherish a Judaism that fosters brotherhood first and foremost.
By SHALOM HAMMER
I expect my rabbis to continue to act in order to strengthen the ties with the Jewish people in the Diaspora and to ignore the alarms of the vintage rabbis.
By TEHILA FRIEDMAN
Seeking to secure her delegate lead over Sanders, the Democratic presidential front-runner is stepping up her campaign in New York state ahead of its April 19 primary.