01.23.2017 | 25 Tevet, 5777
Fatah official: Palestinian leadership should downgrade US ties if embassy moved
Israel’s High Court freezes Amona deal
Eyewitnesses: Police fired on police during Umm Al-Hiran demolition
Amona families threaten resistance if Knesset fails to pass settlement bill
Trump turns noncommittal on Jerusalem embassy move
Giuliani to carry message from Trump to Netanyahu: ‘I like you very much’
MK Smotrich: If settlement bill doesn’t pass, no bill will pass
DANCE REVIEW: LE CORSAIRE
Netanyahu touts ties with Trump, warns against 'shooting from the hip'
Netanyahu says he remains concerned for settlements ahead of Trump call
A feast for the senses
The call of the wild
Ma’aleh Film School to present films by women at TA Cinematheque
Blank and Kraft mark first pair of Jewish Super Bowl owners since 2012
Yellow-and-blue closes in on Beersheba
Maccabi cruises in Tel Aviv derby; J’lem wins third straight
Late goal costs Hapoel Beersheba dearly
Government funding rolling into medical cannabis industry
Microsoft kicks off BlueHat cyber security event in Tel Aviv this week
Gigawatt Global breaks ground on its second East African solar field
Government approves NIS 250m. plan to promote smart transportation
Sourasky purchases corneas in bulk from US
People with verbal and visual creativity have different sleep patterns
Science goes in the door, politics out
The West Bank has become Israel's garbage can
Greek energy developer: We are here to open the Israeli gas market
Drilling firm to pursue water, gas, oil projects
Hydroponic farm for refugees, foreign workers launches on Tel Aviv rooftop
Letters to the Editor: Trump in triumph
‘Imprisoned in marriage against her will’
The right approach
Israel and China – bridging the two ends of Asia
Taliban tells new US President Trump to quit Afghanistan
British-Iranian aid worker sentenced to jail for 'cooperation with BBC'
Trump in the Arab media: Jerusalem, Putin ties and strategic cooperation
Syria's warring sides gather for new attempt to break deadlock
Blazing Tehran building collapses; 75 hurt, deaths feared
Watch Live: Zarif discusses Iran's future foreign policy
House bill would target Iran's airline and test its nuclear deal
ISIS destroys famous monument in Syria's Palmyra
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker says he was directed by ISIS
Families of Americans killed in ISIS attacks suing Twitter
8 Egyptian police killed in north Sinai attack
Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman reacts to attack on 'alt-right' leader
'Last letters from the Holocaust' displayed in Yad Vashem project
Antisemitic attacks across London designed to 'instill fear'
Global public figures say 'we remember' ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Israeli researchers introduce unique signature verification tech
Leonardo DiCaprio showcases Israeli solar thermal plant on Instagram
Trump secretary of state pick Tillerson secures support for confirmation
Ralph Nader pans Keith Ellison for 'toning down' Israel stance
Joshua Kushner, brother of Trump son-in-law, spotted at Women’s March
Abbas, foreign leaders respond to Trump taking office
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
'SNL' writer called out for Barron Trump tweet
This week in 60 seconds: Attack or accident?
Metro Grapevine: Top tips
Parashat Shmot: Yes you can!
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Destination:Unknown, TEDx most recent event will be held in Tel Aviv
Palestinian flag-waving fan arrested after accosting models Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner
Jewish comedian Chelsea Handler blames Kardashians for Trump election
Has actress Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam?
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
It’s time for wide
recognition of Palestine
Gotta have faith
Hemmed in from all sides
The challenges ahead
Art: Seeing between the lines
A voice from the past
Palmah vs Gandhi
to the limit
– and beyond
Employment population ratios
a survivor’s soul
Grapevine: Like clockwork
City Notes: TEDx takes Tel Aviv
Road to recovery – with the Stroke Club
A night for women – and men
Swings and roundabout jazz
לַעֲבוֹר אֶת הַקִיר
מַעַרְכוֹת בְּטִיחוּת אַקְטִיבִיוֹת
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Catholic Italy's 'Promised Land'
Raising arrows: Encouraging compassion
Pope Francis urges world to 'wait and see' on Trump
Accessible Garden and Pathways Inaugurated at ILAN Haifa
Russian-Speaking Journalist Deputation Visits Israel
Sierra Leone President Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Celebrating 115 Years
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
"She came to give ‘spiritual support’ to patients without the halachic angle over which those who trained her boast,” the weekly handout said.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Regular prayer is one of the single most important things we can do for our children
By SUZANNE STAMBOULIEH
Pontiff makes remarks while responding to question about the July 26 killing of an 85-year-old Roman Catholic priest by knife-wielding attackers in a French church.
The Jewish nation is tiny yet its contribution to humanity is astounding; its footprints of blessing, innovation and aid etched into the areas of mankind’s greatest need.
