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 August 7, 2012/ 19 Menachem-Av, 5772

Mitt Romney, Chick-fil-A, and Ben & Jerry's

By Dennis Prager

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Democratic mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. gave Mitt Romney and the Republican Party the greatest gift possible. They provided the American people with as clear an example of the unbridgeable differences between left and right, between Democrat and Republican, as could be hoped for.

And it was largely wasted.

The Democratic mayors of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. announced that Chick-fil-A is not welcome in their cities because the owner/founder of Chick-fil-A supports preserving the man-woman definition of marriage.

Aside from free speech issues, the mayors did something dangerously un-American: they declared their cities open only to businesses whose ownership holds political positions they approve of.

And by extension, these mayors declared that anyone — not just a business — who believes that the man-woman definition of marriage should not be changed is not welcome in their cities.

What we have here is, first, the current policy of the mainstream left and the Democratic Party to destroy ideological opponents — to destroy their reputations and to destroy them economically. The left tried to do this to those who supported California's Proposition 8 campaign to amend the state constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Prop. 8 was smearingly re-named "Prop. Hate," and all those who wish to maintain that definition of marriage were, and are, declared haters. The left is actually incapable of regarding ideological opponents as well-meaning.

What should Mitt Romney have done with this gift?

He should have used the Chick-fil-A controversy to illuminate the most important aspect of this November's election: the difference between the left and the rest of the country.

Romney should have shown up at a Chick-fil-A restaurant to support that company, ordered a Chick-fil-A sandwich and — here's the key — eaten it along with a Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

The photo of Romney eating both a Chick-fil-A sandwich and Ben & Jerry's ice cream would be worth far more than the proverbial thousand words. Nearly every American who watches television news, or reads a newspaper, or gets the news online would have seen the picture and gotten the message.

The picture would make clear to the least political American the difference between Republicans and Democrats, between conservatives and progressives.

In total contradistinction to the Democrats and the left, Mitt Romney would be seen eating food produced by one of the most left-wing companies in America. Ben & Jerry's has supported — either monetarily or through statements made by one or both of the founders — major left-wing causes, from the radical Occupy movement to the even more radical movement to free convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Romney's message would be that in America, with rare exceptions (such as, for example, a Nazi- or KKK-owned company), we buy products based on their excellence, not the views of their makers. Do we really want supermarkets with sections for liberal ice cream, conservative ice cream, libertarian ice cream, atheist ice cream, etc.?

Conservatives buy products produced by companies run by outspoken leftists; leftists try to destroy companies that take conservative positions. That is one message Mitt Romney eating a Ben & Jerry's ice cream at a Chick-fil-A restaurant would convey.

Another is that Republicans believe first and foremost in liberty. Ben and Jerry take far left positions, but in America, Republicans believe that you should be free to take whatever position you like without fearing that your business will be destroyed. Democrats, on the other hand, like the left worldwide, believe that other values — their understanding of fairness, of equality, of social justice, you name it — trump liberty.

A third message would be to demonstrate that the left is the greatest source of hate in this country. In one of its many acts of projection, the left accuses the right of hate because the left has done only one thing superbly for the last half century: demonize the right. The latest example is the labeling of every American who believes that marriage should be defined as it always has been, the union of a man and a woman, as a bigot and a hater of gays.

(Of course, the left never labeled Barack Obama or the majority of black Americans and Muslims who believe in the man-woman definition of marriage "haters." The label is specifically directed at white Christians and Mormons who oppose same-sex marriage - proving its insincerity and its political motivation.)

Finally, while enjoying his Chick-fil-A and Ben & Jerry's, Romney could have noted that any American who believes that marriage should not be redefined is not welcome in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C. It is time to shame the left.

Mitt Romney must run against leftism and the contemporary Democratic Party, not only against Barack Obama. The president is a leftist. That is the reason this country is in trouble.

The Chick-fil-A controversy is a perfect way to explain all this to the American people. All Mitt Romney needs to do is enjoy a certain brand of chicken and a certain brand of ice cream.


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