Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel, is home to many of the country's government institutions including the Knesset, the President's residence and Prime Minister's Office, the Supreme Court and most government ministries. Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish life and longing for centuries and is also sacred to Christianity and Islam.

The Musrara Mix Festival: all alone on the hill

The 20th edition of the arts fiesta spans its perennial broad sweep of artistic fields and mind-sets, taking in video installations, video art, shows and audio-visual projects.

09/12/2020

Local elections take Jerusalem

On December 22, Jerusalemites are invited to choose their local council representatives in their neighborhoods.

09/12/2020

This week in Jerusalem - A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

09/12/2020

Criminal mischief on the Mesila

From sexual harassment to burglary, Jerusalem’s green oasis hopes for better days

Jerusalem's academic metropolis

In the 2018/19 school year, 27,800 undergraduate students studied in institutions located in the city.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
02/12/2020

This week in Jerusalem - A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

02/12/2020

Beliba Homa bridges between haredi and non-haredi students

Founded in 2012, the project matches haredi students with a range of religious and secular students who meet on a weekly basis.

02/12/2020

Running to make change in Baka

ANU CEO and equality advocate Anat Mufkadi runs for the local council

02/12/2020

You had a future, so should we

For decades the world has been swatting away evidence of climate change. But we need to confront it.

By ODELYA ROBINS-MORGENSTERN
23/11/2020

Zionism in black and white

the "Through the Glass" photo exhibit will run through until the end of December, and possibly into 2021.

05/11/2020

Woman of Jerusalem: Dr. Shula Mula

A spirited conversation with the education activist

05/11/2020

Beethoven: 250 years and counting

The Pianos Festival will be performed at the event’s regular berth of the Jerusalem Theater, November 11 to 14.

05/11/2020

Jerusalem Jewish Film Fest announces lineup

The festival will be presented online this year from November 11 to 22, and will feature the best of recent movies of Jewish interest.

Bloomfield Science Museum director wins international award

Maya Halevy was awarded the Beacon of the Year prize by the European Science Museum Organization.

View of Mekor Haim. 10/2/2004, David Keter.

Mekor Haim: The one-street enclave tucked away in Jerusalem

The first settlers came a year after the 1923 land lottery.

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
22/10/2020
A car crash in Nayot, Jerusalem, October 2017

Lockdown’s silver lining – road accidents plummet

In Jerusalem, the drop in road casualties in March and April was -42% and -54%, respectively.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
17/10/2020

Music to hi-tech and back again

Ethnic African sounds mix with hassidic niggunim on new double album

By BEN BRESKY
15/10/2020

Connecting the finders and the keepers

A Jerusalem woman inspires others with her ‘Gemach Aveidot’ to return lost items to their owners

By LEAH ABRAMOWITZ
15/10/2020

TALI- Bridging the religious divide

After 26 years at the helm, Eitan Chikli leaves the thriving TALI school network that promotes pluralistic Judaism

By DANIEL BEN-TAL
15/10/2020

Figures rise from the clay in her hands

The art of Yaffa Geffen

By DAVID GEFFEN
15/10/2020

Challenging the mayor on coronavirus

The second city lockdown brought to the fore one of the touchiest issues of Lion’s tenure – his commitment to the haredi benches in his coalition.

15/10/2020

Challenging the mayor on coronavirus

The second city lockdown brought to the fore one of the touchiest issues of Lion’s tenure – his commitment to the haredi benches in his coalition.

15/10/2020

This week in Jerusalem - A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

15/10/2020

Think Israel, buy Israeli

The ACHI Market categories include art, children, cosmetics, fashion, food, gift stores, jewelry, Judaica, photos and wines of Israel.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
15/10/2020

Take off your hat to Yaacov Peterseil

Yaacov Peterseil, 73 - from Woodmere, Long Island to Jerusalem, 1986

Grapevine, October 9, 2020: Beggar blessings

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

Jerusalem and corona: Eight months later

Many small- and medium-sized businesses are linked to the tourism industry, which is nonexistent for now and for the foreseeable future.

