In this issue
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


By Chuck Shepherd

Deputy NYPD Commissioner Paul Browne told reporters in November that, in the 24 hours of Monday, November 26th, not a single criminal shooting, stabbing, or slashing was reported in the five boroughs. Browne said no police official could remember such a day, ever. (The city is on track to finish 2012 with fewer than 400 homicides--compared to the record year of 1990, when 2,245 people were murdered.) [New York Daily News, 11-28-2012]

"Braco," a Croatian-born "healer" (although he rejects the term), seems to make legions of sick or troubled believers feel better merely by entering a room and gazing at them in silence for a few minutes before leaving. (A Washington Post reporter, seeking relief from his allergies, attended a 100-person session in Alexandria, Va., in October, but found no improvement.) "Whatever is flowing through him," said one transfixed fan, "is able to connect with a part of us." Said another enthusiast, "The thing that makes Braco unique is he really doesn't do anything." [Washington Post, 10-12-2012]

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School puts truth tellers at disadvantage

All cultures are equal!?

A city that's literally full of &%^* thanks to do-gooders

Least Competent Criminals; of poles and pee

What were they thinking!???

Holy WHAT!?

People Different From Us; It's NOT One World!

All cultures are equal!?

The difference between poor and pathetic?

Cutting-Edge Science

People Different From Us; Least Competent Criminals

Anything for a buck, yen, etc.

Gee, that certainly must explain it --- not


The Litigious Society

People Different From Us; Paint It Gone

Can't society do better than this!?

Least Competent Criminals

Great, Ahem, Art!

Government in Action

Did I Say That Out Loud?; doctor is a medical error

People Different From Us; dumb and deaf

Definitely NOT the way to go; Least Competent Criminals

The West is safer when jihadis don't change their underwear; get a bite out of this

He did it again!?

If it were only Cupid's arrow instead of a gun; Oblivious, hungry humans

Alien ingenuity; divorce or death?

First-World Problems

Least Competent Criminals; MMM, MMM, SICK!

The Simpsons come to life?

What were they thinking!???

Very Bright Ideas; Disgraced but Not Contrite

Least Competent Criminals

School of Soft Knocks

C'mon. You can't do better than that!?


Can't Possibly Be True!

All in the Mind

Least Competent Criminals; Ironies

The Litigious Society

All cultures are equal!?

Least Competent Criminals; Horse show jumping, minus the horse

Leading Economic Indicators

Cr-ppy companies --- literally; First-World Problems; They know exactly when you will die

The Animal Kingdom

Poisoned politics; Something about that name

The Litigious Society; You gotta be kidding!


Yeah, well, that certainly explains it

People Who Are a Mess; Creme de la Weird

The Litigious Society

You don't say!; They should be embarrassed

Great, ahem, Art!

Overachievers; Least Competent Criminals

Government in Action!

The Aristocrats!

Courtroom Follies

The Continuing Crisis

Roach Responders; Not the Usual Suspects

Science on the Cutting Edge

Undignified Deaths; Questionable Judgments

Least Competent Criminals; Just a matter of perspective

C'mon. You can't do better than that!?

The District of Calamity; Undignified Deaths

Can't Possibly Be True

All cultures are equal!?

Government in Action!

Least Competent Criminals; Freedom Under Attack?

British Scared-y Cats; Really!?

Perspective; The Aristocrat!

Family Values

Bright Ideas; Movie Scenes Come to Life

The Continuing Crisis

Feelings first?; This Will Hurt for Only a Second

Least Competent Criminals

Unclear on the Concept; Leading Economic Indicator

Can't Possibly Be True!

The Role of Alcohol in Parenting; Best Water Ever

Least Competent Criminals; No Longer Weird

Cultural Diversity

Urinal Technology

Questionable Judgments

Undignified Deaths; stupid is as stupid does

Leading Economic Indicators

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Critters' World

Radical Science

The newest human right; Really!?

Hyper-Sensitive Litigants

The Way the World Works

Well, that certainly explains it!


Seeing Isn't Believing; more from America's most prolific litigant

Least Competent Criminals; Government in Action

Police Report

Great, ahem, Art!?

Movie Cliche Come to Life (and Death); Culinary Sleight of Pan

Have a crackpot idea? Get government funding!

People Different From Us; Least Competent Criminals

The Continuing Crisis

Not So Bright Ideas

Sounds Like a Joke


To the Ninth Ring of Hell!

Privacy kept private; It's in there --- well, somewhere

Chinese High-Tech Answer to Red Bull

Bless Those Researchers' Hearts!