By ILSE POSSELT
Differing perspectives on religion-state matters are already exacerbating tensions between the world’s two largest Jewish communities.
By LAWRENCE GROSSMAN
Kenneth Jameson, who died in 2014 at 81, left his estate to a nonprofit that serves people with developmental disabilities.
Chance meeting between 90-year-old Jewish man and Muslim-American woman at Boston-area bookstore attracts online attention.
C’est l’union de tout le peuple d’Israël dans une seule et même prière qui lui permet,
le jour de Kippour, d’obtenir le pardon divin
By RAV MORDEKHAI BENSOUSSAN
When Karp paints, he believes he does not create the work itself but rather serves as a medium to facilitate the image into life.
By JACK BROOK
“Someone called me a dumpster diver, and I think that is a name I like."
By BARRY DAVIS
Praying together in Jerusalem unites Christians, Muslims and Jews.
By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
Israel is the sole country in which a higher percentage of men than women reported engagement in daily worship, public or private.
By CAROLINE KAHLENBERG
Hinam launches joint lighting ceremonies around the country
By JEREMY SHARON
One issue in particular that has roused the ire of some rabbis in the religious-Zionist community is the recent decision to tighten regulations on exemptions to growing a beard.
Women’s groups decry inequality over ruling due to denial of divorce papers.
Passages wind through Byzantine, Crusader, Mamluk and other structures, can’t be sacred only to Judaism.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
The Chief Rabbinate requires that a circumciser student observe dozens of circumcisions before he himself can perform one under the supervision of an expert mohel.
In the center of Jerusalem, Kehilat Har-El maintains the traditions of Reform Judaism for a diverse and growing congregation.
By GAVRIEL FISKE
Amar’s comments created a fierce political backlash from members of Knesset and the Jerusalem City Council who helped get the rabbi elected.
The funding conditions drafted by the Education Ministry to provide money to guidance organizations are yet to be finalized.
Muslim, Christian, Druze and Jewish religious leaders visited Poland together.
Eventually several Torah scrolls made it into the women’s section for Women of the Wall’s monthly service, while a pluralist prayer service was conducted in the upper plaza of the site.
Activists say Shas appointee Rachel Dotan is unknown to women’s rights groups
Interior minister aims to boost power of religious establishment
Despite official police denials, Degel Hatorah council member and Deputy Mayor Yitzhak Findrus alleged that the police had halted the event because of the generation which he strongly denounced.
‘Metro’ takes a look back on how Israel has fared on key issues such as ‘mikvaot,’ Shabbat in the public sphere, conversions and marriage/ divorce – and the work still left to be done.
By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
Calls for female religious leadership in the liberal wing of the religious-Zionist sector have been increasing in recent years.
Oren: Israel must be a nation state for all Jews • Lavie: Public wants ‘more inclusive Judaism’
Israeli Justices reprimand state for failure to implement plan for egalitarian prayer section at holy site.
Tensions run high as organizers plan event in protest of ultra-Orthodox policies.
By DANIEL ALTMAN
Tzav Ehad reported that 52 new religious recruits recently drafted to the engineer corps were forced to shave their beards.
The survey proves, directly and indirectly, that the arrangements between state and religion, anchored in the status quo, indeed drive away Israelis from Judaism.
The poll results come against the background of controversial comments made by two prominent national-religious rabbis in recent weeks that aroused intense opposition.
the Kolech Orthodox Jewish feminist organization is running a country-wide program in which 30 prominent female Torah scholars will give sermons and deliver religious lessons in almost 50 synagogues.
Masorti, Reform movements furious after Knesset approves 1st reading of bill banning them from using public mikvaot for conversions.
For one week in September, a small structure of four walls and a bit of balcony, called the Alpert Youth Music Center will become AMEN.
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
Today, the pathway utilizing the bridge is called the “Mehadrin Bridge,” meaning it is only to be used by men, while the other approach to the site can be used by men and women.
Rabbi Eliezer Igra was appointed to the Supreme Rabbinical Court with another six seats yet to be filled.
"We are Jewish but not religious, so have a right to stay open during Shabbat," says merchant.
Forty-three percent of the respondents said that wearing trousers was fine, whereas 57% said it was inappropriate and dangerous.
Over the past decade or so a new generation of leaders that combines religion and nationalism has emerged.
The retirement of two haredi judges from the Supreme Rabbinical Court over the last six months, has left the national religious representatives on the committee with a majority.
Chief Rabbi of South Africa Warren Goldstein has warned the local Jewish community against cooperating with Berland or his followers.
By BEN HARTMAN,JEREMY SHARON
A series of challenges to the monopoly of Israel’s state rabbinate may threaten stability of government
Heavy political pressure from several sources has been brought to bear in recent months over the rabbinical judges appointments process.
