In this issue

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

The GOP Primaries: The Adultery of Hope

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The GOP primaries have been a wild ride. A Rasmussen poll now has Newt Gingrich leading Mitt Romney by twenty-one points. Some guy named Ron Paul keeps placing first or second in most polls, yet no one in the media seems to recognize him. Michele Bachmann led at one time, as did Rick Perry; last month it was Herman Cain. Yet Newt is surging now, which is what got him in trouble with his divorces. A man named "Newton" has to understand this law of gravity: what goes up can quickly come down.

In what seems like the 500th GOP debate, which is only watched by Obama's campaign team because the candidates are making all of his 2012 attack ads for him, the GOP searches for another Ronald Reagan.

Romney has been beaten up for the many different positions he has taken in the past but, unlike Herman Cain or Newt Gingrich, none of them has been on top of a woman who was not his wife. One would think the heavily evangelical Iowa Primary voters would take a dim view of adultery, but they seem to prefer something they understand over something they don't: Mormonism.

Newt made amends by saying he was sorry and became a Catholic. Nothing says you have given up chasing women like converting to the religion of the Kennedy family.

The template was set with John F. Kennedy and then Bill Clinton, but most voters do not mind what you do with your personal life as long as it does not involve a "dead woman or a live boy." Ted Kennedy survived the former.

Ron Paul continues to win the straw polls; he recently scored 53% of the Ohio GOP to win that one, too. You really never hear much about Ron Paul when the media can focus their attention on illegal Hispanics found working in Mitt Romney's hair or lining up prime time interviews with women who say they "do not want to hurt Cain's family" as they go public about an alleged affair. Nothing says "I did not want to hurt your wife and family" like going unsolicited to the media with your secret.

We knew it was over with Herman Cain weeks ago; it never bodes well when you are the first candidate to use the word "consensual" in an interview.

The three worst presidents of modern times, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, have no revelations of sex-capade baggage. However, from Ben Franklin to Thomas Jefferson, our Founding Fathers had many sexual indiscretions. So maybe what the voters are saying, even in the GOP primaries, is that they really do not care what you do as long as you have a bold plan to reverse the course this country is on, which 71% of Americans dislike.

I believe the next GOP debate will be on "America's Top Chef," where all the candidates will make a soufflé. Actually, the next debate will be a Lincoln-Douglas style format. And, like the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, no one will watch them on TV. Only the candidates' gaffes will be played over and over on TV, amplified by the pundits. I am not really sure what the upside of all of this is, other than it seems to have allowed the few long-shot candidates of substance to rise to the top and made them tougher candidates. Obama will have no record to run on, but he does have $1 billion in stimulus money kicked backed to him and the media in his pocket. He will be formidable. He has also made more purportedly "official" trips to swing states than any of his predecessors.

As the GOP candidates bloody each others' noses, Obama is avoiding his beloved media. He has held far fewer press conferences than previous presidents, even though he knows he will get softball questions from CBS, NBC, ABC, PMS-NBC and CNN. In fact, CNN's White House correspondent asked President Obama a question about the GOP candidates' view of waterboarding: "So I'm wondering if you think that they're uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?" I guess CNN gave Obama the three choices in case his teleprompter was not working.

After the "Cain Train" got derailed, Herman Cain has to be saying, "Let me get this right: I get blown out of the race for alleged affairs and my GOP support goes to Newt, the guy with the most admitted affairs." No wonder the GOP loves "family values," since it seems to have a lot of them.



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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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