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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 September 23, 2004 / 8 Tishrei, 5765

GET THEE TO A SYNAGOGUE, DAN

By Binyamin L. Jolkovsky


He Rather not — apologize to the one he attempted to hurt
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Some advice to the embattled news reader



http://www.jewishworldreview.com | The debate over whether CBS News presented forged documents in an effort to damage President Bush has now turned to questioning if the on-air apology uttered by network's anchor, Dan Rather, was sincere.


Some advice for Rather, who is not Jewish: Get thee to a synagogue — fast.


This week Jews find themselves in the Ten Days of Repentance. The period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a time of introspection and making amends. The idea is that one cannot be granted forgiveness from On High until one has first rectified any wrong Down Here.


In one of the very few instances in Jewish Law where there is no hairsplitting, the sages rule that among one of the requisites needed before one may be pardoned for a crime is that the victim must grant forgiveness.


CBS' reputation has been given a black eye to the degree that it's been suggested that that should become the corporation's new logo. Understandably, the network is in damage control mode. But the one person it seems who has not been addressed in this sordid episode is the one who the actual damage was attempted against — the President.


I don't know if CBS will ever regain its reputation and ever declining viewership — or, for that matter, if it deserves to. But acting like a mentsh,. Rather, would be a first step toward reversing the situation.


You don't have to observe Yom Kippur to grasp that.

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