Unclear on the Concept

Can't Possibly Be True!

Respect all cultures!?


Even Mass Murderers Need Friends; Wait --- That's Illegal?

Pet Mania

Studies that nobody should a #%@*&! about

Challenging Business Models

Leading Economic Indicators

Least Competent Terrorists; The (Cockroach) Social Network

Obsession; Yup, there's a lawsuit for that

Things Leaders Believe


Ah, so that explains it!

In Sickness and in Health, But Not in Triviality and Tackiness

Crime Does/Doesn't Pay

Great Architecture!

Least Competent Criminals

Creme de la Weird; Stupid is, as stupid does

Government in Action!

Laziness Made Us Fat, and Laziness Will Make Us Slim; The Aristocrat!

Least Competent Criminals; raining dollars

Name that baby --- on second thought, don't you dare!; no, sh--

Morality madness; java jinks; martial-ing fraud

In China, smells and spells

They just don't get it!

Least Competent Criminals

Too Bright Ideas

The Continuing Crisis

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines ... and Your Stereos; People Different From Us

People With Issues; Least Competent Criminals

Fine Points of the Law

Love redefined; Questionable judgments

Unclear on the Concept

Can't Possibly Be True!

Least Competent Bank!;The Ultimate Gated Community

Least Competent Criminals; Law on Planet Florida

No Spectators Allowed; You Snooze (Even for a Split-Second), You Lose

Questionable Judgments

Respect all cultures!?

Least Competent Criminals

The Continuing Crisis; Trail-Blazing Science

Leading Economic Indicators

Animal Tales

Trail-Blazing Science; Fast-Food Culture Shock

Justice -- literally -- gone to the dogs!

Least Competent Criminals

You can't make this stuff up!


Could Be True. Maybe Not.

French Full-Body Health Care; Fine Points of the Law

Least Competent Criminals; Undignified Deaths

People With Issues; Pennsylvania Bites?


Great, ahem, Art!

Government in Action!

Least Competent Criminals; Recurring Themes

People With Issues; It's Everywhere!

The Classic Middle Name (all-new!)

The Continuing Crisis

Gift for real-life daughter of fake 'doll'; Find this, GPS users --- common sense

Least Competent Criminals

Creme de la Weird; Armed and Clumsy (all new!)

Unclear on the Concept

Inexplicable; Who Knew Restrooms Were So Complicated?

Can't Possibly Be True!

Least Competent Criminals; Obsessions

Questionable Judgments

Respect all cultures!?

Questionable Judgments

Leading Economic Indicators?

Least Competent Criminals; What, no 'lactation discrimination'!?

Can't Possibly Be True!; Medical Marvels

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Weirdo-American Community; Bright Ideas

Least Competent Spies; Compelling Explanations

Latest Human Rights --- including for non-humans

Damned lovers; Great, ahem, Art!


Bright Ideas

Don't mess with this mayor; Least Competent Criminals

News That Sounds Like a Joke; Pet This

Great, ahem, Art!

Government in Action!

Their parents must have hated them; Awesome!

Least Competent Criminals

Do names portend the future?; HUH!?

The Way the World Works

(Fore)Sight from the Afterlife; No Common Cents. Er, Pence

The Force Is NOT With You

Least Competent Criminals

Looney law?

Games morons play

Can't Possibly Be True!

Inexplicable; 'Dementiaville'

Oops!; Least Competent Criminals

Separation of 'church' and reality?; Chutzpah!

The District of Calamity?

Respect all cultures!?

Our %$#$%%$ government!

Victimized perps

Medical Marvels?

That Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Crooks Not Ready for Prime Time

A hoo-hoo done it?; Dawn of an idea saved commuters $ 12 million

Well, it ALMOST worked

Can't make this stuff up!

Even More Ironies


Anti-Theft ID Breakthrough; No 'Individual Mandate'

Undignified Deaths

Over-competent criminals; Least Competent Criminals

Drones even a liberal could love; And you thought American bureaucracy was bad!

Cliches Come to Life

Clean living in extreme; deserving of an a(commode)ation?

A bloody - but holy!? - mess?; No Longer Weird?

