Food in the Bible

The apple in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15) The sheep, produce sacrificed to God by Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:2) The meal Abraham and Sarah prepare for the visiting angels (Genesis 18) The lentil soup Jacob trades for Esau’s birthright (Genesis 25:30-34) The manna that falls from the sky to feed the Israelites in… Read More

That’s Kosher Foods you would not assume carry kosher supervision Why in the world would a ham glaze be kosher certified? Don’t know, but there are also candy canes, Halloween candy, Santa cookies and Easter eggs. You can also get kosher mock bacon bits, and Herr’s makes kosher crab-flavored potato chips. Kosher vs. kosher-style There… Read More

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Basic Shabbat Cholent in a Crock-pot

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1 pound cholent bean mix or a 16-bean variety bag 1 cup barley 1 can Bush’s vegetarian or Heinz’s vegetarian baked beans 2 Idaho potatoes, cut in quarters 1 large onion, sliced 16 ounces cholent meat or flanken cut up in large chunks salt and pepper to taste 2 slices kishke (in cholent will disintegrate,… Read More

Celebrating 14 years of Shalom USA Radio

An evening with Israeli journalist Yossi Klein Halevi Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah 7000 Rockland Hills Drive $75, includes copy of Halevi’s  book “Like Dreamers”

Carroll Hospital Honors Employees

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Melissa Frank, R.N., was recently presented with Carroll Hospital Center’s November DAISY Award. A nurse at the hospital for nine years, Frank was nominated for her compassion, kindness and empathy when she went above and beyond her normal duties to ensure a patient’s daughter would be able to be with her mother during her final… Read More

ShalomLearning Brings Technology Into Jewish Learning

A nonprofit education company hopes to immerse students in Jewish learning with its technologically focused programming. ShalomLearning takes a values-based approach with an emphasis on communal study and Hebrew language and prayer, and it can be used as a supplement to Hebrew school or as an at-home learning tool. “We’re talking about Jewish values, but… Read More

Full List Of Rabbinic Signatures

# Title First Name Last Name City State 1 Rabbi Elliot Stevens Montgomery AL 2 Rabbi Jacob Adler Fayetteville AR 3 Rabbi Barry Block Little Rock AR 4 Rabbi Elana Kanter Phoenix AZ 5 Rabbi Nina Perlmutter Prescott AZ 6 Rabbi Sanford Seltzer Oro Valley AZ 7 Rabbi Jack Silver Tempe AZ 8 Rabbi Jacob… Read More

Where Does The Name Ganei Ha’Ela Come From?

Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb’s new community is named for Emek Ha’Ela, the Ela Valley, which is situated just on the outskirts of Beit Shemesh, Israel. Emek Ha’Ela is where the battle of David and Goliath took place (Book of Samuel 17). The story is that Saul and his army were camped in Emek Ha’Ela when Goliath… Read More

How Much Does It Cost To Buy In Israel?

House prices and property demand are rising in Israel, fuelled by better-than-expected economic growth. In 2012, the average price of owner-occupied dwellings in Israel averaged $299,086. There is a range in housing prices depending on area. Tel Aviv has the country’s most expensive housing, with an average price of $516,056. Jerusalem is next, at around… Read More

WJRO Renews Call For Private Property Restitution In Poland

The World Jewish Restoration Organization (WJRO) launched a new website last month, polishrestitution.org, in an effort to renew its call for Poland to return private property stolen from Jews during the Holocaust or the subsequent communist era to its rightful owners. The new website provides detailed information about restitution; Poland is the only major country… Read More