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

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


3- to 4-pound boneless chuck roast 1 packet Lipton’s powdered Ranch Dressing Salad Mix 1 packet Brown Gravy Mix 1/2 stick pareve margarine or equal amount of solid coconut oil onions, carrots, mini potatoes, frozen peas Directions: Turn crock pot on high for 15 to 20 minutes. Place onion chucks in bottom of pot.  Place… Read More

Maryland Senators Split on Iran Deal Mikulski in favor, Cardin opposes

Maryland’s two Democratic senators have come down on opposite sides of the Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced her support of the deal, officially the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, on Sept. 2, providing President Barack Obama the final Senate vote he needs to sustain a promised veto should Congress pass a resolution of… Read More

Newspaper, Magazine Publisher Acquires Baltimore’s Child

Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC, which publishes Baltimore Jewish Times, Baltimore Style Magazine, Smart Shopper and Washington Jewish Week, has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Baltimore, Md.-based Baltimore’s Child, Inc. A regional parenting publication in the Baltimore metro area, Baltimore’s Child was sold by Joanne Giza and Sharon Keech. Craig Burke is CEO… Read More

Soreq Stalactite Cave

This cave had been forming for hundreds of thousands of years on Mount Ya’ala in the Judean Hills. It was discovered accidently in 1968 during routine blasting for a quarry. The small cavern has a large number of stalactites, hanging structures that resemble icicles that are made up of mineral deposits from dripping water. The… Read More

The Ramon Crater

Israel is home to a unique landform known as a mahktesh, a crater formed by erosion, and the Ramon Crater, referred to in Israel as the Mahktest Ramon, is the largest of the five in the country. With parts dating back 220 million years ago, Mahktest Ramon is about 25 miles long and ranges from… Read More