Netanyahu could be disqualified from Likud leadership race
High Court of Justice says rabbinical court can annul conversions retroactively
Bennett rails against Palestinian statehood amid heckling
Israel severely rebuked, as PM warns 'spirit of appeasement' blowing through Europe
'We have weak civil servants'
Health funds took in 9% more from supplementary health insurance in 2013
Ministry axes costly safe-sex video clip
Treasury will give financially bleeding state hospitals another NIS 150 million
Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech
Watch out! You are being followed in the supermarket
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv among 14 cities to receive Bloomberg grants
Israel's Energiya to build solar field in Georgia
Polish Holocaust-themed film gets Oscar nomination, while Israeli entry misses cut
Cooking with a kosher soul
Remains of 8,000-year-old olive oil found in Lower Galilee
Grapevine: Being careful of what we wish for
FC Barcelona to cut ties with terror financier Qatar, Israeli TV reports
Pe’er and Glushko clash in Ra’anana final once more
Leader K8 aims to distance itself from pack
Maccabi Tel Aviv enters Top 16 Euroleague on a roll
Tekuma central committee to choose running partner Saturday night
Post/Maariv Hashavua’ poll: Likud could finish in third place
Reform leader to run in Labor primary
Former prime ministerial advisers lead aspiring Labor newcomers
Tekuma defers decision on split from Bayit Yehudi to rabbis
IDF aircraft strike Gaza following earlier rocket fire
PHOTO GALLERY: Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in West Bank
Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel, no injuries
Analysis: Kerry may not want Netanyahu back as premier, but Abbas sure does
Analysis: Israel only one of many players in Palestinian state bid
For Cuban Jews in US, rapprochement with Castro regime cause for concern
Sydney menorah lighting canceled following deadly hostage siege
Dozens of Israelis fighting in Ukraine, rebel leader claims
Cuban Jews want close ties with US brethren
Hanukka: The diaspora mindset
Analysis: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop
Former head of Saudi religious police a bold feminist?
Iran honoring nuclear deal with Western powers, IAEA report shows
WATCH: Palestinians stage pro-Hamas rally on Temple Mount
Report: Hezbollah tries Mossad informant who foiled 5 attacks against Israelis
Harvard’s president stops an anti-Israel boycott against SodaStream
Opinion: The US is no longer in Israel’s pocket
Know Comment: International condemnations - Nu, so what!
From autonomy to sovereignty: The Oslo Agreements and Palestinian statehood
Better energy: Eight goals for the next energy minister
The last war but one
Why Fitch’s A+ gets a D
A love song for Jerusalem, sung in two genders
Grapevine: An international ‘Marriage’
This Week in Jerusalem: Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
View from the hill
Three Ladies, Three Lattes: Shabbat peace
Happily Eva After: The one in which I acted the turkey
Where the blind lead the sighted
Grapevine: Celebrating in sign
Campaign jockeying reveals growing cracks in haredi walls
Turkey and the Islamic State
Abandoning the diplomatic battlefield to our enemies
Ignoring strategic reality
A song for Kislev: 'Sea of Sheaves'
שְתִיקָתוֹ שֶל בָּרוּך
שָרִים מִקוֹל הַלֵב
The miraculous oil of the olive
‘The peace process is like rock and roll – it is never going to die’
A smiling survivor
La droite s'effrite
L'union fait la force
Hanin Zoabi persiste et signe
La conférence du JPost
L'Andalousie séfarade, sur le chemin du retour
La cuisine juive dans l'espace et le temps
Les bougies de Safed
Transmuer la terreur en lumière
Autopsie d'une fuite de pétrole
L’éléphant blanc de Tel-Aviv
La violence dans les communautés juives orthodoxes : venir à bout du tabou
Affaires de femmes ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le temps joue en faveur de Téhéran
Ciblés parce que juifs
Procès Lee Zeitouni : suite et fin
Peu d’espoir pour Pollard
Le prochain bras de fer entre Israël et les Etats-Unis
Government halts Christmas Day conversions in India
Jewish influence on Christmas music
Hijabs, kippot and Santa hats: The Haifa Festival of Festivals
Netanyahu commiserates with persecuted Christians
Iraqi Priest calls on Obama to step up fight against ISIS
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
KKL-JNF at the Diplomatic Conference
New Bike Single in Lahav Forest in the Negev
40,000 Cranes at the Winter Bird Festival
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel
KKL Brazil Holds Annual Gala Dinner in São Paulo
JNF Toronto Negev Dinner 2014 Honors Dr. Max Glassman
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
12.20.2014 | 28 Kislev, 5775
According to distributed pamphlets it costs Rupees 2 lakh to convert a Christian and Rupees 5 lakh to convert a Muslim.
By ARIEL COHEN,REUTERS
Ugandan pastor Umar Mulinde, a Christian convert from Islam, said growing up, he constantly heard “Jews are the most hated people by God.”
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
Traditionally, Britain's royal family does not voice political views in public, with the head of state merely a constitutional figurehead.
By ARIEL COHEN
Ninety percent of Evangelicals believe in the existence of heaven, but only 19% believe there are multiple paths to reach it.
