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

Best and Worst Buys of February 2014

By Cameron Huddleston

You'll find china, luggage, perfume and more on sale this month

JewishWorldReview.com | This past weekend felt like spring had arrived where I live. But Mother Nature must have been playing a cruel joke because temperatures are back in the 20s and 30s. Regardless of whether the warmer weather will return in the coming weeks, the approach of spring certainly heralds the arrival of deals on a slew of items. Here's what you can expect to find on sale in March -- and what you should wait a little longer to buy.

Big-screen HDTVs. If you didn't take advantage of discounted prices on big-screen HDTVs in February, you're in luck. The experts at dealnews.com expect deals on brand-name 60-inch TVs to continue into March. Look for prices around $699.

China and silverware. This is a slow season for china and silverware sales because the holidays are over but wedding season isn't in full swing. So retailers mark down their inventory, according to CreditDonkey.com. For example, Macy's is taking off an extra 15% on several china collections that already are significantly marked down.

Chocolate. Valentine's treats -- as well as decor -- that didn't sell in February will be dramatically marked down in March. You should be able to find discounts of 75% to 90%, according to CreditDonkey.com.

Frozen food. March is National Frozen Food Month, so the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association rounds up manufacturers to offer special frozen food coupons, says Coupons.com savings expert Jeanette Pavini. Stores also will have sales on frozen food. You can use the Coupons.com app to find coupons or the Favado app to see which stores in your area are offering the best deals on frozen foods (see 8 Great Coupon Apps). Stock up while prices are low -- if you have room to store it all, that is.

Luggage. If you need new luggage, don't wait until the eve of your next trip. Spring for luggage in March, when retailers mark down prices between the busy holiday travel season and summer vacations, says Brett Billick, senior vice-president of Deals2Buy.com. Look for discounts ranging from 20% to 70%.

Perfume. Now that one of the most-popular holidays for perfume purchases has passed and

demand has dropped, retailers are marking down fragrance prices. Luke Knowles of FreeShipping.org says consumers can expect prices to be slashed by as much as 50%, with the best sales at Web sites dedicated to perfume.

Travel. Spring is shoulder season for many destinations, meaning the crowds are smaller so prices are lower. Most of the major air carriers are offering deals on fares -- both domestic and international, Pavini says. Your best bet to score savings is to purchase airfare around 4:30 p.m. ET when the majority of airlines have their sales.


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Lingerie. You might assume that you can get a good deal on undergarments following Valentine's Day. But you won't see significant price cuts until June when Victoria's Secret has its big semiannual sale, and many other lingerie retailers follow suit with sales of their own.

Spring apparel. Warm-weather clothing hasn't been on the racks long enough to be marked down signficantly. Dealnews.com recommends waiting until closer to the end of the season to find deals on spring clothing.

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Cameron Huddleston is an online editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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