1 large whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces 4 teaspoons ground cumin 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper, plus more as needed 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 head garlic, cloves separated, not peeled For Salsa Verde: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic, cut in… Read More

Beef and quinoa meatballs

Quinoa is a grain that is kosher for Passover. It is also a complete source of vegetarian protein and full of fiber and B-vitamins. If you aren’t a red-meat eater, feel free to substitute the groundsirloin with lean ground turkey instead. Ingredients 1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed and drained 1 lb. 93 percent lean ground… Read More

Hillel’s Fingerhut Addresses Israel on Campus

WASHINGTON — A sparse crowd gathered at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night to hear from Hillel International CEO and President Eric Fingerhut. The talk, titled “Israel on Today’s Campus” was streamed online and is part of a series on Zionism sponsored by Hadassah the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Noticeably absent was any… Read More

Israeli Innovation Takes Center Stage

Israeli innovation was showcased throughout the three-day AIPAC Policy Conference with presentations given on the main stage and breakout sessions highlighting the successes of Israeli startups. Windward CEO Ami Daniel took to the main stage to show off his company, which seeks to “analyze and organize the world’s maritime data.” Windward analyzes hundreds of millions… Read More

Raise Hell Instead of Money

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday that she will not seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate. There was “nothing gloomy about the announcement,” she said. “There’s no health problem,” and “I’m not frustrated with the Senate; the Senate will always be what the Senate is.” But, she said, “I had to ask myself who… Read More

Triple Chocolate Hamantaschen

CHOCOLATE DOUGH 1/2 cup butter (or margarine) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk (or almond milk) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 11/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 cup cocoa powder (I prefer Hershey’s Special Dark) 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon MOCHA CREAM CHEESE FILLING 4 ounces cream cheese at… Read More

PA and PLO Found Liable

A federal jury in New York found the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) liable in a civil lawsuit over terrorist attacks perpetrated in Israel during the second intifada more than a decade ago. The jury at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan found the… Read More


Congregational Evolution Synagogues refocus to remain vital in Jewish life

Temple Emanuel of Baltimore moved into a brand new building in Reisterstown in 1995. By the early 2000s, the synagogue was approaching 400 memberships and expanded its footprint by building a two-story education wing. As time went on, the Reform synagogue’s numbers slowly shrunk to its current 218 memberships. (A membership can be an individual… Read More