10.01.2016 | 28 Elul, 5776
PA security forces officer who criticized Abbas for attending Peres funeral arrested
Report: Shots fired at Abbas's home day after PA president attended Peres funeral
Jordanians protest multi-billion dollar gas deal with Israel
Report: Stabbing at Kalandia Crossing, IDF soldier injured
Israel’s leading charities ensure a sweet Jewish New Year for the needy
Analysis: Conflicting messages from the Peres funeral
Reporter's Notebook: A funeral that would have meant the world to Peres
Obama at Peres funeral: Abbas's presence reminds us of the unfinished business of peace
Peres hoped America would reject Trump's vision
Peres bombshell: I stopped an Israeli strike on Iran
This week on TV: Rebellious robots,return of SJP, and ‘Princess Shaw’
Movie Review: ‘My King’
Chef Nir Zook opens first kosher venture in Tel Aviv
The sound of (vocal) music
Beersheba satisfied with nil-nil outcome vs Southampton
Hapoel Tel Aviv, Beitar Jerusalem both in need of wins
Hapoel Jerusalem, Maccabi Tel Aviv in final
Peres had appreciation of power and impact of sports
TAU and Swiss scientists to crash spacecraft into comet today
Could Israel become a linchpin of China’s trade strategy?
Peres’s final contribution: His corneas
Apple reportedly developing iPhone 8 in Israel
Hospital officials: More funds needed for healthier food
'Israeli hospitals need increased funding to provide healthful meals'
Global agtech investors find 'rich pipeline of opportunities' in Israel
Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal
Israeli pathfinder in plant-based biopesticide industry earns posthumous award
Israeli solar tech could make clean water a global reality
Column One: The New Middle East
Editor's Notes: How Peres's constant search for opportunities built a nation
My Word: Population density, people power and blessings
Grapevine: Shimon Peres: A personal memoir
Kerry's push to use military force in Syria falls flat with White House
Abbas: Fatah will hold major congress this year
In northern Iraqi Kurdistan, hundreds pay respects to Peres
Report: Iranian spy masters 'running covert war' in Syria
Iran atomic chief: Trump presidency wouldn't endanger nuclear deal
Iran has missiles that can hit Israel, Revolutionary Guards official says
Rouhani: Zionists pressuring US to violate Iran nuclear deal
Obama threatens to veto two Iran-related bills
Did ISIS use chemical weapons in rocket strike near US troops in Iraq?
Report: ISIS shoots down Syrian warplane allegedly killing pilot
France's 'first all-female ISIS cell' allegedly sought to strike Eiffel Tower
ISIS ploting to massacre Christians in Belgian shopping mall
UK Labour party suspends activists twice in one year following Holocaust remarks
Landmark Jewish eatery Carnegie Deli to close by end of year
Israeli, US Jews close despite political, religious differences
Ukrainian President: No Ukrainian has the right to forget Babi Yar
Agritech investor: Opportunities abound with Israeli entrepreneurs
Tech Talk: Intel gets smart with ‘learning building’
New Israeli tech sees machines leading the blind
Trump takes the offensive against former beauty queen
Peres was a man of psalms, Clinton says
Who won the first Trump-Clinton presidential debate?
Comment: For Israel at Hofstra it was Passover
London's Muslim mayor backs Clinton for US president
When politicians get sick: Is Hillary Clinton's health like Ariel Sharon's?
Debilitating image of Clinton jolts US presidential race
Palestinians: Donald Trump shows 'disregard for international law'
Trump campaign: Clinton should be disqualified for event hosting Palestinian teacher
Pride and affirmative prejudice: Donald Trump and the Jews
Trump proposes disarming Clinton bodyguards: 'Let's see what happens to her'
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of September 30, 2016
Grapevine Metro: Coming concerts
Aliya Stories: Being attuned to your body
This week in 60 seconds: Israel mourns a founding father
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
PODCAST: After Turkey, Africa and Egypt, is Saudi Arabia Israel’s next ally?
Not so regal behavior: Saudi princess allegedly orders guard to kill French decorator
Kim Kardashian calls for help for Jewish cancer patient from Israel
Swiss judge: Muslim students must shake female teachers' hands or face fine
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Muzzling the media
A stark prognosis for the Middle East
The road past Mosul
An unprecedented deal?
Tour Israel: Rosh Hashana Special
Wine Talk: Go sweet
Cooking: Ancient grains for a healthy New Year
Recipes for a sweet Rosh Hashana
This week in Jerusalem
It’s time for millennials to migrate
Sounds of the synagogue
The joy of a Jerusalem playground
Israeli music for all
City Notes: Netanya hosts Israeli Special Olympics
New year for the golden-agers
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The Christian German who saved Jews speaking Yiddish
The Church has contributed to antisemitism, Archbishop of Canterbury says
The Pope receives Jewish world leaders ahead of Rosh Hashana
A Lake in the Middle of the Desert at Dimona's Ben Gurion Park
International Cleanup Day in Israel 2016 Launched in Afula
From Copenhagen to the Casuarina Circle at Ilanot
A Global Perspective on Dry Land Forestry and Restoration
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
‘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
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
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.
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
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?’
By BRIAN BLUM
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