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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 Oct. 6, 2005 / 3 Tishrei, 5766

Justice Scalia leads the celebrations

By Bob Tyrrell

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Autumn in New York" — the words cascade from Sinatra on my iPod, and I am on my way. It is a perfect time to be in Manhattan, and this week I shall be there for several days. "Why does it seem so exciting?" Old Blue Eyes croons on. My answer to him, wherever he might be, is that this week in New York the 2005 Columbus Week Celebrations are underway.

There will be exuberant celebrations of Italian-Americans in song, in the kitchen and engaged in all the other civilized pursuits for which they have demonstrated such flair. From the Old Country the Italians have sent sports cars, wines and other specimens of Italian art and commerce. But this year the Columbus Week will feature something at once extraordinary and timely. One week after President Bush announced yet another nominee to the Supreme Court, prompting another ghoulish Senate hearing, the liveliest mind now on the Court, Antonin Scalia, is serving as Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade.

Justice Scalia is renowned for his learning, his wit and his love of debate. He will be around all weekend, and you can be sure that at every event he attends — whether the elegant Saturday night Gala at the Waldorf or the Sunday morning concert at Columbus Circle or the parade itself — the justice will be a memorable presence. Scalia is one of the most invigorating minds in Washington and one of the most principled. He is famed for his intellectual jousting but also for his good nature.

The jousting is almost always about serious matters, often the role of the courts in our system of government and the relevance of our Constitution. In honoring Scalia, the son of Italian immigrants (his father was a professor of Romance languages), the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which sponsors the Columbus Week Celebration, has put together an exceptional Supreme Court exhibit in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall. Says Lawrence Auriana, the Foundation's ebullient president: "The United States Supreme Court, which is the subject of great interest recently, is one of America's most important contributions to civilization yet its history and functions are little understood by many people."

Thus, there is in Vanderbilt Hall an exhibit on the workings of the Court with story boards that, with the coming hearings on Harriet Miers, the latest nominee to the Court, should be of immediate interest to everyone. There is also an exhibit of old and invaluable documents that suggest the development of the Court in our Constitutional evolution. One such document is an exact engraving of the Declaration of Independence dating from 1823. There is the Connecticut Courant and Weekly Intelligencer's original 1787 printing of the Constitution, and there are letters from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

The most interesting letters are to be found in the correspondence of Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin with two distinguished 18th-century Italian intellectuals about the possible development of law in America. Franklin's correspondent, the Neapolitan, Gaetano Filangieri, was a proponent of the free press, proportionality in criminal punishment, free trade and other ideas deemed daring in his time but soon to be part of American law. Jefferson's correspondent, Filippo Mazzei, a Florentine, actually came to live near him in Virginia. He has now been recognized as the originator of Jefferson's famous term, "All men are created equal."

Finally, along with the ancient documents is an exhibit focusing on New York's hometown boy, Scalia. Highlighted in this exhibit is a statement by him that illuminates the controversies over the present Supreme Court vacancy and probably those to come. "The Constitution is an enduring document but not a living one. And its meaning must not be altered to suit the whims of society." That reminds me of a testimonial delivered to Scalia recently by one of the greatest living Supreme Court lawyers, former Solicitor General Ted Olson. "His opinions have special weight because they are written in a particularly engaging, persuasive and readable style. He brings passion to logic." You can be sure Justice Scalia will bring passion to the Columbus Day Parade.

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