Asparagus-Leek Chowder (From “Soup Night”)

(Pareve or dairy) 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 1⁄2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 large leeks, trimmed/sliced, mostly white part 3⁄4 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and chopped 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups chicken broth, pareve or regular (vegetable broth can be used) 2 cups half-and-half or… Read More

Winter Mountain Soup

(Pareve or meat) 2  3⁄4 cups chicken broth, pareve or regular 1⁄2 cup cooked barley or white or mixed wild rice 1  8-ounce can chick peas, drained 1  8-ounce can sliced carrots, drained and slightly mashed 1  8-ounce can mushrooms, stems and pieces, drained 4- to 8-ounce frozen mixed vegetables, optional Salt and pepper to… Read More

Defining Intentionality

• Agricultural communities: Communities promoting living on (and off of) the land. • Co-housing: Old-fashioned neighborhoods that bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living. That means common facilities and good connections with neighbors. • Eco-village: Intentional communities where the goal is to become more socially, economically and ecologically… Read More

Live Intentional. Live Local.

Bird River Oasis, Middle River (forming) Catholic Worker Community, Silver Spring (forming) Co-op Housing University of Maryland, College Park Eastern Village Cohousing, Silver Spring Fiopa Community/Fiopa Consensus Collective, Takoma Park (forming) Greenhouse Group Senior Cohousing, Annapolis Heathcote Community, Freeland Liberty Village Cohousing, Libertytown Long Ridge Lane, Bowie Madison Street House, Hyattsville Maitri House, Takoma Park… Read More

Take Action For A Different Future

Suggestions for how you can be a part of the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue: >> Access the American Israel Public Affairs Committee at >> Visit J Street at >> Fax or email a letter to your representatives in Congress and the Senate. Their contact information can be found at Elected.shtml. >> Participate in the dialogue, Talking About… Read More

Status Quo, Viable?

While the politicians pingpong about the peace process, analysts are looking at what might be the results of failed negotiations. “A true lover of Israel cannot afford to sit back and watch how the Israeli right and their supporters in the Diaspora are undermining the hope for peace. Israel is strong enough to take the… Read More

The Numbers

Percentage of Palestinians who >> oppose the continuation of peace negotiations with Israel: 51.3 >> anticipate the failure of the Palestine-Israeli negotiations: 57.7 >> are to various degrees worried about another potential military confrontation with Israel: 67.5 Source: Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, Dec. 15, 2013

Obstacles To Peace: What Makes It So Difficult To Achieve?

Dr. Robert O. Freedman, visiting professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, said there are three major obstacles to peace that, despite the euphoria and optimism of American leaders, cannot be overlooked. >> Full peace cannot be achieved without reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. >> Construction of Israeli property over the Green Line continues,… Read More