Jewish World Review
Tuesday October 06, 2015

The height of the intellect is distinguishing between the real and the impossible, and submission to what is beyond one's power.
— Rabbi Shlomo ibn-Gavirol


With the understanding that we have a number of non-Jewish readers, please find below more than a dozen new articles and a similar amount of "think toons" to help you prevent what might otherwise develop into a dreaded case of "JWR withdrawal".

We are suspending publication til Wednesday in observance of the last set of festivals of the "High Holy Days" season, known as Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah.

For the next 48 hours, observant Jews will spend much of the day and part of the night in the synagogue.

While there 's prayer and study, there will also be joyous dancing and singing.

In many regards, the holidays revolve around the children, who get to stay up late and are rewarded with all sorts of treats.

(Interested in a more in-depth explanation? Please check out "Revealed: Simchas Torah secrets" by clicking HERE.)

In general, as you'll have more time, please check out those articles you might have missed at All work was completed before the onset of the holy days.

May the coming year be one of health, happiness and inspiration!

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky Editor in Chief

Mark Steyn: The Two Faces of Facebook

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Bright Ideas

(SPOT ON) Sharon Randall: Armchair critics lend insight on keys to marriage

Mitch Albom: Miss the wedding, receive a bill, post complaint

Janine Turner (Yes, the actress): The infamous Roman Emperor Caligula and the U.S. Congress

Robert J. Samuelson: A safety net --- not a gravy train

Bill Gertz's Inside the Ring: Must-read investigative column on the Pentagon and national security issues

Jeff Jacoby: Free your eyes from the shackles of the shutter

Jack Kelly: First-rate health care: I'm getting it, as should more Americans

David M. Shribman: It's amateur hour, again

Dana Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

Byron York: Obama is right: Politicize more, not less

Bruce Bialosky: Why Boehner Mattered

Bernard Goldberg: Why the GOP Will Have a Tough Time in 2016 --- and Why It Won't

Dick Morris: A Litmus Test For The New Speaker

George Will: The human quest to find our place in the universe

Mallard Filmore


Nate Beeler

Nate Beeler BONUS!

Chip Bok

Chip Bok BONUS!

Paul Combs

Bob Gorrell

Walt Handelsman

Jerry Holbert

Jimmy Margulies

Rick McKee

Rick McKee BONUS!

Jeff Stahler

Scott Stantis

Michael Ramirez

Simchas Torah: Technology and the Outdated Torah Scroll
By Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo

Judaism is a future-orientated religion. We are not afraid of the latest technologies because they allow us to fulfill, in ways unimagined by our forefathers, the divine mandate to cure diseases, create more pleasant ways to live our lives and make the world a better place. All this is beautifully expressed by our sages, who direct us to become partners with God in the work of creation.

But the very text that demands this, does not allow us to benefit from it when it comes down to the physical preparation and writing of this same text!

Reality Check
Master the strategy, save the world
By Caroline B. Glick

One of the world's finest geo-political analysts connects the dots like few others can

Reality Check
Delusional 'president' of non-existent state wins cheers instead of jeers at United Nations
By Jeff Jacoby

Few would have thought that Turtle Bay could get any sicker

She Said What?
By P.J. O'Rourke

A Response to Ann Coulter, and a Personal Reflection on the Jews

Stock Watch
Where to Invest If You're Losing Sleep Over the Stock Market's Volatility
By Daren Fonda

Volatility is up and your portfolio is almost certainly down. Investing in these sectors will keep you in the game while holding down losses if the market heads south again

Smart Living
Make Your Money Last a Lifetime
By Jane Bennett Clark

Take the right steps to put your finances on a path to a secure retirement

Unbiased Breaking News

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By James Moore

Don't dare call these inspired mashed potatos a blah side dish staple!

4 books

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Ripleys Believe It Or Not!
Andy Capp
The Born Loser
Frank & Ernest
The Grizzwells
Moderately Confused
One Big Happy
Prickly City
The Wizard of Id

Nate Beeler

Lisa Benson

John Darkow

Matt Davies

John Deering

Bob Gorrell

Walt Handelsman

Steve Kelley

Jimmy Margulies

Rick McKee

Jack Ohman

Drew Sheneman

Kevin Siers

Scott Stantis

Dana Summers

Cory Franklin: Science and Religion: Can They Coexist?

Julia Gorin: If Beyonce Ever Found Out Really 'Who Run This Motherf*****'

[ I N S I G H T ]

Wesley Pruden: When world leaders got garbage for lunch

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Highly Committed People

Lori Borgman: Uncovering the beauty of time

Greg Crosby: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away

Mona Charen: When Dad Is the Devil

Paul Greenberg: Who is Pat Sajak? or: Another reason to love Chicago

Jonah Goldberg: Putin cutting Obama down to size

Suzanne Fields: Candidates Seek the 'Sweet Spot'

David Ignatius: Russia and the 'facts on the ground' in Syria

Dave Weinbaum: Boehner and McConnell: Two's a party; three's a crowd

David Limbaugh: Planned Parenthood Can't Handle the Truth

Michelle Malkin: The Baby Butchers and Their Media Butchers

Rich Lowry: In slamming Planned Parenthood, Republicans forget . . . abortion

Michael Reagan: GOP Can't Win in 2016 by Losing Now

Michael Barone: The Dogs That Aren't Barking in the 2016 Campaign

Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Syria Debacle And A Powerless U.S.