07/10/2020

This week in Jerusalem - A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

07/10/2020

Women’s leadership

The ‘Fantastic Reality’ exhibition includes a brief story of Jill & Joe Biden, a bomb-shelter gallery and a breastfeeding artist

02/10/2020

Farewell to a Jerusalem legend

Mouli Azrieli, beloved barman and owner of the acclaimed Fink’s bar, dies at 81

By LINDA EPSTEIN , ROBERT WIENER
30/09/2020

Jerusalem hosts free Poetry and Song Ushpizin Festival

The vast majority of the shows feature poetry excerpts from various cultures and eras, with some discussion by specialists in the particular field.

30/09/2020

Jerusalem's planned cable car to the Old City is becoming a burden

A public statement against the plan was published by 70 architects, archaeologists, historians and intellectuals – among them, four Israel Prize recipients.

30/09/2020

This week in Jerusalem - A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

30/09/2020

Strange bedfellows

Daniel Lang began a handyman business. That evolved into him becoming a contractor and meeting his Arab partner.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
30/09/2020

The lighter side of lockdown

Looking on the bright side of the world-upending pandemic

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
30/09/2020

The gift of life

Anyone in need of a kidney usually receives it through the Gift of Life organization.

Birds o’ Baka

Birds can’t close their windows and turn on their air conditioners like we can.

By HANOCH NE'EMAN
24/09/2020

Community computers for kids

With long-distance learning becoming the norm, it is important that every child has a computer.

The culture of more

While society has thrown us onto the treadmill of more, with courage, thought and intention we have the power to slow it down.

By ODELYA ROBINS-MORGENSTERN
24/09/2020

Salary and gender

In Jerusalem, a female salaried employee earned 77% of every shekel of income earned by a male salaried employee.

By OMER YANIV
24/09/2020

Art in the Bible

Yael Maly's new book looks at the Pentateuch through the eyes of art, incorporating Western- and Christian-inspired expression.

24/09/2020

This week in Jerusalem - A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week?

24/09/2020

Comedy ballet Amor premiered in Tel Aviv's Suzanne Dellal Auditorium

Amor’s stylistic roots are based on the lightweight musical theater practices of four centuries ago.

By ORA BRAFMAN
17/09/2020

Why is Jerusalem planning a cable car at a holy site?

The cable car project was proposed by the Jerusalem Development Authority on behalf of the Tourism Ministry.

By MORDECHAI BECK
17/09/2020
Jerusalem Marathon runners run past the Jerusalem's Old City walls, March 15th, 2019

Jerusalem cancels 2020 marathon

The Jerusalem Marathon hosts approximately 35,000 participants from Israel and abroad and is a world renowned sporting event.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
03/09/2020

The historic battle for Israel’s heritage

Hundreds of heritage and archaeology sites in Judea and Samaria are reportedly slated to be removed from Israeli control and transferred to the jurisdiction of the proposed Palestinian state.

By NAOMI LINDER KAHN
02/09/2020

Grandma’s lens: A visit to the Holy Land in 1935

It was called Palestine then; it was after the signing of the Balfour Declaration but before the days of World War II.

By PAUL CALVERT
02/09/2020

Six years of preparing for the unanticipated

When I announced my upcoming retirement this fall after six years of leading the Orthodox Union as its senior professional, the world looked very different.

By ALLEN FAGIN
12/08/2020

Katy’s charm - the story of a small restaurant owner

Katy’s Restaurant & Bar has been dubbed “the best restaurant in Jerusalem” by The New York Times.

12/08/2020

Urban and digital spaces opening up for city students due to COVID-19

The municipality is cooperating with business owners so that both they and the city students can get through these troubled times more easily.

HANANEL EVEN HEN and Shiran Habush celebrate during their corona-era wedding at an Efrat public park

Jerusalem Municipality opens public sites to hold weddings

To allow Jerusalem couples to share their joy nonetheless, the local municipality is offering to hold small weddings, in a variety of scenic and urban locations across the city.

StreetBall postponed, Jerusalem march cancelled due to coronavirus

Despite the city's best efforts to hold the events as planned, they are unable to do so since both events are not permissible under Health Ministry's new guidelines for combatting the coronavirus.

