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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

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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 August 2, 2004 / 15 Menachem-Av 5764

New book teaches you how to beat the &#%^ out of a suspected terrorist

By David Grimes

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http://www.jewishworldreview.com | Just in time for air travelers who may have started to relax a little bit comes a new book suggesting ways that passengers can beat up a suspected terrorist.


An airline pilot, a SWAT team commander and a police instructor joined in writing "Never Again: A Self-Defense Guide for the Flying Public."


Some of the self-defense techniques discussed in the book include elbow chops, punches to the throat, lip pulls and kicks to the groin.


If the bad guy is still breathing after that punishment, you can whack him in the head with a soda can, which the authors describe as an "effective short-range missile." And, proving that I was wrong all along about the usefulness of neckwear, a tie is said to make an excellent wrist restraint.

ALL KIDDING ASIDE...
this book has received some pretty decent reviews from airline professionals. Click HERE to purchase. Sales help fund JWR.


My stance on terrorists hasn't changed since 9/11. If a terrorist attempts to seize control of the jumbo jet in which I am riding, I am totally in favor of doing whatever is necessary to hasten his reunion with the 72 dark-eyed virgins awaiting him in heaven, as long as I don't have to go there with him. (I'm quite shy around large groups of attractive women.) But since airline regulations don't let you take anything aboard that is more lethal than a wad of soggy Kleenex, it was unclear to me how, exactly, we were supposed to gain the upper hand on a crazed martyr-in-training hopping around the plane in smoking shoes.


The answer, apparently, is to unleash the kind of mayhem on him that would make the Three Stooges look like pacifists. (The book review that I read did not mention anything about twisting the bad guy's nose with a pipe wrench or running a saw across his head; perhaps those techniques will be covered in volume two.)


My worry is that people are tense and jittery enough on airlines these days without throwing some kung-fu moves into the mix. Using a complicated formula based on the comprehensiveness of the strip-search at check-in, plus the number of crying babies, plus the concentration of SARS viruses in the plane's air-conditioning system multiplied by the number of double-Scotches consumed and you have a situation where the line between a terrorist and a mouthy insurance salesman could become rather blurry.

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With people itching to try out the self-defense techniques mentioned in "Never Again," you definitely want to watch what you say to your fellow passengers.


"So! How about those weapons of mass destruction!" is a comment that is likely to earn you a Diet Coke right between the eyes.


Say, "Anybody got a light? My Nike just went out" and you pretty much deserve whatever you get.

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