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

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The great recession for op-ed humorists may end if Donald Trump throws his hair into the ring for president. Our long national nightmare will be over.

Obama, while providing great fodder for humorists, insulates himself from jokes by being racially hyper-sensitive. In fact, his symbiotic relationship with the media allows them to paint any criticism of him as racially motivated. As you know, if you are against ObamaCare and deficits and for less government, you must be a racist. If liberal comedians (which is redundant) said about Obama what they say about George Bush, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, etc., there would be screams of "Racism!" from the mainstream media.

I am pretty sure "The Donald" will run, since it is not like him to seek free, self-serving publicity. If elected, he would be a great historic throw-back; we have not had a president with a powdered wig since Thomas Jefferson.

If nominated, he will have that trademark Republican "I am just like you" appeal to the average Joe that connects all GOP candidates to the voters.

Yet he might have problems. Speculation is that his hair may not have been woven in this country. Note to readers: If that thing on Trump's head jumps off and charges at you, please don't shoot to kill. Just wing it, because I will pay to have it studied to see just what it is.

Trump is on record asking Obama to clear up the mystery about his birth certificate, but no one has addressed the mysterious origins of his hair, or most notably why anyone would wear it like that voluntarily. He is supposed to be moneyed gentry from New York City, but no one bothered to tell his barber. It is like he goes into a Staten Island barber shop and asks Vinnie to give him the "full onion loaf." For all his money, to paraphrase Lawyer Steed, Trump reminds me of a lookout for a massage parlor.

In his first salvo as a potential candidate, Trump released his birth certificate. Some say that was a way to embarrass Obama. Those who know Trump best say it is his way of letting us know that his first order of business as President will be to make his birthday a national holiday, so folks can mark their calendars.

Trump has developed real estate -- but not much social grace -- over the years. He is running for president because "America has become a laughingstock." This can be traced to many things, chief among them The Apprentice going into worldwide syndication. Trump says the Arabs and the Asians are laughing at us. Apparently anyone who is not laughing at us, like the French, just does not get us yet. They are still stuck on Jerry Lewis as funny and David Hasselhoff as a good actor.

Keeping wealthy men with huge egos from running for political office is like keeping Michael Moore away from an all-you-can-eat buffet. It is the last frontier for many accomplished folks like New York Mayor Bloomberg, Mitt Romney, etc., and they do it on their own terms. So far, Trump has not agreed to debate other GOP candidates at the Reagan Library; he refuses to go to any building not named after him.

Billionaires running for office is not altogether a bad idea. I prefer self-made folks running for office, because it takes more money to bribe them than it does lowly, average people who end up over their financial heads in D.C. The Huffington Post reports that Obama will have $1billion to spend on reelection to a $400,000-a-year job. Think about what all those folks who made "donations" will want and get for their money.

Maybe Trump does make sense. He has created jobs, paid a lot of taxes and donated money to charity; in other words, he has, in Obama's view, been a scourge to society.

Well, at least with Trump, it won't be boring. Just wait till you see the Miss Universe Pageant held at the White House. There will not have been that many confused, scantily clad, young women seeking to please in the Oval Office since Bill Clinton!



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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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