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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

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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

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Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

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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

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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

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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

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The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb. 14, 2011 / 10 Adar I, 5771

Modern Love

By Mitch Albom

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Hey, Grandpa. Can I ask you something?"

"Sure, Adam."

"What's Valentine's Day about?"

"It's a day to celebrate love."

"Yeah … I don't get it."


"Still don't get it."

"Well, you have a girlfriend, right? The one with the tattoos?"

"Ink, Grandpa."

"Ink. I don't know her name because you never bring her inside."

"Her parents call her Emily. But that's lame. She goes by sweetcakes77@yahoo.com."

"I see. But she's your girl?"

"Whoa. That's like, way, possessive, Gramps. We just hang."

"How long have you been … hanging?"

"Six years."

"And what are you doing for Valentine's Day?"

"That's the thing. Like, what am I supposed to do for this whole holiday and stuff?"

"You do something romantic."

"Oh, right, uh. … Like what?"

A rose is more than a flower

'Well, Adam, you could bring her flowers."

"From the ground? Yuck."

"From a florist."

"How much?

"A dozen roses? Maybe $30?"

"Dude! I could buy a video game for that."

"How about chocolates?"

"She's totally no-carb."

"Take her somewhere nice?"

"Yeah. I could go over to her place and watch 'Jersey Shore' -- like we usually do."

"I meant a real date. A fancy restaurant. A nice meal. Candlelight."

"Come on, Gramps. Who does that? Candlelight? You can't even see who's texting you."

"Adam, I'm a little concerned about this relationship. How do you two show your affection?"

"Well, we (bleep) a lot."

"A-hem … OK. Besides that?"

"She sends me funny tweets. She likes my jams. And … we (bleep) a lot."

"You said that already."

"Like, a lot."

"Do you ever write her poetry?"

"That's dorky."

"Take her dancing?"

"Clubs charge too much."

"Go for long walks? Hold hands? Watch the sunset? Talk about your hopes and dreams?"

"I send her photos on her cell phone."

"Well, that's nice."

"Of my (bleep)."

"Oh, dear Lord."

"And she sends me photos of her--"

"OK, OK. Never mind!"

The value of relationships

"What's wrong, Grandpa?"

"I guess things are just different. In my day you took your time for love, you dressed up, you sent each other cards, you remembered little anniversaries."

"That's a lot of work."

"Most good relationships are."

"But love's supposed to be fun."

"Love is fun. It's also respect, tenderness, empathy, sacrifice, sharing and understanding."

"Hmm. You sound like Leo, down at work."

"Is Leo celebrating Valentine's Day?"

"Yeah, with Fred."

"I need an aspirin."

"No, seriously, dude, I need advice. I don't want her freaking out and stuff."

"Adam, I'm not your dude. And why would she freak out?"

"Because I think she has … expectations."

"Ah. Expectations."

"I know, right? Total bummer."

"Listen. Why don't you try this? Put on a clean shirt. With buttons. Drive to her house. Hand her a flower. Tell her how much she means to you. And ask if she'd like to join you for a quiet evening someplace special, to celebrate Valentine's Day."

"OK. … But I better check if she's around."

"Yes. That's considerate."

"Lemme text this … here we go … and hey, to make it really special, I'll take a picture of my--"

"Just press 'send,' Adam."



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