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

Reporters’ Notebook: AIPAC Protests

There was no shortage of protestors who came out in force against Donald Trump and against AIPAC. (David Stuck)

As anticipated, opening day of the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., brought out protestors from anti-AIPAC and pro-Palestinian groups, the latter of which was quite vocal — with groups chanting “shame on you” — and visual, hoisting an enormous Palestinian flag that stretched out over a large staircase just opposite the Convention Center entrance… Read More

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld Protests, Gets Ejected

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue was removed from the Verizon Center after shouting and walking toward the stage during Donald Trump’s speech during AIPAC, 2016. (Marc Shapiro)

A Washington rabbi was ejected from the Verizon Center on Monday for speaking out against Donald Trump during the Republican presidential candidate’s speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference. Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue, said he was proclaiming Trump’s “wickedness to the world.” “I was sitting six rows away from Trump, and as… Read More

Clinton Eliminates Daylight; Biden Defends Iran Deal

Hillary Clinton: “We cannot forget that Tehran’s fingerprints are on every conflict across the Middle East.” (David Stuck)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a hawkish message on Monday morning to 18,000 AIPAC Policy Conference attendees, saying that if elected, she would “never allow Israel’s adversaries to think a wedge can be driven between” the U.S. and Israel. Speaking at the Verizon Center, the former senator and secretary of state, eliminated any daylight… Read More

Puff Pastry Hamantaschen

Directions: Defrost the puff pastry sheets and cut into triangle shapes. Place on cookie sheets, brush dough edges lightly with egg wash. Carefully press centers to fill after baking so the centers will not puff up too much during baking. Bake according to directions on box. After removing from oven, you may have to press… Read More

Easy Sweet & Sour Stuffed Cabbage (Meat)

1 large head of cabbage, boiled to soften or freeze and defrost 2 pounds ground turkey 2 teaspoons garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup raw rice 1 large can peeled tomatoes,broken up with your hands 1 can tomato soup 8-ounce can tomato sauce 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 onion, small… Read More

Unstuffed Cabbage (Pracas) (Meat)

Sauce: 1 large onion, diced 2 pounds cabbage, diced or shredded 8-ounce can tomato sauce 28-ounce can tomatoes with juice or diced tomatoes, with juice 1 cup water 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 cup raisins, optional Meatballs: 1 pound ground beef or turkey 2 teaspoons Worcestershire… Read More

Easy Internet Hamantaschen (Dairy/Pareve)

1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk or pareve almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 11/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Beat the butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, milk, vanilla and lemon zest until thoroughly mixed. Sift together the flour,… Read More


1 large clove garlic, cut in half 1 cup green flat-leaf parsley 11/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup tahini 11/4 cups water Place all ingredients in a food processor. You may need more water for thinner sauce. Taste and set aside. Serve with cooked (fried or baked) chicken strips and/or raw vegetables…. Read More


2 pounds fleshy sauce tomatoes, such as Roma 4-6 medium-size green or white narrow zucchini, about 11/2 pounds 2 medium eggplants, about 11/2 pounds 3-4 sweet red peppers 1-2 onions, peeled 6-8 large garlic cloves, peeled 1 tablespoon sweet or hot paprika, or a mix 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 2 bay leaves extra virgin olive… Read More