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. 5, 2009/ 17 Tishrei 5770

MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency

By Arnold Ahlert

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | This week's list:

Ever wonder what would happen to health insurance rates if: companies could compete nationwide, consumers could pick and choose specific health items they want covered, and Congress enacted tort reform? You'll have to keep wondering, because the American left is determined to find a government "solution" to healthcare, costing trillions. That the Congress and the Obama administration completely ignore such free-market, non-debt accumulating ideas is revealing: "fixing" healthcare has far less to do with healthcare than it does with the further accumulation of power in Washington D.C.

And yet again, another Senator, Thomas Carper (D-Del.), is apparently unashamed to show his utter contempt for the American public: "I don't expect to read the legislative language because...the legislative language is among the more confusing things I've ever read in my life." Shame on you Senator, and all of your colleagues determined to jam incomprehensible legislation down the throats of ordinary Americans

Now that president Obama's Olympic full-court press is history, would it be too much to expect him to start doing the job he was actually elected to do? Apparently Mr. Obama can't figure out that, at some point, symbolism must give way to substance, campaigning to governance.

A frightening thought: maybe there is no substance, and Americans are in for a four-year infomerical.

It is hard to decide which is more daunting: eight-year-old school kids taught to sing the president's praises, or the adults in charge of the Burlington, NJ public schools worrying more about how such a video was disseminated, than the actual content of the video itself?

Once again, for the double-standard crowd, a simple name change is all that is required to reveal the hypocrisy: how does "mmm, mmm, mmm, George Walker Bush" work for you?

When did America's military leaders come to the conclusion that "winning hearts and minds" takes precedence over destroying America's enemies? Afghan commander Gen. McChrystal's strategy report reads more like a college thesis about community outreach than a sobering assessment of what it takes to achieve victory. Do we still believe in victory, or are American men and women in harm's way cannon fodder for some intellectual exercise — epitomized by the unconscionable "Rules of Engagement" which unnecessarily endanger their lives?

Bottom line: politically correct war-making is an abomination.

As George Will noted in a recent column, the environment is not cooperating with the global warming alarmists. Cooling trends might last "a decade or so." Again, like the health care debacle, reality and common sense will not deter those whose primary goal has little to do with the environment and very much to do with their own self-aggrandizement as "indispensable" leaders presiding over those too stupid to be left to our own devices. Cap and trade legislation is their calling card.

For many Americans, the 2010 election can't come soon enough.

Late Night comedian David Letterman, threatened with extortion by a fellow network executive, apparently felt forced to admit that he had "sex with several staffers." Rumor has it that Roman Polanski is circulating a petition in Dave's defense.

"It wasn't sex-sex," offered the aging director.

New York City's Education Dept. has banned most bake sales, despite the fact that they are used to generate funds for school activities such as teams and clubs. This is part of Nanny Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ongoing attempt to force New Yorkers to be more responsible regarding their health. Once again, those who cannot tolerate individual choice or personal responsibility will force-feed their agenda to the public, which apparently has no choice in the matter.

Memo to the insufferable do-gooders: if you don't want to eat cake, smoke cigarettes, etc. don't. But leave everyone else alone.

This week, Republicans plan to introduce a resolution demanding that Charlie Rangel step down from his post as the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which writes the nation's tax code. Rangel is up to his neck in code violations, which puts Democrats in a tenuous position: do they throw their support behind a tax cheat, or do they do the right thing? In 2006, Democrats regained control of Congress because, as Nancy Pelosi claimed, Republicans had fostered a "culture of corruption" in Washington, D.C. Democrats talked the talk. Will they walk the walk?

Bet your life the race card will be played with all the gusto Rangel and/or his fellow Democrats can muster.

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08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
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© 2009, Arnold Ahlert