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 Jan 30 , 2012/ 6 Shevat, 5772

The upside of anger

By Kathryn Lopez

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If Mitt Romney wants to win the Republican nomination for president this year, which he clearly does, he has one big hurdle to overcome: it has something to do with his anger.

During the final debate before the Florida primary, former Pennsylvania senator -- and winner of the Iowa caucus -- Rick Santorum took the opportunity to show some contrast between himself, front-runner Romney and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He homed in, as he had in the previous Florida debate, on the health-care plan that Romney shepherded into law while governor of Massachusetts.

Romney stunned my typical tweeting-at-the-TV self into silence as he responded to Santorum: "It's not worth getting angry about."

For conservative voters who don't trust Romney, period, and trust him even less on health care --- who are worried that he did, in fact, set the stage for Obamacare -- it was not the best answer. It wasn't the best answer, because Santorum's point was that a government approach to health-care reform isn't the best one, and that the discussion of health-care reform has to start from a position of freedom, not federal mandates. It wasn't the best answer because one of the most energetic and vital grassroots movements to strike a chord with voters in recent years -- the tea party -- sprung from activists angry at the terrible state of the status quo.

It wasn't the best answer, either, because in the coming weeks and months, I predict that we will see a whole new engagement from religious Americans concerned about the things they will be forced to accept from government-controlled health care. The Obama administration has made clear that taxpayer money will fund contraceptives, sterilization and some drugs that could cause abortions.

Furthermore, religious organizations that oppose such things will be forced under the law to provide them in employee health-care plans, regardless. The rhetoric this campaign season has suggested that radical, religious Republicans want to take away your personal choice to use birth control. To the contrary: This radical administration wants to insist that things like abortion are part and parcel of basic health care, and that everyone will be forced to pay for it. That's clearly worth a little rage.

True, Romney is wise not to join the Occupy screamers, campaign-rally hecklers and talking-head interrupters. And yet, there is clearly something that resonates with voters about Gingrich. Is it because he is the most entertaining? Maybe for some. Because he never hesitates to challenge anyone who questions him? Maybe for others. Is it because he is the ultimate Beltway outsider? Not so much. But could it be that he seems to embody a sense of immediacy and impatience that voters across the board seem to be feeling?

When Romney quotes lyrics from patriotic songs, recalling his youthful cross-country trips with his parents in their Rambler, this is actually what he's trying to relay: a conservatism, a desire to preserve the country of his youth, the country he was raised to love -- a country that won't last, unless people are willing to fight for it, in principle and policy.

But an understandably skeptical voting public needs more. And Romney hurts himself -- and shortchanges his experience and his message --- when he dismisses anger. People are disappointed, hurting, and yes, angry. They rightly feel this way about a government that not only gets involved in private matters where it has no business butting in, but that blatantly violates what I and many people believe, forcing mass violations of conscience.

And people are worried: Once the government gets its way on health care, what's next? Romney doesn't have to, and shouldn't, raise his voice or bully anybody. But he does have to demonstrate that he not only understands the concerns that Rick Santorum voiced, but that he can unite Americans and raise up that which is best about this land we love: her freedom.

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