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 Jan. 31, 2007 / 12 Shevat, 5767

THE RONNIES: A statue of Ronald Reagan riding his favorite horse

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Tis' the season of Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, SAG, Guild, Tonys, and Independent Spirit Awards.

Yet I feel a void. We're over baseball; two months away from the opener for my defending world champ Cards. There's one more turf battle in Miami, Super Bowl 968 or somewhere around there. Bears and Colts will be growling and neighing in front of the world. Then nothing til' mid August.

Basketball has yet to become exciting. NBA Playoffs and the NCAA March madness are about the only time worth watching. Hockey puckered out when they were tanking BEFORE they took a year off in a lock out. Did anyone outside of a few Canadians notice? I didn't.

One thing is for certain. Politics never go out of season.

We have the perfect slot for a new entertainment venue and ego bestowment. Besides filling the void with American Idol rejects could cause mental illness. What's better than kicking off the 2012 presidential campaign (the 08' campaign is too far advanced) with a Political awards show, the winners to be voted by YOU the reading public?

And what better person to name an award after than our first "B" actor, class "A" president, Ronald Wilson Reagan?

I'm convinced. And since this was my idea, (eat your hearts out!), I will take on the responsibility of creating the categories and glomming through the candidates for the nominations.

Again, YOU the JWR reading public will vote on the whiners…I mean WINNERS, of course…me bad. Just email me via the click mechanism for feedback on JWR.

This is so exciting, I'm about to break out in a show tune!! HERE GOES!!!


1. Neville Chamberlain Peace in our Time. A. George W. Bush. B. Sandy Berger. C. Bill Clinton. D. Jane Fonda. E. John McCain.

2. Commander in Chief Timely Military Wartime "Adjustment". A. FDR. B. Harry Truman. C. Abraham Lincoln. D. Richard Nixon. E. George W. Bush.

3. Best Name in Politics. A. Scooter Libby. B. Barrack Obama. C. Hilary Clinton. D. Sam Brownback. E. Charlie Rangel.

4. Best Government Athlete. A. John Kerry. B George W. Bush. C. Bill Clinton. D. George H. W. Bush (SR. for those from Branson). E. Senator Jim Webb.

5. Best Speech from a Foreign Country. A. Jimmy Carter. B. Jesse Jackson. C. John Kerry. D. Hilary Clinton. E. Bill Clinton.

6. Mr. Evil. A. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Ah'm Mad). B. Osama bin Ladin. C. Hugo Chavez. D. George W. Bush. E. Simon Crowell.

7. Power Maniac. A. Dick Cheney. B. George W. Bush. C. Nancy Pelosi. D. Hilary Clinton. E. Barney Frank

8. Best Interviewer. A. Tim Russert. B. Mike Wallace. C. Sean Hannity. D. Chris Matthews. E. Don Imus.

9. Hot Air. A. Al Gore. B. The NYTimes. C. Rush Limbaugh. D. Don Imus. E. Chris Matthews.

10. The Laziest Politician. A. Mayor Ray Nagin. B. George W. Bush. C. The Republican Congress. D. Newt Gingrich.

11. Golden Pundit. A. Dick Morris. B. Ann Coulter. C. George Will. D. Paul Greenberg. E. Larry Elder.

12. Most Effective Liberal. A. Rahm Emanuel. B. Nancy Pelosi. C. Juan Williams. D. Barney Frank. E. Terry McAuliff.

13. Most Effective Conservative. A. George W. Bush. B. Rush Limbaugh. C. Jerry Falwell. D. Dennis Miller. E. Sean Hannity.

14. Political Patriot. A. Ned Lamont. B. John Kerry. C. Hilary Clinton. D. Chuck Hagel. E. Joe Lieberman.

Okay boys and girls. These are the nominations. Your vote will determine the winners. I get to break ties. Again, email me through JWR and I'll get back to you with the results and comments.

THANKS! And enjoy.

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