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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
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 May 2, 2008 / 27 Nissan 5768

Rev. Wrong: USA, the land of the oppressed and hopeless

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As Reverend Wrong weaved his beguiling case of woes why blacks in America have no chance of success, I could just picture black men and women believers saying to themselves, "Why try? If a Minister of G-d says this country is evil and is inventing viruses to kill us, we may as well get whatever joy we can off the streets instead of pounding them for jobs, sales, educations, business opportunities," etc., etc., etc.

My therapist said, "Weinbaum, for the 15th time, YOU'RE NOT PARANOID!" My response? "So, YOU'RE ONE OF THEM!"

Reverend Wrong preaches the audacity of paranoia. Then he creates his own self-fulfilling prophecy. Those who attempt to break loose become traitors to the cause and have cursed his "Mama."

The bad reverend has concealed the truth. Worse, he blasphemes the L-rd by taking His word out of context. He casts America as determined to cheat and murder blacks. Wrong goes out of his way to prove his theory as he summoned his Hellish fleet of Winnebagos to run over Obama's successful campaign; just as Barack was about to enter the promised land, President of the United States of America and leader of the free world.

Despite his warnings about the wickedness of the HIV wielding "U.S. of KKK-A," how could he explain Barack's nomination, less election to president of that "damned" country? It may just show him for the blasphemer Wrong truly is.

How to make millions preaching hopelessness to the 'hood

Just one question: If things are so bad here, why hasn't the Reverend and his friend, Black Islam Minister, Louis Farrakhan, led a movement of black Christians and Muslims to a friendly country? There's no doubt, based on their famous "Million Man March" series they could gather up the afflicted.

One can imagine fabulous destinations like Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Liberia, Sudan, Iran, Libya, and many other countries that would have the kinds of opportunities for these tortured victims of this "rich white man" led country.

These poor souls could immigrate and get a shot at a grand existence; the kind of life where after years of hard work, one could build a multi-million dollar estate attached to a racially pure (white) country club golf course, away from the 'hood.

Now I'm really mixed up. If things are so awful, how has Reverend Wrong, our living example of the above, able to afford that mansion in this very country, the malicious USA?

The truth is that preaching hopelessness to blacks put people in the pews, bucks in the collection plates, and anti-American sermon CDS flying off the shelves to their destinations all over the world.

On Monday, in front of the press and adoring crowd of like-minded black ministers, Wrong destroyed the reputation of Christians of color by appointing himself spokes-preacher for all black churches.

To the blind adulation of many church leaders in that room, he made his case. Disagree with him? Them's fightin' words! How dare you talk about his church goin' Mama?!

I know for a fact that many blacks don't believe the garbage spewing from Wrong's mouth. How? They told me.

They have and are achieving success. These blacks pursued education. Some are now business moguls, high paid lawyers, civil rights leaders, and a Supreme Court Justice. One that I haven't spoken to is now former parishioner, and a delegate or so away from his party's presidential nomination, Barack Hussein Obama.

Want a dialogue about race? Fine. Subject? Some black churches need to come out of the 19th century and deal with the reality of opportunity for their parishioners, not just past racial sins of the USA. There will always be racists, but the country is about as color blind as it's ever been and moving forward.

Besides, a window of opportunity won't open itself. The opportunities for all Americans are massive.

Me? I'm verklempt.

I'm mourning for Obama's flatlining campaign.

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