Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Trump’s Hebrew translator

San Francisco teacher would prefer translating for a president whose speech was not so offensive By ROB GLOSTER SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — A San Francisco teacher hired to work as Trump’s Hebrew translator discussed President Trump’s “not very eloquent” (as she puts it) speeches last week in Saudi […]

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Israel takes climate change seriously

Israel’s stance on climate change shows that, in some ways, it’s more like the rest of the world than like the United States By BEN SALES (JTA) — One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. embassy, or his reported […]

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

How to make labne ice cream

Serve with drizzled tahini, silan (date honey), regular honey or crumbled halva if desired By SHANNON SARNA (The Nosher via JTA) — Labne lovers rejoice — you can now enjoy you favorite yogurt dip as a dessert. If you love tangy, tart frozen yogurt, you are going to love this easy frozen dessert topped with […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Dan Hotels pamper Israel visitors

The Dan Hotels chain offers new bicycle and foodie packages By MORDECAI SPECKTOR The Times of Israel news website recently reported that President Donald Trump will stay at Jerusalem’s “ritzy King David Hotel,” during his one-day visit to Israel next week. All of the hotel’s 233 rooms have been reserved for president’s entourage, according to […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Sholom is having an open house!

The community is invited to tour Knollwood Place Apartments and Roitenberg Assisted Living, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 15-19. You can also make an appointment to tour: For Knollwood Apartments, call 952-939-1605; for Roitenberg Assisted Living, call 952-908-1776.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Israeli couscous mac and cheese

By SHANNON SARNA (The Nosher via JTA) — Mac and cheese is one of those comfort food dishes that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. So when my co-workers suggested I try a mac and cheese made with Israeli couscous instead of traditionally larger pasta like elbows or shells or cavatappi, I […]

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Fired FBI head had admirers among Jewish officials

Those responsible for the security of Jewish institutions said James Comey made the Jewish story central to the FBI mission By ROB KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

City of Secrets: The lives of survivors

City of Secrets, by Stewart O’Nan, Penguin, 194 pages, $15 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER One of the loneliest scenes I’ve read is Shoah survivor and cab driver Brand’s one-person seder in his tiny, barren Jerusalem apartment overlooking a graveyard. An illegal immigrant disguised and renamed Jossi Jorgenen, Brand has neither family nor friends, only his […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

North Korea and the Iran nuclear deal

What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal — and the Trump administration’s foreign policy By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration last week endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Trump speaks on Jews and the Holocaust

Trump’s remarks, at a memorial organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, gets good reviews By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump got the memo on the Holocaust and the Jews. In a barrage of statements this week from the president and his aides, the Trump administration wants you to know, he gets […]