06.26.2016 | 20 Sivan, 5776
Shin Bet: East Jerusalem dentists arrested for bombing attack that wounded IDF officer
Herzog implies Israel should hold vote on two-state solution
Missing IDF soldier's family: Netanyahu failing a test by signing deal with Turkey
Did Israel promise not to assassinate Hamas's leader as part of Turkey deal?
‘Chariots of Fire’ conductor Harry Rabinowitz dies at 100
Watch Now: Four arrested on Temple Mount for attacking Jews
Government approves reform to ease access to medical cannabis
Ministers approve controversial change to child custody laws
MKs approve six long weekends a year in move towards Sundays off
10 years after Second Lebanon War, for a bereaved mother the pain is only worse
Govt to approve package to improve economic ties with Africa
Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev is on the war path
Heart of the city discovered at Tel Aviv’s InterContinental David
Seeing Russia through new eyes
Italy's Seppi subdues Israel's Sela in Wimbledon tuneup
Israeli track and field athletes still looking for Rio push
Sinai Says: Blatt’s NBA legacy takes a hit with Cavaliers’ championship after his ouster
Even in Jerusalem, Game 7 awakens strong emotions
Cisco Executive Chairman signs R&D MOU with Israel
TAU electromyographic ‘tattoo’ could let pollsters and media experts poll human emotions
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Uber harnessing popular support for ride-sharing against Katz
Sperm with fragile DNA can be sorted out to improve chances of pregnancy
Emotions give clues to behavior in baseball
Health scan: Lend me your ear
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Summertime is here, but stay safe
New Israeli cannabis farmers continue to fight for growing license
TechCrunch Comes to Tel Aviv, hosts Meet-Up
Hackers and companies alike finding clever new ways to circumvent privacy
MIT magazine names Mobileye 6th most innovative company
RIGHT FROM WRONG: How dare Europe applaud a blood-libeler?
THINK ABOUT IT: Shas vs the Reform Movement
The Saudi initiative: From your hand, even poison
JPOST EDITORIAL: Uber for Israel
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
Turkish official: Regional security problem binds Israel and Turkey
Is airport planned for Israel-Jordan border clouding neighborly ties?
Erdogan meets Hamas leader in Istanbul as Turkey-Israel detente looms
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Gaza-based pro-ISIS group urges Muslims on social media to donate for weapons
After Obama touts military gains, US officials warn campaign against ISIS could backfire
Analysis: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is living on borrowed time
ISIS destroys Syrian satellite dishes in bid to ban 'un-Islamic' TV during Ramadan
Most French Jewish students want to leave, JAFI emissary says
SA organization pulls out of Hebrew U conference following BDS pressure
Sharansky to French Jews mulling aliya: Do it!
Holocaust-themed play by Polish writer causes stir in Los Angeles
La révolution harédite
Riyad vs Téhéran
La bataille pour la droite s'annonce serrée
L'idéologie de " la monarchie de Judée "
Analysis: Trump, Clinton election to impact Israeli migrant dilemma
Sanders signals fight over Israel in DNC platform not finished
Giuliani to 'Post': US is ready to vote for Trump if he doesn’t blow it
Poll: Israelis even on Clinton vs. Trump
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of June 24, 2016
Grapevine: Bursting out all over
Grapevine: Good Tuesday
The Tisch: Halla bookends
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
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
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
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
The law and the reality
Guess what? Jerusalem has a beer garden
This week in Jerusalem
Tiberias’s hidden heritage
The ground dance floor
More than a mustache
No place like home
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Vatican hits back at Turkey for calling pope 'crusader'
Songwriter Naomi Shemer’s "Jerusalem of Gold" foretold Six Day War victory
IFCJ funds flights for olim, seeks to attract 2,000 from 15 countries this summer
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Picking Cherries in the Desert at the Yatir Forest Cherry Festival
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
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!
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
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
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
Outing a Charismatic Sexual Predator
Tze'enah U-Re'enah / צְאֶינָה וּרְאֶינָה
They Are Bought!........
YoungDiplomats.com : The New Generation of Israeli Diplomats
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.