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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Nov. 3, 2006 / 12 Mar-Cheshvan 5767

Words of Wisdom

By Greg Crosby


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (DEAR READERS: The following column is not in my usual acerbic style of writing. In this column I do not complain, bellyache or find fault with anything. For those of you who enjoy my curmudgeonly ways, I offer my sincerest apologies. But not to worry, everything will be back to caustic normality in my next column.)


My sister read a quote attributed to Mark Twain in her local paper and she shared it with me awhile back. This may not be the exact wording, but it went something like this: "Dance like nobody's watching. Love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening. Live like it's heaven on earth." I had never heard that Twain quote before and I liked it. Then it started me thinking that there are probably many really good quotes that for one reason or another, most people may not have ever heard. I dug up a few and include them here for you to enjoy now.


"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." — Will Rogers


Here's another Mark Twain quote, this one is on money:


"Where I was brought up we never talked about money because there was never enough to furnish a topic of conversation."


And here's Twain on dogs:


"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."


Here's a quote most people are very familiar with: "Youth is wasted on the young." Except that isn't the original quote. It is, "Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children." — George Bernard Shaw


"So who's in a hurry?" — Robert Benchley in response to a warning that drinking is slow poison.


"I am not concerned whether G-d is on my side or not, but I am concerned whether I am on G-d's side." — Abraham Lincoln


"Santa Claus has the right idea: visit people once a year." — Victor Borge


"Man has to go to the dentist to keep his teeth in good condition so that he doesn't have to go to the dentist." —Ogden Nash


"I don't care what people think of my poetry so long as they award it prizes." — Robert Frost


"Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden, not silence." — Samuel Butler


"Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse." — Groucho Marx


"Smoking is, as far as I am concerned, the entire point of being an adult. Many people find smoking objectionable. I myself find many - even more — things objectionable. I do not like aftershave lotion, adults who roller-skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. I do not, however, go around enacting legislation and putting up signs." — Fran Lebowitz


"You have to work years in hit shows to make people sick and tired of you, but you can accomplish this in a few weeks on television." — Walter Slezak


"When you are safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you are having an adventure, you wish you were safe at home." — Thornton Wilder


"If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me." — Alice Roosevelt Longworth


"Miami Beach is where neon goes to die." — Lenny Bruce


"Television - a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done." — Ernie Kovacs


"You don't set a fox to watching the chickens just because he has a lot of experience in the hen house." — Harry S. Truman


"I am not young enough to know everything." — James M. Barrie


"The two most beautiful words in the English language are: 'Check enclosed.'" —Dorothy Parker


"Women have a hard enough time in this world: telling them the truth would be too cruel." — H.L. Mencken


"Health food makes me sick." — Calvin Trillin "Children should neither be seen nor heard from - ever again." — W. C. Fields


"Brides aren't happy - they are just triumphant." — John Barrymore


"So little time, so little to do." — Oscar Levant


To fully appreciate this last quote you need to know that Oscar Levant was (apart from being an accomplished pianist, light comedy movie actor, and wit) a true long-suffering hypochondriac and pessimistic curmudgeon. In fact, most of the quotes I chose here will mean much more if you know the personality of the person being quoted. I suggest you look up any names here that you are not familiar with. As a matter of fact, that will be your homework assignment for this week. Class dismissed.

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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