07.01.2016 | 25 Sivan, 5776
Quartet report blames Palestinians, Israel equally for impasse
IDF places Hebron under closure after deadly terror attacks
Father killed, wife and two children injured in West Bank terror attack
Female terrorist shot, killed following thwarted terror attack in Hebron
Netanyahu visits family of slain teen terror victim: 'It's shocking to see her bloodstains'
'Quartet' draft report: Israeli settlements eroding viability of 2 state solution
Military and political courage at Entebbe
AIPAC lauds Senate for additional foreign aid, anti-BDS action for Israel
New Israel Fund awards Breaking the Silence $20,000 consolation prize
Quartet report to highlight threats to peace
Party 'til the break of dawn: Tel Aviv to celebrate 'White Night'
Coming and going on the small screen
A fishy tale
Twice as nice
Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi completes record transfer to Chinese club
Philip Stein, Optical International to vie for title
Israeli-Slovenian rowing duo making waves
Hapoel Jerusalem threatened with BSL suspension
Feel the Power: Mobile stations will try to avoid summer outages
Israeli start-up's headphones adapt to people's unique earprints
Living With History
Israelis shrug off fears of hi-tech bubble
Nazareth Hospital insists on serving only whole wheat bread
Health Ministry rankings seen boosting hospital performance
Weizmann study links viral infections in pregnant women to autism, schizophrenia risk
Alleged kidnapping of Yemenite children opens Pandora’s box in Knesset
Israel leading a ‘water revolution’ in arid California
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Analysis: Jihad is contagious and one attack leads to another
GRAPEVINE: Virtual Independence Celebration
MY WORD: From Entebbe to Erdogan’s Turkey
COLUMN ONE: Israel’s diplomatic spring
Assad: West secretly cooperating with Damascus against militants
Lebanese army says it foils planned attacks by Islamic State
Violent clashes erupt in Nablus, Hamas calls on parties to unite against Israel
WATCH: 250 ISIS fighters killed in deadliest ever US airstrikes against the group
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
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
Was the Istanbul attack an act of retaliation for Turkey-Israel accord?
Report: Turkish intelligence warned of ISIS attack in Istanbul weeks ago
Report says UK Labour Party not racist
MKs slam Corbyn’s ‘anti-Semitic’ comparison of Israel to ISIS
Jeremy Corbyn appears to compare supporters of Israel, ISIS at release of anti-Semitism report
Belgian court upholds kosher ritual slaughter rights
Another Israeli app wins a prize
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
Trump, Clinton respond to Turkey terror attack
Sanders appointee to 'Post': Democratic platform should include 'occupation,' right to boycott
Exclusive: For first time, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern
Analysis: Trump, Clinton election to impact Israeli migrant dilemma
Astrology for the week of June 1, 2016
Grapevine: Worthy cause
British Jews denounce neo-Nazi 'Miss Hitler' pageant
Viva Italia at Cafe Landwer!
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
F.I.G., the permaculture center
Better late than never
A rose is a rose is a rose
Klezmer all around
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
אוֹנִיוֹת מַשָׂא עֲנָקִיוֹת
מֵהֶזְנֵק טֶכְנוֹלוֹגִי לְזִינוּק כַּלְכָּלִי
הַתָנָ"ך שֶל אִימָא
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Raising Arrows: Charity with a happy heart
StandWithUs disappointed with anti-Israel Presbyterian GA
ADL slams Presbyterian Church decision to explore 2-state solution alternatives
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Courtyard Park Dedicated in Kfar Chabad
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
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
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
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
What happens next?
Bonhoeffer’s martyrdom and his book “The Cost of Discipleship” became a classic of Christian thought and explained the meaning of what it truly means to be a believer.
By BENJAMIN GLATT
Controversy began last year when professor wrote on Facebook that she would don the hijab head scarf during the period of advent before Christmas as a sign of solidarity with Muslims.
One of Gergi’s latest projects was opening up a club in Kiryat Shmona for extracurricular activities for schoolchildren.
Executive director of organization accuses the Vatican of pandering to Jewish leaders.
The state conversion course comprises 400 study hours, and conversion candidates in Russia and Ukraine would be able to complete as many as 180 hours before coming to Israel.
By JEREMY SHARON
Berland’s son described his father’s new citizenship as a “victory over the Israeli legal authorities.”
By SAM SOKOL
“The rabbis of the Talmud were way more comfortable identifying and talking about a spectrum of gender identity than rabbis are today.”
By AVISHAY ARTSY
Six of the top 10 most-Jewish public colleges are part of the Big Ten Conference, the oldest athletic conference in the United States.
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, prevented the anti-Israel majority at the UN from blocking the resolution, Israeli envoy to the UN says.
