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

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


Basic Shabbat Cholent in a Crock-pot

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

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