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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 Nov. 28, 2005 / 26 Mar-Cheshvan, 5766

What evil lurks in kiddie lit?

By Lenore Skenazy


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Item: In a revised edition of "Goodnight, Moon," the photograph of illustrator Clement Hurd was altered to remove a cigarette from his hand. ... Kate Jackson, the editor in chief of HarperCollins Children's Books, said the cigarette "is potentially a harmful message to very young kids." — New York Times, Nov. 17


As children's book publishers — and their critics — reexamine the classics, expect E-mails like these:


TO: POOH'S PEOPLE

FROM: NUTRITION POOH-BAHS


It has not escaped our notice that Mr. Pooh spends an inordinate amount of time hunting for honey. While those of us in nutritional oversight have nothing against sweets, we hope soon to see Pooh giving equal time to his hunt for leafy greens, whole grains and a small serving of protein (Piglet?).


TO: SEUSS EDITORS

FROM: LEGAL DEPARTMENT


It has come to our attention that the character known as "Cat" balances a fish (aka "Fish") atop an umbrella in the unexpurgated "Cat in the Hat." Fish was right: The cat should NOT be there when mother is out. He is trespassing. In future editions, Cat shall wait outside until mother returns.


TO: CHRISTMAS DEPARTMENT

CC: POETRY, CLASSICS


Santa is obese. In "A Visit from St. Nicholas," it says, "He had a broad face and a little round belly/That shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly." What a horrendous role model. Kindly change to: "He had a broad smile and a little flat belly/That he kept nice and firm by avoiding the deli."


TO: THE WONDERLAND CREW

RE: RX DRUG PLAN


While we love the idea of Alice suddenly sprouting tall, we cannot encourage the overuse of human growth hormones. Therefore, Alice's magic pill should be replaced by an Advil.


TO: THE WILD THINGS IN EDIT

FROM: LIABILITY COMPLIANCE


The night Max wore his wolf suit, he sailed off to "Where the Wild Things Are," in a costume with a tail that posed a tripping hazard. From now on he will wear his hamster suit.


TO: J.K. ROWLING

FROM: HE WHO MUST NOT BE LOCATED


By portraying You-Know-Who as a sadistic madman with no redeeming qualities, you foster a deep suspicion of torture and those who endorse it. This will only confuse future voters. I have taken the liberty of ordering your incarceration at an undisclosed location and changing Voldemort's stated goal from "World domination," to "Worldwide democracy."


TO: "GOODNIGHT, MOON" STAFF

FROM: KATE JACKSON AGAIN


As excited as I was to see the cigarette removed, I just noticed there is a MOUSE on almost every page. EEK! In future volumes we will edit out the mouse, as well as the "bowl of mush," which could attract just such pests. Happy classics!

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