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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 Dec. 27, 2006 / 6 Teves, 5767

Wish list for 2007

By Linda Chavez


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I've given up on making resolutions or predictions for the New Year. The resolutions rarely last past the Super Bowl, and the only predictions that come true are the most depressing ones. So this year, I'm creating a Wish List for 2007. This is what I hope will happen. And given enough goodwill and a little luck, who knows, they just might come true.


1. Donald Trump decides that all those vacuous and misbehaving beauties he's been parading before ogling audiences over the years aren't worth his time and money and decides to donate the cost of the beauty pageants to "Operation Smile," a charity that helps poor children get plastic surgery to correct facial deformities.


2. Kim Jong Il tours the North Korean countryside and discovers his people are starving and miserable. He orders his factories to stop building weapons and start turning out farm equipment and his scientists to abandon research on nuclear weapons and instead develop hardier strains of rice and wheat.


3. The Angel Gabriel appears to 1 million faithful Muslims during the Haj in Mecca, instructing them to renounce violence and instead devote themselves to jihad against their own sinfulness.


4. Gwyneth Paltrow flunks the test to become a British citizen and is dropped from the dinner party lists of those Londoners whose conversations she described in 2006 as far more "interesting" than those of plebeian Americans.


5. Michael Richards, Mel Gibson and Rosie O'Donnell enter anger management treatment. Richards announces he will star in a new version of "Black Like Me." Gibson donates his entire personal fortune to the Anti-Defamation League. And O'Donnell registers as a Republican.


6. New Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pledge not to engage in class warfare or getting even with Republicans and instead focus on serious Social Security and Medicare reform.

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7. President Bush spends a solid week reviewing tapes of his press conferences and impromptu speeches and decides he has to learn how to communicate better. He enlists the help of outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who help him become, if not Winston Churchill or Ronald Reagan, at least another Gerald Ford.


8. Twelve million illegal aliens in the country disappear overnight. While at first there is rejoicing in some circles, prices at the supermarket go up double digits — that is, when fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and poultry are available at all. Office buildings shut down when there is no one to clean them. Home construction grinds to a halt. And millions of women call in sick when there is no one to take care of their children.


9. In response, Congress goes into emergency session and passes comprehensive immigration reform, with Reps. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., and James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., leading the charge to match "willing workers" with "available jobs," after both admit that their constituents were unhappy with the "illegal alien-free zone" they helped create.


10. Presidential aspirants agree not to air ads attacking each other but instead spend their time explaining their own positions on issues — and they promise to limit their ads to a period not to exceed six weeks before each primary or caucus.


11. Americans are so encouraged by the change in politics as usual that they start paying more attention to public affairs. More Americans register to vote than cast ballots for "American Idol."


12. Osama bin Laden's remains are discovered in a cave in Afghanistan. Ayman al Zawahiri is captured by Egyptian special forces and begs to be transferred to Guantanamo. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes a Baha'i and Moqtada al Sadr converts to Buddhism. Al Qaeda and its offspring disband worldwide.

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JWR contributor Linda Chavez is President of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Her latest book is "Betrayal: How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics". (Click HERE to purchase. Sales help fund JWR.)

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