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More fun for your festival

What do see across the country.

By MEITAL SHARABI
17/10/2019
Pakistan regains status as favored tourist destination

Improved security control in face of terrorism shifts focus to country’s beauty, diversity

By ARSHAD MEHMOOD / THE MEDIA LINE
17/10/2019
Voices from the Arab press: No interest in Islamic rule

A variety of views from the Arab and Islamic world.

By MEDIA LINE
17/10/2019
Talking with your teen about sexuality

“On reality TV shows, for example, there’s tons of sexual harassment going on, and none of the perpetrators ever have to deal with the consequences. That’s giving our kids a warped picture.”

By SIGAL BEN DAVID
17/10/2019
Let there be light

Our main goal was, and still is, mainly not to make money - but to help people.

By MAXINE LIPTZEN DOROT
17/10/2019
‘Awareness evolves through pain...’

‘... In every loss, there is spiritual gain’

Arrivals: After a Hollywood career, new adventures beckon in Safed

“I have always let my passions drive me,” says Cohen. “I have always been an adventurous person.”

IDF synagogue damaged by rocket fire, Kissufim AY 2019
WATER FROM THE WELL: A rupture of her own

As Simhat Torah approaches and the celebration of Torah will be felt in synagogues and communities around the world, I wish to address my experience as a woman studying Torah.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
17/10/2019
SIMHAT TORAH 5780: Every person is a messenger

The Torah transforms a gray and dreary life to an exalted and sacred existence.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
17/10/2019
These are the names

Aaron Demsky, professor emeritus of Bar-Ilan University’s Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, has dedicated his professional life to the study of Jewish names.

'Buen Camino!’ Walking the Portuguese Way

Traveling in Portugal.

By BRIAN JABLON
17/10/2019
Statehood and spirit: Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook

Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook made aliyah two months prior to Herzl’s death and was appointed rabbi of Jaffa and the colonies. As part of his position he was requested to eulogize Herzl.

By BENNY LAU
28/08/2019
Stories of hope at new Auschwitz art installation

Had he been around to see the installation go up, Viktor Frankl would, no doubt, not have been surprised by the survivors’ sunny philosophy.

10/07/2019
Passover Hagaddah
Yad Vashem presents Passover observance in the Holocaust period

In the months leading up to Passover, Yad Vashem received several artifacts relating to how Jews kept true to their tradition.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
24/04/2019
Passover seder
The morning after the elections at Ulpan Etzion

Whatever one’s take on the recent elections, I found just the right way to begin the next day with a model Passover seder at Ulpan Etzion.

Mel Brooks's biography is detailed but pedestrian

The making of The Producers is one of the most interesting parts of Funny Man, Patrick McGilligan’s highly detailed but disappointingly pedestrian new biography of Brooks.

By DANIEL AKST
11/04/2019
Passover: It’s never too early

We have the freedom to choose what we do, and we should value this and teach the beauty of it to the next generation.

By BATYA L. LUDMAN
11/04/2019
THE MAGGID OF MELBOURNE: Hassidic herring

The link between fish and hassidism has deepened in recent years. A venture hatched in 2014 has grown into a company called The Rebbe’s Choice which offers various types and flavors of herring.

By LEVI COOPER
04/04/2019
Jewish calendar
Arrivals: A life organizer

Acknowledging the informality of her decision to make aliyah, Gold says that “coming to Israel was the best nondecision decision I ever made in my life.”

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
04/04/2019
‘THE TWO Priests are Destroyed,’ James Tissot, 1896-1900, Jewish Museum New York City.
Water from the well: The aftermath of grief

“And Aaron was silent.” In his terrible silence, one can hear a reverberating scream welling up from inside, but restrained and given no outward expression.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
28/03/2019
Arrivals: Time to come home

Nisenbaum is very proud that his daughter and son-in-law served in the Israeli army, and is happy that “Jews no longer need be on the run from their enemies."

By SUSAN DE LA FUENTE
28/03/2019
Pondering poetry

Adam Kirsch explores the unanswerable: Is there such a thing as Jewish literature?

