In Jerusalem

In Jerusalem is a weekly magazine that tackles the in depth look into culture and politics in Israel. Talented Journalists and writers contribute influential articles featuring stories from the Middle East and the Jewish world. In Jerusalem offers the best in news media providing high quality content for serious readers.

So many synagogues in  Jerusalem
So many synagogues in Jerusalem

For observant Jews – and few places come more observant than Jerusalem – the Shabbat and Festivals are days out of time.

By JACOB SOLOMON
10/10/2019
Let my people LEGO

He started with Tinkertoys, blocks and LEGO. “Everyone knew LEGO was my thing,” he noted. “I could sit and do LEGO all day.”

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
02/10/2019
Of slihot and synagogues ‏

One of the beauties of living in Israel is how Judaism is very much part of our daily culture.

Salt of the art

Sigalit Landau’s monumental ‘Salt Years’ reveals her inner world while addressing wider issues.

12/09/2019
Breaking musical news

“We heard about this project and felt it was a perfect match to the type of projects we create at Mekudeshet,” says the concert honcho.

28/08/2019
Haredi hydroponics

Technology and sustainability meet at the Diaspora Yeshiva.

By JORDANA BENAMI
14/08/2019
Colonialism revisited

The steamroller ethos adopted by European colonialists, and their denigration of other cultures, particularly from the 3rd World, is the theme of a video work by New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana.

08/08/2019
Calling all Mancunians

Unraveling the mystery of Manchester House, an edifice on Hebrew University’s Givat Ram campus with an intriguing history.

20/06/2019
Beauty past and present

“45 Israeli jewelry makers have created items that engage with, and respond to, Islamic jewelry from the museum’s collection,” Fishof said.

13/06/2019
Cyclists get tunnel vision, for a day

While the municipality and the GFNY organizers celebrate the major international cycling slot here, the powers-that-be refuse to explain why it remains off limits for the cyclists.

02/05/2019
The Holyland saga is far from over.
Grapevine - Urban renewal blues

But today there is very little room to build outward; the only solution is to build upward. So Jerusalem will become a city of tall towers.

Spread forth your branches

Now we no longer have to say ‘Next year in Jerusalem,’ for we are already here

THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs

11/04/2019
Passover cleaning

The record holder is once again Rishon Lezion, where 56% of households wash their dishes in a dishwasher.

By TEHILA BIGMAN
11/04/2019
This week in Jerusalem

Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs.

27/03/2019
Adult competencies

From the survey’s results, it can be deduced that the older the participant, the more likely he or she is likely to lack computer skills.

By AMIR MUSZKAT-BARKAN
27/03/2019
Till death do us part

“Yair said he wanted to do something connected to being an orphan and I said that maybe we should do something like a mass shivah (mourning event), whereby, in fact, everyone is mourning.”

27/03/2019
Jerusalem  snow
CityPass, we have a problem

Yossi Havilio is taking up the case of 'harassed' light rail passengers

20/03/2019
The right step

A wrap of events in and around Jerusalem

20/03/2019
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion delivers on campaign promises

For all of his successes, there are also a few simmering issues of the secular-hareidi divide that he has so far cautiously kept his distance from.

14/03/2019
Complementary medicine... in the spirit of Judaism

“Rabbis that I know,” she elaborated, “have no problem with massage and reflexology, [and using] vitamins and herbs for health. That’s what doctors always did.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
17/03/2019
THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM: The best-laid plans

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.

14/03/2019
PURIM PARODY: This Weak - Tourist returns stone from the Western Wall

Satirical news by The Jerusalem Post reporters in honor of the upside down holiday of Purim.

By JERUSALEM ROAST STAFF
14/03/2019
The reassertion of female power

The megillah according to the Malbim.

By NACHUM DANZIG
14/03/2019
Competing for kindness

The Dialogue Project, which runs meetings every week is where young haredi (ultra-Orthodox) men and women meet with secular youth and kibbutz members.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
14/03/2019
Fertility rates

A dramatic decrease was recorded over the past 10 years in the fertility rates of Arab women, both in the country as a whole and in Jerusalem.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
07/03/2019
Anita Kamien and Roger Kamien
Grapevine: Modern-day Persia

Given the proximity of the event to International Women’s Day, one of the questions asked will relate to developments in the status of women from the period of ancient Persia to present-day Iran.

Marching toward chaos?

Plans to build new housing in the city may create a degree of chaos.

07/03/2019
Strikes ahead?

Chairman of the municipality Avichai Avraham assumed the chairmanship three years ago, seeking to improve employee conditions without resorting to sanctions and strikes.

07/03/2019
Lone Soldier Beer

They decided on a beer that is a lighter version of the very popular India Pale Ale (IPA) style.

By DOUG GREENER
07/03/2019
Spa-ctacular event...

... for male lone soldiers

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
07/03/2019
This week in Jerusalem

The project, which was brought to the city during former mayor Nir Barkat’s tenure, has with the active support of the Jerusalem Development Authority.

