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. 28, 2009/ 10 Mar-Cheshvan 5770

Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required

By Arnold Ahlert

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The latest:

  • A World Health Organization study of 12,800 people in 13 countries over ten years concludes that long-term mobile phone users could face a higher risk of developing brain cancer.

    Considering the appalling lack of politeness, consideration and responsibility demonstrated by countless users of this annoying technology, one might be tempted to conclude that brain cancer is G0d's way of saying, "shut up already!"

  • According to the NY Post, Nadya Suleman, aka "Octo-mom" whose fertility-induced pregnancy produced eight offspring, "poked fun at herself" when she dressed up as a pregnant nun for a pre-Halloween trick or treating trek with her brood.

    Has there ever been a religion bashed more freely and easily than Christianity? Wanna bet if Octo-mom donned a burka to "poke fun at herself" that: a) Muslims would have been in an uproar and b) the media would have ignored her for fear of said uproar? The sad truth is that Christians' philosophy of "turning the other cheek" makes them an easy target for a media more than willing to take cheap shot after cheap shot — even as they "respect the sensibilities" of Islam.

  • United Nation official Raquel Rolnick, "a special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing," is launching an investigation into the U.S. housing crisis. First stop was New York where she met with "housing activists" (read ACORN) and offered up the idea that housing is "human right."

    Let me help you out, Ms. Rolnick. We have a housing crisis precisely because the federal government, via the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, agreed that owning a home was a "human right." This precipitated the financial meltdown by forcing banks to loan mortgage money to people manifestly unqualified to repay it. When the inevitable defaults occurred, America got creamed.

    However, if you're sincere, let me offer a suggestion as to where several hundred New York families could take up residence: kick the bureaucrats out of the United Nations building and turn it into affordable housing. Getting rid of the U.N. and housing New York's needy? In the Big Apple, they call that a "two-fer."

  • Who is more important, a House representative, or a Senator? One voice in 435 or one in a hundred? There is little doubt that the 23rd congressional race in upstate New York, where conservative Doug Hoffman is running against RINO Dede Scozzafava is a battleground for the soul of the Republican party. Scozzafava is so liberal, she' got the backing of the Huffington Post, while a lot of high-profile Republicans, including Sarah Palin, are endorsing Hoffman with the hopes of purging RINOs like Scozzafava, et al, from the party.

    All well and good, but Florida RINO Charlie Crist is running against Conservative Marco Rubio for the United States Senate. Crist also needs to be sent packing, and it's long past time to make tht race a bellwether as well. In a related note, Republicans should consider handing comatose Republican National Committee head Michael Steele his walking papers. He, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe and other "go along to get along Republicans" are part of the problem, not the solution for a party that must stand for conservative principles before people will begin to respect it again.

  • A lot of otherwise reasonable people are convinced president Obama's executive order declaring swine flu a "national emergency" is the proverbial camel's nose under the tent, and martial law will soon be declared.

    Have more faith in America's cops and soldiers than that. This is not Iran where the Revolutionary Guard was more than willing to fire on their fellow countrymen without giving it a second thought. If it ever got to the point where a government takeover seemed imminent, I'd be more worried about being part of an administration willing to toss the Constitution aside than being an ordinary American citizen. The military and the police are overwhelmingly conservative. The bet here is that they'd take on a would-be gangster Commander-in-Chief and his minions before they turned on us.

  • Lastly, for all those convinced the health insurance industry is making "obscene" profits, a reality check: according to the Associated Press, insurance company profits average about 6%, and "barely exceeded 2 percent of revenues in the latest annual measure." This placed them "35th on the Fortune 500 list of top industries."

    Perhaps the Obama administration, along with our "progressive" legislators in Congress — ever intent on bashing those who resist their agenda — might consider demonizing the first thirty four companies on that list before taking on America's health insurers. Or, they might even consider telling Americans the truth, instead of lying to get what they want. Fat chance.

    What's the latest synonym for "tsunami?" With any luck, "the 2010 election."

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