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

Perfumed Petals and Exotic Roots: NY's 17th Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

By Richard. Z. Chesnoff

JewishWorldReview.com | New Yorkers enjoy a wealth of yearly film fairs. Among my own personal favorites: the Sephardic Jewish Film Festival -- an annual springtime pot pourri of perfumed flowers and pungent herbs that traces the fate of the descendants of the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were cruelly expelled from Spain during the 15th century Inquisition, then wandered the world till they eventually found relative religious freedom and communal peace in exotic lands from India to Egypt, from Bulgaria to Argentina.

Like the Sephardic festivals before it, this year's 17th annual one is sponsored by the New York based American Sephardic Federation. It runs from Thursday March 13th to March 20th at the Center for Jewish History on Manhattan's West 16th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenue. .

"Enrico Macias: A Life in Song" Opening night is a gala reception/showing of a French bio-pic devoted to that smiling Jewish boy from Algeria who became one of the most popular stars of the French and international musical scene as well as spokesman for the multitudes of Jews who like himself were forced in the 1950s and 1960s to flee from their homes in the Muslim world . Singer Macias will be present to receive the festival's lifetime "Pomegranate" achievement award.

Shadow in Baghdad Jews played a major role in Iraqi society for more than 2000 years; in the 1940s, they were a full 25 percent of Baghdad's population. But beginning in the 1950s Iraq's military dictatorship began to brutally drive them out , stealing their property, and annihilating their ancient community.

Shadow in Baghdad, a film by Israeli director Duki Dror tells how, a young Baghdad journalist sets out to write about Linda Abu Aziz, who fled to Israel in the early 70s, while her father chose to stay in Baghdad, then mysteriously disappeared. The film uncovers his tragic fate and shows how a generation of young Iraqis are beginning to acknowledge the tragedy inflicted on their Jews and the void it left behind. Dror will answer questions after the screening.

Ballad of the Weeping Spring The haunting sounds of classic Sephardi popular music form the central theme of this fascinating Israeli film. Directed by Benny Toraty, it is an enchanting tale that takes place in a mystical land where surviving members of a once famous band struggle to reunite for the sake of a dying colleague. "Ballad..." It features some of Israel's finest Sephardi musicians and actors -- including Arnon Zadok.

The Jews of Iran are the background of two films: "Rita Jahan Farouz" and "Reading Tehran in Tel Aviv". Rita, of course, is the renowned Iranian born Israeli singer who on the eve of her 49th birthday recorded her first album in Farsi - which becomes a hit even in Tehran, Israel's arch-enemy capital All is told against the subplot of Iranian Jewish exiles who have found happy homes in Israel and other lands - but still miss their birth-land .

"Reading Tehran" is the premiere showing of a film that explores how two women activists try to bridge the existing political gap between Iran and Israel. One of them Josephine Mairzadeh and film maker George Itzhak will be present to answer audience questions.

The Jews of Bukharia are the subjects of Handa Handa 4. Ronen, a star of a popular Israeli Bukharian theater and his girlfriend Orit have been seeing one another for almost three years. Now their very respected and traditional families demand they either wed or break up. The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY. For a full festival schedule go here. Tickets are on sale at www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444. For further information about OPENING NIGHT ONLY, contact ASF at event@asf.cjh.org or 212-294-8350 x.1


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