21/02/2019
How to build homes... and not ruin Jerusalem

The bad news is that the apartments are to be built on a beautiful part of the Jerusalem Hills, ruining the environment.

By AVI LEHRER
21/02/2019
Just the facts: The dreaded traffic

Data from the social survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics show that in 2017 about one-third (34%) of employees reached their workplace in less than 15 minutes.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
21/02/2019
Remembering Rabbi Yehiel Eckstein

“He felt that the best way to touch them would be to address them in their own language, to lower as much as possible all the barriers.”

13/02/2019
THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM: Fast lane to the future

Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs.

13/02/2019
A fine line

The question is wherein runs the line between necessary evil and overstepping the boundaries of morally acceptable conduct.

13/02/2019
Diabetes rates

In recent years, the number of Israelis suffering from diabetes has increased.

By OMER YANIV
13/02/2019
This week in Jerusalem

Events taking place in and around Jerusalem.

24/01/2019
Dreaming impossible dreams?

“I grew up in a poor neighborhood in Bat Yam, where nobody cared about aesthetics. Everybody was too busy fighting their daily battles. All people thought about was how to survive."

Just The Facts: The water tower

Water towers were erected to regulate the water pressure in inhabited areas. But from the start they had more than one purpose.

By TEHILA BIGMAN
24/01/2019
Israelis enthusiastically settle Catan

‘What I love about the game is that it incorporates aspects of strategy mixed with luck. Every game is different. I can’t wait until the next championship.’

By CARMIT SAPIR VITZ
23/01/2019
Legacy of Maimonides

The Israel Museum’s new exhibition brings the Rambam to life through rare manuscripts and his own signature.

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
23/01/2019
Grapevine: Municipal goodwill

The Council for the Conservation of Israel Heritage Sites, is having a constant uphill battle as real-estate developers either destroy or distort historic buildings.

Occupant’s price

In total, winners for projects in the capital came from 119 localities – plus Jerusalemites.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
12/12/2018
Lawrence and son

Erik Lawrence, son of Arnie Lawrence is set to perform in the upcoming Jerusalem Jazz Festival.

05/12/2018
Rates of  measles vaccinations
Rates of measles vaccinations

In the 2017-2018 school year, the percentage of first graders in Jerusalem who were vaccinated against measles was 96.5%, according to data published by the Health Ministry.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
28/11/2018
Grinning from beer to beer

Take a trip to the new hotspot that is Jaffa to get a taste of Jerusalem’s own BeerBazaar.

Moshe Lion wins
The day after

Jerusalem's elections are over.

15/11/2018
Fluctuating religious observance

In Tel Aviv, there are 29,700 formerly religiously observant people; this comprises 11% of the adult non-religiously observant population, which numbers 263,800.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
15/11/2018
The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

Today the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens are hardly world class, but tomorrow it could be.

By NATHAN EDELSON
31/10/2018
It’s a woman’s world

The annual Jerusalem arts fest Manofim's exhibition “Women’s Section” takes in political and social issues.

31/10/2018
Three down, two to go

Inside Jerusalem's mayoral race, as three candidates were elimated on election day and two— Ofer Berkovitch and Moshe Lion— moved on to a runoff.

31/10/2018
Out of hiding

Using musical theater to tell the dark story of Spain’s Jews.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
31/10/2018
"childen "vote" in Jerusalem's Municipal Elections, October 30, 2018
Game over?

On to the second and final round: Ofer Berkovitch versus Moshe Lion.

31/10/2018
Waterworks

In Jerusalem, classified as socioeconomic Cluster 3, the residents consume an average of 38 cubic meters of water per capita each year

By DAFNA SHEMER
31/10/2018
Oud Festival
This week in Jerusalem: Life after Elections

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.

25/10/2018
Daitch gets ditched

The mayoral election’s behind-the-scenes drama intensifies.

25/10/2018
A vision and a mission

In Jerusalem asked the five mayoral candidates to give us insight into their vision.

25/10/2018
Ofer Berkovitch campaigns with Olim.
Take a seat

Tuesday’s election at a glance

25/10/2018
Greening our city

As we all know, preelection promises are not always kept in full, if at all. Taking a deep breath may be in order.

25/10/2018
The Anshun Bridge in Chengdu, a Chinese city that is teaming up with the Bible Lands Museum on a Bro
Coming home

A roundup of city affairs.

17/10/2018
Ramadan Dabbash
Turning point

Talking to Arab candidate Ramadan Dabbash about his run for city council

17/10/2018
Breakdown of initial business Arnona charge in 2017
Business ‘arnona’

Taking stock of discounts for businesses.

By DAFNA SHEMER
17/10/2018
Number of hours slept at Night in Israel and in Major Cities, 2017 (in %)
Not so sleepless in Jerusalem

The Central Bureau of Statistics conducted a social survey to examine the sleep habits of Israelis

By OMER YANIV
10/10/2018
Rachel Azaria: ‘I acted out of my responsibility for Jerusalem.’
One woman in the arena

Having left the race, Rachel Azaria clarifies her point of view

03/10/2018
BELLBOY
Emerging markets

The percentage of entertainment places in the Mahaneh Yehuda market increased from 8% of the businesses in 2006 to 12% in 2015 and 17% in 2018.