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
28/03/2019
Daniel Pipes and the Israel Victory Project

The only way for the conflict to be resolved is for one side to give up.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
28/03/2019
GAL HIRSCH, chairman of both the Israel Leadership Institute and Magen Party
Gal Hirsch – A different kind of general

The Magen Party will be the social commando of the citizens of Israel in the Knesset.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
28/03/2019
Kamil Shehade Square, Haifa

Kamil Shehade looked out from the balcony of his apartment, he witnessed the everyday poverty, homelessness and underprivileged, and decided to do something about it.

Child sexual abuse

Part One of Three – Introduction

By DR. MIKE GROPPER
28/03/2019
Voices From The Arab Press: HAS ISLAMIC STATE BEEN DEFEATED?

Everywhere we look, there are declarations of victory against ISIS. But in my opinion, this is a temporary victory, and it is only a matter of time until another ISIS-like organization emerges.

By MEDIA LINE
28/03/2019
The goal: A successful exit for your retirement

Bank HaPoalim financial advice manager Orit Michael wants to ‘help the retiree and their family keep the standard of living to which they have become accustomed.’

By DUDU LEVY REICH
28/03/2019
Tradition Today: Reclaiming Purim

Purim's slogan has rightly been “upside down” because it does things differently, emphasizing actions – such as drinking to excess and disguising oneself.

By RABBI REUVEN HAMMER
21/03/2019
Parashat Tzav: Do not eat life!

One does not need to be a vegetarian to be able to identify with the basic principle that shedding blood is not a decent moral virtue.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
21/03/2019
An agonizing dance

Boris Fishman’s memoir ‘Savage Feasts’ provides insight into the immigrant struggles of a Soviet Jewish family.

By ELAINE MARGOLIN
21/03/2019
Thoughts to ponder: Purim and the nervous-syndrome chess game

Megillat Esther is really a chess game of high risks in which Mordecai and Esther deliberately do some foolish things, thereby creating severe anxiety.

Pascale’s Kitchen: Appetizing Purim projects

These recipes will help you make Purim – and the rest of the year as well – much more fun and tasty.

High-spirited hag

After we’ve finished running around in our creative costumes delivering mishloah manot to family and friends, there’s still plenty of time left to get out into nature and enjoy the blossoming springtime.

By MEITAL SHARABI
21/03/2019
A new, life-changing experience awaits expectant mothers at Sheba Medical Center

The entire complex was designed and built to the highest standards in order to provide a safe and relaxing experience, while simultaneously ensuring maximum privacy and comfort.

By KEN STEPHENS
21/03/2019
Voices From The Arab Press: AMERICA, NORTH KOREA AND IRAN

The success of Trump’s negotiating strategy takes time, because it depends on building the confidence that has been completely lost with North Korea

By MEDIA LINE
21/03/2019
Isaac Mizrahi memoir - Nice Jewish boy makes it big

Celebrated fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi’s memoir traces his life from his religious Brooklyn upbringing.

By ELAINE MARGOLIN
14/03/2019
Observations: Jews on a cruise

When massage therapist Chetan met Tania, it was not exactly love at first sight. More like love at first rub.

15/03/2019
Arrivals: Meet Israel’s new National 15s Rugby coach

Born in South Africa, Kevin Musikanth is the coach of Israel’s National 15s Rugby Team. “I made aliyah because I am a proud Jew,” he said.

By LISA SAMIN
14/03/2019
Ask the Rabbi: Returning property stolen in war

Jewish law mandates going beyond the letter of the law to do 'the right and good.'

By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY
14/03/2019
In Plain Language: Is life a lottery?

Is there a guiding hand to the universe, or do events simply happen haphazardly, as if by chance?

Behavior challenges

Appreciate your child’s creativity by trying to see the world through their eyes. Children aren’t always attentive to adult concerns, such as time or sanitation.

By BATYA L. LUDMAN
14/03/2019
Voices from the Arab Press: Saudi Arabia Doesn't Need Women's Day

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By MEDIA LINE
14/03/2019
Edible adventures in Mateh Yehuda

The Mateh Yehuda food festival is also a unique opportunity to be invited into people’s homes and hear their stories about how they chose to join that community.

