03.24.2017 | 26 Adar, 5777
Terrorism victim’s parents witness sealing of killer’s home
Terror victim’s parents witness sealing of killer’s east Jerusalem home
Obama's Israel envoy sees positive elements in Trump's peace efforts
Police, Erdan blast video of cop attacking Arab
Israelis, Palestinians await resolution at May’s FIFA Congress
No pressure on blue-and-white in Spain
Texas signs first ever trade agreement with settlers
Analysis: No elections on the horizon
Israel and the US to collaborate on PTSD treatment programs
Analysis: How worried are Israel’s leaders about Putin’s Syrian warning?
Yet another ‘poke in the eye’ by IBC broadcaster Kan
'IDF unsure of extent of prostitution among its soldiers'
Opera: Gazzetta giggles
Top 10 things to do
Classical: Ethnic cello,
Mac TA switches gears in Euroleague
Blue-and-white realistic heading into Spain showdown
Trump and State Governors Have Declared a State of Emergency on Opioid Abuse
Tech Talk: Coding for kids can now be fun
Insulin resistance can lead to faster cognitive decline
Your investments: Now is the time - You can change
Dramatic rise in opiate use worries health system, politicians
High schoolers turn ideas into prizes at scientists competition
A multi-pronged approach to
water economy innovation
$900,000 awarded to Israeli-American mobile video tech partnership
Migrating starlings swoop over southern Israel
Environmental Protection Ministry orders closure of ammonia facility
Grapevine: Rating isn’t everything
My Word: Bad breaking broadcasting news
Column One: Trump’s greatest deal
Fundamentally Freund: Does Israel want more Ethiopian Jews?
British MP: Iran is trying to threaten Israel by establishing a second front in Syria
Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai fighting
London's ramming attack marks the new, go-to method of choice of today's terrorists
Family of missing CIA consultant Robert Levinson sues Iran in US court
Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal
Iran loses thousands, 10 generals in Syria-Iraq wars
Turkish ambassador: Iran's regional ambitions must be contained
Will ISIS use chemical weapons against Israel or Israelis in Europe?
US weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for ISIS fight
France's far-right Le Pen loses EU parliament immunity over ISIS tweets
ISIS fanatics call on supporters to 'terrorize' Jewish people in the West
Canadian family discovers heirloom on display at Yad Vashem
Senate approves David Friedman as Israel ambassador
US Holocaust Museum to award Angela Merkel with top honor named for Elie Wiesel
Medieval Jewish cemetery uncovered in Rome
Iron Dome start-up to provide critical support to New York Power Authority
Enticing Israeli startups to expand to Germany
Tech Talk: Israeli satellite to be launched into space
Intel buying Mobileye for $15 billion in biggest Israeli hi-tech deal ever
Ivanka Trump scores West Wing office, government security clearances
Trump immigration lawyer on travel ban: 'What happens to Muslims can happen to Jews'
FBI director confirms Trump team under investigation for Russia ties
'Motorist in custody after making bomb threat outside White House'
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
This week in 60 seconds: Terror hits central London
Jerusalem Grapevine: Changes at the Waldorf Astoria
Israeli-American mogul Haim Saban gets Hollywood star
Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei: Wisdom residing deep in the heart
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
Pregnant Jenna Jameson to give baby Hebrew name
President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot welcomes second 'wonder baby'
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
A surprisingly unorthodox education minister?
Time to make the leap to start-up government
Extending a cultural helping hand
Solving the riddle of Elsa Weiss
in the sea
Sit up and listen
City Notes: From shipwrecked to seabound
Harnessed to freedom
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סֶקֶר עַל הָעִישוּן וְעַל שְתִייַת הָאַלְכּוֹהוֹל
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Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus’s tomb in Jerusalem
Tomb of Jesus reopens in Jerusalem after restoration
Evangelicals' role is to be an ‘articulate advocate’ for Israel, Eagles’ Wings founder says
Czech Parliament Representatives in Israel
Canadian Delegation in Israel: “It’s a privilege to be here”
Bosnian President Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations
JNF USA Leadership Mission Visits Northern Israel
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
Trump said his administration's new system would ensure that people entering the United States embrace US values including religious liberty.
"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
Sixty-seven percent of Americans regard Jews warmly, though people aged 18-29 view Jews less positively.
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
Turkey's foreign minister is convinced that Dutch politican Geert Wilders as well as his contemporaries are all of the same mindset, and will eventually "take Europe to the cliff."
“The army is us, and we do not threaten ourselves,” wrote Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett.
By JEREMY SHARON,UDI SHAHAM
Budget for yeshiva stipends now at an all time high of over NIS 1.2 billion.
By JEREMY SHARON
Rabbi Seth Farber tries to carve a path toward a religious establishment that is more respectful and responsive.
By ALAN ROSENBAUM
Civil marriage in Israel is a complicated subject with reservations coming from religious communities.
Hinam launches joint lighting ceremonies around the country
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.
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.
Meet Pamela Peled, Tzippi Shaked and Danit Shemesh, the authors behind 'Three Ladies, Three Lattes.'
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN,THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
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.
Opposition to women serving in the army, particularly in combat roles, is long-standing, and not only in haredi circles.
By STEWART WEISS
‘They are determined to show other women that going to the mikve can be a positive spiritual
By BARBARA SOFER
Politics need to be stripped of religion. When that happens, people will be able to enjoy the basic rights every democracy is meant to provide its citizens.
By YAAKOV KATZ
At a time of rising antisemitism across Europe and even North America, it is all the more essential that steps be taken to defend the integrity of Judaism and its sacred texts.
By MICHAEL FREUND
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