Christians were in Iraq long before Muhammad was born
By LELA GILBERT
It is important for Israel to keep shining a light on persecution in the region and remain a haven for Christians in these difficult times.
By JPost Editorial
Christians who identify with the ancient people can decide to register as Arameans instead of Arabs.
Soldiers say religious speeches were given in communal areas, though soldiers were not required to attend.
By JEREMY SHARON
Legal victory highlights communities’ tensions with European Jewish Association.
By SAM SOKOL
With the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, thousands of mothers worldwide flock to Holy Land to discover Jewish roots and identities.
By NOA AMOUYAL
Thirty-five percent of American Jews identify as Reform.
By SAM SOKOL,LAHAV HARKOV
Group's founder decries the lack of media coverage of a recent mikve rape victim and the victim’s advocate drug overdose.
Rabbi Barry Freundel, who leads a congregation in Washington D.C., allegedly installed a video camera in ritual bath or mikvah.
Gil Steinlauf, senior rabbi at Adas Israel congregation in DC, makes public announcement following High Holy Days.
Jewish community says will not affect Jewish slaughter, which is performed at licensed and permanent abattoirs.
With just over six weeks to go, the project is starting to take shape, as team Toronto heads into the final stretch.
By SIMON APFEL, SPECIAL TO THE JERUSALEM POST
Sarit Hadad offered to perform for Givati troops for free, but the commander refused.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Le tour du monde de cinq garçons pour une coexistence des religions passe par une étape incontournable : Jérusalem
By HELOISE FAYET
Face aux violences de ces dernières semaines, une véritable guerre d’opinions s’est déclenchée entre rabbins orthodoxes et sionistes-religieux autour de la question du mont du Temple
Jérusalem, à feu et à sang, semble devenue le nouvel épicentre du conflit israélo-palestinien. Intifada ou guerre de religion ?
By KATHIE KRIEGEL
Jérusalem, 1969. Denis Michael Rohan a tenté d’incendier la mosquée al-Aqsa. Animé par le sentiment d’une mission prophétique, il n’opposera aucune résistance aux forces de police venues le saisir.
By ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
A présent, il ne lui reste plus qu’à mettre plus son projet à exécution. Partie 2/3
Il y a 45 ans, un tondeur de moutons australien malade mental mettait le feu à la mosquée al-Aqsa, troisième lieu saint de l’islam.1/3
French Hill is a quiet, clean neighborhood with bicycle trails, parks and a new community center.
By JOHN BENZAQUEN
Those celebrating Christmas in Jerusalem can take a tour through the Old City’s Christian Quarter.
By AVIVA BAR-AM
The time for Muslim religious leaders to step up and condemn the bloodshed is now, writes Rabbi David Menahem.
By RABBI DAVID MENAHEM
The Hallelujah Dialogue at the YMCA, the latest IPCRI coexistence initiative, allows participants to choose from a diverse program.
By BARRY DAVIS
"Whole new sub-communities are arising that I call the new secular and the new religious," says Dr. Micah Goodman, and these are the sectors that buy his best-selling books.
By TAL BASHAN
As Women of the Wall launches a campaign promoting bat mitzva ceremonies at the Western Wall and violence erupts in the capital, the issue of women’s prayer at the holy site is raised again.
By NAAMA BARAK
Jewish and Arab teens spend a week in the US learning about music and each other.
By TRACEY SHIPLEY
The Elijah Interfaith Institute has brought together Christians, Muslims and Jews to explore the power of supplication in the holy city.
By ARIEL HENDELMAN
Lawmaker's anti-Islam views have made him the target of death threats.
After pushing through a reform in the conversion law, Hatnua MK Elazar Stern wants to take on
kashrut licensing and the issue of Shabbat in the public sphere.
Maher recently made headlines after he engaged actor Ben Affleck in a heated debate about Muslims.
Israeli election law prohibits anyone from promising spiritual reward, blessings, health, or wealth if a voter chooses a particular political party.
The last verse scheduled to be read on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
15-year-old allegedly punched his teacher in the stomach, knocking him to the ground.
By BEN HARTMAN
Deri activists force press conference to be cut short, calling Yishai "traitor"
Rabbi of holy site says established ceremony in the men’s section brings people closer to Judaism and unites the Jewish people in Israel.
In November 2013, the Knesset approved legislation that abolished marriage registration districts, meaning that a couple could register for marriage wherever they wanted.
The issue of discrimination against Sephardi children in the haredi sector is an extremely sensitive issue and has led to severe societal unrest following state intervention.
“The idea is to continue with the standard procedure in which the rabbis are in the room while maintaining the woman's modesty,” said Lipman.
Sources close to Netanyahu say this is the last chance to determine whether there is enough common ground to keep the government together.
By GIL HOFFMAN
A new bill seeks to free 'agunot' from being chained to a marriage by toughening prison conditions for recalcitrant husbands.
Har nof residents hold no grudge: “We are not a vengeful people, we are not a culture of blood for blood, we are faithful...our answer...is to strengthen our faith and our religious practice.”
The course will also help such families clarify their debt situation and make financial plans for the repayment of such debts.
