Live Intentional. Live Local.

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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

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