In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 January 15, 2008 / 8 Shevat 5768

Hillary's tears drown women's progress

By Kathryn Lopez

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., became teary-eyed when asked how she copes with the stress of running for president. Predictably, in the run-up to the Granite State's primary and after her victory there, the tracks of her tears were the subject of many headlines and TV news segments.

Commenting on the tears and the talk, Clinton — lawyer, first lady, senator and international superstar — said: "Maybe I have liberated us to actually let women be human beings in public life." I'm not exactly sure how women cease to be human beings in public or private life. Perhaps the limitless power of the Clinton machine allows it to break the laws of biology. The pundits who predicted a Barack Obama landslide win in New Hampshire would certainly appreciate that explanation.

Gloria Steinem has her sister's back. Steinem, founder of Ms. magazine, never really grew up from her bra-burning days, so she has never stopped insisting on her Feminist Dream House America. Steinem's ideal is a country where she won't be questioned for both claiming to be oppressed and also defending the right of a man to abuse his power on a woman. (She invented the "one free grope" rule during the Monica Lewinsky scandal days.) Her dream is of an America where she is a hero for writing in The New York Times: "Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life, whether the question is who must be in the kitchen or who could be in the White House." Her sad song continued as it looked like Clinton was poised to lose the New Hampshire primary: "This country is way down the list of countries electing women and, according to one study, it polarizes gender roles more than the average democracy."

So there it is. Neither Hillary nor Gloria wants women to be treated equally. They reserve the right to demand sympathy when the gender-victim card works for their purposes, a distinct chick card no male competition holds. For here Clinton is, a likely nominee running for president of the United States, and the sisterhood has to stop the process and victimize American politics.

None of this is particularly surprising. American feminists tend to like the whine. Last year, after Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as speaker of the House of Representatives, a minor controversy erupted when she asked for a travel upgrade. The merits of her request could have been debated, but her nonsense answer was instead. She ran to TV cameras in full-whine mode: "As a woman, as a woman Speaker of the House, I don't want any less opportunity than male Speakers have had when they've served here."

The controversy had nothing to do with gender; it had everything to do with money and responsibilities to the taxpayers. But why get into issues when you can cry — figuratively or literally. It is apparently a female politician's prerogative.

The presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton, much like the speakership of Nancy Pelosi, is a step back for liberal women in politics and punditry. It can't be too long now before folks realize that right-wing gals like Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan come with no gender-card tears on the floor of Congress and the op-ed page.

At the same time that Steinem was writing about how bad life is in America for women, a 30-year-old woman was killed by her father in Amman, Jordan, for dating. "Her father refused to allow her to step a foot outside the house," a police official told The Associated Press. "In the evening they had an argument, so he grabbed his gun and sprayed her with several bullets, killing her instantly."

Jordan recently toughened its punishments for such murders, in a part of the world where killing a woman for family honor is more accepted than not.

The Jordanian honor killing came a few weeks after the king of Saudi Arabia pardoned a woman for the crime of being raped. She was going to be punished with 200 lashes and six months' incarceration. The fact that the law is such that she had to be an exception to a rule is actual oppression.

Steinem, Clinton and women like them in positions of power could better spend their time highlighting real oppression and not defining down real suffering by pretending that life in the United States is somehow a hardship for, say, Clinton. Clinton could also pick a fight based on substance instead of trying to make up for the absence of Oprah on her team. Oprah's already got a show. If this silliness continues, Clinton may find herself sobbing on a Barbara Walters special about what could have been.

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