04.24.2017 | 28 Nisan, 5777
Erdan appearance in Negev fuels Beduin calls for boycott
84 more Hamas men quit hunger strike – Prisons Service
Israeli defense minister: Zero tolerance for thugs who attack IDF soldiers
6 Israeli-Jews charged with nationalistic attacks, terror against Israeli-Arabs
Tel Aviv’s French community turns out in force for presidential election
Officers stress hope and optimism on solemn day
Thousands of Chinese construction workers to arrive in Israel, won't work past Green Line
Gal-On hopes Trump can advance peace
Lapid hosts ambassadors for Holocaust event
German lawmaker cites 'grave differences' as top diplomat heads for Israel
Erin Moran, Joanie in ‘Happy Days,’ dies at 56
Israeli series ‘Your Honor’ wins top prize in French TV contest
Sounds like Turkish delight
Beloved nightingale of Soviet Jewry has been silenced
Shatilov snags another bronze medal at Euros
Without top stars, Israelis fail to medal in Poland
Maccabi Tel Aviv brass still debating coaching direction
Beersheba extends lead on Maccabi Tel Aviv
Doctors’ journey to the 21st century
Health Scan: How stress controls hemoglobin levels in blood
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Stockholm-Eilat flights to restart in winter
Child injuries from ‘innocent-looking’ hoverboards are increasing
Tower for promoting applied medical research to be built
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Nahariya beach opens after 6-year asbestos cleanup
Israeli start-up extracting water from air, around the world
The real danger: Holocaust distortion
‘Tikkun Olam’ – The Holocaust as a warning sign
April 24, 2017: Hunger strikers
UN elects Saudi Arabia to women’s rights commission
Lost evidence of Armenian Genocide discovered in Jerusalem archive
UN employee resigns amid allegations he was elected to Hamas leadership
Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal
Iran's Rouhani to run for second term as president
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
ISIS crimes scarred Iraqi history and landscape
Trump: In memory of those lost in the Holocaust, we must stamp out antisemitism
Antisemitic incidents on the rise in the US
Past and future come alive in AJC’s new Warsaw office
Germany is a hotbed of Iranian spy activity that targets Israel
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
Global ticket marketplace acquires Israeli software start-up in $56m. deal
Israeli tech prevents ads from funding terror websites
Larry King: Trump presidency highlights his lack of experience
Public disapproves of Ivanka and Jared's White House roles
North Korea says 'don't mess with us' as US plans next move
West Wing New Yorkers take on Bannon
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
Preserving the memory of the
Holocaust through education
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
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 23, 2017
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
The definitive ranking of Ben & Jerry's Kosher for Passover flavors
See why the internet is kvelling over Jenna Jameson's new baby girl
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Approaching Holocaust Remembrance Day
A country in denial
Seattle to Hebron
Sustainability in regrowing supermarket plants
Manning the Art
Life from the ashes
Shining a light on the Jerusalem Art scene
Bread of independence
Family hiking in spring
The art of handmade paper
Rocking in Ramallah
לְזֵכֶר רָאוּל וָלֶנְבֵּרְג
מדוֹאַר יִשְׂרָאֵל לְחֶבְרַת Gett
זְהִירוּת! סִיגַרְיָה מְסוּכֶּנֶת
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Pope Francis likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'
Watch: Christians celebrate Easter in the Holy Land
Green Horizons’ Desert Wilderness Survival Program
Eurovision 2017 contestants plant trees in Israel
On the Galilee, its Environment and its Heritage
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2017
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
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 ruling comes more than three years after the Tel Aviv municipal authority first approved a new bylaw legalizing the opening of such stores.
By JEREMY SHARON
Some say we are born with sexual orientation, others advocate psychotherapy to change.
Heightened security remains in effect for Passover, as over 100,000 are expected for priestly blessing Thursday.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
“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.
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.
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
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
Insights from the book 'To Rise Above: A Journey to Greatness Against All Odds.'
By RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
Yehuda Meshi Zahav talks with the ‘Magazine’ about his childhood and his work with ZAKA first-responder rescue units in Israel and abroad.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The controversial sentiments about women in the army as expressed by some leading national-religious rabbis recently might indicate a new culture war.
By NATAN ODENHEIMER
Ernestine Rose left her Jewish upbringing and became a revolutionary thinker in the 19th century.
The many generous acts of Gershon Burd were only unveiled when his life ended tragically early.
The scribal tradition’s modern makeover
By RACHEL MYERSON
The lessons to be learned from this week's parashat hashavua (Torah portion), Parshat Shmini.
By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
An uncompromising search for truth drives a couple to give up a spacious home and a culture of good manners in the American South.
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.
With President Donald Trump at the helm in the US, it is likely that the conflict of ideologies between Islam and Western culture will spill over into an armed conflict.
By OMER SALEM
Some 20 years ago New Age spirituality started to permeate Israeli society.
By MARIANNA RUAH-MIDBAR
The real solution to willful and unconscious misunderstanding of religion will be a municipality.
By MOHAMMED KHALLOUK
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.