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

Welcome, campers!

By Jim Mullen

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Chore Camp for Teens is a unique experience that you'll talk about for years to come. Imagine how jealous your friends will be when they hear that you've gotten to fertilize plants, mow the lawn, clean the gas grill, scrape paint, wash the deck, clean and replace all the tools you've used, and a thousand other little things. No more boring days playing video games, watching TV and saying things like, "There's nothing to do around here!" There's plenty to do at Chore Camp and you'll be doing them!

The good news is that Chore Camp is FREE! That's right, you'll be living at home, sleeping in your own beds, eating the very same food you've come to know and love. No crazy surprises here at Chore Camp. And you know you'll love your counselors because you already know them as Mom and Dad!

The first week, campers will play the weed pulling game every morning, and in the afternoon they'll laugh and cheer as they enjoy the mulching competitions! By the second day, most campers should be able to do this by themselves without help from the counselors. But not to worry, campers who need extra instruction will get it. Every noon, there will be exciting motivational talks by Mom and Dad on such things as "Why I Can't Hear You When You Whine" and "When You're 18 You Can Move Out and Live in Your Own Filth and Squalor."

Most kids think the second week of camp is even more fun than the first. That's when we move from Yard Chore Camp to Home Chore Camp. You'll be in the "separating the laundry" challenge almost every day, competing with other teams (your brothers and sisters) to see who can be the fastest. Then you'll get to feed and clean your very own animals -- right down to the litter box. After that, there's art appreciation class, or as Counselor Mom likes to call it, dusting and vacuuming. There's nothing like it to make teens feel like adults do every day.

Summer camp doesn't get much more fun than this; there's never a dull moment. The counselors will lead campers in their favorite songs such as, "This is the way we load the dishwasher, load the dishwasher, this is the way we load the dishwasher early in the morning," and, "This is the way we clean the tub, clean the tub, clean the tub, this is the way we clean the tub, early in the morning."

And you'll learn many new songs to sing around the microwave at night, like "This Is the Way We Scrub the Floor" and "This Is the Way We Make the Bed," which are easy to learn and sure to put a smile on everyone's face. Campers will learn the names of many different cleaning products and how and when to use them.

By popular demand, there will a new feature this year called "Watch Dad Write Checks." Campers will sit quietly while Counselor Dad explains exactly how much it costs to run Chore Camp. He'll explain such things as kilowatt-hours, roaming charges, the price of gas, medicine and rising college tuitions. He may even get into the costs of food and clothing. New shoes are a particular favorite of his.

Many campers say they've never had two weeks fly by so fast.

Many ask what they have to do to come back to Chore Camp next year. They don't have to worry; enrollment next year is automatic because Chore Camp is a prerequisite, which must be completed before going off to soccer, baseball, football, swimming, horseback riding or any other kind of summer camp for many families.

And the greatest thing about Chore Camp is that it never really ends. After a few years, the campers want to do the things they've learned all the time, and many of them eventually become counselors themselves.


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Jim Mullen is the author of "It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life" and "Baby's First Tattoo."

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