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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Jan. 3, 2007 / 13 Teves, 5767

Breaking News in 2007: Aging is Good!

By Pat Sajak


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Ageism is one of the last non-taboo prejudices left in the country. If a public figure disparages almost any other group, he can expect the P.C. Police to break down his door and haul him in front of the court of public opinion (or Oprah) to apologize for his insensitive remarks. However, when it comes to mocking the elderly, the risks have been minimal. Movies and TV shows routinely have fun joking about seniors' supposed inability to reason, move, have sex, or adapt to modern ways. Entertainment executives speak openly about their disdain for older demographics as they pursue younger audiences with abandon.


But change is in the wind. I sense it's already begun, and it will pick up steam in 2007 and beyond. Mark my 60-year-old words, making any disparaging remark about, or any fun of, the elderly will become the biggest taboo of all in the next few years. How can I be so sure? Simple. The Baby Boomers are coming. The year 1946 (my birth year) marked the official beginning of the post-World War II boom in births, and tens of millions of new seniors will be making their way into the marketplace in the coming few years.


We Boomers may not be the "Greatest Generation", as our parents have come to be called due to their defense of freedom in the world, but we are the most self-absorbed generation ever, and we firmly believe the world revolves around us. Hey, didn't we stop a war, throw out a President and open everyone's eyes to the wonders of peace and drugs and sexual freedom? We've been running things for decades now, and we're not about to give up that power. When we expressed our disdain for old folks, we meant the really old folks, not us.


You see, now that we — and our generational icons — are moving into our 60s, we've come to realize the value and wisdom of age. Besides, we don't have to look or act older. We can continue to wear torn jeans and go to rock concerts, use a little cosmetic surgery here or there to make sure we look young and a little Viagra to make sure we act young, and search for wonder drugs that might one day lead to a breakthrough in science that could keep us in charge forever! Wouldn't that be the coolest?


So let me be the first to alert all you young bucks who think older folks aren't important: things are about to change. You're messing with the wrong generation, buddy! It's us. We're big in number and you're not going to treat us as an unimportant demographic. As for the P.C. Police, we created them, we know how to use them, and we'll have them knocking on your doors at the slightest provocation.


You've been warned.

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JWR contributor Pat Sajak is the recipient of three Emmys, a Peoplesí Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He's currently the host of Wheel of Fortune.



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