The bill passed a preliminary reading last week and has been put forward by haredi parties in the Knesset.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JEREMY SHARON
A multidisciplinary festival attempts to answer the question of whether a city based on diverse spiritual and religious values can create a civil society in which these differences are set aside.
By MORDECHAI BECK
The many generous acts of Gershon Burd were only unveiled when his life ended tragically early.
By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
This is an omer theme that we dream of realizing on our own day, a dream of unity, of fraternity, of love for each other. This is what we count toward; this is what we are counting on.
By LEVI COOPER
Holocaust memorial unveiled in Holon.
By RACHEL YEGER
Egypt's religious authority issued a fatwa stating that ripping out human organs from a live captive to transplant them in another body is prohibited, whether or not it endangers someone's life.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
The cleric, Salman Odah, stated that "even though homosexuality is considered a sin in all the Semitic holy books, it does not require any punishment in this world."
Local activists and al-Qaida elements lash out at the Saudi government for arresting a well-known scholar who protested the decision to strip religious police of its authorities.
The unprecedented Saudi move came as a result of growing local criticism of the police and the way it performs its role as the defender of Sharia law in the state.
The video, released on Tuesday, shows a mass-repentance event conducted in Gaza's al-Neel school by a religious preaching group from the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs.
The grand mufti criticized the Syrian rebel factions fighting against the Syrian regime, claiming they serve the joint Israeli-Western bid to ruin Syria.
Meet Pamela Peled, Tzippi Shaked and Danit ShemesH, the authors behind 'Three Ladies, Three Lattes.'
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
Secular Pam, modern Orthodox Tzippi and haredi Danit answer your questions on percolating issues in Israel’s complicated social and religious fabric.
By THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
Yesh Atid’s plan for religious tolerance would enable people who believe that riding a bus on Shabbat does not impact on their Jewishness to do so.
By PAMELA PELED
A look at percolating issues in Israel’s complicated social and religious fabric; Secular Pam, modern Orthodox Tzippi and haredi Danit answer your questions.
There is difficulty to find contemporary meaning in this period of time.
By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
As life becomes turbulent around us, we strive to go forward from one point to the next, and from one challenge to another.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
While a strong halachic argument can be made to permit executing terrorists, Jewish law does not require it.
By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
Had Balaam cursed them, catastrophe would have ensued. However, God turned his curses into blessings that are described in great detail.
We must all have a “desert mentality” in addition, in order to give every person an equal opportunity and give infinite value to every effort toward human progress.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
The principle at its foundation motivates many people to work for the benefit of the weak and oppressed, and leads us to make more of an effort so that more people have something to smile about.
It’s not so much that God chose Abraham, but, rather, it’s Abraham that chose God.
By AHARON E. WEXLER
Could it be that religion developed in part as a preconscious strategy to help humans steer clear of disease?
By BRIAN BLUM
Can legally divorced people ever feel and act in accordance with their new personal status, or are they wedded to the rabbinical courts forever, in unending anticipation of its reversal of their status?
By RACHEL LEVMORE
Torah Reflections on the 2016 US presidential election.
By LAURENCE ROSENTHAL
Let’s go forward to create our future together.
By WARREN GOLDSTEIN
I’m committed to making my small contribution to the continuity of the Jewish state and the betterment of the Jewish society around me.
While in most countries the younger population represents a more left-wing and socially open constituency, in Israel the trend is actually the opposite.
By JOEL BRAUNOLD,JEREMY SALTAN
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.
By RAYMOND APPLE
‘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?’
In my teenage years, I came into contact with a charismatic, powerful rabbi who regularly blurred the lines between religious leadership and his own need for physical and psychological gratification.
By JUDY KLITSNER
It is time for the religious community to put this matter back on its agenda.
By NATHAN LOPES CARDOZO
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
After all, the haredi community is becoming the Orthodox mainstream.
By AVI SHAFRAN
We do not even seem able to reach an agreement among ourselves as to what should be done about the three Balad MKs who have crossed almost every conceivable red line. So what would we do with 30, 40, 50 or even 60 Palestinian MKs, who at best have Fatah leanings, and at worst Hamas ones?
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Kulanu MK Rachel Azaria says the divisive discourse on religious affairs needs to be replaced by an attempt to find commonality and mutual understanding.
We live in an era in which science posits that a spiritual foundation is essential for the survival of the individual. So, too, it seems, spirituality is vital for the endurance of the collective.
By MICHAL COTLER-WUNSH
Actions speak louder than words.
In the Knesset plenum, whose verbatim minutes appear on the Knesset website within an hour of a speech being delivered, MK Bezalel Smotrich branded their religious beliefs and practices “a lie.”