Least Competent Criminals; bang a bong for the boring

When criminality is stranger than fiction; People with issues

Shrink, heal thyself; how to get your Destined One to send you to the slammer

Man bites (eats) . . .; snarky headline should have gone here

If only the pol had followed her own law; neighbor (belongs in) hell

If he only hadn't had a brain; defining bureaucracy, painfully

Australia: Leader in men's rights?; substitute predators found, thankfully

When women harass; to protect and rape

Cone (headed) logic for homeland security; Attention Walmart geniuses

Still weird: Updates, Part II

Still weird: Updates, Part I

Tampon tippling now practiced by males?; it ain't just bullet-proof stockings, anymore

Idiot gets arrested and sued after reenacting urban legend; Choked-up (and out)

When Tattoos Aren't Nearly Enough; jail birds who aren't

The Pervo-American Community; locked-up loser

Undignified Deaths

Is it the law that an an . . . or the judges --- Lessons in Proportionality

Pathetic losers

Can't Possibly Be True!

Absolutely Least Competent Criminal

Creme de la Weird

All cultures are equal!?

The next time the kids complain about their school …

Hallucination and delusion competition; Bright Ideas

Creme de la Weird

Hey, What's ‘Good News’ Doing in ‘News of the Weird’?


Our Animal Overlords

Wait . . . What!?; Cutting-Edge Science

Least Competent Criminals

Our Litigious Society


Reigning cats and . . . replacing man

Well, that certainly explains it

Least Competent Criminals

Recent Alarming Headlines

Almost too-good-to-be-true police reports

Great, ahem, Art!

Government for the People!?

Armed and Clumsy (All-New!)

Bright Ideas

Cutting-Edge Tactics?

Society's collective yelp for help

Casualties in the culture-war?; bloody sick

Unclear on the Concept

Ultimate Catfighting; Mixed Evidence on Smoking

Do names portend the future?; Hey, It Could've Happened

Can't Possibly Be True!

You can't be trusted not to hurt yourself, citizens!

They warp faith

Inscrutable Asians


Questionable Judgments

Leading Economic Indicators; A News of the Weird Classic (January 1995)

DMV Is a Dangerous Place

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Weird Science; Recent Alarming Headlines

What passes for cutting-edge fashion; Least Competent Criminals

Compelling Explanations; Unclear on the Concept

The Litigious Society

Oh, the sweet irony!; Least Competent Criminals

Bureaucrat's Delight; Creme de la Weird

News That Sounds Like a Joke; (Very) Undignified Death

Great, ahem, Art!

Government in Action!

A ride to die for --- literally!; Least Competent Criminals

Fine Points of the Law

People Different From Us

The Continuing Crisis

Risky Business Models; News of the Self-Indulgent

Oops!; ‘Sorry, Honey. I Was Aiming at the Dog’

No Respect

Unclear on the Concept

Don't read on a full stomach; Inexplicable

Can't Possibly Be True!

Direct Pipelines from the Pentagon to U.S. Enemies

This can't be true!

All cultures are equal!?

People With Issues; Least Competent Criminals

The perfect marriage?; heavenly points for trying?

Pervs on Parade; Least Competent People


Our Animal Sidekicks

No, Thanks!

For Self-Indulgent Crackpots

The Pervo-American Community; Least Competent Criminals

The Continuing Crisis

Compelling Explanations?


Government turns TLC into crime, fine

The Pervo-American Community; truly bizarre historical trivia

Coincidence?; Catch-22; Unclear on the Concept

Jobs-for-life; Bats' Rights

Government in Action!

Ironic twist on ‘affirmative action’; Ah, art!

Names in the News (For Immature Readers Only, Please!); Pathetic losers

The continuing crisis, con't; The Pervo-American Community

The Continuing Crisis

New meaning for ‘adult toy’; OOPS! Wrong crime


Police Blotter

Recent Confusing Headlines; People With Issues

Unclear on the Concept

Can't Possibly Be True!

Respect all cultures!?; screwed for something he didn't

Least Competent Criminals; He's full of . . . .

MORE Questionable Judgments

Questionable Judgments

Cultural Diversity

White men can …; Cutting-Edge Research

Undignified Deaths; Recurring Themes

People Different From Us --- And Most!; Leading Economic Indicators

Civilization in Decline: Growing Up Early

The Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Life lessons for make-believe world; Armed and Clumsy (all-new!)

Recurring Themes; Update

You just had to open that yap of yours, didn't you!?


Fan-atic$; Unclear on the Concept

Easily Offended

Criminals With Chutzpah; Least Competent Non-Criminals

Almost (Deservedly) Dead in Bed; Gee, whiz genius; They Call it Art!

More of your Government in Action!

Government in Action!

The Aristocrats!


The Continuing Crisis

Bright Ideas


People With Issues

News That Sounds Like a Joke; Inexplicable

Can't Possibly Be True!, II

Can't Possibly Be True!

