Judaism And Criminal Justice

“There is no Jewish concept of incarceration,” said Gary Friedman, a chaplain and chairman of Jewish Prisoner Services International. In Judaism, justice is carried out in a community setting to get the offender to learn from the experience and have a chance to become a productive member of society again. This approach, Friedman said, is… Read More

Judaism On Trial

Several trials of Jewish people have become quite well known over time, not because of the nature of the crime, but because of what some say are outrageous punishments. One of the most well-known cases is that of Jonathan Pollard, who was working as a civil intelligence analyst when he passed classified information to Israel…. Read More

Jewish Prisoner Outreach

Last Yom Kippur, students from Maryland Hillel visited prisoners at six jails.

Incarcerated Jews have to spend Yom Kippur behind bars. With small Jewish prison populations, limited resources and accommodations, the holiday is a scaled-down version of what it is on the outside. But with the help of Maryland Hillel at the University of Maryland, College Park, 27 college students visited six prisons this year. They taught… Read More

The 26 Recommendations

1. Improve the housing stock through code enforcement, help to homeowners and technical assistance to communities. 2. Address the high number of distressed vacant properties through renovation or other strategies. 3. Preserve Park Heights Avenue as a pedestrian-friendly “Urban Boulevard.” 4. Ensure that development projects are compatible with the integrity and stability of the neighborhood…. Read More

Orthodox Union Launches App for Jewish College Students

The Orthodox Union’s NextGen Division launched an app, Jewniversity Resources, that helps connect college students with Jewish activities, organizations and resources on campus. The app helps students find kosher food, Shabbat observance options, minyanim, organizations for social and learning opportunities and what Jewish organizations are on campus. The app is free for iPhones, iPads and… Read More

ISRAELI FRESH LEMON CHICKEN

(Meat; make one and freeze one) 2 chickens, cut into eighths or equivalent of boneless portions (you can remove the skin after cooking is complete) 2 onions, cut into large chunks 2 whole lemons 12 to 16 sprigs fresh oregano 8 cloves fresh garlic, halved Fine sea salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste,… Read More

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

2 to 2 1/2 pounds frying chicken, cut into 8 pieces 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 sprigs fresh parsley 1 clove fresh peeled garlic 1 medium onion, quartered 1 16-ounce can whole tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 pound small whole button mushrooms… Read More

CHICKEN POT OR SHEPHERD’S PIE

1 10-ounce package frozen peasand carrots 1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup diced onion 1/4 cup pareve margarine 1/3 cup flour 2 cups chicken broth 3/4 cup liquid nondairy creamer 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground sage Pepper 3 cups cooked cubed or     shredded chicken Puff pastry or mashed potatoes for topping Cook… Read More