Emunah petitions High Court against transfer of rabbinical courts
Netanyahu: ISIS brutality will seem like nothing compared with a nuclear-armed Iran
Begin proposes bare-bones ‘Jewish State bill’
Cruz calls Obama's Cuba embassy decision 'a slap in the face to Israel'
Palestinian group calls on Bon Jovi to boycott Israel
Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson to star in Avi Nesher’s new movie
Born to the keyboard
Beitar opens continental campaign with goalless deadlock
Lenskiy, Presiado capture sprint doubles at nationals
Beitar begins European quest with road trip to Kazakhstan
Heartbreak for Sanford at national championships
Bennett after commander shoots stone-thrower: Stones kill, just ask Adele Biton
IDF source: Commander shoots Palestinian dead after vehicle ambushed
Nazareth man indicted for attack at Histadrut building
Police boost security in Old City and at checkpoints
Poll: Majority wants to remove leniencies on Palestinians
Ariel Sharon's son: My father would have responded to Gaza rocket fire with full force
Analysis: West Bank unrest may not be an intifada, but it poses a serious threat nonetheless
Binyamin region residents demand Netanyahu gov’t act against terrorism
Family home of Har Nof synagogue massacre terrorist sealed
EJC head Moshe Kantor honored by France
Polish museum returns controversial gas chamber installation
German NGO organizes 'Rent a Jew' program
Netanyahu: The Jews owe an eternal debt of gratitude to the 'British Schindler'
Jewish groups brief MEPs on Hamas’s anti-Semitism
In major crackdown, Palestinian forces arrest dozens of Hamas men in W. Bank
Is Muslim Brotherhood going jihadist?
Iran says it will comply with UN protocol on access
Hamas aiding ISIS-affiliated group that carried out terror attack in Egypt, IDF says
Europe's leadership says final Iran deal not yet secured
Fertility and perinatal loss
Trade away trans-fats
Netanyahu comes to hail mental health reform
Unions demand collective agreement to ensure vocational conditions
Delek, Noble executives: We commit to developing Leviathan
Members of the public can submit reactions to gas outline until July 21
Energy Minister Steinitz announces terms of gas compromise deal
Israel's Elbit Systems wins $150 mln Benelux contract
Apps for finding jobs are among Microsoft Venture’s latest start-up
Tech Talk: Tel Aviv hosts international cybersecurity conference
Government seeks to fill hi-tech manpower shortage
Global Agenda: On the wall
Manufacturers: Increasing vacation days will cost NIS 7 billion
The POSTman Knocks Twice: On paranoia and psychobabble:Cheap shots at Bibi
Facing the reality of intermarriage and assimilation in Israel
Chief Rabbinate for whom?
My Word: The United Nations and the fall
Into the Fray: Gaza – Let their people go already!
An enemy of individual expression
Puzzles of reminiscence
A soul in Sheol
Ten ideas for Naftali Bennett
Israel, doctor’s orders
A historian, writing in first person
A lover of life
Muslim and Jewish Jerusalemites break bread together
Cochavit Netzach Dolev takes a stand
Food for thought
Taking back control for the good of our kids
This week in Jerusalem
Art is for everyone, everywhere
Extreme family fun
Opening the women’s wrestling floodgates
This Islamic State madness has gone on long enough
An obsession with Israel that even trumps national self-interest
Israel-Palestine: French recipe lacks ingredients
Israel's core challenge - staying alive in an age of enemy 'martyrdom'
חִיבּוּק שֶל אַהֲבָה
The path to aliya- Indian style
The journey of Ukraine’s embattled Jews to Israel
A historic win, but no slam dunk
Israel stands in the way and is an obstacle to full Muslim domination of the Middle East
Balance and Growth, Growth and Balance
Shifting the Blame
Figuring out what's happening
Will pope chew coca leaves in Bolivia?
