05.02.2016 | 24 Nisan, 5776
Analysis: Whither the US lawsuits against Saudi Arabia for 9/11?
Agreement signed between Israelis and Palestinians to help journalists in the field
Justice Ministry report reveals private contractors, not police, shot Palestinian would-be stabbers
MKs outraged at Joint List’s Henin claim Israel is ethnically cleansing Palestinians
Jerusalem makes it 10 straight thanks to Rowland’s dramatic triple
Mac TA, Beersheba clash with title on the line
Analysis: What does US use of roof-knocking mean for ICC view of Israel's use of it?
Rivlin demurs again on rumors of imminent pardon for Katsav
Hadash party gives flowers to Palestinians at checkpoint for May Day
Labor to decide date for key convention today
Deri ditches Mimouna
German official denies report on foreign policy shift toward Israel
This month’s Docaviv Film Festival to focus on the ‘New World Disorder’
Children’s Theater Festival 2016 winners
Palestine, ISIS flags banned from Eurovision song contest
Battle against demotion continues to heat up
J’lem wraps up first place and home court in postseason
Letters to the Editor: Simone Zimmerman
Think about it: McDonald’s is not the problem
Jerusalem Post Editorial: Corbyn’s challenge
Raising responsible children: The relationship between allowances and chores
Kerry rushes to Geneva for crisis Syria talks
Islamic Jihad delegation visits Iran to 'discuss ways to strengthen intifada'
ISIS leader's ex-wife: Baghdadi used to be 'a normal family man'
In face of migrant crisis, German AfD party adopts anti-Islam manifesto
Khamenei's bodyguard reportedly killed in Syria
VIDEO: Iran urges young boys to take up arms in Syria, 'reach Jerusalem'
Terror victims' kin have no right to sue Iran in US courts, Zarif says
Fragile economy forces Iran's top leaders to form alliance
From petrol to pesco: ISIS turns to 'non-traditional' terror funding
Italy nabs four suspected in ISIS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
VIDEO: ISIS forces withdraw from strategic town under Assad’s protection
Israel’s envoy to London: Redline crossed
US Holocaust museum: Iranian gov't authorities back Holocaust cartoon event
Ex-London mayor: My Hitler-backed-Zionism comments echoed Netanyahu
Giant Austrian bank shuts down BDS account
NEW WORLDS: Cyanobacteria’s automatic sunshade
How much money is the life of the world's richest Jew worth?
Rx for Readers: Attending to hygiene in geriatric homes
Country feels heat, wildfires break out in Jerusalem, Galilee
Haifa and NY researchers collaborate on treatment for two deadly cancers
TA pub fined NIS 50,000 in anti-tobacco suit
Something strange in the air at Haifa Earth Day
Nation celebrates spring festival at natural wonders
‘Israel needs to invest in Negev, Galilee for future population hike’
Tech Talk: Start in Germany
In 5 years, driverless cars based on Israel's Mobileye tech
TECH TALK: Women's Empowerment
Country’s young computer innovators create apps at HackTrack TLV
'Ban anyone from Middle East - but not Israelis,' says US Senate candidate
Journalist hit with anti-Semitic hate mail after profile on Trump's wife
US Republican Cruz names Fiorina as running mate
Trump on foreign policy: Iran deal allowed it to become a 'great power' at Israel's expense
A View of Israel: The 19th Century
THE TRAVEL ADVISOR: How to survive and thrive at the end of your flight
Portland chef at home in the Israeli kitchen
Briefing: The Democratic showdown on Israel
Podcast: Is Bibi the worst option except all the rest?
Briefing: Bernie Sanders, Monica Lewinsky, and an uneventful cyber attack
Exclusive: Some Trump Vodka, popular as kosher for Passover spirit, may not be kosher
WATCH: Superman's got nothing on Israel!
Can you match the President to his opposing candidate?
Animals are just the best.
