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December 2, 2014

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 Oct. 12, 2005 / 9 Tishrei, 5766

The media is remarkably incurious about terrorism coincidences

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | On Oct. 1st, Joel Henry Hinrichs, 21, an engineering student at the University of Oklahoma, died when an explosive device he was wearing detonated while he was sitting on a park bench 100 yards away from the stadium where 84,000 fans were watching Oklahoma's football team play Kansas State.

Because the death is considered a suicide, it has attracted little attention beyond Oklahoma. A Nexis search for "Joel Hinrichs" the day of this writing produced just 41 mentions.

Hinrichs' father said his son was a troubled loner, but he had no idea he was suicidal. No suicide note has been found.

About 30,000 people in the United States commit suicide each year. Oklahoma native Mark Tapscott notes Hinrichs is apparently the first ever to commit suicide by blowing himself/herself up.

Hinrichs used considerably more explosive than was required to kill just himself:

"The explosion that killed Hinrichs also burned a large area around the bench," reported Mick Hinton of the Tulsa World.

"A tree near the detonation site exhibits numerous small round holes that look like those that would be made by a ball bearing or a nailhead, both of which are routinely used by Middle Eastern terrorist bombers," said Tapscott, who works for the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. The holes were only on the side of the tree facing the bench where Hinrichs was seated.

The FBI found more explosives in the apartment Hinrichs shared with a Pakistani student, Fazil Cheema. The apartment is a couple of blocks from the mosque where "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui worshipped when he was attending flight school in Norman.

The FBI also reportedly found Islamist literature and a ticket to Algeria in the apartment, but journalists can't confirm this, because the FBI has had the search warrant sealed, something not typically done in cases of suspected suicide.

The FBI found 13 plastic bottles in Hinrichs' car.

The FBI did confirm that "dangerous materials" were removed from the apartment, and subsequently destroyed at the police range in Norman.

Whatever those "dangerous materials" were, they apparently weren't enough for Hinrichs, because he tried to buy ammonium nitrate fertilizer — the key ingredient in the bomb that leveled the Murrah building in Oklahoma City in 1995 — at the Ellison Feed and Seed two days before his death.

The principal component of the bomb Hinrichs was wearing was TATP (triacetone hyperoxide). It can be made by combining drain cleaner and bleach.

TATP rarely is found in explosives in the United States, but is popular with Muslim extremists, who call it "Mother of Satan." The compound is highly volatile, and can explode spontaneously.

OU senior Adam Smith told reporters a ticket taker at Gate 6 told him a young man had tried to gain entrance to the stadium, but sprinted away when the ticket taker went to search his backpack. The ticket taker refused comment when reporter Jayna Davis asked him about the alleged incident.

Oklahoma University President David Boren said there is no evidence Hinrichs had bought a ticket to the Kansas State game, nor can he be identified on surveillance cameras at the stadium.

But Hinrichs could easily have purchased a ticket from a scalper outside the stadium. And, Tapscott notes, since Hinrich's upper body was destroyed by the blast, we don't know what he looked like on the day of his death.

OU Professor Stephen Sloan, a terrorism expert, told the Tulsa World's Hinton the size and timing of the explosion that killed Hinrichs "make it logical to think he was trying to get into the stadium."

If Hinrichs were trying to take a lot of his fellow students with him, he was acting as a lone wolf, the FBI says. No connection has been found between Hinrichs and extremist groups, the agency said.

Three bombs contained in plastic bottles were found in a courtyard on the campus of Georgia Tech Oct. 10th. One of them exploded, injuring the custodian who found them.

The Friday before, a bomb was found on the campus of UCLA. That night, a Muslim student shot himself after police surrounded his apartment near the San Diego campus of the University of California. A chemical lab was found in the bathroom.

These may be just remarkable coincidences. But the news media are remarkably incurious about them.

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