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 Oct. 9, 2007 / 27 Tishrei 5768

Rudy's attacks on Hillary hit home

By Dick Morris & Eileen Mc Gann

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Rudy Giuliani has found his groove in attacking Hillary Clinton. Whether his barbs will help him beat her in the general election, we don't know yet. But they will help him to win the Republican primary.

The major reason for anyone to vote for Rudy Giuliani is that he has the best chance — we would say the only chance — to defeat Hillary Clinton. And beating Hillary is very, very, very important!

It is only through the terror issue that the Republicans have a chance to win in November, 2008. If Americans retain their current complaisance, the GOP will have no chance at all. On the other issues — Iraq, the economy, environment, elderly, Social Security, health care, Medicare, and trade — the Democrats have the edge.

Taxes, normally a Republican issue, has faded from sight because of Bush's tax cuts. Crime and drugs, also Republican base issues, are gone — products of the Clinton/GOP success in cutting the crime rate in half. Immigration, another normally big win for the Republicans, has been blunted by Bush's advocacy of immigration reform. So the GOP has one issue left: defending us against terrorism.

And that should be enough. When you consider the plots against us which have been thwarted — Brooklyn Bridge, Sears Tower, the Dirty Bomb, Stinger attack at Newark, JFK Airport, the Holland Tunnel, a mall in Ohio, downtown London, the pub in the UK, 10 planes over the Atlantic — it should be more than enough to remind us that we need a president who will fight terrorism successfully. And when one realizes the narrow margin by which some of these plots were foiled and the cred it that is due to the Patriot Act, the NSA wiretaps, and the Bush Homeland Security people for stopping them, the case becomes ever clearer.

But, alas the Republican party is the victim of its own successes. It has solved all of the issues for which it is usually elected, except for immigration.

But if there is one man who can remind us about the dangers of terrorism, who personifies our response to terror, it is Rudy. His very presence evokes memories of 9/11 and it is that memory which the Republicans must put front and center in order to win.

Running against Hillary, despite her reputation for toughness, the terror issue can be particularly devastating. Her support for watering down the Patriot Act and her opposition to the NSA wiretaps both make her very vulnerable on the issue. Rudy knows the issue backwards and forwards (having put in place many of the safeguards that stopped the terror plots directed against New York City in the past few years) and can pin her back on the issue. As a Democrat and a liberal, she has great vulnerability on the terror issue.

So to call attention to his credentials to take on Hillary, Rudy is attacking her night and day. He calls her the new McGovern. He lambastes her failure to repudiate the moveon.org attack on General Petraeus. He goes after her flip flops on Iraq. He is all over her case. And each time he hits her, he reminds us why we want him around in November to stop her from marching to the White House.

If Rudy were to focus on the Republican primary and his GOP opponents, the issues of abortion, gay rights, and guns would divide the party and might lead to the nomination of a pro-choice candidate like Thompson or a recent convert like Romney. Anyone who has spent five minutes with Thompson and five with Hillary knows that she would have him for breakfast in any debate (assuming Fred could make it out of bed in time to attend and stay awake for the whole hour and a half).

So Rudy is correct to concentrate his fire on Hillary. He is all that stands between us and another President Clinton or will it be President Rodham?

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