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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

Christie to address Adelson, GOP Jewish Pow-Wow in Las Vegas

By Maddie Hanna


RJ Matson, Roll Call



Firstly, yes, there really is a serious Jewish GOP group and it does actually attract presidential front-runners. That Christie's going to its conclave with other notables this weekend is sending a signal --- many, actually


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W RENTON, N.J. — (MCT) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who said Thursday that he has not ruled out running for president, will travel this weekend to Las Vegas, where he will address a crowd — and one mega-donor in particular — that could wield significant influence in the 2016 race.

Christie, along with other Republican leaders, on Saturday will address the Republican Jewish Coalition, a Washington lobbying group with prominent campaign donors.

The biggest among them is billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate who with his wife, Miriam, spent at least $93 million on the 2012 elections, propping up the campaign of Newt Gingrich before throwing his support to Mitt Romney.

The investments, though enormous, largely didn't pay off for Adelson, who is now said to be looking to back a Republican with mainstream appeal who could win in 2016.

The Washington Post reported this week that Adelson would meet one-on-one with potential candidates invited to the coalition's three-day spring meeting, which started Thursday at Adelson's hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Besides Christie, other Republicans invited include Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.


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Asked whether Christie would meet with Adelson, Bill Palatucci, a close friend and adviser to Christie, said he "wouldn't be surprised."

"When you're going to somebody's home, you typically go by to say hi," said Palatucci, who will travel with Christie.

The governor's appearance at the meeting comes on the heels of Thursday's release of an internal review he commissioned that says he is clear of any wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge controversy.

The governor is still facing investigations from state lawmakers and federal prosecutors. According to the Post, an Adelson friend said the billionaire has been concerned about the bridge scandal's impact on Christie.

In a nationally televised interview Thursday night with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Christie said the controversy had not caused him to rule out a presidential bid.

"Listen, I haven't made a decision about 2016, and I don't intend to make a decision about 2016 until a year from now, but it won't have anything to do with what's happened the past 10 weeks," Christie said.

"What's happened the past 10 weeks, I think, ultimately will make me a better leader," he said, "whether it's as governor of New Jersey or in any other job that I might take in the public or private sector."

Asked how his sometimes-brash style would fare in Iowa, Christie said, "They love me in Iowa, too."

Christie will likely be well received by the coalition, said Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary to President George W. Bush who serves on the coalition's board.

"It's a crowd that is really not focused on Bridgegate," but rather on foreign policy and support for Israel, Fleischer said.

Appearing before the coalition — which meets three times a year — is a "well-worn path to the White House," Fleischer said.

As for Adelson, "his support can be extraordinarily significant," Fleischer said. "It won't surprise me if everybody who's already here has asked for a one-on-one meeting with Sheldon."

Adelson will likely want to talk to potential candidates about Iran and Israel, Fleischer said.

The casino CEO is a fierce opponent of Internet gambling, which became legal last year in New Jersey.

Christie may "have to finesse that," said Jon Ralston, a longtime Nevada journalist and political analyst. "I don't think (Adelson) necessarily considers it a fatal issue, but I think he will do everything he can to change Christie's mind."

While it's too early in the cycle for Adelson to commit to a candidate, "I think he thinks a governor is the best person to win the presidency," Ralston said. "He understands how tainted anyone from Washington is."

Christie has appeared before the coalition before. During a talk before the group in 2011, he attacked President Barack Obama as a failed leader. The coalition helped pay for a trip the governor took to Israel in 2012.

Christie has supporters on the coalition's board, including Paul Singer, a New York hedge-fund manager.

Adelson also has supported Christie. While running for re-election last year, Christie attended a fundraiser arranged by Adelson in Las Vegas.

Adelson and his wife each gave Christie's 2013 campaign $3,800, the maximum allowed under New Jersey law.

After the 2012 elections, Adelson told the Wall Street Journal that he was prepared to double his donations.

"I'll spend that much and more," he said. "Let's cut any ambiguity."

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