1 cup dry kidney beans ½ cup dry white beans ½ cup barley 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 medium-large pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and large cubes 1 large onion, cut into chunks 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2/3 cup ketchup ¼ cup barbecue sauce ¼ cup… Read More


Makes 2 large challahs Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes Challah Ingredients 2 packages active dry yeast 1 cup lukewarm water, divided 3 tablespoons white sugar 1 egg (white and yolk) 6 egg yolks ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons cinnamon ¾ tablespoons nutmeg ½ tablespoon allspice ¼ tablespoon… Read More


2 large onions, sliced 4 tablespoons oil 7 cups water 1½ pounds cubed pumpkin 1 medium white potato, cubed 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed 1 tablespoon pareve chicken soup powdered mix ½ teaspoon salt or to taste ¼ teaspoon white pepper ½ cup non-dairy creamer 3 tablespoons margarine, optional toasted pine nuts for garnish, optional… Read More

Wasserman Schultz Calls Out Rubio Over Fundraiser

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) refused Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-Fla.) call to cancel an erev Yom Kippur fundraiser in the home of a donor who collects Nazi memorabilia, in a spat that saw political pundit Bill O’Reilly wading into the fray. The fundraiser was held the evening of Sept. 22 in… Read More

Delays Expected During MD-140 Road Work

The Maryland State Highway Administration says major delays are likely through early November as SHA replaces a deteriorated culvert underneath Reisterstown Road just south of Painters Mill Road. The contractor performing the work, Cheverly-based Civil Construction Inc., closed two lanes on a half-mile section of Reisterstown Road (MD-140) between Painters Mill Road and St. Thomas… Read More

End of an Era Yeshiva University President Richard Joel to step down

Richard Joel, Yeshiva University's fourth president, said he will be leaving modern Orthodoxy's flagship institution by the time his contract expires in 2018.

NEW YORK — Richard Joel, the president of Yeshiva University, announced that he will step down by the end of his current term. Joel, 65, made the announcement last week in an email sent to Y.U. staff, students and alumni. His term is set to expire in 2018. “I am well into my 13th year… Read More


12 fresh apricots, cut in halves 1 cup ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon sea salt Balsamic glaze* Directions: Combine cheese, honey and cinnamon. Fill the hole in each apricot half. Sprinkle with a small dash of sea salt and drizzle with Balsamic glaze. Refrigerate and serve at room temperature. 24 bites. *Make… Read More


12 hard-boiled eggs, cooled with yolks removed to bowl. 1/2 ripe and firm avocado 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt chopped parsley for garnish Directions: Combine egg yolks, avocado, yogurt, lime juice and salt until smooth. Use a pastry bag with a star tip and pipe the mixture into each… Read More


3 nice size herring fillets, soaked in cold water in refrigerator overnight 1 sour apple, peeled, cored and sliced 2 or 3 hard-boiled eggs, yolks separated from whites and chopped 2 or 3 slices white bread, soaked in water and squeezed dry 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 scallions, chopped… Read More


1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted 1 semi-frozen log of gefilte fish of your choice 1/2 box frozen spinach, squeezed completely dry, optional egg wash (beaten egg with a little water) Directions: Roll the pastry make it slightly thinner on a lightly floured flat surface.  Pat the fish with paper towels to dry.  Place the… Read More