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

Glick: President Threatens Jewish Civil Rights Jerusalem Post’s deputy managing editor speaks to crowd at Beth Tfiloh

Upwards of 500 people assembled in Beth Tfiloh Congregations’s sanctuary to hear Caroline Glick, deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post, expertly unfurl her thoughts about President Barack Obama’s promotion of the Iran nuclear deal, what its outcome could mean for Israel and the United States and his alleged threat to American Jewish civil rights…. Read More


A beloved resident at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital celebrated a milestone 103rd birthday, more than a century in the making. Elizabeth was born in 1912, the same year the Titanic sank, Arizona and New Mexico became states, Oreo cookies first appeared on store shelves, the average annual income was $1,033, and a loaf… Read More


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 …

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