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From the Kitchen: Roberta Saltzman shows off two of the 700 cookbooks she?s collected on her own and donated to The New York Public Library.

A Cookbook Craze Becomes a Rare Collection

Looking for a Jewish cookbook with a recipe for lobster canapés? Then Roberta Saltzman is your woman. Or how about the Sinai Temple Sisterhood’s old cookbook from Marion, Ind., with its offering of venison with sour cream? Or stuffed bangus, a (kosher) fish from the Philippines used for a Filipino variation on gefilte fish and highlighted in “So Eat a Little,” published by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Jewish Community of the Philippines?

Solidarity: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, with Noam, right, and Aviva Shalit, the parents of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Shalit Family Endures ‘Continuous Nightmare’

Asked how he and his wife managed to cope as they approach the three-year anniversary of their son’s kidnapping by Hamas, Noam Shalit was characteristically blunt.

Solidarity: Rabbi Asher Lopatin has worked with pro-union Jewish groups on the Congress Hotel strike.

Orthodox, and Sticking With the Union

Recent controversies about labor issues in the Jewish community have often become battles between non-Orthodox and Orthodox Jews. At the Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago, this paradigm seems to hold, with rabbis from more liberal denominations protesting the Orthodox Jewish owners of the hotel.

Terror Case Stirs Debate On Informants at Mosques: Essential Or Intrusive?

Four men suspected of terrorist activities. Four men arrested, caught in the very act. On the surface, it seemed like a seamless maneuver, a textbook exercise in counterterrorism that nabbed four Newburghß, N.Y. men suspected of plotting to blow up two synagogues in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and shoot down military planes

New Converso Rabbi Hopes To Help Others Follow His Jewish Path

Of all the rabbis ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary on May 21, few have journeys to the rabbinate quite as unlikely as Juan Mejia.