By DANIELLE ZIRI
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
Last year, head of temple said he would consider allowing women to enter if there was a machine to check if they were menstruating.
By SUCHITRA MOHANTY/REUTERS
Destiny Velez's impugned tweets directed at filmmaker Michael Moore's "We are all Muslim" social media campaign.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Resolution on Iran, drafted by Canada, criticized Tehran for cracking down on activists, journalists and dissidents and for its increased use of death penalty.
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.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
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 quarter of Israeli Jews believe Jewish law should take precedence over democracy if the two clash.
Until the ruling, the local religious councils which operate the public mikvaot within their regional jurisdictions would not allow non-Orthodox converts to use them.
Until now, the local religious councils, which operate the public mikvaot within their regional jurisdictions, would not allow non-Orthodox converts to use them.
“This decision is connected to a long campaign of intimidation despite the fact that the activities of the rabbinate on the issue of reaped widespread praise,” claimed Smotrich.
Official expresses hope that move will "connect more and more people from the Jewish world to Jerusalem.”
By HERB KEINON
Israel Democracy Institute says govt should focus on increasing quality of haredi employment as well as rate of employment to increase haredi productivity for Israeli economy.
Rivlin: We will respond with zero tolerance against anyone attempting to harm the democratic foundations of the State of Israel and its religious freedom.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,JPOST.COM STAFF
Politically appointed chairmen control large budgets without checks or restrictions on decision making process.
Rontzki calls it ‘vote of no confidence’ in military rabbinate, says army’s chief rabbi should resign.
Beit Jamal has been targeted in "Price tag" attacks in the past.
“The greatest danger in your eyes is displaying a rounded character of an Arab, not terrorists, but of multi-ambitions and weaknesses, in short a man, a human,” books editor tells education c'tee.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
“If we do not prevent this current disaster and accept this situation, we are likely to fund ourselves lighting the hannukia together with a Christmas tree."
The woman is one of a small number of women in Jerusalem who does not wish to be naked in the presence of another woman when immersing.
Joining Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias onstage tonight at his second Tel Aviv concert is Jerusalem-raised guitarist Sean Hurwitz.
By DAVID BRINN
By LAHAV HARKOV
In Israel's third-largest city, streets have been decorated with decorations and bright lights to proudly demonstrate a harmonious relationship between monolithic religions of the area.
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.
A university official said that the student had “slandered” the university.
By ABU KHALED TOAMEH
Salman Rushdie, author of the controversial book 'The Satanic Verses,' was the object of a fatwa issued by Iran's then supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989.
By DANIEL J. ROTH
The paradigm of the State, religion and violence in the Middle East
By ROBERT SWIFT/ THE MEDIA LINE
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.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
It’s not so much that God chose Abraham, but, rather, it’s Abraham that chose God.
By AHARON E. WEXLER
Each person will create their own relationship with God, the scholar with the intellectual depth that comes from sustained study, the simple Jew with his poignant cry to the heavens.
By RABBI GIDEON SYLVESTER
Let us indeed be strong and strengthened by spirituality that is not only consistent with religion but is its very essence.
By RABBI TZVI HIRSH WEINREB
The assertion that Judaism and its God represents harshness and vengeance – while Christianity represents mercy and love – has become part of the heritage of Western civilization.
By REUVEN HAMMER
For the Torah to be inherited by succeeding generations, it would have to be treasured and understood by previous ones.
By RABBI AHARON E. WEXLER
We have reason to be optimistic - Ultimately, God will redeem us, with a redemption greater even than the Exodus.
By GIDEON D. SYLVESTER
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.
By RACHEL LEVMORE
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.”
Yes, Islam is one of the three monotheistic religions, standing alongside of Judaism and Christianity, but does Islam truly represent the faith of Abraham, our common forefather?
By SHLOMO RISKIN
Fifteen years on, the muddling of religions remains.
By URIEL HEILMAN
In Hartman's eminently readable, constructively controversial and profoundly spiritual new book, Putting God Second, he promises in the subtitle to show “How to Save Religion from Itself.”
By Gil Stern Stern TROY
It is time to stop thinking simply about keeping the details of the status quo, and to start thinking about a framework that will define the relationship between religion and state.
By DAN ILLOUZ
The accusation of Islamophobia confuses prejudice with legitimate criticism of Islam and concerns about Islamic extremism.
By MELANIE PHILLIPS
Ever wonder if Bernie Sanders is good for the Jews? How about Andy Warhol?
By MIK MOORE
Finding meaning in an ISIS-filled world.
By BRIAN BLUM
Democrats and Republicans who have been rushing to attack Trump’s comments about Muslims who visit America would be wise to condemn religion-based discrimination in all parts of the world.
By DAVID BENKOF