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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

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

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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

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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 June 15, 2009 / 24 Sivan 5769

Put the life back in ‘pro-life’

By Kathryn Lopez

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Anyone paying attention to the news lately can't be blamed for thinking that those who defend the lives of the unborn by opposing legal abortion are not the most loving bunch, and perhaps not the most sane. But undue focus on the aberrant acts of a crazed few can overshadow the goodness of the many.

The morning after abortion doctor George Tiller was murdered, shot in his own church, allegedly by an anti-abortion activist, the first thing I saw once inside the doors at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, the spiritual headquarters of the Catholic Church in New York City, involved abortion. And, no, it wasn't one of those gory placards you inevitably see on the news. In calming colors, I read, beside a picture of a young woman in obvious, but not overly emphasized pain: "We made the decision together. But I've never felt so alone. Abortion changes you."

That display sits on a table that also holds Mass and confession schedules, conveniently placed near the spot where security checks your bags. It's there for worshippers, haven-seekers and tourists alike to see. It directs you not only to think with compassion about the evil of abortion, but to a Web site — abortionchangesyou.com — that offers an anonymous haven for those who have lived with the consequences of choosing an abortion. The site is not sectarian or pedantic. It's a loving resource for those who otherwise feel bereft.

It's no surprise to anyone familiar with Saint Patrick's recent history that compassion would be the focus here. The cathedral used to be home to one of the foremost defenders of the lives of the innocent unborn, John Cardinal O'Connor, former cardinal of the archdiocese of New York.

O'Connor's most enduring legacy may be a religious community he established, the Sisters of Life, who spend their days praying for the protection of human life, but also doing the hard, physical work of protection— helping mothers have and raise their children, educating and loving those who made decisions they deeply regret.

O'Connor once wrote — in a comment widely quoted on pro-life blogs after Tiller's murder — "If anyone has an urge to kill someone at an abortion clinic, they should shoot me. … It's madness. It discredits the right-to-life movement. Murder is murder…You cannot prevent killing by killing." That clarity did not die when O'Connor passed away in 2000. In response to the Tiller murder, U.S. Catholic bishops have said they will pray for Tiller's family. Evangelical, Wendy Wright, the current president of Concerned Women for America, formerly of Operation Rescue, which is known for its protests outside abortion clinics, said she was "disturbed and saddened." One Catholic priest went even further, calling on readers of his diocesan newspaper to "do acts of penance and reparation to seek in some way to remedy the evil done," including, he wrote, "for the few who are taking quiet or public pleasure in Tiller's death."

Some pro-life activists, of course, don't help things. The sign at St. Patrick's and the work of the Sisters won't make major headlines anytime soon. Instead, quoted all over is Randall Terry, who does not speak for me or most of the pro-life activists I know, saying in the immediate wake of the Tiller shooting: "George Tiller was a mass-murderer. I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller's killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions."

Abortion is murder. But that was not the press release to send out in response to a man's brutal slaying. I was not "more concerned" about politics, as real and true as the concern may be. Terry is in no way responsible for Tiller's murder, and that he would be overwhelmingly upset by what Tiller did is justified. But he needs to know that his statement is inevitably going to drown out the principled but merciful responses. It's just the way the media frenzy goes. In protecting human life, we must rise above that tempting distraction in order to change — and save — lives. We must oppose abortion not out of hate, but out of love, as so many do.

You won't read about it in a government report and you won't hear about it on the evening news, but it's right there on 5th Avenue in the Big Apple.

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