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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 Oct. 2, 2008 / 3 Tishrei 5769

Battle of the Bracelets: Accessorizing, Obama style

By John H. Fund


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Barack Obama gave a smooth performance in his first debate with John McCain last Friday, but one faux pas may haunt him. When Mr. McCain mentioned he was wearing a bracelet with the name of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, Mr. Obama couldn't resist noting he had a similar bracelet, although he had to glance down to tell the audience that it belonged to Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Wisconsin.


But it's not that hesitation that Mr. Obama may regret. It's the fact that Jopek's own father has told reporters he had asked Mr. Obama to stop wearing the bracelet, because he didn't want his family to become part of a political statement.


Brian Jopek told Wisconsin Public Radio that his ex-wife gave Mr. Obama the bracelet because "she just wanted it to be something between Barack Obama and herself." He said Ryan's mother had told him in an email she had actually asked Mr. Obama not to wear her son's bracelet any more in public. Tracy Jopek confirmed to the Associated Press that she asked him to stop wearing the bracelet, although she allowed she was "


satisfied" with how the candidate mentioned it during Friday's presidential debate. That distinction will likely allow Mr. Obama to ride out the controversy, but he will have to be careful in the future. Taking such a visible talisman off his wrist would likely raise a flurry of media questions, so it probably will be a permanent part of Mr. Obama's wardrobe at least until the election.

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