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 13, 2009 / 17 Adar 5769

The president's exploitation of our fear and pain

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "He betrayed us! He played on our fears!" Al Gore

Al screamed this in 2007. Little did he know the lie he told about President Bush would apply truthfully to the newly elected President, Barack Obama.

Obama parroted Gore's fibs about Bush during the presidential campaign. Then he turned right around and used fear of financial "catastrophe" to scare congress into passing unread pork laden social reengineering legislation. His legacy could be the debt sentence of our progeny for the next 100 years while weakening our power and encouraging our enemies.

All hope for common sense has vanished.

You can take a Chicago politician out of the South Side, but you can't take the South Side out of this president. Change is now mocked in places that used to support Barack. Our president is so uninterested or unable to create a well thought out plan that he's delegated the chore to the complete package of incompetence, Nancy "I want a jet NOW" Pelosi.

Even the local self-named "Rednecks for Obama" are holding their bibles tighter and clinging to their second amendment rights.

Those who think Barack will buy homes and cars for them will have to do with the pittance of an extra $13 a week this year lowered to $8 next. After inflation from cap and trade, universal health care, higher gas taxes, higher corporate and capital gains taxes and billions sunk into unproven energy sources, that trifle of small change will be eaten up and then some.

One would assume that before redistributing an asset, one would want to maintain it first.

Amateur Hour at the White House

President Obama is not taking care of business.

With plenty of lead time and admittedly superb cooperation from the outgoing Bush Administration, he's failed to come up with a working cabinet, especially where it's needed.

Tax incompetent and new Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner appears to be a one man show as he struggles to solve the nation's financial problems by himself. Mr. President, get Timmy some help, stat!

Even mogul fans, inexplicable as that is, are begging Barack to put full attention on finance vs. fantasy to avoid further fiasco.

Supporters Warren Buffet and Jack Welch have begged Obama to stop his silly forays while Rome is burning. They're pleading with him to stop pouring gas on the flame.

If the president doesn't believe the above pipsqueaks then he should listen to financial whiz Whoopi Goldberg. She's outraged that much of the increases in taxes may affect her.

In his book, The Outliers, Malcom Gladwell concludes that if you put 10,000 hours of practice in a given field, you become a master. Running the amazingly confusing mechanisms of this country's commerce would seem to beg for at least 100 hours of practice.

President Obama hasn't had the experience to handle his job.

If he had to bargain with suppliers because he didn't have the cash to pay them at the moment, foregone his own pay, just to make sure his employees were paid, or had to put up with fraudulent law suits that raise everyone's costs, he might feel different.

As it is, he doesn't have a clue.

Every recession has its sliver lining

Even liberals know that you can't redistribute invisible wealth. Lefties are coming out of their stunned silence uttering sudden disdain for the "One."

Obama is better off being criticized by Rush. At least Limbaugh's out front and rants for the benefit of the country. At last notice, Rush isn't running for office.

When James Carville said he didn't want President Bush to succeed on September 11th, 2001, just before the attacks on this country, he showed what a Cajun chicken he was by begging the press not to report it. His intention was to get control back by harming the country.

It's not about power Mr. President, it's about doing the job the people elected you to do.

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