Three US churches consider BDS measures against Israel in upcoming vote
NGO seeks to seize N. Korean ship to pay off $330 m. US judgment for killing of priest
ISIS purportedly threatens to 'slaughter' Christian Arabs living in Jerusalem
Lutheran pastor says Jews to blame for destroying Christian values after US approves gay marriage
Green Leadership Classroom Inaugurated at Dimona School
Eitan Levav Scenic Lookout Inaugurated in Adamit Park
Cherries in the Negev: If You Will it, It is No Dream
Healing Garden Dedicated at the Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital in Tel Aviv
Italy’s National Day at EXPO 2015
The Ambassadors’ Club of Israel Tours the Galilee with KKL-JNF
The International Solidarity Mission Says Goodbye in Jerusalem
Chinese Ambassador Visits the Israel-China Friendship Fores
New Bio-filters Purify Surface Runoff Water for Reuse
Future Tour Guides Discover the Negev with KKL-JNF
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
$100 Million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center Opens
JNF Canada Pays Tribute to the Honourable John Baird
From Sunny Israel to Cold Canada
Walking for Water with KKL France in the Mountains of Eilat
The Negev Conference on Agricultural Research and Development
Arava Open Day: Food Security for Israel and the Entire World
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
An Olah Reports From Nepal
How One Oleh is Helping to Transform the Way People Drink Water
From Think Tank to Environmental Consultant
Award Winning Designer Launches Career as Wedding Dressmaker
How Natalie Edwards Built a Successful Career in Israel’s Startup Industry
5 Tips to Land a Job in Israel
Starting Your Own Business in Israel: Real Life Examples
5 Strategies for Finding Your Professional Place in Israel
36 Hours in Southern Israel
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The Eisenberg’s Long Journey Home
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Thanks to Aliyah video
6 Frequently Asked Questions about Israeli Healthcare
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Sam Eisenberg: From Nativ to Aliyah
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VIDEO: Are you ready for the South?
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NBN Announces Bonei Zion Prize Recipients for 2015
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07.03.2015 | 16 Tammuz, 5775
Brig.-Gen. Rafi Peretz says: "Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran even once"; Representatives in his office say, "His words were taken out of context and do not reflect his stance on the matter."
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
The Dutch supreme court has ruled in favor of the extradition to Israel of Eliezer Berland.
By SAM SOKOL
Ambiguities in wording of resolution have elicited both support and adamant opposition from both the more liberal and conservative sides of the religious divide.
Only about a quarter of the city's Jewish community remains after more than 10 thousand left their homes in 2013.
Ice Cube also allegedly unleashed a string of anti-Semitic epithets at the rabbi for wearing a yarmulke.
Rabbi Barry Freundel, 63, pleaded guilty in February to 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism.
Police began investigating Freundel, who headed the synagogue for 25 years, when a woman found a camera in a clock radio in the bathing area and turned it over to officers.
Internally displaced refugees in Kiev have fewer options available – and many are turning to Israel.
Several senior officials quit amid decades-long suspicions of child sexual abuse.
Rabbi Barry Freundel was accused of installing video cameras to spy on women in the bathing area of his Orthodox synagogue.
Rabbi Yosef Feldman will no longer hold any administrative role at the Sydney Yeshiva Centre but will continue teaching there.
Brussels-based cleric has no authority to speak in name of country’s Jewry, chief rabbi says.
Group that represents Orthodox communities across Europe says body for the purposes of religious discourse on extremism must be established.
We were on a first-name basis without even knowing each other’s name.
By RABBI LAZER GURKOW
Yosef Mendelevitch returns to city where he was captured years prior after protesting Soviet refusal to permit Jewish emigration to Israel.
Voici le poignant récit de l’arrestation du Grand Rabbin de Strasbourg et de son épouse par la Gestapo
By ROBERT SPIRA
Even though Jerusalem now has an Ashkenazi chief rabbi and a Sephardi chief rabbi, tradition dies hard.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
What does a rabbi do when he leaves the pulpit and America after 20-plus years?
By PHILIP GOLD
Rabbi Rimon, a prolific author of many halachic works, is the founder and chairman of the Halacha Education Center, located in Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion
By BATSHEVA POMERANTZ
Former UK chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks speaks about Israel-Diaspora relations,
challenges to Israel’s liberal democracy, the prime minister’s election day comments.
By JEREMY SHARON
Rabbi Gilad Kariv is party’s only candidate with kippa.
