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 June 1, 2006 / 5 Sivan, 5766

Never build a wall without a window

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | When I played football my freshman year in High School, I weighed 108 pounds. There was a wall between me and the varsity first stringers. But because my high school didn't cut, they allowed us preemies to play on the "B" team.

We could dream ourselves playing alongside the behemoths. In scrimmage, the 220 + pounders would knock the snot out of us. We understood the size of the mountain we needed to climb, much less conquer.

That was our window.

Some of us chose to pay the price of opening that window and found eventual success.

Those demanding instant gratification quit.

There should remain windows of opportunities for Mexican immigrants as well. But they should have to pay the price of going through the motions of waiting in line behind others seeking legal citizenship and not be Johnny-come-latelies.

If they don't like it…tough. It's NOT THEIR COUNTRY…yet.

The US has the right to protect its' borders, at least as diligently as Mexicans arresting, convicting and deporting Central American Mexie wannabes on its' southern border.

You don't have to be antique to appreciate old things

It's 2006.

We have smart bombs, cruise missiles, pinpoint laser systems, guided rockets and long range jet fighters and bombers. While Liberals have stopped one line of defense, our ability to dig oil wells and build refineries, even they couldn't stop some military advancements.

Then how the heck are walls going to protect us?

I'll tell you.

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For now, those south of the border are low tech invaders.

The Great Wall of China, something that I nearly had a heart attack climbing on top of last year, was a paramount of defense in the provinces that it shielded. This fragmented structure started in 770 BCE. Its' 2700 years of primitive assembly is reminiscent of Boston's Big Dig without the delays or corruption.

It worked!

The only way those Chinese provinces were defeated was from within.

Israel's wall is a test case for the US wall. While survival is the purpose to the Jewish States' structure, the US can learn from its' before and after stats. Suicide murders by Palestinians have gone from 41 in 2002, the beginning of construction, to 5 in 2005. The wall, scheduled for completion in 2008, is preventing murderers from killing Israeli men women and children.

On the flip side, Israel's need for retaliation has been downsized, saving many Palestinians.

True, the wall has caused hardship for Palestinians. Access to jobs, relatives, and schools has been frustrated by the barrier.

But when one considers the reaction Israel COULD have exacted to protect its citizens, it seems downright humane.

After 9/11, the equivalent of one or two bus bombings in Israel, the US conquered two countries, killed or captured 3/4's of known terrorists along with the unintentional deaths of thousands of innocents. Then they toppled the old regimes and installed new ones. We STILL occupy those countries and won't get out anytime soon.

Israel would be more than justified to react as the USA did to its' terrorist attacks.

There are no unsolvable problems, only well hidden answers.

My In-laws just emailed me their solution to illegal immigration:

  • Dig a moat the length of the Mexican Border.

  • Take the dirt from the moat and use it to raise the levees in New Orleans.

  • Put the Florida alligators in the moat.

Now…, any other problems you want us to solve?

Gotta love 'em!

Hey, better a wall with windows than a moat full of starving gators.

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