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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 20, 2007 / 1 Nissan, 5767

The lonely voice where lions dwelled

By Wesley Pruden


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There'll always be an England. High tea and a room at Brown's, London's most traditional old hotel, where Rudyard Kipling wrote "The Jungle Book" and Agatha Christie set her novel "At Bertram's Hotel," offer a certain reassurance that God's still in His heaven.


Brown's was established in 1837, not very long ago as our English cousins measure years, by James Brown, a gentleman's valet to Lord Byron, and his wife Sarah, who was Lady Byron's personal maid. The luxury is so grand, the service so discreet, it's a waste not to make it a naughty weekend. The smartly renovated premises, with dark wood and tradition carefully preserved, reek of what an American visitor expects London to be.


When you're tired of London, you're tired of life, as Dr. Johnson famously said, but neither he nor Lord Nelson, Wellington nor Churchill would recognize the exhausted realm of the Blitz and the defiant bulldog. The stiff upper lip quivers in the face of the hard slog ahead through the long twilight struggle the radical Islamists have forced on the West.


Tony Blair, slouching toward a not entirely voluntary retirement, needed a hundred Tories last week just to keep Britain's nuclear deterrent up and running. Nearly a hundred rogues from his Labor Party majority deserted him on a crucial vote to update the Trident submarine-based nuclear weapons system. The vote marked the largest defection since 139 Labor members voted against continued British participation in the Iraq war four years ago and the third time that Mr. Blair has had to call in help from the Tories.


David Cameron, the ambitious but damp new leader of the Tories, reveled in needling the prime minister even as he was coming to his aid. He urged Mr. Blair not to "appease" cut-and-run critics in his party who want "to run away from a tough decision."


The critics, embittered like the Democrats on the foolish left in our own country, vowed not to give up before they strip England of its doomsday defense. One such, representing a Scottish constituency, told Parliament that "the majority of the Scottish people, all its churches, the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the majority of the [Scottish] members of Parliament are against replacing Trident."


The Trident deterrent, measured against the American and Russian submarine fleet, is tiny. Only four subs comprise the fleet, but each is armed with 16 nuclear missiles, each with three and eight warheads, each with nearly 10 times the explosive power of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima to subdue a defiant Japanese Imperial Army resisting the inevitable in the final days of World War II. Replacing the four subs will cost nearly $40 billion. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Greenpeace, which have been trying to render Britain naked to its enemies for more than a half-century, say the subs will likely cost $200 billion, not $40 billion, with the suggestion that survival, with all that trouble and at all that cost, just isn't worth it.


The anti-war crowd, the spiritual descendents of the unbathed "better red than dead" peaceniks of the Cold War years, still suggests wet wool, catarrh and bad breath, propelled by churchmen presiding over lovely old buildings, empty pews and with nothing to say on Sunday morning. An unlikely dissenter is scathing.


"Once again the Church of England has been wrong-footed by passing a last-minute motion declaring the renewal of Trident to be unethical," Michael Nazir-Ali, the bishop of Rochester, wrote the other day in the Sunday Telegraph. "The church has been left in a position, which can be seen as mere moralizing and trying to dictate defense policy."


He turns a skeptical eye on North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, and says bluntly: "Nuclear weapons are here and they are not about to be disinvented. As they have done in the past, the churches have a duty to set out the moral criteria for having, developing or replacing a nuclear capability. It is not their task to tell government what to do or to make policy." Alas, 'tis a lonely voice.

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