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 4, 2010 / 17 Teves 5770

And justice for all

By Kathryn Lopez

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In 2009, America lost two political leaders whose names won't soon be forgotten. They were two very different men, with very different ideas. They both, at one time, took a run at the presidency. One was a Republican, the other a Democrat. One was lauded for his crusades for social justice. The other, by his life's work, challenged the conventional idea that social justice is the work of the left.

Ted Kennedy and Jack Kemp both died last year. The sitting senator from Massachusetts had an all-day televised funeral and burial. The former New York congressman had a standing-room only send-off at National Cathedral, even if it didn't include all the pomp accorded to the family that comes closest to royalty in the United States.

Live on MSNBC, one of Ted Kennedy's sons hailed him as a "beacon of social justice," a description that is rarely questioned, despite the late senator's insistence that America's laws not defend the most innocent life among us: the lives of unborn babies. At a recent forum at the Heritage Foundation in the nation's capital, Jeff Kemp, Jack's son, who is also president of a group called Stronger Families, helped highlight his own father as a "social-justice conservative."

The fall forum, "Hope, Growth, and Enterprise," sought to take "Social Justice Lessons from the Life of Jack Kemp." The tribute to the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development was meant to be a "challenge" as well for "emerging conservative leaders" who are "interested in tackling poverty and social breakdown," said Jennifer Marshall, director of domestic-policy studies at the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at Heritage. "As Jack Kemp's example reminds us," she explained, "social justice begins at the ground level where relationships foster the personal dignity and responsibility that lead to opportunity."

Think tanks are famous for declaring, as Richard Weaver did, that "ideas have consequences." But politics has to be directed toward "get(ting) them into action to help people" — which, Jeff Kemp said, was the whole point of his father's political career.

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Jack Kemp believed that the idea of the welfare state as the final chapter of the civil-rights movement was an untruth. He believed free enterprise, including enterprise zones in the inner cities rather than government handouts, was the key to freedom. And he found the inner city agreed. He believed in the principle of subsidiary, a tenet of Catholic social thought that teaches: "a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order." For Kemp, his heralding of free enterprise was about helping people to "meet their dreams," to "be whatever G0d called them to be."

Again, in the younger Kemp's words, his father believed that "Labor and capital are the same person in different stages in life. They are not against one another."

Jeff Kemp recalled that his father believed, when approaching a campaign or a political battle, that "people were never the opponent. It was the ideas."

And so right now the world may consider social justice a monopoly of the left. But it's not. This was not the first and won't be the last confab on the right framed around the notion that "Social Justice Is Not What You Think It Is" (as another event hosted by Jennifer Marshall this past year at the Heritage Foundation was billed). The left's dominance over justice issues is a contention that deserves to be challenged.

And the challenge has been laid down. It even has a Web site, restoringsocialjustice.com, organized by the Heritage Foundation, and featuring a broad list of contributing organizations, where one can read: "We're troubled that four out of 10 children and nearly seven out of 10 black children in America are born to unmarried mothers, a fact that will cast a long shadow down the course of a child's life." They worry that the supposed answers to poverty have turned into an industry with little connection to the people it claims to serve — and they're concerned that government has eliminated the essential relationships in the solution-making process.

At the same time, Jeff Kemp warns: "Our ideas seem very principled and pure. But if we treat ourselves as if we have our act together and are the paragons of virtue and everyone can get it because we've got these good ideas, then we've set ourselves above others and no one wants to learn from someone who's setting themselves above others. It's humility that allows your ideas to be transferred."

That was Jack Kemp's approach. It's also what Ronald Reagan did when he attracted so many so-called Reagan Democrats. It's how you win, and not just elections. It's how you change the world.

"The character of a nation is determined by how we treat the least of G0d's children," was a guiding principle by which Kemp operated, as Robert Woodson of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise explained during the Kemp forum. That's only right.

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