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 Sept. 18, 2006 / 25 Elul, 5766

Out of the closet and into the big time

By Lenore Skenazy

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | ITEM: Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey claims he seduced the Israeli man who forced him out of the closet while his wife was in the hospital recovering from the birth of their daughter. "I was totally in love with this man," McGreevey writes in "The Confession." — New York Daily News, Sept. 14

James, baby! Out of the closet and into the big time — and I'm not just saying that because I'm your agent! I'm saying it because once you hit the airwaves this week, on "Oprah," the "Today" show (hands off Matt!) and "The View" (hands off Rosie!), the world is going to go gaga for the first public figure to say it loud and say it proud: I am a Gay American . . . who couldn't keep it in his pants even while his wife was in the hospital, wondering when he was coming back with the ice pack.

The public's gonna love you!

Notwithstanding that sort of frosty reception you got at the Oprah pretape, I mean. Sure, some squares are going to wonder why you wrote a book like this. "What's the point?" they'll say. "We already knew you gave the state's top security job to your boyfriend who wasn't even a citizen. Why'd you have to give us all the sordid details?

And what's with all those guys you picked up at Parkway truck stops? Your book describes them as 'Bikers, executives, blue collar workers . . . every shade of race.' When you're out campaigning you're only supposed to SHAKE HANDS."

But you know, deep down, they love the naughty bits. It's not like they rushed out to buy "Pataki: Where I Come From," right? So, screw 'em. (Not literally!) When they start asking, "Why?" you tell them: Why? WHY? Because you're HONEST, that's why! And honesty is GOOD, so YOU are GOOD. Case closed.

Then, a new life opens. It always does. Ask Hugh Grant. Ask Eddie Murphy. Ask Mel Gibson (but maybe wait a few weeks). All you gotta do is get out there and laugh with Hannity and cry with Meredith and hold up the most honesty that $26.95 can buy. By the time they cut to a commercial, your phone will be ringing off the hook. (I'd change the "We're in the Money" ring tone, by the way.)

Maybe it'll be Judith Regan wanting a sequel — "Pants Down, Chin Up" — a self-help sort of thing. Or Andrew Lloyd Webber with an idea for a musical: "Dogs." Or Mattel!

Or not. All I'm saying is that all sorts of things will be coming your way that WEREN'T when when you were just a run-of-the-mill, corrupt, delusional and possibly about-to-be-blackmailed politician. Now you're Super Cad! You're like Bill Clinton, but caddier! Not because you're gay. BECAUSE YOUR WIFE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL! WITH YOUR BABY!

So get out there and milk it, Jimbo. Then say you've grown, you've embraced your spirituality and you really don't feel that way about Brooke's postpartum depression.

Ooops. Sorry. I have a lot of clients. Just hold up the book and smile.

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