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 Feb. 13, 2007 / 25 Shevat, 5767

Non-binding solutions

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Congressional hacks backing non-binding, anti-war resolutions are on to something. What a way to make a point! Some might say they're clueless, hypocritical, and in cahoots with the enemy. I'd say they have maintained their political cloak by hiding behind each other's back. If you show no neck, you can't get it stretched out to be chopped off. As they say in the Guinness beer commercials…BRILLIANT!

It got me to thinking about how unfettered our lives could be, sans all those strict laws of man and nature.

  • Skis. Talk about freeing oneself! Think of the adventure of zipping down the expert slopes at Vail, having your newly waxed fiberglass protrusions flying off in different directions in the middle of your 90 mph. run. What a hero you'll be when you slam bottom….dead or alive.

  • Intestines. Think of life beyond constipation. Grouchiness would be relegated to overexposure to teenagers. Of course, for those in a hurry to drive from Houston to Orlando to "discuss" a mutual boyfriend, this could add a bit more dependence on Depends. ˘ Vasectomies. Having experienced this painful self intrusion on my man hood; I can imagine a slip of a tissue reconnecting my fertility. My life is now exceedingly exciting with anticipation. My wife and I tried the rhythm method, but she found out I was a deadbeat. We named our baby Sue Prize.

  • Elections. How easy to get rid of our poor choices if elections are just suggestions. Bye bye, Bush, Pelosi, Hagel, Kennedy, Kerry, Reid… Who needs messy impeachment proceedings? Just take a poll, anytime after the election and kick the bums out. But first invest in moving companies in and around DC.

  • School. My teenage daughter would LOVE this. School options should go along with her career choice of being an invisible ink writer of non-binding romance novels.

  • Stitches. Scars are natural and could help with Homeland Security. Of course they'll only suggest armed terrorists stay off the planes.

  • Pre-nups. Instead of The Donald unloading his wives and throwing a shekel at them, while shipping 'em back to their hometowns, he'd have to quiver about more than non-binding skis on his runs down the Rockies. Could be another future Depends customer.

  • War on Terror. Hey, what's a couple of buildings and planes full of innocent Americans murdered in one bloody day? Why, we should be grateful there wasn't a nuke! After all, there were ONLY 3,000 killed, plus the families they left behind to suffer. A small price to pay for a war that should end. Like Baker, and his group, "can't we just talk to them?" Forget about Osama's Fatwah to kill all Americans, Jews and their allies. He doesn't REALLY mean it.

This Congress will be known as the "Can't we just all get along?" gang. We don't need those scary commitments to secure our way of life amongst those that want to kill us. I mean we don't want to hurt anyone. We want them to like us! They don't mean to kill us. It just HAS to be our fault! Once we apologize for our existence, they'll forgive us and stop murdering us. Then we can pull out the troops and eliminate the armed forces. Why should that group be bound to serve? We won't need them!

I feel so safe that this Congress is governing; I'm planning a ski trip. You'll know me by my singing of Kum Ba Yah as I fly ski-less and clueless down the mountain. I'll end it with a Howie Dean scream as I fly parachute less to the bottom. EEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!

Honey, please take care of Sue Prize! I'll be tied up for a while.

Damn those binding casts!!!

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