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 April 29, 2008 / 24 Nissan 5768

Wimps no more

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | We owe the French a lot. They helped us fight the British in the Revolutionary war and presented us with the lady of freedom and hope, the Statue of Liberty.

Is that a croissant in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Before you begin dabbing tears with your lacy French hanky and reach for another glass of champagne, the French were hopping on the British Empire more than they were helping us. They craved sticking it to the English in hopes of stealing away our trade and a little respect. Much to their chagrin, we soon went back to trading almost everything with the Brits. Maybe it was a language thing. The French were out a ton of cash and prestige. The debacle eventually led to their revolution. Sacrebleu!

Since then things have reversed. We saved Europe in general and France in particular from German dominance in both WW1 and WW2. Maybe it was pay back for our revolutionary war faux pas, but French gratitude has been sparse.

French leaders, Mitterand and Chirac chose to consort with enemies (Saddam), and the UN, fronting for Terrorists for quick cash.

Bringing more pressure to be anti-US, France's 5,000,000 Muslim Immigrants are reproducing at a rate of 3.5 babes per woman VS the French 1.3-1.5 BPW pace. These stats are commonplace throughout Europe.

The way they figure it, within 50 years Muslims will be in the majority. They're out-reproducing the French, the alleged previous masters of love, by over two to one. Guess what? THEY'RE RIGHT!

Finally, there's a fear factor in A.T.I.M. (Anything that irritates Muslims) and it's well founded.

Just to be clear, the main fault of Europe's vulnerability is reflected in what they see in the mirror every morning. Europe encouraged Muslim immigrants in to work jobs they were too snooty or lazy for. (Hmmm, that sounds familiar. AY-CARUMBA!)

Some of the crankier of Islam aren't jiggy with French law and customs. They identify with Osama's Jihad and believe it's their right to live under Sharia Law over the host country's rules. Some Muslims demonstrated such by recently destroying symbols of Europe's growing yuppiness. That's right; they burned a couple of hundred tiny Renaults.

You'll know if the French remember the facts of life they once knew, when Muslims start destroying mini-vans and station wagons stacked with baby seats and drool instead of brie and Bordeaux.

Bill Clinton: Eat your heart out!
With the election of Nicolas Sarkozy, French placation is becoming passť. With Nic, an exciting often outspoken conservative, the pate has hit the fan. Sarkozy leads the French like Bush but parties like Clinton. Only he does it in the open, not caring one tart what the world thinks of him. He courted model and playmate to the likes of Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, Carla Bruni, in front of the world's press. Then he divorced his wife and married Bruni, all in the public's eye.

I hear he's selling T-shirts with "QUICHE THE PRESIDENT" emblazoned on the front.

However, when it comes to French survival, Sarkozy does not take bullying well. He has put it to the ever growing violent Muslim population. Either live by French law or leave. He'll even pay for the one way ticket plus $8000 per family to go back to Sharialand.

Hey, sounds like a plan for our far left. But, who'd want 'em?

The English seem to be hanging in there, despite the Archbishop of Canterbury playing with the fire of encouraging the UK to adopt some Sharia laws. Why the tight upper lippers sent Prince Harry on a rather inglorious scavenger hunt for bin Laden in beautiful upstate Afghanistan. I hear the poppies just glow in the Afghan sun this time of year.

Now if only the rest of the Euros can follow Sarkozy's example, we can ALL break out a case of the bubbly.

First bottle is on me. I'm buying.

Send me the bill and I'll fax you a check.

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