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 March 29, 2007 / 10 Nissan, 5767

Almost News

By Larry Elder

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Note to Readers: The following column is intended as satire.

This just in . . .

As family pets continue to die as a result of tainted pet food, congressional Democrats demand a federal investigation. In the meantime, they have requested that all new pet food be first tasted — by Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Bush administration, in a reversal of policy, now says that children born in the United States to low-income illegal immigrants will qualify for Medicaid coverage. The policy change followed critics' claims that the Bush administration tried to ignore the 14th Amendment, which confers citizenship to anyone born on American soil. Still, pro-immigrants' rights organizations La Raza, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the ACLU are demanding a) that illegal alien parents get Medicaid, b) that illegal alien parents get affordable housing — and c) the placement of anti-illegal immigrant Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo's head on a stick.

"Troubled" pop star Britney Spears has completed her nearly one-month stint in a rehabilitation center and "is doing fine," according to one magazine report. Spears checked herself in on Feb. 20, after she publicly shaved her head at a hair salon. After leaving the rehab center, the rejuvenated Spears announced a lucrative deal to do public appearances and make commercials — for SuperCuts.

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says CBS's Andy Rooney's eyebrows contribute significantly to global warming.

President Bush says he will assist Congress' investigation into the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Bush intends to make all relevant documents available for examination in a private room. But in light of Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger's theft of National Archives documents, the president is requiring that all lawmakers first remove their pants.

The New York Times reports that two Border Patrol agents were fired upon while examining packages of marijuana that floated ashore along the Rio Grande River. The agents, who returned fire, were unhurt. One witness said he did not see any drug smugglers, but thinks he saw Attorney General Alberto Gonzales trying to flee the country.

West Branch, Ohio, schools say they still do not know what caused students at Beloit Elementary School to break out in a rash, causing the closure of Beloit and one middle school. The district superintendent said that despite air and surface testing, health officials have not been able to pinpoint the source of the rash. But further tests uncovered the likely source — algebra exams.

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates says that the United States should reform its immigration laws to make it easier to attract highly skilled foreign workers. Gates said scientists and engineers from India and China who work for Microsoft waited more than five years to get their U.S. green cards. Five years! This suggests the technology gap between Mexico and America is closing — because you can go to downtown Los Angeles and get a green card from an illegal alien in less than 45 minutes.

The Associated Press reports that boxing promoter Don King got a front-row seat at Pope Benedict XVI's general audience. "I was thrilled to be there," said King. "It was a deep spiritual experience." During his papal visit, King reportedly offered the pope Los Vegas hotel reservations and a ticket to the big May 5 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand. The pope's seat would be in the second row — right behind King. The pontiff reportedly said, "Throw in the Bob Hope suite, get a haircut, and I'm there."

The last charges against three Duke University lacrosse players, originally indicted for rape, will reportedly be dropped soon. Sources expect a withdrawal of the assault and attempted kidnapping charges against Collin Finnerty, 19, Dave Evans, 23, and Reade Seligmann, 20. This is actually good news for North Carolina's Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong — whose wife said, "Only this morning he crawled out from beneath his bed."

Following Al Gore's appearance at last week's global warming hearings, concerned viewers came up with a suggestion as to how the former vice president can reduce his environmental footprint — drop 30 pounds.

The New York Post said Rudy Giuliani's wife, Judith, revealed that Rudy isn't her second husband, but her third. "Something I will share with you is that, since I haven't done [many] interviews . . . Rudy and I have both been married three times." That's a total of six marriages. But a spokesperson for the Giuliani campaign assured his conservative supporters that "All the marriages were, in fact, heterosexual."

The entertainment-news website TMZ reports that actor/director Mel Gibson exploded in anger when, during a college campus question-and-answer session, a professor accused him of racism in his depiction of Mayans in his movie "Apocalypto." The professor accused Gibson of unfairly depicting Mayans as bloodthirsty. An angry Gibson exploded and said, "Lady, [bleep] off!" Gibson's publicist later said the professor misunderstood Gibson, and that "Lady, [bleep] off" was actually Mayan for "You don't say!"

More news later . . .

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