07.23.2016 | 17 Tammuz, 5776
Netanyahu phones Abbas, offers condolences on brother’s death
How can Israeli air defense systems counter the drone threat?
'Palestinians, Sudan working to restrain Israeli breakthrough in Africa'
B’Tselem: 63% of casualties in 2014 war were civilians
Deadly Munich shooting perpetrated near 1972 massacre of Israeli Olympians
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of July 22
Israel, Palestinian Authority in African diplomatic battle
Life in the West Bank’s capital of ‘martyrs’
James Caan believes Trump makes the US an offer it can’t refuse
Virtual exhibition showcases the life and times of Yitzhak Shamir
Lee Memphis King gets all shook up
Films and fanfare on the small screen
Fast-paced period piece
Kenyan-born runner going the distance for Israel at the Olympics
Israeli triathlete Darmon rolls into Rio for 1st Olympics
Haifa hopes to turn things around in Estonia
Sinai Says: Jumping through hoops to explain perplexing gymnastics coaching decision
Nation’s cleanest beaches named
Kahlon says Israel has a real estate bubble, and it will burst
Israel Chemicals denies reports it plans to de-list from TASE
Israeli doctors save young boy from flesh-eating bacteria
School nurses announce intention to strike
Two Knesset panels push to boost women’s roles in academia
Health groups blast gov’t plan to boost public medicine
For the love of crows
Steinitz slams delays in natural gas deal for causing ‘billions in damages’
Looking to relax by the sea? Steer clear of Israel’s most crowded beaches
Editor's Notes: Stop alienating
COLUMN ONE: Turkey – Roger out
Erdogan’s false flag operation
Letters to the Editor: Feeling disgust
Erdogan vows Turkish military shake-up as emergency rule takes hold
Jihadis call on 'lone wolf' terrorists to attack Israeli athletes at Rio Olympics
Turkish academics ‘very scared’ as government imposes travel ban
In Marrakesh, Israelis return to their Moroccan roots to seek a new life – or flee the police
Iran left with no choice but to confront the US, official warns
Iranian Kurdish leader to ‘Post’: Iran regime is a common enemy
Landau: Secret Iran documents underline a ‘very serious’ problem
White House on defensive as Iran says ambitious nuclear plan a 'matter of pride'
Report: ISIS operating sleeper cells in Lebanese refugee camps
One mile from ISIS feels safer than France or Turkey to Kurdish peshmerga
ISIS claims responsibility for Nice attack
Munich Jewish community leader: We will not be intimidated by terror
Lauder to Polish officials: Apologize for doubting role in pogroms
US rabbis raise $3.5m. in campaign to ‘save’ French olim from secular lifestyle
UK launches Mideast effort to tackle water issues
WATCH LIVE: Peres, Rivlin and Netanyahu launch Israeli Innovation Center
Israeli startups are used around the globe
Samsung president poised to ramp up investing in Israel
Israel's high-tech raises record $1.7b in second quarter
Hillary Clinton picks Virginia Senator Tim Kaine for VP
On Trump, Jewish voters not taking the bait
Trump rejects historic parallel of 'America First' slogan
Pence, Cruz, Gingrich cite Israel on contentious GOP convention night
Grapevine: The degree of what is offensive
Grapevine: Mount of Olives music
This week in 60 seconds: Erdogan dodges coup, but Kerry fails to dodge door
It takes a village
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
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
100-Year-Old Theater Converted Into Stunning Bookstore
TripAdvisor reviews in jail? Yes.
Guinea Pigs Don’t Like Sharing Food
A Chalkboard Sign Spotted In Brooklyn, New York, Mocks Europe After Brexit
Second Lebanon War veteran's road to redemption
Empowering women globally
The American spirit’s impact
A Jewish view on ‘Nature Deficit Disorder'
A call for historical accuracy
The debatable laugh
Images of Jerusalem past
Hot off the Arab press
Summertime chickpea dishes
Treats for Shabbat morning
A blend of wine, Judaism and Zionism
The last of Jerusalem’s Mohicans
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Fun in the park
From ghost town to a valley of giants
RAW FOOD: Passing fad or here to stay?
Another kind of romantic exchange
A German-Israeli love story
‘חָרִיש’, עִיר חֲדָשָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל
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Israel’s blessing to the world
Remembering the 'Exodus'
$100 million Christian theme park makes the Bible ‘come alive’
President of Paraguay Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Honoring Holocaust Rescuer Belgian Prince with a Tree in Israel
Perth and Merhav Am, Different but the Same
Canadian Young Professionals Visit Gaza Border Communities
Overnight Camp for Children with Special Needs Breaks Barriers
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
By RABBI SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
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
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
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.
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