Jerusalem’s secret: Hidden gardens of the Old City

Our green-fingered acquaintances in the Old City display a contentment rare in these parts.

By SUSAN KENNEDY , JON IMMANUEL
16/07/2020

The Jerusalem Writers Festival moves to Zoom

Isolation, and especially self-isolation, is an integral part of being a professional writer.

By MORDECHAI BECK
18/06/2020

Jerusalem to get a lake and a massive new park

The plan for the new park in Kiryat Hayovel includes an artificial lake, game facilities, bicycle trails and many green spaces.

09/06/2020

Jerusalem Day messages to be projected on Old City walls

President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli celebrities such as Yehoram Gaon, Rivka Michaeli and Miriam Peretz all posted Jerusalem Day greetings.

Jerusalem Day celebrations at the Western Wall - WATCH

Join the State of Israel in prayer and song as we mark the day that the Holy City of Jerusalem was reunified 53 years ago.

21/05/2020

Rachel Gemara - A coronavirus hero

Rachel Gemara reflects on her work at a Jerusalem hospital

Jerusalem opens support center for businesses affected by Coronavirus

Support for businesses affected by the pandemic will be available at First Station Sundays through Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm.

‘Lion of Judah’ donated by evangelical leaders finds a home in Jerusalem

It took some years to find an appropriate location before it was finally installed in the Bloomfield Gardens.

HUNDREDS OF tourists walk towards Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem

As tourists disappear, Jerusalem lays out plan for future

The municipal development authority plans to focus on future rather than standstill of today

By ILANIT MELCHIOR/THE MEDIA LINE
22/04/2020

Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs

Everything from corona hotels to the newest hi-tech innovations.

02/04/2020
Shalva founder Rabbi Kalman Samuels

Worthy citizens of Jerusalem

Among this year’s Yakir Yerushalayim laureates are Shalva founder Rabbi Kalman Samuels and Hadassah Oncology head Prof. Tamar Yablonski-Peretz.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
19/03/2020

Mayor Moshe Lion and Arab residents of Jerusalem - EXCLUSIVE

In an interview, Mayor Moshe Lion discussed his policy toward Arab residents, his plans to solve the illegal construction issue, and what stood behind his visit to the hospital.

29/02/2020
har nof

Wife of Har Nof terrorism victim: neighborhood name change ‘disrespectful’

‘This was a terrorist attack on us, and it shows contempt for all of us in the neighborhood that they want to erase the name of the neighborhood’

18/02/2020

120,000 Czechs protest, call on PM to resign due to corruption

Prague protest is one of biggest in post-communist era

By REUTERS
04/06/2019
Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek (R) with Education Minister Zevulon Hamer in 1980

At the UN, the battle for Jerusalem is eternally waged - analysis

At the United Nations, the diplomatic battle for a united Jerusalem is eternally waged on almost a monthly basis, whether it is in UN forums in Geneva, Paris or the UN headquarters in New York.

Culture Report: The Israel Festival 2019

How the Israel Festival has lasted and still commands respect, even though its contents are often controversial.

By MORDECHAI BECK
17/05/2019

The Israel Festival, Jerusalem – Why is it a big deal?

For better or worse, one of Israel’s most striking characteristics is the dichotomy between daily life and the ongoing conflict.

By EYAL SHER
15/05/2019

Western Wall stones inspected for stability

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation does a thorough inspection twice a year – prior to Passover and Rosh Hashanah.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
03/04/2019

In attempt to boost military cred, Lapid reenlists in IDF

Purim Roast: Yesh Atid leader tired of being picked on by Gantz, Ya'alon

By YONAH JEREMY BOB SHARON , SONS
21/03/2019

THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM: Tension in Kiryat Hayovel

Expressions of anger and shock over the desecration came from local organizations as well as politicians who visited the site immediately after the police began their investigation.

31/01/2019
YOSSI DAITCH

In hassidic tune: an interview with haredi candidate Yossi Daitch

Despite that his decision to run had become public knowledge for a while, Daitch refused to give interviews and made a point to speak only off the record.

06/10/2018
Marcelo Brodsky: Keenly aware of life’s precarious nature.

