In this issue
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

2011 Predictions: Nostradamus was a hack

By Jim Mullen

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Skeptics ask "Can you really see the future?" and I say, didn't I predict that some major movie stars would be involved in scandals last year? Sure enough, Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen were all People-magazined to death last year, so I guess you can chalk that one up in the "win" column for me. I also predicted there would be tornados and unusual weather this past year, and sure enough, that's just what we got. Can I put the "kick" in psychic or what? I don't want to claim that I have some supernatural power, but I make Nostradamus look like a sideshow fortuneteller. He pretended to know the future, but he really hid behind a bunch of gobbledy-gook that could be interpreted a thousand different ways. He would have made a great stockbroker. Did Nostradamus predict there'd be trouble in the Middle East last year the way I did? No, he wrote some stupid poems that could mean practically anything. It's like saying that every time there's a white Christmas that Irving Berlin predicted it. If you live in Florida, it's a lousy prediction.

Predicting the future has its limits. While I can see other peoples' futures, I am blind to my own. I was totally surprised when Sue said she was taking the kids and leaving. Partly because I didn't know we had any kids and partly because I thought she had already left, but you get my drift.

The best part of the predicting business is that no one bothers to go back to see what you predicted last year. Thank goodness. I really missed that whole oil well thing in the Gulf of Mexico and I had no idea Bristol Palin would be on "Dancing with the Stars," and they were two of the biggest news events of 2010. But this year, I think I've got all my bases covered. Here's what will happen in 2011:

Americans will start buying electric cars. Soon after, the price of electricity will rise to the equivalent $4.50 a gallon.

After 30 years of adding soccer to most school athletic programs, professional soccer will become America's 45th most popular spectator sport, beating out curling and Frisbee golf.

A major hurricane will rock the East Coast or the Gulf Coast. Flying debris while reporting on the storm will seriously injure a TV reporter. (That thing about the reporter is more of a wish than a prediction.)

Hundreds of millions of tons of some kind of food will be recalled -- about three weeks after most of us ate it. The offending company will then change its name to "Cat Foods of Distinction" and make more money than ever.

A 30-year-long scientific study will reveal that some expensive vitamin supplement you have been taking for years to improve your memory, stop hot flashes and get rid of earwax is made of paper glue and does nothing.

Speaking of getting rid of earwax, there'll be an app for that.

This summer will be hot, winter will be cold, fall and spring will be seasonable.

Facebook will reach 1 billion subscribers. Most of them will be named Brittany and Ashley.

A well-known Hollywood star will be caught with his pants down. It'll either be a big sex scandal or the trailer for Will Ferrell's next film.

Next year, all TSA agents will be required to massage passengers as they pat them down, making the whole experience more pleasant.

And finally, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian will do something that gets them back in the news. Like bed bugs, they are extremely hard to get rid of.

Remember, you heard it here first.

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Jim Mullen is the author of "It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life" and "Baby's First Tattoo."


2010: A year of annoying junk
Why do bad things happen to stupid people?
Moving on from movie theaters
Money never sleeps, but it does pass out
President Trump kept it classy
Stalking your college kid won't change a thing
Putting my life in ‘Jeopardy’
Mo' government, mo' problems
Dressed for excess
Expert tease
The mysteries of Jersey
‘You are a toilet, where am I?’
Don't we all cheat at the game of life?
What happens when I forget where Google is?
Don't let the doorman hit you on the way out
Picasso fiasco
Purple (hair) ‘Daze’
Let me hear your body talk
Working from work
Babies deserve clean restrooms, too
3-year-old bear-killers are a thing of the past
Money-making ideas on the fly
Collecting and hoarding
Chain of fools
Please come pick up your acting awards, ESPN commentators, you've earned them
You've been superpoked by the U.S. gov't
e-Readin', e-Writin' and e-Rithmatic
A pose by any other name
Warning: Column contains 2010 spoilers
‘He loves only gold, only gold’
Think about direction, wonder why …
Flushing your money down a diamond-studded toilet
More like ‘wack’ Friday
The good, the ad and the ugly
The desert of the real
Let books be large and in charge
I was insulting people way before the Internet
GPS drill sergeant: Left, right, left!
Butterfly in the sky, you make winds go twice as high
Music to my ears it's not
You don't light up my life
Fair or not: Country living is far from ‘Little House’
A parable for the ‘ages’
Top 100 Cable news stories of the century
Green dumb
A developing story
Thinking outside the lunch box
What's good for the goose is good for the scanner
Newspapers will survive, but network TV?
A really big show of generation gaps
When pigs flu
The reports of our decline have been greatly exaggerated
Mergers and admonitions
Invest in gold: little, yellow, different
Stuck in Folsom Penthouse
Collecting karma
Setting loose the creative ‘juice’
It's all in the numbers
You're damaging your brain with practical skills
The real rat pack
The unspeakable luxury of the Park-O-Matic
Gross-ery shopping

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