By MEITAL SHARABI
14/03/2019
As we drown out Haman’s name...

...We ask: Are Jews still commanded to blot out the memory of Amalek?

Psychiatric playfulness

Humor as a strategy in dealing with stressful situations.

By SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
17/03/2019
Rosa Parks – The bar, not the civil rights icon

Whimsical English-language references pervade Israeli society, creating a pop-culture stew.

On the Book of Esther

It would seem surprising that the very last message given by the Bible to the Jewish people would be devoid of the mention of God. It would do us well to examine that final message.

By AHARON E. WEXLER
07/03/2019
Does Israel do it for you?

“Apart from ideology, what keeps you in Israel?”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
07/03/2019
Building a life in Israel

“I remember my father telling us, ‘A Jew must always be ready to leave his country, as we never know when antisemitism will force us out, often with just the shirt on our back.

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
07/03/2019
Hiding in plain sight

Matti Friedman’s latest work delves into the history of the Mizrahi Jewish immigrants who infiltrated Arab communities to spy and gather intelligence.

By BEN FISHER
07/03/2019
Humility, not arrogance

Orthodoxy’s greatest test.

False messiah?

Tom Bower’s biography of Jeremy Corbyn portrays Labour leader as lacking any kind of moral compass.

By COLIN SHINDLER
13/03/2019
Childless in a child-centered society

Oh, the pitter-patter of little feet. Everywhere. All the time. No, not my children – I don’t have any, but perhaps yours?

By ROTEM MARCIANO
07/03/2019
Voices from the Arab Press: The Arab world and the Pakistani issue

This enabled the new Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to overcome the serious financial crisis he faced when he came to power last August.

By MEDIA LINE
07/03/2019
Tel Dan - A little piece of paradise

Photos: HADAR YAHAV and MANU GREENSPAN

By MEITAL SHARABI
07/03/2019
Sweet holiday

Purim is here and it’s time to stock up on sweet treats and some wine.

By NERIA BARR
07/03/2019
THE 1849 Czernowitz pamphlet, first printing, title page. (Courtesy)
Maggid of Melbourne: Karlin classics

Only his colleagues who truly knew the inside of his insides were permitted to say praiseworthy things about him.

By LEVI COOPER
27/02/2019
Immeasurable rewards

Aranoff designed and built his family’s house in Lapid, opposite the Ben Shemen Forest, with careful attention to using sun and wind for natural warming and cooling.

On the run

Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir explores a young Israeli woman constantly on the run – until she manages to stop fleeing.

By ELAINE MARGOLIN
21/02/2019
Nahal Tavor: winter flowers

With all of the blessed rainfall we’ve received, the entire country is blossoming with colorful flowers, even more so than usual.

By MEITAL SHARABI
21/02/2019
It’s almost Purim

Get in gear for the happiest holiday of the year – and don’t forget to look for healthier options

By NERIA BARR
21/02/2019
Voices From The Arab Press: AN ORCHESTRATED CAMPAIGN AGAINST SAUDI WOMEN

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By MEDIA LINE
21/02/2019
Tradition Today: Teaching the ways of peace

The lesson of the Shoah is that we must never permit such a belief to rise again.

A most serious of offenses

Understanding sexual abuse through the lens of Halacha

By DAVID STAV , AVRAHAM STAV
13/02/2019
A knock at the door

A highly educated woman using Hebrew – which will show how much I still have to learn – will say, “We have all worked hard to build this country. Please make sure your voice is heard. Vote.”

By DAVID GEFFEN
13/02/2019
Nahal Tavor: The perfect winter trail

This week, I’d like to describe one of my all-time favorites: Nahal Tavor.

By MEITAL SHARABI
13/02/2019
Digital detox directives for smartphones (Part II)

In my previous column, I discussed our obsession with smartphones and the damaging impact that the phones can have on both individuals and society.

