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

Kim Jong Il: North Koreans Love You Long Time --- it's Mandatory

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | More sad news to report from the world of crazed dictators: Kim Jong Il has died at the tender age of 69.

He will be buried with his sun glasses on and an ample supply of his beloved Viagra. I hear it will be an open casket; so many years of Viagra use made the casket unclose-able. Vice President Joe Biden might attend, but I fear the sight of Kim Jong-Il lying in state in his open coffin with his oversized sunglasses facing skyward may lead Biden to think he is a solar energy company and give him $500 million of taxpayer money.

It seems his son, Kim Jong-Un, will take his dad's place ("Un" is Korean for "W"). The fast-living and hard-drinking son of a prominent leader could wake up one morning in Afghanistan and Iraq with no idea how he got there.

The youngest son of Kim Jong-Il, who beat out older brother Mentally-Il, is heir apparently the Yin to Kim Jong Il's Pyong-yang. I thought maybe a board could interview presidential applicants and look for the one who has the biggest ego and combs his hair into an odd pompadour. Perhaps this would be the same committee that hired Donald Trump.

Jong-Un has very little evil-dictating experience. He was educated in Switzerland, and some of his classmates say that he often privately doubted he was crazy enough to run North Korea.

The cherub-faced Un, what a great choice! Nothing makes starving citizens happier than to see that their fat-faced leader is getting plenty to eat. But the sons of ruthless leaders seldom succeed. They just will not murder, starve, and steal with the intensity of their fathers. They are eventually toppled, get a reality show, and end up living out their lives in exile in $30 million Beverly Hills mansions. They can always raise money as Democratic bundlers for Obama, but deep down they know he will not succeed in making the USA quite the communist country North Korea once was.

If you want to get the new leader a congratulatory gift, you cannot go wrong with a pair of comically large women's sunglasses. Maybe now young Kim Jong-Un can beat out his father in North Korea's state-owned version of "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award, one his father, the "Dear Leader," has won every year since gaining power.

This transition will be costly for the country of 24 million people who now have to replace the 50 million framed pictures of their "Glorious Leader" with pictures of his son. UN estimates say this could cost three years of North Korea's total GDP, but must it be done.

North Korea's main source of income consisted of, every few years, faking some military exercises and saying they wanted a nuke. Then America would send them money. North Korea's is an extortion-based economy.

Supposedly, North Korea will soon have a nuclear missile that can reach Washington State and California. When the Kardashian girls heard the news they got excited -- finally, an Asian restaurant that delivers! Personally, I am not worried about their missile capability unless one can reach a red state or disrupt the SEC football schedule.

Obama has a clear, foreign "first strike" policy: he will only use our nuclear warheads against Iran, Israel and Fox News. Obama will only use nukes if his only other known war strategy, running negative ads against an opponent in Iowa or flying Air Force One to a swing state to make a speech against him, does not work.

Pentagon spokesmen maintain we have no plans to invade North Korea---yeah, like not having a plan ever stopped us before. America is just about out of "invading money," and the world knows we only invade countries with no weapons of mass destruction.

With Rep. Barney Frank retiring, maybe instead of a nuclear attack we can destroy North Korea more quickly by sending him over there to install a Community Reinvestment Act, push Fannie Mae-backed sub-prime loans on them, and then pass a Kim-Dodd-Frank bill to make it more insidious. That should topple them.

When North Korea threatened the United States, it was fellow, supposedly "communist" China that came to our aid, not theirs. You'd think China would side with their fellow communist North Koreans. But when the USA owes China 1.3 trillion dollars, they want make sure we are OK.



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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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