Jewish law stipulates that non-Jews must be buried in a separate plot from Jews so the burial of such citizens has to be in a civilian plot or cemetery.
Propaganda against selling of land for sabbatical year leniency due to interests of kashrut-licensing businesses, says Yosef’s grandson.
Stated purpose of the law is to increase haredi participation in the IDF and national service by 2017 by several thousand participants per year.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The court not only refused, but it also nullified Sa'ar's prior decision, appearing to remove any further moves against the stores, barring an appeal to a higher court.
Yosef said on Friday at the funeral of terror victim Shalom Aharon Badani that such rabbis were “fourth rate.”
Woman prevented from remarrying due to obscure aspect of Jewish law.
Shas MK fails to explicitly guarantee he will remain in the party.
Because the national-religious rabbinic leadership has been unable to impose its will on the fate of Judaism in Israel for so long, a backlash has developed.
Deputy Religious Services Minister Eli Ben-Dahan denies claims despite complaints by several heads of local authorities that Bayut Yehudi delegates were being forced upon them.
Tzohar chairman says Shas leader Deri is running the chief rabbinate, playing politics with issue of crucial national importance.
Kahlon declared last week that he would start a new party to tackle the cost of living crisis in the country.
The two rabbis fill posts which have been empty for over ten years, following a protracted legal battle over the electoral process for the coveted positions.
Ben-Dahan says his ministry had fought the cuts, decision will be changed.
Leaders call for tolerance and respectful celebrations ahead of this weekend’s concurring holidays.
Jewish law stipulates that a man must willingly grant a bill of divorce, or get, to his wife, and that she must willingly accept it, in order for the marriage to be dissolved.
Notes published on social networks; Rabbi of site describes the act as “the desecration of a holy place.”
Students of Beit Shemesh institution that was ordered closed demonstrate outside building
Woman performed ‘halitza’ rite to release her from husband’s brother, but was denied to wed new partner, with whom she had four children.
Ministry says much of infrastructure providing religious services to general public is unprotected from rocket and mortar shell fire.
In a speech spoken thousands of years ago, Moshe answers the most important question that a believer can ask: Who is God?
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
Choreographer Rachel Erdos explores the connection between text and religious observance.
By ORI J. LENKINSKI
Comfort from calvin
By HAIM WATZMAN
Malka Leifer, an ultra-orthodox woman living in Emmanuel, was principal of the Adas school in Melbourne between 2001 and 2008.
‘Comfort ye, Comfort ye, My people…’ (Isaiah 40:1).
By SHLOMO RISKIN
'On the first night of Hanukka in the year 5732 by the Jewish calendar, in our cell there was a candle burning on the table, just as there was for Jews around the world’
By YOSEF BEGUN
While isolated in its traditions and history, the Druse community prides itself on its contributions to Israeli society – but says as a minority group it faces many challenges.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
President Reuven Rivlin: "Manifestations of racism emerge when it comes to mixed marriages
between Jews and Arabs."
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The story of the Hagars is an interesting case study of some of the challenges participants faced from friends and family.
By Laura Kelly
A day trip in the city includes a boat ride, a delightful market, an ancient tower, a stunning church and the largest British cemetery in the country.
Haim Tor left the religious world to pursue an unlikely career path.
By ARIEL ZILBER
The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which is behind many attacks, swore allegiance to Islamic State last month.
The Holiday of Holidays festival fills December with a dynamic roster of events and activities.
By LEVI COOPER
The legacy of Abraham demands military prowess alongside ethical integrity.
Hawking has previously given the impression that he is neither a strong believer nor disbeliever in a higher power.
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
The Tikvah Fund is eager to penetrate every demographic where bright and open-minded Jews, with leadership potential, are found.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM
The claim that a Jewish presence on Har Habayit ‘inflames’ Muslim sensitivities and invites disaster is disingenuous
By STEWART WEISS
We are left with the burden and the blessing of free choice, and with the choices that we make.
By JUDY MONTAGU
Noah is a tragic figure. Noah is a hero. Noah, ultimately, is human.
By ELI KAVON
I accept the divinity of the Bible, yet do not feel that the intention of its Author was to whitewash the faults of its characters.
By ABBA ENGELBERG
In the rush to report salacious abuse stories, the media often fail to report positive developments in the religious world’s fight to address child sexual abuse.
By ELIYAHU FEDERMAN
Harris said Islam is the mother load of bad ideas and Ben Affleck retorted it is an ugly thing to say, it is racist.
By ALI SINA
We have bigger challenges in Israel. We need to pull together and focus on them.
By LEAH AHARONI
Lessons from the Wright Brothers and Apple Mac.
By WARREN GOLDSTEIN
Anne Graham-Lotz filmed a video in Jerusalem calling on Christians around the world to pray for the Jewish people.
By DAVID NEKRUTMAN
Elul, the month of forgiveness and reconciliation, is just around the corner, and I have a confession to make.
By BARRY SCHLESINGER
Zionism is a noble idea, and I would like us to be active, effective advocates for its causes – not just individuals who rise up to defend the country when it is under attack.
By SETH KAUFMAN