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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Jan. 8, 2014 / 7 Shevat, 5774

Fearless Predictions for 2014

By Ron Hart




JewishWorldReview.com | After last week's look back, let's take a peek forward. Extrapolating from the events of 2013, I think some of these predictions are not unlikely:

1. Once again, Democrats will outspend Republicans in the midterm elections. Democrats are prepared to spend hundreds of millions of PAC, union and corporate money to get reelected, once again proving their willingness to end big money's corrupting influence in D.C.

2. Republicans will fumble their opportunity in the 2014 midterms, not winning the Senate.

3. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will find a measure of redemption. Most of the press and virtually all of the politicians in Washington condemned him for divulging embarrassing secrets that might curtail their Orwellian powers. Politicians only want the Fourth Amendment enforced when they are out of power. Senators on both sides of the aisle said Snowden needed "to be hung." Historically, those talking about being hung are lying.

4. In Colorado and California, the same folks who lament that they don't have health care now stand in line for government-taxed and -distributed, $310 per ounce marijuana. The inevitable reality of the free market will take over. "Twitch" or "Sketch" who see that line will sell the same weed for $50 an ounce -- and you won't have to halfheartedly convince Twitch that you have back pain.

5. Newly inaugurated liberal New York Mayor DeBlasio, who is 6 feet 7 inches tall and some believe too tall to govern, will flounder. The new Mayor will oversee a police force that will arrest someone for having a 16-ounce soft drink but have him plead to a lesser charge of dealing crack.

6. Given the higher taxes, big government nanny state and war on W2 income earners, even more New Yorkers will move to Florida. Here's a helpful guide to Florida for New Yorkers: As you drive south, you will eventually stop seeing Rebel flag shot glasses for sale in stores. This means you are near the Panhandle's Route 30A-- the best part of Florida -- so keep going so we can keep it that way. Continue driving south. Once you get past Tampa, you are back in the north again. You will like it there.

7. "Johnny Football" will not make it long in the NFL, nor will his scrambling ability help him anymore than it did Michael Vick.

Novelty quarterbacks like Tim Tebow do not last long. I see a tearfully apologetic press conference in Johnny Football's future. The only way his foot speed will help him is if he is drafted by Detroit; it will help him get safely from the stadium to his car in the parking lot.

8. Another Kardashian will divorce. Either Chloe or Chlamydia (I'm not sure of all of their names). Obama will have to appoint the new Kardashian husband, presumably from the 2014 NBA draft.

9. North Korea's dictator-in-training, Kim Jung Un, will continue to provoke the West by doing hapless things. He will try to launch another missile with technology beyond his current Mentos-and-Coke mixture. His missile tests will continue to fail, making him the only Asian who does not test well.

10. Gun control legislation will fail. Americans recognize that guns don't kill people. Husbands who come home early with a gun do.



11. Whites will continue to decline as a percentage of the population faster than expected, and will soon be in the minority. Republicans will regret they appointed all those anti- affirmative action judges.

12. Polling confirms that Obama is and will continue to be worse than George Bush on protecting civil liberties. Pollsters would ask other questions, but poll-ees run and hide because they think they hear a drone overhead.

13. The more than five million Americans who lost their health care coverage because of the ObamaCare debacle will scramble to buy replacement policies. Opportunist con artists will abound. These hucksters will try to entice their victims with false health care insurance promises like, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. Period." So be careful.


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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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