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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 August 20, 2013/ 14 Elul, 5773

Today's Terrifying Threat

By Lenore Skenazy



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If you have a Facebook account and you have a friend on it who happens to be a parent — or even just a friend who likes to feel worried, disgusted, compassionate, helpful, outraged and terrified for kids all at once (and who doesn't?) — it's likely you received this message at some point over the past week:

"Warning! If you take photos with your cell phone — WATCH THIS!

"This is truly alarming — please take the time to watch. At the end they'll tell you how to set your phone so you don't run this risk!

"PLEASE PASS THIS INFO TO ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO TAKES PICTURES WITH THEIR CELL OR SMARTPHONE AND POSTS THEM ONLINE.

"I want everyone (sic) of you to watch this and then be sure to share with all your family and friends..."

And on and on. Apparently, if you rave that much, people take you seriously, because this "tip" went viral. I personally received it about a dozen times. And what was its message?

Be scared of something awful (that has almost no chance of happening, but anyway). Be very scared!

Really, that's the warning, boiled down. It comes from a suddenly viral 4-year-old KSHB-TV clip that says that because there is a GPS locator embedded in the pix we post from our cellphones, "the bad guys" can now see where our children live, where they "recreate" (such a police verb — it means play) and where they "go to school." It even can "locate their bedrooms"!


Which means that if you are a predator who could not possibly otherwise ever find a park, school or house with a trike in the front yard, at last you can, using sophisticated technology.

Which also means (uh, somehow) that suddenly, our children are more unsafe than ever, and it is all technology's fault. Not that the reporter dug up one single instance of this scenario's ever happening. Oh, no. But who cares? The conclusion is: Now parents must be even more vigilant, because so many predators are busy using GPS embeds to "cherry-pick" (TV's word) and track down the only kid worth taking: yours. Because her smile is so irresistibly sweet!

The fact that the vast majority of crimes against kids are not committed by criminal masterminds poring over the Internet to find a stranger to stalk makes no difference to the news team. It prefers to dream up the wildest, least likely chain of events (seriously, what kind of predator has the time for all this?) and act as if it's a danger all parents must be aware of.

And now — thanks to the "share" button — we are.

So shake, shake, shake. Those are your marching orders for today: Shake in your shoes. Creeps are watching your every move! If you love your children, be more careful!

Of course, if you don't love your children, go ahead and take their pictures, you dreadful parent. You will suffer the consequences!!!

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