07.28.2016 | 22 Tammuz, 5776
Gold: Palestinian Authority Balfour lawsuit 'contradiction of peace process’
UN: Israel policies forcing Palestinians to leave Area C of the West Bank
A-G to rule on use of ‘abandoned property law’ to save Amona outpost
US angry over new Israeli settlement activity
36 senators, including Tim Kaine, press to add $320M for Israeli missile defense
Stoudemire retires from NBA, Hapoel Jerusalem next stop?
Atzili, Beitar visit Latvia • Mac TA takes on Pandurii
Israel shares its expertise in combating human trafficking
Israel strikes a chord with a Milwaukee musician and Houston family
Remembering Satyajit Ray
Idan Raichel sheds a few layers
New on the small screen
A touch of Truffaut
Beersheba earns first-leg draw in Greece
Amar'e Stoudemire to join Hapoel Jerusalem?
Revolutionary artificial material fits body like a glove
Attempt to stop beachside development plan heads to High Court
eBay, Israel Post join forces to boost online selling
Not just fun and games: Seeking tech behind video games
Health Ministry launches plan to eradicate hepatitis C
Israeli researchers find way to detect cancer cells before becoming brain tumors
Arab-Israeli children much more likely to die in accidents
Delek makes bid for exploration license south of Cyprus
Economic committee chairman calls for guidelines to protect animals during live shipments
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Sisi, the peace broker
Letters to the Editor
Israel’s mixed messages on basic education
Why is Israel chained to the ‘diplomatic process’?
For first time during Syria war, Israel opens border for humanitarian aid
Bombings kill at least 31 in northeast Syria city
Is Gaddafi’s son returning to politics?
Entire region concerned about ‘day after’ Iran deal expires
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
Second generation Holocaust survivor in legal battle with Polish church
French citizens comprise largest number of foreign IDF volunteers in 2016
DNC staffers question Holocaust Remembrance Day statement in leaked emails
Jewish groups rally against anti-Israel bias at UN
Healthcare hackathon organizers seek to be ‘light unto others’
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Obama says 2016 election about American democracy itself
Bloomberg asks America to stay 'sane' and stop Trump
Former congressman Gabby Giffords steals the show in Philly
Clinton condemns burning of Israeli flag
A dog watches a horror movie, his reaction is priceless!
Could Fitbit be inaccurate? Worth checking these facts
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of July 29, 2016
Grapevine: Changes at the TA Museum
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
This is how cats catch their rides in Thailand...
Do you believe in the Paranormal?
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
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
All lives matter
‘The Simpsons,’ for a change
Born, raised and educated in a vineyard
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of French priest
Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
Tzvika Kaplan Scenic Lookout Inaugurated on Mount Carmel
Looking for IMI, the Blue Box's “Little Sister”- Can you help?
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
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
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
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
More than 40 prominent rabbis issued a declaration on Friday condemning hatred in general and giving their backing to the work of the Shin Bet and other security services.
By JEREMY SHARON
Four Israelis have been murdered in the last seven days, and at least three terrorist attacks were carried out by Palestinians on Wednesday alone.
“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.”
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
Hard-right wing rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu criticizes Education Minister Bennett for visiting non-Orthodox school in NY; Jewish Federations head adds to criticism of Chief Rabbi Lau.
Mohel given lifetime ban by religious court due to 2014 incident.
Berland’s travels took him to the Netherlands, Miami, Zurich, Morocco, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, all the while accompanied by the same small coterie.
Harshest punishment handed down in New York case so far was 48 months in prison.
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.
Rabbi Eliyahu Amar, the son of Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar, was appointed as a rabbinical judge in the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court for Property Claims of the Jerusalem Religious Council.
The conference at the Ganei Yerushalayim hotel will be attended by Chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, among others.
“No other station has permission to broadcast the lesson without my approval,” says Yitzhak Yosef.
"A girl who enlists to the IDF...is contributing to the destruction of the state," says rabbi.
A spokesman for Judea and Samaria police said that Rabbis for Human Rights head Arik Ascherman had gone to the olive grove along with other left wing activists to help the Palestinians.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Severe questions have been raised about the integrity and reliability of the kashrut supervision provided by the Jerusalem rabbinate in recent months.
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
Superstitions, unexplained phenomena, eerie energies – sometimes the desire to be scared is as much fun as it is freaky.
By PAUL SÁNCHEZ KEIGHLEY
The need for mass conversion.
By NATHAN LOPES CARDOZO
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.
The People of Israel is commanded by God to take revenge upon the Midianites.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
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.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
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
Divine vengeance should not be confused with the rash, impulsive nature of human wrath which can be rooted in raw emotions, not rational judgment.
‘Customs are not set in stone, and like the bonfires of yore, time will tell which practices
By CHANA HENKIN
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
The Torah describes it thus: “Now Joseph’s brothers saw that their father had died, and they said, ‘Perhaps Joseph will hate us and return to us all the evil that we did to him.’
Debates on Israel are important, predicated as they are on the belief that Israel can and will win its arguments in the marketplace of ideas.
This week, for the first time in my life I encountered a form of censorship in the most unlikely of all places: when I spoke to the Jewish Society at King’s College, London.
The most effective stick for beating Israel over the head is often a Jewish stick.
By HANK SHEINKOPF AND GEORGE BIRNBAUM,RONN TOROSSIAN
Readers respond to the latest Jerusalem Post articles.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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.