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 3, 2006 / 5 Nissan, 5766

Keeping up with the Gomezes

By Julia Gorin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Last week saw multiple student protests — from Houston to Las Vegas to Southern California — against an expected congressional move to crack down on illegal immigration. There were hostile slogans against America, chants of "amnestia" and Mexican flags everywhere, with one flown atop an American flag which was upside down. At the grown-up demonstrations, there was flag-burning, rock- and bottle-throwing at police, and placards showing the North American continent with America crossed out.

I can tell you right now that THIS WILL NOT STAND. Because there's no way the Muslims are giving this country up without a fight!

Someone should tell the Mexicans they're appealing to the wrong authorities. If they object to something here, they need to protest at the Saudi Embassy.

But seriously, this is confusing. Can someone please tell me who's taking over — the Muslims? the Mexicans? the Muslicans? Can we at least start placing bets?

Supporting the Muslican possibility — that is, the South American-Islamic alliance — is a passage in the Houston Chronicle's coverage of the student walkout: "'I so appreciate the fact that young people are getting excited about what's going on in their country. What could be more inspiring than seeing children wanting to have their voices heard in their political process?' said Houston Independent School District trustee Natasha M. Kamrani. 'But there's a way to protest and then there's a way to organize to make change.'

"To accomplish that, students need to be in class learning and preparing for college, she said."

Yes, take it from this Iranian-American: the best way to take over the country is to go to college, where you can learn to be a true subversive. (No offense to the many America-loving, freedom-fighting Iranian Americans.)

Something else in the illegals' methods last week that indicates they've been taking lessons from the masters of conquest — aside from the brick-throwing at authority figures: In Las Vegas they chanted in Spanish, "The united (Hispanic) race will never be defeated!" (Kind of like that undefeatable united faith we're dealing with — and make no mistake, the two are increasingly joining forces. But their alliance will hit a brick wall once the gringo/kufir is out of the way and the united race is going to have to convert to the united faith.)

One school last week was on its own beam, making kids be Jewish for a day to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Rather than cheer and march, being Jewish made students cry. Apopka Memorial Middle School in Florida had eighth graders whose last names started with L-Z wear yellow stars and stand in the corner for no reason and drink from separate water fountains. When one child came home crying and his father asked why, the child answered, "I was a Jew today."

John Tinnelly tried to talk to his son about the lessons he might have taken away from the day, but his son told him, "Daddy, the only thing I found out today is I don't want to be Jewish."

So at least one ethnicity still remains unhip: Jewishness. While kids who are encouraged to be Mexican are so happy they could scream, kids encouraged to be Jewish start to cry. On the bright side, this could be proof that true victimhood doesn't sprout pride, but sadness — so at least we know for sure to take ethnics' claims of oppression in America with a grain of salt.

And looking at today's immigrants, I realize I was gypped. Who knew I went about this whole immigration-assimilation thing the wrong way? I had to put up with American-born kids calling me "alien" and "communist" and "scuzzy" (for taking a bath only once a week). See that? No one respected my culture! Immigrant kids have it easier today. These days, if you don't take a shower — you get respek! Who knew that all that time I was supposed to have the American kids kissing my immigrant behind?

Anyway, between the Mexicans trying to take the country "back," the Muslims who are waiting to press the button, the Chinese spies collecting information for China's big war against us, and the African-Americans who are still mad, I just want to say: you're gonna miss us gringos, kufirs, crackers and stoopi'Amelicans when we're gone. When minorities outnumber whites here in a few years and whites eventually disappear, what will a Western imperialist even look like? Who is there going to be for the ethnics to be mad at? Who will they hate in America? Each other?

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