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 January 6, 2010/ 20 Teves 5770

Hanging by an Ideological Thread

By Arnold Ahlert

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "We know that he (wannabe terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab) traveled to Yemen, a country grappling with crushing poverty and deadly insurgencies" — President Barack Obama

Sometimes I wonder if the Obama administration, left-wing Democrats, and see-no-evil liberals have any idea how close they are to political destruction. Self-inflicted, and oh-so well-deserved destruction. Here's a clue, lefties:

One more domestic terror attack, and you're all political toast.

So far, the best defense the American left has come up with for the series of inexcusable breakdowns that gave Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his best shot at 72 virgins, is bashing former vice president Dick Cheney for stating the obvious, and the Republican party for "politically exploiting" the near-tragedy.

Do you feel safer now, my fellow Americans?

The above statement by Barack Obama contains perhaps the most annoying component of leftist fantasy with respect to terrorists. Let me spell it out for the hand-wringers: "crushing poverty" is not—repeat not — the primary impetus of terrorism. Far too many of these bloodthirsty thugs have never even sniffed poverty, and only the adherents of a bankrupt political ideology, steeped in mind-numbing political correctness, continue to insist otherwise.

Make no mistake: if innocent Americans die due to such ideologically-inspired stupidity, there will be hell to pay for one stupefying simple reason: fool us once on 9/11, shame on them. Fool us twice—shame on us. And "us" means every PC-addled lefty in politics, the media, academia and Hollywood — along with some squishy "Islam is a religion of peace," don't-rock-the-boat conservatives, who continue to cultivate their status quo of spineless acquiescence, lest they be charged with bigotry or Islamo-phobia.

You're playing with real peoples' lives, you mutts.

In a better world, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab would be on his way to Guantanamo Bay, where he would be given two choices: start talking, or start swallowing water. Instead, he's our newest "terrorist citizen," with Constitutional rights and a future date on some court docket where he'll be able to tell the world what a rotten country America is, which will comfort all of his terrorist buddies—and more than a few self-hating Americans.

Why are liberals and their enablers willing to countenance such insanity? Because they think such behavior constitutes moral superiority. Because their arrogance makes them incapable of seeing there are people in this world who are truly immune to clever talk and unilateral ass-kissing. To parody an Oscar-winning Sally Field, "they really do hate us!" Unfortunately, they'll be given an unprecedented opportunity to "express themselves" when KSM and company end up in a New York City courtroom, instead in front of a firing squad. It doesn't take much of imagination to envision a truck bomb or two exploding in precise synchronization with a well-rehearsed courtroom diatribe delivered by the architect of 9/11. It takes even less imagination to envision the subsequent hand-wringing of those who'll never understand that appeasing monsters is utterly reprehensible — and deadly.

There is no doubt the downfall of liberalism resulting from a successful domestic terror attack would be considered a blessing by many Americans, this writer included. But no one in his right mind wishes for such a trade-off. That liberals themselves are willing to put their entire worldview so close to the ash heap of history is frightening. Ironically, the only group of people with an equal amount of dogmatic rigidity are the Islamic terrorists. Too bad we can't set aside some parcel of land where both groups could go and "work out their differences." Pie-in-the-sky versus "death to all infidels" would be the ultimate TV reality show.

Sadly, we're all part of a reality show hosted by people whose "9/10 mentality," despite all of their protests to the contrary, is Constitutionally derelict. Providing for the "common defence (sic)" refers to defending Americans, not stateless non-uniformed mass-murdering savages. Americans uninfected by the cancer of PC know a war when they see it, and they can easily identify an enemy combatant when he tries to blow up a planeload of innocent people.

Imagine selling "overseas contingency operation" or "man-caused disaster" to a country in national mourning over another successful domestic atrocity. Imagine trying international terrorists in a civil courtroom after another attack. It's not too late to come to your senses, my fellow liberals. In fact, some of your lives could literally depend on it. Terrorism is an equal-opportunity scourge, and in a city like New York, it's highly likely that the majority of people whose lives were snuffed out on 9/11 were of the liberal persuasion.

Every American owes those killed a debt for which the terms of repayment are simple: to the best of our abilities, we must never allow such an atrocity to ever happen again.

Nothing less is remotely acceptable.

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