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

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


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