Peace train building up steam
Hezbollah at a crossroad
A survivor’s story
A year after quake, Israelis still helping Nepal recover
Necessary Stories: Grasping at the void
Trees for grandchildren
Bellicose culture mogul
In the heart of Africa
Veterans: Comic timing
Books: Seeing God’s face
Books: Between tribalism and universalism
Hot off the Arab press
A musical journey back to the Holy Temple
Hello, goodbye Jerusalem
This week in Jerusalem
Seen by engagement
Turning the (Seder) tables
‘Seas’ the day
Worn out with your workout?
The secret of the lost color
הַצַלָמִים – יְרוּשָלַיִם בְּעֵינֵי צַלָמֶיהָ
Palestinian Christians slam PA for refusal to recognize Easter
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday at Jerusalem church
Israeli brewery resurrects beer recipe from time of Jesus
A different Passover Seder
Eurovision Contestants Plant Trees in Israel
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
Cornerstone Ceremony for ANZAC Museum in Beersheba
The 19th Walk for Water: Touring the Desert, Loving Israel
A Tree Avenue for the Mashabim Air Force Base in the Negev
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Italian Environment Minister Discovers Negev Agriculture
Kenyan President Plants an Olive Tree in Jerusalem
Italy-Israel Friendship Tree Planted in Italian Ambassador’s Garden
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
UN World Water Day 2016: Better Water, Better Jobs
International Forest Day 2016: Saying Thank You to the Trees
US Forestry Service Shares Remote Sensing Tech with Israel
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
First-Ever Birthright Israel Trip for Jewish Law Enforcement Announced
90 Year-old Giuditta Matalon Embraces the Children of Israel
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
Today is Gadi's day: The Price of Freedom
There's something about Mary
Putting the Blame Where it Belongs
More confusion than clarity
It’s best to limit yourself to only one or two mini-doughnuts or -- even better -- to share them with a partner.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
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.
“Such a change would be important both for giving clarity and consistency to Catholic teaching and for helping to progress Catholic-Jewish dialogue,” cleric says.
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
Sometimes referred to as the first secular Jew, Spinoza asserted that God does not exist, the Jews are not a chosen people and the Hebrew Bible has no divine provenance.
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
"I believe the resolution they made wasn't halachic as much as it was political," the rabbi said.
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.
Two Dutch journalists decided to conduct an experiment in which they disguised a Christian Bible as the Koran while reading passages of it to unsuspecting passersby.
"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
By NOGA TARNOPOLSKY/THE MEDIA LINE
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.
haredi enlistment law passed by the government will have a positive impact on efforts to increase the numbers of ultra-Orthodox men enlisting in the IDF.
The debate over faith has been particularly robust in the West following a chain of major events over the course of the past two decades - except for Israel.
By ARIEL ZILBER
ITIM says that its suit is designed to force local religious councils to act in accordance with the law when providing vital services to the public.
According to agency, it currently distributes approximately $1.09 million to Reform institutions and programs, and the same sum to the Masorati (Conservative) Movement.
A reader asks: Is religion the cause of much of the world's ills?
By THREE LADIES, THREE LATTES
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.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
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
The tiny sliver of a country joins the ranks of other Islamic Republics such as Iran and Afghanistan.
The only way to defeat an enemy is by building a friendship according to the Dalai Lama.
First Coptic papal visit since 1832 expected to boost Egyptian pilgrimages
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
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
An uniquely human behavior comes under spiritual examination.
By TZVI HERSH WEINREB
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.”
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
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 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
Debates on Israel are important, predicated as they are on the belief that Israel can and will win its arguments in the marketplace of ideas.
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
Is US president crafting a new concert of global powers, or midwifing resurgence of Muslim influence?
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Ministries similar to ours operate in every nook of the United States and, I imagine, in countless nooks and crannies all over the planet.
By PAUL PRATHER
Amid religious fanaticism in all corners of the globe, I’m reminded that some of the most ancient religious fanatics are still among us: those who seek to learn and spread more love.
By AVRAM MLOTEK
Ultra-Orthodoxy and Reform started at the same place, damning Theodor Herzl as an apostate and his gospel as heresy.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL