On April 28, 2016, Petr Gokhvat; beloved husband of Yevgeniya Gitis; cherished father of Iosef Gokhvat (Rita Kikman) and Michael Gokhvat (Yelena Sokolov); devoted brother of the late Inna and Simeon Gokhvat; dear son of the late Pinchas and Rahel Gokhvat; loving grandfather of Yul (Craig) Taylor, Peter Gokhvat, Liza Gokhvat and Eugene Gokhvat (Melissa… Read More

A Jew’s Obligation

In a JT April 1 editorial, “More Than a Women’s Issue,” you don’t defend Jewish law and you always find fault with the Rabbinate. First, Hashem recognized that marriages could be dissolved in a divorce. The Torah stipulates that a husband writes a bill of divorce, known as a get, which means that he frees… Read More

Bill Clinton stumps at Leisure World


Former President Bill Clinton was in his element Wednesday, shaking hands with more than 300 residents at the Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring and urging them to vote for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “You live in the highest voting precinct in the entire state of Maryland,” he said. “The first… Read More

Good Deeds Done Well!

More than 1.5 million people worldwide took part in the 10th annual Good Deeds Day on April 10. Locally, the Jewish Volunteer Connection, the hands-on volunteer branch of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, organized many projects, some are pictured here. They included a Druid Hill Park clean-up, singing and dancing with residents of… Read More

A Delicious Sauce

Manischewitz has a new kosher for Passover product, 100 Percent Grape Juice, produced in partnership with Welch’s. I used to make this sauce, and it makes a good hostess gift. 1 cup grape juice 1½ teaspoons of sugar ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar > In a very small pot, mix grape juice sugar and balsamic vinegar. … Read More

Old-Fashioned Egg Balls for Chicken Soup Pareve

3 hard-boiled egg yolks ⅛ teaspoon regular or onion salt 1 teaspoon matzoh cake flour 1 raw egg yolk > Mash the hard-boiled yolks with the salt.  Add the flour and then the raw yolk and mix well. Using your hands, roll into chickpea-sized or bigger balls.  They will not expand. Add to simmering water… Read More

Sweet and Crunchy Quinoa Pareve

1 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided ⅓ cup pine nuts 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons honey ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon cinnamon ⅓ cup dried cranberries 4 scallions, sliced… Read More

Easy, Healthy Cauliflower Rice Pareve


1 head of cauliflower 1 red or sweet onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, grated ½ teaspoon ground cumin pinch of sea salt pinch of black pepper olive or coconut oil > Gently sauté the onion and garlic in a little oil. In the meantime, grate the cauliflower using the largest setting holes on a… Read More

International Good Deeds Day Comes to Howard County


Good Deeds Day, a community wide volunteering event that was first launched in 2007 by Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, will be held in Howard and Baltimore counties for its first and fourth year, respectively, on April 10. “Generating positive change through efforts like Good Deeds Day is part of our mission to give… Read More