By DR. BATYA L. LUDMAN
13/02/2019
Voices From The Arab Press: THE AMERICAN THIRST FOR OIL

Oil is one of the few things the Americans are willing to go to war for, as the late King Hussein of Jordan once remarked. The second thing is Israel’s security.

By MEDIA LINE
13/02/2019
The Time Tunnel

A new project traces history through the eyes of those who lived it.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
13/02/2019
Lending (lots of) helping hands to new immigrants

You can visit/join ‘Support an Oleh’ on their Facebook page.

By MAXINE LIPTZEN DOROT
13/02/2019
Getting the Shivers

Morris and Harriet have successfully managed to accept changes in their lives, adjust accordingly to these changes, and do so with a positive outlook.

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
24/01/2019
Ask the Rabbi: Acrostic artistry

The 1849 pamphlet is rare. The National Library of Israel holds a solitary copy, and there is only one other copy listed in the catalogue of libraries in Israel.

By LEVI COOPER
24/01/2019
Hiking Nahal Hashofet

Some of the hikes near the stream are short – perfect for families looking to get out for a half-day walk.

By MEITAL SHARABI
24/01/2019
A perfect winter

Don’t let the winter blues get you down - this week fight the signs of aging with a fantastic new face cream, take a sip from a new Israeli white whiskey or pour yourself an aromatic cup of coffee.

By NERIA BARR
24/01/2019
Voices from the Arab Press: The new horizons of our region

Our region is desperate for a new kind of rhetoric and a new kind of political leadership that is unlikely to emerge from the monotony and fear we are immersed in.

By THE MEDIA LINE
24/01/2019
A Mediterranean feast

Avi Biton’s Dizengoff Street ‘Café Popular’ launches new and different brunch.

By NERIA BARR
17/01/2019
Steak at Jerusalem’s Red Heifer
Capital steaks

Jerusalem’s Red Heifer steakhouse celebrates 18th birthday

By BUZZY GORDON
17/01/2019
An American thing

Sara’s Place in Ra’anana serves up kosher dishes with an American flare.

A blessing in disguise

Daniel Zamir joins forces with Yonatan Razel for an evening of spiritual improvisation.

By JENNIFER GREENBERG
17/01/2019
All about love

Opera singer Tali Ketzef will perform at Kfar Blum as part of an opera weekend.

17/01/2019
No bridge too far

The Israeli Andalusian Orchestra: Ashdod spreads its wings with guest Ester Rada

By JENNIFER GREENBERG
17/01/2019
Music from the heart

American composer and conductor Lucas Richman, to perform with the Israel Camerata, Jerusalem.

17/01/2019
Looking back on ‘The Sopranos’ 20 years later

Imitated and parodied so much, it’s almost impossible to remember – or overstate – the show’s impact

MIKA SMITH, from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Tel Aviv, 2010
Part ‘meshugana’

“The rabbi said, ‘Why do you want to [study Judaism]? It’s crazy!’”

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
17/01/2019
Votes for women

“Rav Kook truly thought that total equality of the sexes was not only a halachic [Jewish law] problem, but even more so a historical, social, and moral mistake"-Rabbi Yoel Bin Nun

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
17/01/2019
Revisiting history

Brad Meltzer pens his first nonfiction work, covering the secret plot to kill George Washington.

By OLINE H. COGDILL / THE SUN SENTINEL
17/01/2019
Supporting the enemy

Throughout the 1930s and ‘40s, support in the US for Germany and Nazi ideology was more extensive than generally known.

By JANET LEVY
17/01/2019
Time for Tu Bishvat

Here are a few places to visit during the holiday.

By MEITAL SHARABI
17/01/2019
Cellphones, revisited again and again – Part I

Who isn’t addicted to their phone, leaving it on all day and often at night, checking it multiple times an hour just to see if someone wrote something or if there is something new?

By DR. BATYA L. LUDMAN
17/01/2019
Nearing nostalgia

Turkey’s Treasure Island: Digging up buried Jewish gems off the coast of Istanbul

By JENNIFER GREENBERG
17/01/2019
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