T-moo-I!; Unclear on the Concept

Creme de la Weird; Least Competent Gun-Handling

HUH!?; Questionable Judgments

Our screwed-up world

The Classic Middle Name (all-new!); Unclear on the Concept

Least Competent Patient; Rights of the Disabled

Procreation Interventions; Weird Animals

Who says we're in a recession!?; Navel Observatory

Fine Points of the Law; Medical Marvels

How the Saudis hold beauty contests; The Entrepreneurial Spirit!; Noses Know

Cliche Come to Life; art!?; worse

I Demand My Rights!; Signs of the Times

Compelling Explanations; 'Wrong' Impressions


Least Competent Criminals


When government bombs; Bizarre ‘art’


Pakistan finds a use for ‘transgendered’; People With Issues

Least Competent Criminals; Usual consequence for an unqualified student

Why Unions Are Unpopular; Score One for Death Penalty Advocates

Those who don't know when to shut their yap


Oops!; Wheeee!

Least Competent Criminals; Last Words



Can't Possibly Be True!

Zero Tolerance?; Willing to go to Indonesia to cure for emphysema?

FANatic; what a putz — literally!

The ultimate loser; chutzpah X2

Illegals become animals; When ‘grow up!’ is not just a rebuke

'Good Housekeeping' for the bomber set; evolutionary hardiness in American drinkers?

In case you are getting sentenced; when a ‘best friend’ betrays

Clever victim outwits thief

Do names portend the future?

Questionable Judgments

They are definitely not US!

Smooth Reactions; Least Competent Criminals

People With Too Much Money

The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Product Giveaways

Weird Science

Whoever said life is fair?

Creme de la Weird; The Litigious Society


Least Competent Criminals; Classic weirdness

News That Sounds Like a Joke; The Weirdo-American Community

Pathetic creeps

Government in Action!

People Different From Us; Least Competent Criminals Not Ready for Prime Time

Not So Bright Ideas

No Sense of Shame!


Change, the old fashioned way; Another ‘Sovereign’ Citizen

Elusive Perps; The Country Afraid of Its Own Shadow

More ‘Can't Possibly Be True!’


Can't Possibly Be True

Things that make say ‘HUH!?’

Least Competent Criminals; Classic


Questionable Judgments

All cultures are equal?


Least Competent Criminals; She's repulsive, they're jealous

The Entrepreneurial Spirit; Not Your Father's Scotch

Science on the Cutting Edge

Privacy v. ‘art’; The Continuing Crisis

Recurring Themes; A News of the Weird Classic

People With Issues; Least Competent Criminals

Economics and witchcraft; Ironies

From victims to tourist attractions; Wacky lawsuit

Compelling Explanations

Least Competent Criminals; People Who Ran Over Themselves

Surprise!; 'That Was Easy!'

Government in Action!

Bizarre ‘art’

Getting Old, Young; from the archives

Undignified Deaths

Bright Ideas; Least Competent Criminals

Oops!; Failed to Think It Through

The Continuing Crisis; Beloved Banker

The ear has a ‘G-spot’

Respect for All Cultures?

First Things First

Questionable State Regulation; Can't Possibly Be True

Unclear on the Concept; Least Competent Criminals

Where down is up; Can't Possibly Be True

Least Competent Criminals; Things that Make You Say: Huh!?

News That Sounds Like a Joke

Cultural Diversity; eggs-ellent! (from the archives)

News from Islam-land; Latest Cutting-Edge Research

Those Ingenious Western Spies!; Cultural Diversity

Can't Possibly Be True; Motherly Love

Least Competent Criminals; Questionable Judgments

This mafia really are animals; out of control businesses

Science on the Cutting Edge

Daring New Products

Least Competent Criminals; from the archives

If Life Gives You …

Their Crimes Fit Their Names; Bright Ideas

Latest ‘Rights’; Compelling Explanations

One of the world's most bizarre conferences; delicious ironies

Thinning the herd; Downgrade Cut Short; from the archives

Cleverest Non-Humans; Medicare In Action

Oops!; The Weirdo-American Community; Least Competent Criminals

Life Imitates a Drew Barrymore Movie; Weird Science; Questionable Judgments

Questionable Judgments; Great, ahem, Art!

Fine Points of the Law; Thank Goodness for Narcissists

Cliches Come to Life; First Things First; Fine Points of the Law

News That Sounds Like a Joke; Suspicions Confirmed; Yikes!

Do They Know?; Yikes!

Catch-22 Catches Disabled Veteran; The Continuing Crisis; Best Not to Ask Why

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