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 March 2, 2006 / 2 Adar, 5766

Did Ronald Reagan destroy the Olympics?

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Remember the good old days when we used to hate the USSR, East Germany, and the rest of the Soviet Bloc? We used to rivet ourselves to the tube whenever our boys and girls were shushing down red infested alps or slamming frozen pucks into well guarded Soviet Gulags called nets. We loved to hate those cheatin', evil bastards! The blood doping, masculine hormoned East German swimmers, judge fixing, the gold medal basketball game played until the game was stolen for the Russians AFTER we won?

When we sent a bunch of college hockey kids against the pros from the Soviet Union in 1980, there was almost no hope of even a good showing. We would have been thrilled with a 5 goal margin of defeat. Instead we witnessed the miracle on ice, possibly the most thrilling American Sports underdog victory in our history. Americans watched and went crazy!


All that is gone. We love the Russians and the rest of the Eastern Bloc. Heck, the best of them are making zillions in the NBA and NHL. We're more inclined to hate our old friends the French and the Germans.

Let's face it America, if we're to make the supreme sacrifice and risk the stress of finding our remotes, MUCH LESS CHANGING THE CHANNEL TO THE OLYMPICS, we need somebody to despise on the other side of the ice, court, track, etc,.

I heard the crack execs at NBC have caught wind of this. They have sent Bryant "No One Left to Insult" Gumbel to the caves and spider holes lining the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He met with that amazing sportsman, Iranian President, Ahm'mad. Together they've developed an Olympic program that will titillate even the laziest couch potato of us all. We'll sit up and remote our way into the now most hated rivalry, the USA VS al-Qaeda. Negotiations are ongoing, but I hear these are some of the events they've settled on.

  • Monkey Bar Dash — Must be weighted with 50 lbs. of razor and ball bearing filled suicide vests. Elimination occurs when bomb detonates if you fall before the finish.

  • The Cartoonist Marathon Chase — No explanation offered…or asked for.

  • Israeli Discus Throw — Just how far can one throw the average Jew? This should be an Iranian specialty, since their goal is Austria. Wonder if they'll train on Christians to build up their motivation.

  • Bombsled — Explosive filled toboggans leading to important Muslim and Western buildings with judges giving points for quantity and quality of deaths and patterns of maiming.

  • Cross Country — How many Christian churches can you blow up in a 5 mile race?

  • Virgin high jump — Pile 'em high, if you can find any left after all the martyrs have taken theirs.

  • Freestyle Hijacking — Standardized box cutters used only. Bonus points for 747's and bigger. Must take down at least a 50 story skyscraper to qualify.

  • Molotov Cocktail Archery — A bone thrown to the old USSR to bring back that reminder of our earlier hatreds.

  • Jewdo — The ancient art of wrestling Hebrews out of your country, another primeval Muslim specialty. Points are won if you can convince the world that it's Israel that has conquered the world, while preventing them from actually looking at a map.

  • Blood Curling — Forget that sissy ice shuffle board. This is the test of the viewers of al-Qaeda works and achievements, specializing in beheadings. Last one to flinch, turn eyes, or puke wins the gold.

  • IED Relay — Planting your bomb while passing the detonator to the next terrorist…I mean competitor. First place gets to blow up the slackers.

  • Canoeing — Finally throwing a bone to common knowledge, giving the West some advantage. After all, everyone knows that boats may tip, but Jews don't. However, the UAE is strong at port entries.

While negotiations are ongoing, I think that NBC is well on its way in its Olympic ratings battle with the likes of American Idol. I mean how despicable can Simon Crowell be?

The change of name to the al-Qaedolympics is being heavily resisted. Bin Laden is holding Gumbel as hostage…if anyone cares.

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