8 slices whole wheat bread     (look for new peasant-style ones) 1 cup store-bought hummus 4 tablespoons store-bought     tapenade (olive spread) 1 cup seedless cucumber,     thinly sliced 3-4 coarsely grated peeled carrots thin slices of firm ripe avocado some fresh sprouts Spread 1 slice of bread with hummus; spread top slice with the… Read More


8 skinless and boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained wooden skewers Marinade: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons white wine or sherry 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder In a shallow glass dish, combine all the marinade… Read More


4 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded     and chopped 4 shallots or 4 spring onions, chopped 2 red or yellow peppers,     cored and chopped 16 black or green olives     (or a combination), stoned     and chopped 2 tablespoons capers 1 small dill pickle, chopped large loaf of French bread olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried… Read More

Most Jewish Federations Find ‘Plethora’ of Opinions on Iran Deal

Jewish federations around the country are responding to this month’s Iran nuclear deal with words such as “worried,” “mistrustful,” “fearful” and “grave concerns.” Most are counseling their communities to use the 60-day congressional review period to learn about the agreement and share their opinions with elected officials. “There is a plethora of diverse opinions,” said… Read More

Behind Every Great Man …

A Panther Club anniversary affair at the Belvedere Hotel, circa 1955. (Photo provided)

Though the Panther Club is definitely a men’s group, the Panther wives are revered, honored and welcomed, and a social bond has naturally formed among them as well. “You never have to be alone being a Panther wife,” said Ethel Barrish, wife of immediate past president Jim. “Already today, I’ve spoken to two Panther wives,… Read More

TPA Passes

After weeks of procedural wrangling, fast-track trade promotion authority, which includes language combatting boycott, divestment and sanctions actions against Israel, passed the Senate on Wednesday in a 60-38 vote. The anti-BDS amendment makes the elimination of state-sponsored boycotts against Israel a negotiating priority with European trading partners. The World Jewish Congress hailed the passage. “The… Read More

Shabbat at the Beach

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation hosts Beach Shabbat on Friday, July 10, in Bethany Beach, Del. While the event has been going on for about five years at a congregant’s house in the area, this marks the first time Beach Shabbat will be open to the public. BHC congregant Laura Black, who had the idea for Rosh… Read More

Ocean City’s Jewish Deli

Warren Rosenfeld, owner of Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen in Ocean City, and General Manager Tammy Dubin show off matzoh ball soup and a Reuben sandwich. (Photo by David Stuck)

As the only Jewish deli found within the 250 miles between Philadelphia and Norfolk, Va., and 150 miles west to Baltimore, Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen has a corner on the market. Guests are greeted by “Shalom Y’all” when they step inside, and there’s a homemade poster touting the Jewish Athletes Hall of Fame. People can also… Read More

Supreme Court Tackles Jerusalem

When Menachem Zivotofsky was born 12 years ago in Jerusalem, his parents wanted his U.S. passport to accurately reflect his place of birth. It’s a reasonable request. But when they asked the State Department to list “Israel” as their son’s birthplace, the agency refused. On Monday, the United States Supreme Court, in a heartbreaking 6-3… Read More

The Importance of the Teachers’ Role

It was interesting to read about the changes/innovations in supplementary Jewish education and the focus on creating and providing concrete Jewish “experiences” for children in these programs (“Dollars and Sense,” May 29). What was missing was the role of the teacher. Although the principal/ education director can set the curriculum, devise the program, design the… Read More