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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
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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. 24, 2006 / 26 Shevat, 5766

Burning Bush

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Suddenly, Moses spots an extraordinary phenomenon: a bush is burning, yet is not consumed…he turns towards the Bush...suddenly a voice is heard. God speaks to Moses and charges him with the responsibility of saving the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt…."

And some saw the Burning Bush in the polls and thought it was a sign to fire their President.

For all their anti-religious right wing fervor, the Bush bashers seem to have landed on a Bible story that works for them. However they seem to have misinterpreted the intended message.

Had Moses taken away the same meaning as Gore and Dean, Jews would have spent their time blaming each other for their slavery without focusing on escape and following G-d's guidance to the Holy Land.

Such is the state of the Democratic Party today. Their intent to trash the president in time of war, and with it, unknowingly the American people, is all too obvious.

If they can't win elections they will damn well try to burn Bush until they do.

War is Bane and Banner to Presidents

During 9/11/2001, we all witnessed the burning, collapsing twin towers and the ruins of the Pentagon. We witnessed innocent Americans jumping to sure death off upper floors thousands of feet in the air, just to avoid being crushed and or burned to death. We gaped at planes full of Americans, flying into the Pentagon and smashing into fertile farmland in Pennsylvania. We glimpsed heroic firemen and police going into the towers to save people only to lose their own lives.

Our Congress on both sides of the aisle stood behind our President and assigned him the job of doing whatever was necessary to kill the enemy before the enemy murdered the rest of us.

This unity lasted until the first inkling of political advantage was read into the situation. Like all wars, this one had surprises and American troops lost in battle and bombings.

Then we found out our president has seen fit to tap conversations between al Qaeda and US citizens. Never mind we haven't had an attack on US soil in 4 1/2 years. Of course Bush went to Congress and explained what he was doing, many times. Just the same, Democrats are screaming for Bush's head, before all the facts are known.

Yet NO Democrat has told Bush to stop. When asked directly, ex Senator Tom Daschle said the President should keep the wiretap program going.

Controlling People are First to Lose Control

In the middle of a blistering anti-Bush speech, Gore surprisingly cited the precedence of "Our greatest President Abraham Lincoln, suspend(ing) Habeas corpus during the Civil War" and President Wilson abused his power with Red Scares and Palmer Raids both before and after WW1. Then Al "No Controlling Legal Authority" Gore points to the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans in concentration camps from 1942 until 1945, although he fails to mention Presidents FDR and Truman as the culprits. He also points to the illegal wiretapping of Dr. King without pointing out this "crime" took place during JFKs' administration. Sadly, through his quizzical Tourrette's of honesty, Al forgets the illegal unwarranted searches committed by his heroes, Presidents Carter and the impeached President Clinton. Didn't Al have something to do with the latter administration? I've forgotten; seems like Al has also.

Al stupefies his audience when he proclaims, "But in each of these cases, when the conflict and turmoil subsided, the country recovered its equilibrium and absorbed the lessons learned in a recurring cycle of excess and regret."

HELLO, IS ANYBODY HOME? Hearings on the Bush wiretaps of terrorists have started, generally revealing a softening attitude by Democrats. If I were a cynic, I'd say that was because the polls favor Bush on this issue. Other than your deep hatred of Bush, just what were you trying to convey?

The real crime was committed when Al went to the land of Saud in order to castigate his country for their ill treatment of Arabs. Was putting our boys and girls in Iraq and Afghanistan in further danger worth the big bucks you got over there, Mr. Gore?

Never Give Your Enemy More Credence Than Your Leader

Bin Laden, Gore's opening act, recently pointed out polls indicating the war is not popular in America at this point. He claims Bush is losing the war while desperately offering a long term truce to the American people that disagree with Bush. Wonder if he'll run as Hillary's VP.

Democrats want to torch Bush so much; they've lost sight of their origins and our mutual enemies. Americans shouldn't reward the left for hijacking our president during a war. Let them earn their vote. Maybe if the Democrats had a plan, they'd have a clue.

Seems like Cheney, all they're capable of doing is taking cheap shots.

"How far would Moses have come if he had taken a poll in Egypt?" Harry S Truman

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