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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

News of the Weird: Government in Action!

By Chuck Shepherd

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Common sense lost its voice on this one," concluded a Wethersfield, Conn., city councilman, lamenting the local school board's having spent at least $630,000 to "resolve" an ethics complaint against the board's chairwoman -- all because her son had improperly taken a $400 high school course for free. The town's ethics board conducted more than 60 hours of hearings over 11 months, incurring $407,000 in legal expenses, and finally voted, 3-2, to uphold the complaint. (However, the ethics board ordered only that the chairwoman reimburse the $400; the school board then voted to pay all her legal expenses.) [Hartford Courant, 6-10-2011]

"Science does not trump the testimony of individuals," said Detroit prosecutor Marilyn Eisenbraun, explaining her office's decision in April to disregard DNA evidence that the University of Michigan's Innocence Clinic said exonerates Karl Vinson, 56, who has spent 25 years in prison for rape. Despite the science, Eisenbraun said she had to stick with eyewitness identification by the victim. Although Vinson has been eligible for release for 15 years, the Parole Board keeps turning him down -- because he refuses to acknowledge guilt. (Update: In July, the Michigan Court of Appeals declined to order either Vinson's release or a new trial, but did grant him an extraordinary right to appeal, based on the new evidence.) [Detroit Free Press, 4-18-2011, 7-2-2011]

In June, as five young men gathered around the Mount Tabor Reservoir near Portland, Ore., one urinated in it, thus "contaminating" the 7.2 million gallons that serve the city, and, said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff, necessitating that the entire supply be dumped. Under questioning by the weekly Portland Mercury whether the water is also dumped when an animal urinates in it (or worse, dies in it), Shaff replied, certainly not. "If we did that, we'd be (dumping the water) all the time." Well, asked the reporter, what's the difference? Because, said Shaff (sounding confident of his logic), "Do you want to be drinking someone's pee?" [Portland Mercury, 6-15-2011]

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Previously:


The Aristocrats!

Oops!

The Continuing Crisis

Bright Ideas

OOPS!

People With Issues

News That Sounds Like a Joke; Inexplicable

Can't Possibly Be True!, II

Can't Possibly Be True!

T-moo-I!; Unclear on the Concept

Creme de la Weird; Least Competent Gun-Handling

HUH!?; Questionable Judgments

Our screwed-up world

The Classic Middle Name (all-new!); Unclear on the Concept

Least Competent Patient; Rights of the Disabled

Procreation Interventions; Weird Animals

Who says we're in a recession!?; Navel Observatory

Fine Points of the Law; Medical Marvels

How the Saudis hold beauty contests; The Entrepreneurial Spirit!; Noses Know

Cliche Come to Life; art!?; worse

I Demand My Rights!; Signs of the Times

Compelling Explanations; 'Wrong' Impressions

Ironies

Least Competent Criminals

HUH!?

When government bombs; Bizarre ‘art’

Chutzpah!

Pakistan finds a use for ‘transgendered’; People With Issues

Least Competent Criminals; Usual consequence for an unqualified student

Why Unions Are Unpopular; Score One for Death Penalty Advocates

Those who don't know when to shut their yap

Overreaching

Oops!; Wheeee!

Least Competent Criminals; Last Words

Inexplicable

HUH!?

Can't Possibly Be True!

Zero Tolerance?; Willing to go to Indonesia to cure for emphysema?

FANatic; what a putz — literally!

The ultimate loser; chutzpah X2

Illegals become animals; When ‘grow up!’ is not just a rebuke

'Good Housekeeping' for the bomber set; evolutionary hardiness in American drinkers?

In case you are getting sentenced; when a ‘best friend’ betrays

Clever victim outwits thief

Do names portend the future?

Questionable Judgments

They are definitely not US!

Smooth Reactions; Least Competent Criminals

People With Too Much Money

The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Product Giveaways

Weird Science

Whoever said life is fair?

Creme de la Weird; The Litigious Society

Ironies

Least Competent Criminals; Classic weirdness

News That Sounds Like a Joke; The Weirdo-American Community

Pathetic creeps

Government in Action!

People Different From Us; Least Competent Criminals Not Ready for Prime Time

Not So Bright Ideas

No Sense of Shame!

Yikes!

Change, the old fashioned way; Another ‘Sovereign’ Citizen

Elusive Perps; The Country Afraid of Its Own Shadow

More ‘Can't Possibly Be True!’

Inexplicable

Can't Possibly Be True

Things that make say ‘HUH!?’

Least Competent Criminals; Classic

SICK! SICK! SICK!

Questionable Judgments

All cultures are equal?

Feeeeeeeh!

Least Competent Criminals; She's repulsive, they're jealous

The Entrepreneurial Spirit; Not Your Father's Scotch

Science on the Cutting Edge

Privacy v. ‘art’; The Continuing Crisis

Recurring Themes; A News of the Weird Classic

People With Issues; Least Competent Criminals

Economics and witchcraft; Ironies

From victims to tourist attractions; Wacky lawsuit

Compelling Explanations

Least Competent Criminals; People Who Ran Over Themselves

Surprise!; 'That Was Easy!'

Government in Action!

Bizarre ‘art’

Getting Old, Young; from the archives

Undignified Deaths

Bright Ideas; Least Competent Criminals

Oops!; Failed to Think It Through

The Continuing Crisis; Beloved Banker

The ear has a ‘G-spot’

Respect for All Cultures?

First Things First

Questionable State Regulation; Can't Possibly Be True

Unclear on the Concept; Least Competent Criminals

Where down is up; Can't Possibly Be True

Least Competent Criminals; Things that Make You Say: Huh!?

News That Sounds Like a Joke

Cultural Diversity; eggs-ellent! (from the archives)

News from Islam-land; Latest Cutting-Edge Research

Those Ingenious Western Spies!; Cultural Diversity

Can't Possibly Be True; Motherly Love

Least Competent Criminals; Questionable Judgments

This mafia really are animals; out of control businesses

Science on the Cutting Edge

Daring New Products

Least Competent Criminals; from the archives

If Life Gives You …

Their Crimes Fit Their Names; Bright Ideas

Latest ‘Rights’; Compelling Explanations

One of the world's most bizarre conferences; delicious ironies

Thinning the herd; Downgrade Cut Short; from the archives

Cleverest Non-Humans; Medicare In Action

Oops!; The Weirdo-American Community; Least Competent Criminals

Life Imitates a Drew Barrymore Movie; Weird Science; Questionable Judgments

Questionable Judgments; Great, ahem, Art!

Fine Points of the Law; Thank Goodness for Narcissists

Cliches Come to Life; First Things First; Fine Points of the Law

News That Sounds Like a Joke; Suspicions Confirmed; Yikes!

Do They Know?; Yikes!

Catch-22 Catches Disabled Veteran; The Continuing Crisis; Best Not to Ask Why

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