05.27.2016 | 19 Iyar, 5776
'World Health Organization condemnation of Israel is anti-Semitism,' says Lapid
Salafi group in Gaza claims overnight rocket launching at Israel
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
Israel forming civil defense units in preparation for possible conflict with Hezbollah
Rocket Man rocks Tel Aviv
20 Israeli academics encourage BDS, Im Tirtzu says
Donor withholds $1m. from BGU over Breaking the Silence panel
Mac TA, Eilat into Final Four; Jerusalem closing in
In huge blow to Israel, Netherlands declares BDS ‘free speech’
Majority of Israelis don't trust Netanyahu on security, believe government won't pursue peace
NGO asks High Court to unlock some of nuclear agency's secrecy
Knesset panel once again erupts into war over ‘NGO bill’
Tel Aviv documentary festival announces film winners
Palestine Literature Festival highlights local and international writers
Taking it all off
Morocco refuse to play Israel in wheelchair tennis World Cup
Disappointing denouement for Mac TA
Jerusalem, Hap Tel Aviv resume captivating quarterfinal
My World: Taiwan revisited
As I See It: Democracy in turmoil
The unlikely likelihood of a centrist bloc
Israel’s spectacular champions
Egyptian Muslims attack Christians, strip woman naked over rumored affair
Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband
Iran has limited, indirect access to US dollars, Treasury official says
US pro-gun lobby to 'Ayatollahs of Iran': You haven't met alligator wrestlers, cowboys of America
Senior Iranian official: Secret, second wife of Iran's FM 'spied for the West'
Too hot for Tehran: Glam couple flee Iran after model photos deemed 'un-Islamic'
Escape to victory: 'Anti-Iranian occupation' team wins soccer cup
ISIS plans to ignite ethnic war in Fallujah upon leaving the city, document allegedly reveals
Analysis: Islamic State may be down, but it's far from out
US prosecutors move to unseal case of Ivy League student who defected from ISIS
Australia holds five suspected of plotting sailing trip to join ISIS
Forging links with the Diaspora through dialogue
Self-described anti-Semitic German pastor resigns from interfaith position
German police investigate Britons' Nazi salute at death camp
Neo-Nazis salute ‘Aryan goddess’ Taylor Swift
Surprise! Anti-BDS gift box coming straight to your front door
'Smart car' tech to get boost from US-Israel collaboration
Research shows exposure to dirty air may raise risk of heart disease
Most medical marijuana users benefit from treatment, finds Ben-Gurion University study
Rx for Readers: Stresses over sleep lines
Litzman blasts Palestinian ‘political attack’ on Israel at WHO’s yearly assembly
‘Smart park’ coming to capital’s Sacher Park
Analysis stage begins at latest Golan drilling site
Green tech at the forefront of talks on US-Israel collaboration
Israel faces lack of enforcement of environmental policies, says report
Tech Talk: Student hackathons are the new rage
Tech Talk: CES Asia 2016
Tech can’t thrive without women, says Israeli-born Oracle CEO
NY Times editor calls out Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
Who needs Hillary? Trump, Sanders mull televised debate
Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention
Jewish leaders push to get two-state solution proposal on next president's desk
Grapevine: Born in Jerusalem
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
This week in 60 seconds: The Green Prince takes New York
Tradition Today: Counting the days
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Podcast: A stable Israeli government? Fat chance
Grapevine: Animal husbandry
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
'In the navy'
On the 50th anniversary of Agnon’s Nobel Prize
Books: Blood diamonds
The forgotten casualties
Whose land is it?
A Jew in ancient Rome
The Russian Underground
SpaceIL: To the moon!
Veterans: Reaching one’s full potential
Books: Unlikely characters
Books: Totally certifiable
Books: Beauty and boredom of war
Pavements for pedestrians? Not in Jerusalem
Inside Gilo: Who pays for that?
This week in Jerusalem
Here and now at the Israel Festival
An oddly individual thing – handwriting
Agriculture is having a (vertical) field day
Walking the food trail in Haifa
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
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Christian leaders seek insight into Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Protectors of the Holy Land
Digging with the Bible
Green Journey – Cycling on the Trails of the Living
Remembering Isaac Ochberg
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Dado Scenic Lookout Dedicated on Israel's Northern Border
Golani Soldiers Clean up the Forests of Northern Israel
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
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
Naming Sheba Medical Center, an Oasis of Healing, Hope and Peace
Living with Doubt
This Week in Israeli History: IAF Established, 14,500 Ethiopian Jews Airlifted to Israel and Latrun
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.
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.
Yosef Mendelevitch, faced with constant anti-Semitism and anti-Israel propaganda at work and on the street, became obsessed with learning about Israel.
By ASHER WEILL
Dozens of rabbis, yeshiva deans, and leaders from the haredi community travelled to Radun and prayed first at the building which formerly housed the yeshiva of the Hafetz Haim, and then by his grave.
The letter addresses the need to prevent and eradicate the epidemic of child abuse adversely affecting the Jewish community.
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.
As halachic prenuptial agreements pick up speed in Israel – and Tzohar publishes its own version – many disagreements remain among activists.
By AMY SPIRO
“It’s not natural, it’s not normal and the Torah called this thing an abomination," Amar says of homosexuality.
Such rejections are being viewed in some quarters as a rejection of the legitimacy of Orthodox Jewish institutions in the US.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef appoints three new temporary appointments to Supreme Rabbinical Court likely to stave off need to make permanent appointments.
If a person chooses the right path, as far as he is concerned he wants to do good things. Therefore, it is as though he did them.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
There are currently three people who have been put on administrative detention, Meir Ettinger, Evyatar Slonim and Mordechai Meir.
A letter in support was signed by three rabbis from the Sanhedrin organization, including the head of the group’s rabbinical court, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel.
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
An illuminating look at the far-flung worlds of Chabad ‘shluhim.’
By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
In response to Jewish extremism, rabbis raise money to rebuild torched Tabgha church
By Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR
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.
Constructive punishment can only be the kind stemming from love.
The moment waits for you.
By RABBI SUSAN SILVERMAN
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
A new biography of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein makes compelling reading.
How a new organization is helping English-speaking olim with their daily hardships.
By MOSHE ARENSTEIN
The Zomet Institute develops technology that aims to limit Sabbath desecration and create better lives for people with disabilities.
By SHANI SHAHMOON
A nation that does not know its own history is doomed to fall into oblivion.
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
For Hanna, this was a liberating moment that put an end to a period of suffering and uncertainty. Her husband was in a coma, and according to the doctors, were he to wake up and return to function as a husband it would be considered a “rare medical miracle.”
By BATYA KAHANA-DROR
How exciting to discover that after more than 3,000 years, after Am Yisrael went through such a long exile, returned to its land and settled in it, we can touch that same altar that was built then?
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.