By JEREMY SHARON,GIL HOFFMAN
A well known rabbi from the city of Safed suspected of sexual assault was arrested at Ben Gurion airport last night after trying to leave the country.
Judge: Aaron Ramati may not instruct female students for 70 days, pending imminent indictment.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
The Sadigora Rebbe called on Israelis to observe Shabbat and stop desecration of the sabbath.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
From the Jerusalem Post's '50 most influential Jews' list.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
“Israel is both a Jewish and democratic state, and these expressions do not contradict each other but combine together,” says chief rabbi.
A founding father of the settlement movement was laid to rest in Hebron.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Last year, it was agreed to postpone non-Orthodox participation in event until 2015.
Faction steps back from responsibility for religion and state issues.
Pinto, a well-known rabbi both in Israel and the US, is a descendant of two Sephardi rabbinical dynasties, Pinto and Abuhatzeira.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Bonfires were lit throughout Israel in commemoration of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a disciple of Rabbi Akiva who wrote the Zohar.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JTA
Court rejects any submission of evidence by police commander Ephraim Bracha.
Rabbi Arye Stern hosts festive dinner with Supreme Court justices, professors, authors, Israel prize laureates, and other distinguished figures.
A tribute to Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Drama before his hearing occurred when he was ruched to the hospital complaining of chest pains.
Chosen rabbi has decades of experience as a group facilitator and as a Jewish educator.
Israel Prize laureate and founder and director of the Migdal Ohr network of educational institutes, issued a call for greater unity among the Jewish people this Passover.
Over 100 people were injured during the overcrowded funeral procession for revered Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Wosner.
By BEN HARTMAN,JEREMY SHARON,JPOST.COM STAFF
Considered one of the most revered rabbinical sages of his time, Wosner passed away late Friday at the age of 101.
Seizure of the yeshiva evokes outrage in Yitzhar and among settler leaders.
Shlomo Riskin of Efrat says Obama disrespectful to Netanyahu, Israel, 'future of world.'
By GREER FAY CASHMAN,JEREMY SHARON
There are still no disciplinary measures the ministry can take against a rabbi not fulfilling his duties or who violates ministry regulations and guidelines.
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, one of the most influential experts on Jewish law in Israel, advises parents of molested boy to report to police without prior recourse to a rabbi.
Accroding to a religious services group, during the last 10 years more than 200 women have been required to perform ceremony in order to enable them to remarry after losing a husband.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef is heard in the recording speaking about a severe difference of opinion he has on the requirements for Jewish conversion with the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.
Stav responds to criticism directed at Tzohar and the 2013 law it supported that abolished marriage registration districts and allows couples to register for marriage in anywhere around the country.
Witnesses say professor from Ofra who ascends the Temple Mount monthly, was approached by a Muslim man associated with Marabtat, which encourages Arab convergence to disrupt Jewish visitors.
In exchange for Pinto’s testimony, the state would only seek a 12-month prison term, prompting the Movement for Quality Government to petition the High Court against the agreement.
Ruling could re-open the wounds of the conversion crisis in 2008.
Rabbi David Saperstein appointed as US ambassador for international religious freedom.
By MICHAEL WILNER
The chief rabbinate in conjunction with the Ministry of Religious Services oversees some 10,000 exams every year for men seeking to gain ordination as a rabbi.
Movement for Quality Gov’t wants more than 12-month sentence.
The 21-year-old capped an excellent championships for himself and the Israeli team after also finishing the 100m backstroke in 11th place.
By ALLON SINAI
Clause on jail time never discussed in Knesset panel.
The death of a string of luminaries in recent years has left the Orthodox world without any clear successors.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
Natan Ophir attempts to address the perplexing questions that surround the life of the controversial hippy rabbi.
By MORDECHAI BECK
Andrew Friedman tracks a groundbreaking female spiritual leader.
Our goal is to eradicate evil in order to bring holiness into the world.
By SHERRI MANDEL
We can and should seek to minimize hostility in our lives.
By SHELDON LEWIS
Rabbi Sholom Gold tells the story of his very active, communally involved life as he swam in the historically exciting waters in which he lived.
