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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

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 Jan. 4, 2006 /4 Teves, 5766

We're wrong to ‘impose’ Western values on Muslim societies?

By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The next time someone asks what makes us Americans think our way is so much better than the Islamist ideology we're fighting, you may want to mention the following items from the Associated Press Dec. 28:

From Moscow, Maria Danilova reported the Russian commission investigating the Beslan school siege last year said local law enforcement officials negligently ignored instructions to strengthen school security before Islamists seized 1,128 pupils, teachers and parents, provoking a three-day standoff ending the deaths of 331 people, 186 of them children.

This incident is just one among way too many illustrating something is seriously wrong with an ideology in which the concept of intentionally attacking children is justifiable.

But it's apparently a highly recommended tactic in the Islamo-fascist handbook, since it's been used frequently by these guys' compatriots in "Palestine," where they also have other problems.

Having systematically poisoned their population with violent hatred for generations, Palestinian leaders attempting to rein in the violence in advance of first-time statehood are finding that like Dr. Frankenstein losing control of his creation, they are fighting Arafat's Monster.

This day, Sarah El Deeb reported dozens of masked Palestinian gunmen shot their way into Gaza Strip election offices demanding spaces on a parliamentary election candidate's list and jobs in the Palestinian security forces.

That same day three British citizens were kidnapped at the Rafah crossing from Egypt into Gaza in what was described as another blow to efforts by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to restore order to the chaotic territory since Israel's summer pullout.

And following increased post-pullout rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, the Israelis that day began enforcing a "no-go zone," where any Palestinian coming near the border will be shot.

The day also saw a Lebanon-based Palestinian terror group firing rockets into the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona, to which Israeli jets later responded.

And lest you think the trouble with the Islamists' lifestyle only manifests in its fights against non-Muslims, Dec. 28 saw Pakistani Muslim Nazir Ahmed unrepentant the day after slitting the throats of his three young daughters and their 25-year-old stepsister to "salvage his family's honor," as reported by Khalid Tanveer.

The report says hundreds of girls and women are murdered by male relatives annually in that conservative Islamic nation, and few of the perpetrators are seriously punished.

Ahmed's killing spree – the latest of more than 260 such killings documented in 2005 – was witnessed by his wife as she held their 3 month-old son. Ahmed put his hand over his stepdaughter's mouth and cut her throat with a machete, then killed the three girls, ages 8, 7, and 4. He reportedly said he believed the older girl had committed adultery and that the children had to die to prevent their growing up to do the same.

The report said reforms of outdated Islamized laws have been slow in coming, making it difficult to get convictions in rape, acid attacks and other cases of violence against women. Police are often reportedly reluctant to prosecute such crimes, regarding them as family disputes.

And when they're not attacking schools, buses and malls, or murdering women and girls, some Islamists keep themselves busy kidnapping tourists, as reported by Ahmed Al-Haj from Yemen. There, also Dec. 28, armed men kidnapped a German family to press the government for the release of jailed fellow tribe members.

Two Austrians were kidnapped there a week before and two Swiss tourists were kidnapped in the same area a month earlier.

So, the next time someone tells me we have no right to impose our way of thinking on these nations whose citizens are happy with their own systems, I plan to suggest they ask Ahmed's daughters how they feel about it.

Oh, that's right, they can't.

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