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

Jewish Support or Islamic Hatred?

With regard to the JT’s editorial “A Birthright for Evangelicals?” (May 29): For those who view Christianity as the authentic inheritor of the promises and legacy of the Hebrew Bible, a birthright for Evangelicals is a natural development. For such individuals in New Testament language, while the original “old” Jewish birthright may be directed toward… Read More

Spiritual Authenticity

I think it’s fair to say that just about everybody knows that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the wilderness for 40 years, a biblical generation. With the exceptions of Joshua and Caleb, all those who had witnessed the redemption at the sea would die without ever setting foot into the Promised Land. What… Read More

To Prepay or Not To Prepay

Attorney Mindy Felinton has been assisting clients in eldercare law and estate planning for more than 20 years. A lot of her work is focused on helping families protect assets and retain Medicaid benefits, she said, and one of the assets a person can keep without penalty is a prepaid funeral plan. Such an account… Read More

BASIC VINAIGRETTE (Pareve)

2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 clove fresh garlic, finely minced Shake all ingredients in a jar or whisk in a small bowl, enough to dress a salad for 4 to 6.

BOK CHOY SALAD (Pareve/Meat)

1 to 2 large heads bok choy, sliced fine, white and some greenbaby spinach leaves or Euro  greens, or combo of both 6 scallions, sliced fine (white and green) 2 packages Ramen noodles, (discard flavor packet) broken into small pieces, not crushed (break in 1 or 2 plastic bags) 3 ounces sesame seeds 1 package… Read More

ILENE’S MEXICAN CORN CHIP SALAD (Dairy)

2 cans crisp sweet corn (1 white 1 yellow), drained (1 small can and 1 large frozen bag of roasted corn) 1 whole yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped small 1/2 purple onion, diced small 1/2 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, very well drained 1 scant cup low-fat or regular mayonnaise 1 cup finely shredded… Read More

EASY CAESAR SALAD (Dairy)

1 to 2 heads of Romaine lettuce 3/4 cup oil 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 4 cloves garlic 4 anchovies juice from one-half fresh lemon 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 egg salt and pepper to taste croutons Place all ingredients except lettuce and croutons in a blender and mix. When ready to… Read More

TURKEL

On May 23, 2015, TRUDY, (nee Kirchhausen), beloved wife of the late Harold Turkel; devoted mother of Steven (Barbara) Turkel and James (Paulette) Turkel; dear sister of Martin (Barbara) Kirchhausen and the late Rina Manor; loving daughter of the late Julius Hugo and Elsa Kirchhausen; cherished grandmother of David (Jocelyn) Turkel, Gina (Nicholas) Steber, Amy… Read More

TUNA, WHITE BEAN AND ESCAROLE SALAD (Parve)

2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped 1⁄4 teaspoon salt or to taste 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves 12 ounces canned tuna (preferably packed in oil), drained and coarsely mashed with a fork 12-ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed 1 medium head escarole,… Read More