By DAFNA SHEMER
03/10/2018
The Haredi leadership is still officially obliged to Moshe Lion... but only if Mayor Nir Barkat does
The winding road

Supporting Moshe Lion is crucial for a large part of the haredi leadership.

26/09/2018
Khan takes on a young look

The “Kimat Mukhan” project is a play on words inferring the embryonic nature of the performers’ artistic development and work.

26/09/2018
Blue dragons, a pub and beer

How residents of East Talpiot turned a local falafel place into a community-owned pub and social center.

YOSSI DAITCH
Launching a campaign

Despite the dramas inside his own party, United Torah Judaism, just a few days ago, Daitch expressed confidence that his chances are high to become the next mayor.

26/09/2018
Visitors’ traffic accidents

The localities with the highest percentages of Jerusalem travelers are those adjacent to the city to the east, south and north.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
26/09/2018
Four species in Mahaneh Yehuda
Sukkot family activity roundup

Street festivals, concerts, museum and theater activities — here's a great list of activities to keep you busy during Sukkot.

Rachel Azaria is running for Jerusalem's mayor at the head of the Yerushalmim party
Jerusalem elections: A game of musical chairs

It seems that at the next council, the national religious sector will be headed by two religious representatives who share almost all the same ideals but don’t speak to each other.

20/09/2018
Simhat Beit Hashoeva in Yitzhar
Sukkot: The Festival of water

While it may contribute little, nutritionally speaking, water (not flour) is in fact bread’s magic ingredient. Without it there would be no bread, just an inedible, not cohesive mix of dried powders.

20/09/2018
Residents of Israel and the large cities who went on vacation
What are Israeli vacation habits?

Only about 40% of the residents of Jerusalem took a vacation in Israel and less than one-third (31%) of the city’s residents went on vacation abroad.

By LIOR REGEV
20/09/2018
Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich speaks in Knesset
Police chief Alsheich's tenure over, says Public Security Minister

"Netanyahu and all Likud ministers whose political career depends on Netanyahu should not have decided on the future of the police commissioner," said Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
13/09/2018
Nitzan Cohen’s rolling pins for matzah making add a splash of color
Jewish ritual revisited

The show takes in 17 works which convey a sense of contemporary aesthetics and practicality across a wide array of design lines and mobility viewpoints.

12/09/2018
Vehicle kilometers traveled in large cities
Just the Facts: Pumping Gas

28% of Israel's gas stations are located in big cities.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
12/09/2018
The winery is staffed by members of Kishorit, a kibbutz of 175 special-needs people in the Western G
Kishor wine-tasting warms hearts at Bible Lands

The event celebrated the award-winning wines produced by the special-needs Kibbutz.

A group of Studia artists visit the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art at Hechal Shlomo, where several pie
Women and art in Jerusalem

Studia fuses color and community

By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
05/09/2018
Labor-force participation
Labor-force participation

Haredi men and Arab woman are the focus of efforts to increase the labor-force participation.

By YAMIT NAFTALI
05/09/2018
Naturopath and clinical herbalist Udi Sahar.
The urban shaman

Holistic healing in Tel Aviv.

Age Structure for those Leaving and Returning to Israel, 2016
Leaving and coming home

Statistically speaking.

By YAIR ASSAF-SHAPIRA
29/08/2018
Sodastream sold to Pepsico for 3.2 billion dollars, Aug 20, 2018
Grapevine: A teenage hero

Aside from all the official reasons for his current visit to Lithuania, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on an unofficial roots trip.

Ten commandments of bread baking

With over 40 years’ baking experience, you pick up some things along the way, and today I am happy to share with you my top 10 tips for baking bread.

22/08/2018
This week in Jerusalem

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs

22/08/2018
Zeev Elkin
Ze’ev Elkin: Here on a mission

An interview with Likud's candidate for mayor

22/08/2018
Jerusalem Beer Festival

Bringing 120 different beers to the capital

By DOUG GREENER
22/08/2018
A pathway connects Iceland and Mexico streets in the Kiryat Menahem neighborhood, the contested new
College or nature?

Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs

15/08/2018
POSTER details Ofer Berkovitch’s promise to make ‘olim’ part of the equation
Give me the power

An interview with candidate Ofer Berkovitch (Hitorerut)

15/08/2018
Moshe Lion
In the lion's den

A press conference with candidate Moshe Lion on Tuesday afternoon revealed something that might disturb some of Lion’s supporters.

By P.C.
15/08/2018
A sign on a Jerusalem bus proclaims, ‘The Likud is strength.’ Party candidate Ze’ev Elkin’s appeal i
Slogans, accusations — and positioning

Avi Salman, a businessman and former legal adviser in the inner circle of exiting Mayor Nir Barkat, was the first to launch his campaign.

15/08/2018
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