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 April 2, 2014 / 2 Nissan, 5774

Will you love me, granddaughter, when I'm (really, really) old?

By Ana Veciana-Suarez

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The spring breeze picks up, fluttering the fronds of the areca palms, as we turn the corner of our suburban street. We're heading south now, away from the dying sun that had forced our eyes to squint into slits.

Kyla, one of my granddaughters, and I are walking my dog. She must, absolutely must, keep the leash and she does this with a ceremonious air, as if entrusted with an important job. With her free hand she holds mine. Though she's almost 5 and has long, tapered fingers for her age, her hand rests easily in my palm: a perfect fit.

Grandparents know that sensation well, that complete and absolute awareness of a special moment that will endure long after time has moved on. They experience it with two generations, during two very different phases of their lives. I've known both stages well and early.

As my friends' children followed the trend of marrying late and providing grandchildren later, my three older ones appeared to be on a different race track. College, check. Marriage, check. Kids, check. I still had children of my own at home when the next group of cribs, diapers and worries came along. My high school kids didn't want to hold hands anymore, though. They had girlfriends for that.

"We're not walking far this time," I warn her, hoping to prevent the protests and laments that are sure to follow when she realizes I've shortened the route. "Remember, I'm sick."

She doesn't complain. She knows she's visiting on the final leg of my short bout with bronchitis, sinusitis and a 102-degree fever that knocked me silly for two days. Undaunted, she prattles on.

"Here is where you showed us the dead frog." I did.

And: "This is where that big dog barks mean." It does.

And: "White Sox is getting real old." She is, indeed.


Our dog got her name from her white paws. For years her fur was the black of midnight, interrupted by lightning white on the inside of her plumed tail and her long muzzle. But lately the gray has been creeping out and up and around. She doesn't run in circles anymore. She likes to sleep for hours in the afternoon, too. We think she's going deaf, and her eyesight ... well, who knows.

Kyla has noticed. In fact, so have her cousins. It's a topic of great interest to the girls. But today Kyla seems preoccupied with the subject. How old is White Sox? Is she going to die? How long do dogs live anyway?

Suddenly she stops short, yanking the dog, the old dog, backward. Her hazel eyes blink hard at me. She opens her mouth, closes it, then begins again:

"Don't worry, 'Buela. I'm going to take care of you.'" A solemn pause. "I'm going to take care of Zi, too."

"I know you will, Ky." And I mean it.

When we return home, I recount the conversation to my daughter and my husband, who the girls have named Zi (kidspeak gobbledygook for Zayde, grandfather in Yiddish). I tease him about his white beard. I joke about his bald spot. I laugh at his old man Crocs. Almost seven years younger, I savor being a spring chicken.

During this time, Kyla has been darting about the room, playing first with a plastic shopping cart, then a long empty cardboard roll waiting to be recycled but being used as a fairy wand for now. But she stops and topples next to me on the sofa.

"Stop, 'Buela, no,'" she says sternly. "Zi is handsome."

We crack up. I know this moment will live even when we're gone.

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Ana Veciana-Suarez is a family columnist for The Miami Herald

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