By ARI Z. ZIVOTOFSKY
Rabbi Avi Weiss tells the story of the struggle for Soviet Jewry from an insider’s perspective.
In his collection of scholarly, yet accessible, essays on modern halachic issues, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin suggests innovative solutions but clings religiously to the traditional framework.
By SHLOMO BRODY
From our readers.
Earlier this week, an Egyptian court permanently banned a Jewish celebration that has taken place since the 1979 peace deal with Israel.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
"Behold, it is a nation that shall dwell in solitude, and among the nations shall not be reckoned" (Numbers 23:9).
By SHLOMO RISKIN
A round-up of news from around the Jerusalem.
The attempt to capriciously deploy a retirement law, for ideological reasons, against Rabbi Riskin is an outrage.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
"Being part of the Jewish people means that as long as there are Jews who still identify as such, I will never truly die."
By AHARON E. WEXLER
“And from the community of the Children of Israel, he shall take two he-goats as a sin offering, and one ram as a burnt offering” (Vayikra/Leviticus 16:5).
The Belzer Rebbe taught that a Jew in a foreign land will remain faithful until he begins to feel at home.
By LEVI COOPER
At the apex you transcend all, but you fit nowhere. You command everything, but you have nothing.
When you are not naturally inclined to the spiritual, you need to work that much harder to withstand temptation.
The writer explores the idea of being able to grasp the holiness of the Land of Israel without being there.
“Jacob called for his sons and said, ‘Gather and I will tell you what will happen to you at the end of days. Gather and listen, sons of Jacob, and listen to Israel, your father.’” Genesis 49: 1-2.
At the 24th World Conference on Jewish Law, President Rivlin made it clear that corruption is pervasive, and that it doesn’t apply to any specific sector of society.
Behind the scenes with ‘Ask the Rabbi’ columnist Shlomo Brody.
By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN
Why does this story – replete with sex, intrigue and moral outrage against the wrong party – find its place in the midst of the Joseph story?
It is an honor to honor an honorable person - do you agree?
The interplay between a religious leader’s personal life and his public responsibilities is in no way simple.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
The rabbi is often turned into an entertainer rather than an enlightener, seeing his role as one who must cheer his audience far more than challenge them.
By STEWART WEISS
My father was one of three Orthodox rabbis of the time who openly supported Jacobs as a colleague and a teacher, bringing much of the communal strife into the family home.
By DAVID NEWMAN
When I read the recent article in The New York Times detailing the accusations against Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt of the Riverdale Jewish Center, I was deeply saddened.
By DEBORAH ROSENBLOOM
By unleashing his clerics on one of Modern Orthodoxy’s icons, Arye Deri has picked a fight he cannot win, and the Chief Rabbinate might not endure.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
"I wish we could return to the freer and easier 1970s and 1980s, when mentors could comfort with a friendly touch as well as soothing words. But the cost of discomfort is too great."
By GIL TROY
Despite its impact, the "Shulchan Aruch" remains largely unknown to most contemporary Jews.
By MICHAEL FREUND
The breadth of his philanthropy and the diversity of those he helps are astounding.
By JOSH NASS
The author says that religion is first a spiritual awakening that is respected through traditional observance.
By NATHAN LOPES CARDOZO
Sfirat Haomer comes and creates continuity between initial freedom and complete freedom.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
It is high time that our media understands that our society exists, reinvigorates itself and withstands world pressure only due to people like the recently-passed Rabbi Lichtenstein and Dr. Rosenne.
By YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK
In this week’s Torah portion, we read about the last moments in the great drama of the Book of Genesis.
The findings of the NGO Latet are either the result of naiveté or an effort at self-aggrandizement.
The story of the sale of Joseph begins this week and continues over the next few weeks.
Life will always be challenging, will always demand great effort.
We need to adopt the “The Torah’s Doctrine for Peace and Security,” and write chapter 329 of the Shulchan Aruch into the defense policy of the country.
By RABBI JOSEPH GERLITZKY
In Israel peace may seem a long way off and tensions run high, but this is precisely why
dialogue is so urgent.
By GIDEON D. SYLVESTER