In this issue
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 Oct. 16, 2009 / 28 Tishrei 5770

There should be no tolerance for intolerance … And other laws I'd like to see

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Tolerance is the mother who softens the harshness of father's strict adherence to the rules. Since nobody's perfect, lawmakers and judges should guard against legal surprises never anticipated by lawmakers. This isn't rewriting the decrees but interpretation in the highest sense of the word so the law can accomplish its original intent.

"Who can say "I have purified my heart, I am free of sin? There is no man on earth so righteous that he never sins!" Proverbs 20:9

Below are some suggestions for lawmakers and judges to bring about a more just country:

  • Intolerance-Justice should be based on each case and circumstance involving current law and precedent. The idiotic case of six-year-old Zachary Christie is akin to the type of lack of foresight that has parents throughout the land scratching their heads. Zachary had NO CLUE he was committing a crime with a nonflexible sentence of 45 days in a reform school. His crime? As a proud new Cub Scout, he brought a multifaceted eating and tool utensil to his school to show his little friends. Conclusion? When you're out of school it's much easier to make ridiculous rules you would have never tolerated or obeyed when YOU were young and vulnerable.

  • Tort reform-I'm not just talking medical malpractice reform, but the farce the legal profession has played out for the last century by lining their pockets with phony and fraudulent suits should outrage everyone. Lawyers who knowingly represent frauds should be punished, fined, suspended and disbarred for continued abuse. Literally $trillions could be saved from bankrupted businesses, prices passed on to consumers, increased insurance policies, unemployment costs and defensive overkill. Also, real cases could be heard in a timely manner without the rubbish that currently clogs the system.

  • Political Term limits-Give 'em five terms in the house and two terms in the senate. Then elect someone else. Professional politicians are bane to the system and the original intent of our founders. The longer they're in DC, the more regal they regard themselves. Recently town halls were filled with disrespected citizens by these uncivil servants.

  • Pork-Spending attached to other bills accounts for $billions in deceptive theft in the system. If you want federal tax spending for a state project it must pass on its own merits.

  • Judge term limits-No judge, unless elected, should be on the bench longer than ten years. A lifetime is too long. As people age they get dementia, Alzheimer's, big egos.

  • Hate crimes-Get rid of them. A crime is a crime. Hate crimes beg to kill the first amendment. It's thought and speech control.

  • Political Lie limits-Each politician would be allowed 10 per elected term. Those passing the 10 lie limit will be subject to special election.

  • Transparency-So many promises on this subject that, concurrent to law number seven becoming retroactive, Obama would have been up for reelection in his first two months in office. No closed door meetings, bills on the Net five days before voting and all negotiations done on C-Span, including Republicans, were promised. Hmmmm. That sounds familiar. Where did I hear that, Mr. President? Everyone in key spots in government, including "czars," must go through a rigorous vetting process before congress.

  • Congressional De-Royalty Act-Make Congress subject to the same laws they pass on to us, including HC. Congressmen must pay their Federal Income Tax. If they haven't paid or come to some accommodation, they can't run or serve.

  • Redistribution of Capitalism Act-Cut the bogus theft of working people and entrepreneurs and get Americans back to work. This is especially important for minorities, many of whom are now led to believe their goal in life is to live off other taxpayers.

  • The Lead no Child to Indoctrination Act-Songs, plays, poems, essays in school naming any politician, or any policy except as described in the Constitution is prohibited. Can you imagine if kids were forced to sing songs in praise of Dubya and/or his policies?

  • No government takeover of private business-Wait. That's already IN the Constitution!

  • Anti-Genocide Against Seniors Act-Guess they're gonna have to start over on HC. They were counting on Granny and Gramps to forego treatment and jump in their graves.

Little Zachary, and all other children of every color and wealth should grow up to be whatever they desire, as long as they're willing to work and sacrifice.

No one should rely on other taxpayers for their living.

The tolerance laid out in our Constitutional rights provides for our recovery if we can just get big ugly government out of our way.

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