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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

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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

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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 July 17, 2006 / 21 Tamuz, 5766

In search of a dateline

By Michael Goodwin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | When I wrote recently that "World War III has begun," I expected some arguments from readers that the hot spots around the globe did not add up to a world war. Count me as surprised, then, that the vast majority of responses didn't object to my central point. Readers agreed we are in a global war. They only differed on the start date.

I said the war had a long fuse and wondered whether it began when the Cold War ended. Or was it the first attack on the World Trade Center, in 1993? Neither was the first choice of those who wrote letters or sent e-mails. Here are some of their picks:

"It began centuries ago and will continue for centuries to come," wrote Catherine McCabe from the Rochester, N.Y., area. "This is not the usual political war. It is a religious war, with militant Islam tactics dating back in history. It is only now becoming more active with their ability to purchase modern weapons through sales of drugs, money laundering, etc. With them, anything goes in the name of Allah."

Gary Shadid of Peoria, Ill., targeted the murder of Robert F. Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan: "Could WW III ... have begun with a certain shooting in California in 1968 by a Palestinian? It is hard for me to believe that event stands alone."

"A new kind of global war -- WW III -- if it needs a name for emphasis -- began decades ago," wrote D.E. Mosman, a retired Navy captain. He saw similarities to Vietnam, which he experienced. "Nothing has changed," he wrote. "Except the passage of time and the fact the American people are still woefully ignorant as to their own stake in a war we cannot afford to lose."

He cited a list of events, starting with the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics and including the attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship, the hijacking of TWA flight 847 in Athens, also 1985, and the 1988 bombing of Pam Am Flight 103.

Naturally, 9/11 was a common choice, and one reader suggested we were actually in World War IV. World War III, he wrote, centered on Vietnam and the showdown over communism.

Yet the most popular date suggested is one I find persuasive. Carl Wessels, of Waxahachie, Tex., wrote succinctly: "May I suggest WW III started on 1-1/4/1979. The date militant Islamic students in Iran stormed the U.S. Embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran."

An influential essay on the topic appeared in the spring issue of City Journal magazine. JWR columnist Mark Steyn, writing about the hostage drama and how Iran "paid no price," added: "At hinge moments of history, there are never good and bad options, only bad and much, much worse. Our options today are significantly worse because we didn't take the bad one back then."

Our debate is timely, with events of the last week confirming the global nature, and the stakes, of the conflict. The rail bombing in India that killed 200 was probably carried out by Islamic fascists trying to take over Kashmir. And with Israel suddenly fighting Muslims on two fronts, Iran is once again threatening to destroy our closest Mideast ally.

On the most important point, then, there was virtual unanimity among those who wrote: Whenever World War III started, it can end only one way: The U.S. must prevail.

I agree.

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