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 April 11, 2014 / 11 Nissan, 5774

The impending invasion of Europe: Who's vulnerable?

By Dave Weinbaum

JewishWorldReview.com | For those of us who either weren't around when wars have started, or forget the fact that we've had about 200 million killed in lethal conflict since 1899, we are witnessing a classically lethal start-up in Crimea and the Ukraine—and the Libiots in the Obama Administration are jiggy with it!

At worst, they colluded with Russia as evidenced by President Obama's flexibility pledge after the 2012 election.

At best, America is hogtied by Obama's misguided policies. The world has seen us turn tail and run from every conflict or worse--decide to back mortal enemies at the expense of our closest allies.

Giving the Obama Administration the benefit of the doubt, one can see that John "Not Fit For Command" Kerry is clueless in his efforts to scare Putin. His snootiness presents the perfect foil for the down-to-earth Putin. His predecessor, Hillary "Kill Bill's Bitches" Clinton, in a feeble attempt to discredit Bush and Reagan, offered that ridiculous reset button to the Russian foreign minister.

Also, that offer was an insult to every Russian and Eastern European who suffered under the brutal Soviets. Did she, Kerry or Obama remember Ronnie's bloodless defeat of the Soviet Empire without one shot being fired? Why won't Liberals use what worked before—strength? What is it about weakness that's so appealing to them?

While these observations are obvious to those who follow history, both ancient and current, the subject matter of today's discussion is: If the war in the Ukraine surges and Putin decides it's a plausible model to pursue, who's at risk for a Holocaust?

Since most within the realm of logical consciousness rely on history to repeat, let's go back to the last big European hostility-WW2.

Many Germans were convinced that the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, which ended WW1, was a crime against the German people. It made them disarm, take full blame for the war and pay reparations both in cash and territory. Rumors spread that it was the Jews who betrayed Germany. Hitler arose from that mess to rearm Germany, rally the people to blame the Jewish scapegoat for their plights and motivate the people to regain territories to save "German speaking people."

Sound familiar? It's exactly what a Vladimir Putin said as he invaded Crimea and is about to do to the Ukraine—using the words, "Russian speaking…" When Putin invades Ukraine, we're placed in the same dilemma as when Hitler invaded Poland in September of 1939. As a group, Jews suffered six million murdered.

Who are the unlucky losers under a Putin Putsch?

  • Jews-After the Holocaust many Jews migrated from Europe. There may be 2 million left out of what was once about 11 million. The Ukraine was a gulag of Jewish death in WW2. Out of the 250,000 Jews who still reside in the Ukraine, down from 2.7 million in pre WW2 numbers, there are still some fears they will be attacked by the local Jew haters--maybe not so much by the Russians. The rest of Europe has such a depleted supply of Jews, that to round them up would be, pardon the pun, overkill.

  • Christians-Most of the hostilities toward Jews was fomented at the hands of various Christian denominations in Europe. Martin Luther was a rampant anti-Semite and the Catholic Church wasn't much better. Although many individual priests and pastors protested the slaughter of the Jews, the leaders of most of those religions stood silent during the devastation—especially the Vatican. Comprising 76% of Europe's population would be too much of a task even if there was a mass movement against them. Post WW2, there's been solidification between Christians and Jews, yet you wouldn't know it from the Progressives in the UN.

  • Muslims-What I've noticed in the years since 9/11/2001 is an awaking amongst Christians, Jews and moderate Muslims at the viciousness of a small amount of fanatical Koran believers. They are convinced that Allah wants them to murder, enslave or tax infidels who refuse to acknowledge Allah and his messenger, Mohamed, as the only true faith. Muslims were and are all about killing Jews, having partnered with Hitler in WW2. With the expulsion of almost a million Jews from Arab countries, Arabs eventually ran out of Jews to bully. When they attack Israel now, they know they have to pay a price. So who are they killing now?

In Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Africa Muslims mainly kill each other. But they are pointedly murdering and decapitating Christians at an alarming rate. The Muslim population of Europe is approximately 44 million out of 733 million--about 5.4%.

With Jews already decimated and aligned with the majority population—Christians— as they never have been before, I'd be concerned if I were a Muslim, especially in those countries where Islamists are making a big stink about their "rights" to Sharia law while their brethren are murdering Christians left and right. Also, Israel, not on the scene in WW2, may provide a bigger deterrent than imagined to those who would wipe out the remaining Jews of Europe.

Muslim chickens may be coming home to roost.

Or am I wrong?


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