Jewish Argentinian artist's exhibit depicts year after Six Day War

Marcelo Brodsky's new exhibition provides valuable insights on the watershed year of 1968.

03/10/2018

Special to JPost: Mayoral candidate Elkin's grand plans for Jerusalem

Ze’ev Elkin exclusively reveals his many ideas for the city's future.

Players wear shirts with Anne Frank's picture to combat antisemitism

Antisemitism: The unwelcome focus of European soccer

As the World Cup kicks off, the famous diarist and the Holocaust have become an unwelcome focus of European soccer.

16/06/2018
The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition has attracted millions of visitors over the past half century

A biblical story retold

The relic, which is currently on display, is part of the Genesis Apocryphon, which contains a description, in Aramaic, of the lives of Noah, Abraham, Enoch and Lamech.

12/05/2018
A billboard put up by the Friends of Zion celebrates the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem

Friends of Zion launches massive campaign for U.S. embassy move

Over 150 Billboards were placed in recent days on buses and buildings throughout Jerusalem.

Palestinians walk near an opening in Israel's barrier in east Jerusalem

Capital punishment? Nearly half of Jerusalem's residents aren't citizens

After 70 years, Israel has still not determined the future of its capital, leaving Jerusalem's residents with uncertainty and hurdles in their way to become citizens.

28/04/2018
Members of the country’s only professional team, the Israel Cycling Academy, will take part

Jerusalem gearing up for Giro

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people around the world identified Jerusalem as the host of major sporting events, rather than as the location of the usual Mideast conflict-related news item?

26/04/2018
MK Rachel Azaria

An MK, now a J'lem mayoral candidate who never expected to be in politics

"We are in very hard times in Israeli society; it is very tribal right now. We pretend that the other tribe doesn’t exist, that their needs don’t exist."

By SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL
04/04/2018
The citadel walls of the Tower of David Museum are illuminated during the "King David" light and sou

WATCH: Ancient Jerusalem walls offer backdrop to 'spectacular' light show

Animated figures, artwork and text danced across the walls as the show told the story of the biblical hero, famous for slaying Goliath with a single stone from his slingshot.

By REUTERS
02/04/2018
Christianity Jerusalem Israel

Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter

Orthodox Christians waving palm fronds and branches, mark their Palm Sunday at Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

By REUTERS
01/04/2018
Ze'ev Elkin, Jerusalem affairs minister (right), speaks to a group of European journalists during a

Foreign journalists see Jerusalem with their own eyes

"Israel is seen through a prism of so many filters and lobby groups – be it Israeli, Christian or Muslim advocacy groups. So it’s hard to get a clear understanding of what’s going on here from afar."

29/03/2018
Mayor Nir Barkat

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat to pursue future in national politics

Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes former entrepreneur to the Likud, offers congratulations and condolences on decision to run for national office.

‘King David’ remakes the citadel as a giant outdoor canvas

New night experience at Tower of David

'King David' transforms the walls and archeological excavations of the Citadel into a giant-sized cinematic production.

By PENINA HOROWITZ
22/03/2018

Man killed in stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

Doctors at Shaare Zedek hospital tried to stabilize him into the late evening, after which they announced "with deep regret" that he died as a result of the stabbing wounds.

By UDI SHAHAM , JPOST.COM STAFF
18/03/2018
Isaiah seal

Researchers believe they dug up seal of doomsday prophet Isaiah

The 2,700-year-old clay relic was found at the foot of the southern wall of Temple Mount.

Jerusalem is for lovers: The city's best date night spots

Hunting for the perfect dating place in the city of David.

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
17/02/2018
The Israeli press gathering at the Kotel moments before US Vice President Pence arrives.

Journalist wants to sue Kotel rabbi over segregation during Pence visit

On a podium erected for the journalists, the women were required to stand behind the men. The women finally removed a tarp and stood on chairs so they could see over their male colleagues.

By JTA
25/01/2018
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Mayor Nir Barkat

Jerusalem of gold and money

Mayor Nir Barkat’s declarations were alarming at his press conference Monday.

04/01/2018
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