Mallard Filmore

Dry Bones


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

Baby charged with attempted murder

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

Hitler's Jewish wife? Mass murderer's mate would have made both deserving of death under Nazi law

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

From the Grave, Wife Captures Time, Love in a Bottle (2 minutes)

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

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)

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)

Henry Chu and Batsheva Sobelman: After expelling Jews in 1492, Spain considers inviting them back

Bibi takes the lead: Offers Arabs -- and Kerry -- an ultimatum

Kim Giles: 3 steps to regain control when you 'lose it'

Cameron Huddleston: How to Get Retailers to Match Prices

James K. Glassman: 6 Great Mutual Funds That Benefit From Small Portfolios

John Ericson: Biomarkers Catch Heart Attack 2 Weeks Before It Happens

John Ericson: Hint at treatment for neurodegenerative disease that affects one in every 20,000 Americans

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom CRISPY SALMON CROQUETTES WITH CAJON REMOULADE SAUCE are a cinch to prepare and a savory, sumptuous main to delight in

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski : The Mystery of Suffering

Maddie Hanna: Christie to address Adelson, GOP Jewish Pow-Wow in Las Vegas

Joe O'Connor: 'Never give up': Auschwitz survivor, 106, was a wonder of positivity who put horrors aside to raise a family

Lisa Gerstner: 6 Things to Know About Getting the Best Cell-Phone Deal

Sandra Block: Take Advantage of These Tax Breaks for Every Life Stage

Nicci Micco: What are good fats and bad fats?

Susan Scutti: Surgeons To Test New Technique For Saving The Almost-Dead

The Kosher Gourmet by Kim Ode A babka's distinctive swirls make this chocolate bread a spectacular treat (STEP BY STEP TECHNIQUES)

Kathleen Parker: Hobby Lobby case creates unexpected allies in Dershowitz and Starr

Steven Emerson: CAIR Criticizes Independent Investigation It Requested ... Again

Georgia Lee: How to be a 'good wife' without becoming a doormat

Matt Evans: 9 inexpensive, do-it-yourself projects that will make your life easier

Cameron Huddleston: Fabulous Freebies 2014

Kimberly Lankford: Don't Overlook the Retirement Savers' Tax Credit

Chris Weller: Nasal Spray to Treat Depression?

The Kosher Gourmet by Susan Selasky You've never had exotic soups like these! (5 EASY RECIPES!)

David Suissa: Hellooooooo, Jerry: Let's replace Foxman with Seinfeld

Joel Greenberg What Israel's quiet water revolution can offer states like California

Michael Doyle: Supreme Court on Tuesday will contemplate complicated role of public faith in the marketplace

Kim Giles: How to be more psychologically mature

Steven Goldberg : Nasdaq 5000 Here We Come

Robert Schmerling, M.D. : Ask the Harvard Experts: The dangers that bags under your eyes can reveal

Sharon Palmer, R.D.: Go ahead and snack between meals!

The Kosher Gourmet by Susan Selasky SHAVED ASPARAGUS WITH MUSHROOMS AND PARMESAN CRUMBLE: Doesn't this look delicious!?

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Our Increasingly Soulless Society

Caroline B. Glick Don't be scared to support a One State Solution

David G. Savage: Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives

Julie Nelson: Is encouragement or praise better for your kids?

Scott Hammond: Career crisis? 5 strategies to keeping a job

Kathy Kristof: 9 Companies Poised to Ride the Energy Boom

Jessica L. Anderson: Best Values in Family Cars, 2014

The Kosher Gourmet by Susan Selasky Zen and the art of pancake making: Tested techniques and fun flavors for the ultimate flapjacks

Caroline B. Glick: If Putin remains anti-American, he need not worry about Obama

Susie Boyce Small house, big blessings: A look at what really matters

Heather Hale: Make your husband feel like the most attractive man on earth

Mark Johanson: Airplanes don't just vanish into thin-air? You bet they do!

Glenn Somerville: 6 Sectors Ripe for Business Consolidation in 2014

Cameron Huddleston: How to Save on Auto Repairs

John Ericson: REVEALED: The elusive secret to chocolate's health benefits

The Kosher Gourmet by Cathy Pollak A hearty stew for the last taste of winter

Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein: Purim: Cynicism v. Holiness

Avedis Hadjian Warning to West From Ex-President Kravchuk: Ukraine Crisis Could Spark World War III

Danica Trebel: Make your husband feel like the most attractive man on earth

Nancy Ott, M.D.: Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: How -- and when -- children outgrow food allergies

Jason Hardy : World Wide Web turns 25, but what will its future look like?

Cameron Huddleston: Which Tax Software Is Best for You?

Kevin McCormally :Why You Need a Roth IRA

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon A hearty stew for the last taste of winter

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