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 May 22, 2009 / 28 Iyar 5769

If the disaster du jour ain't working, change the name

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As an old salesman, I find it educational yet disturbing that the Obama Administration uses terror of instant catastrophe, real or imagined, to usurp the Constitution. He scares congress into passing pork legislation they hadn't read under the guise of economic implosion. He calls for the closing of Gitmo without a plan, claiming without a smidgeon of proof, that Jihads presence there encourages terrorist recruitment. We are now aware that Obama's naivety would mean vicious terrorists could with the whim of a judge or jury become neighbors to our spouses and children.

He takes ownership of banks and businesses with taxpayer money without their consultation and representation.

In short, Obama has made offers that the electorate is too afraid to refuse…until yesterday.

When you reach for the stars you have to look up

There is a smattering of hope.

After a half million ordinary citizens protested Obama's policies and tactics at tea parties all over America, Californians opined at the polls. The citizens of the most liberal state in the union overwhelmingly rejected increased taxes and ineffective pork chop government.

A voter revolution is in the offing. Of course this has taken place when people have a chance to experience misrepresentation over a period of time. Guess what?

It's spreading!

Rahm Emanuel's "never let a serious crisis go to waste" mantra can only be enacted as quick deception. Once people are exposed to the ruse, they're alerted to the scam and are reluctant to trust the offender. It's a short-term subterfuge.

There are two reasons for the above:

  • Given time and experience, Obama's arguments for his "sales" are easily refutable.

  • "Fool the American people once, shame on you. Fool them twice, shame on them."

Meanwhile, the theft of our way of life proceeds at a velocity never dreamed of by Osama bin Laden, Hugo Chavez, Che Guevara, Kruschev or Fidel.

What did the lion say to the cheetah? I'm starting a gnu diet.

Buoyed by his early success, Obama has changed strategies. For those issues that are bogged down with those pesky facts, the geniuses advising Barack have gone to a form of "Newspeak" introduced by George Orwell's novel, 1984.

Let the propaganda begin:

  • The War on Terror - "Overseas Contingency Operations."

  • Terrorist attack in the USA - "Man made disaster."

  • Global Warming - "Climate Change."

  • Infanticide (not giving medical help to a botched-aborted living baby) - upholding Roe V. Wade and accomplishing the wishes of the mother and doctor.

  • No attacks since 9/11/2001 —

  • Dick Cheney — "Darth Vader."

  • Former political opponent Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton — "Secretary of State" and "Special Envoy to Haiti," respectively.

  • Terrorists captured on the battlefield — "Abducted."

  • ACORN criminals — "Census Workers."

  • Anything that can't be explained with an easy name change is referred to as "Inherited >From the Bush Administration."

  • Nancy Pelosi — even Democrats can't come up for an appealing label for her…but given time…

  • No attacks on US soils since 9/11/2001 — Best ignored…and maybe people will forget.

The impending retagging of "The Fairness Doctrine" "Cap and Trade" "Card Check." and "Universal Health Care" cannot be far off.

However, unlike the Clinton's "ease of lying…" according to former supporter David Geffen, Obama's veil is wearing thin. He may be a good prompter actor, but the reading seems to encourage him to tilt his head more and more toward the back so it appears that he's lecturing while looking arrogantly down his nose at us and both sides of congress.

Yesterday, Obama's lie about wanting non-partisanship came true. The Democratic senate voted with their Republican opponents 90 — 6 against president Obama's funding to close Gitmo.

Finally, as we prepare to honor our fallen warriors and living veterans, we have to deal with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's labeling our returning heroes as potential domestic terrorists.

The fraud of this president is now out front. Americans on both sides ain't buying it anymore.

I close with my new label for the Obama Administration — "Malicious."

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