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 Jan 9, 2012/ 14 Teves, 5772

Feds need to find if Brit hackers targeted 9/11 families

By Dan K. Thomasson

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In the "good old days" of American journalism, reporters were encouraged to get the news anyway they could -- by hook or crook at whatever expense to those about whom they were writing. If things got out of hand now and then, it was just chalked up to being part of the game in the highly competitive, rough and tumble world of early 20th century newspapering.

Ethics in journalism was an oxymoron. Those who overly subscribed to ethical behavior were likely to be out of a job sooner than later in a culture that thrived on "scoop" reporting and myriad editions each more sensational than the other. Yellow became the color of choice for some of our most prominent journals.

But somewhere between 1900 and 1940, newspapers grew up and responsibility and integrity became bywords for a new era, at least in this country. The lofty ideals often stated in a sentence on the front of the evening or morning papers took on a new meaning. Beating the competition was still important but there was a new recognition that the First Amendment assurance of a free press carried with it a responsibility for fair and accurate reporting of the public's affairs.

In Mother England, however, where national tabloids are dependent on street sales, sensationalism was uninterrupted, that is until last summer when revelations of the electronic keyhole peeping in the tabloid world threatened to bring down a hunk of Rupert Murdoch's big News Corporation right on top of his head. The Press Lord's peepers had gone a bit too far even for a populace weaned on prurient reporting.

So far the scandal has been confined to Britain but the question remains whether some 10 years ago following the horrendous Sept. 11. 200l, terrorist attack on America, survivors of the victims might have been subjected to the same sort of telephone hacking that forced the closing of the News of the World and so scandalized Britons.

Some of the 9/11 family members believe that is the case, citing a string of strange incidents involving their telephones and answering systems that are too similar to those experienced by British victims to be coincidental. The Justice Department doesn't seem all that convinced.

Attorney General Eric Holder met with a delegation from the 9/11 families and their lawyer last August, but nothing has been forthcoming so far, leaving most observers doubtful that what is said to be a continuing investigation by the FBI is going to turn up much.

Investigators reportedly believe that any leads would come from the records of Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator implicated in the British hacking. His records are being held by Scotland Yard and presumably have been made available to U.S. investigators.

Whatever the case, Holder has a big time obligation to provide some answers, not to leave the impression that he is sweeping the hacking charges under the rug. Murdoch is an important figure in this country as well as England and neither the Justice Department nor the White House can afford to make it seem they are catering to his power. That's part of what happened in the British affair where several of his top lieutenants, not to mention him, were too wired (no pun intended) to officials and politicians.

This country has been through its share of scandals, but fortunately the press has held to the strictures that it has mainly practiced since the days of phony pictures and embellished stories. There have been exceptions but those instances have been acknowledged by the publishers, print and electronic, and fully vetted for the public. In one instance a Pulitzer Prize was withdrawn from a winner, ironically for a story that might have been accepted by the publisher for whom the awards are named. The gossip columns of old largely have disappeared and newspapers now have strict codes of ethics.

Every society at every time is vulnerable to the kind of abuses the British hackers perpetrated. Most of the British press is as responsible as its American counterparts. It would be a tragedy if those who were blatantly not so in England violated our laws too. Finding out shouldn't be that difficult.

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