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.28, 2014/ 27 Shevat, 5774

Immigration simplification

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Illegal immigration triggers suicidal impulses in Republicans of all stripes.

This is odd, because on no major issue are rank and file Republicans, Democrats and Independents more nearly in agreement, and no big problem confronting this country is easier to fix.

We should be outraged that more than 11 million people are in this country illegally. But we should direct our ire at the politicians in both parties who've been derelict in their duty to secure the border.

Instead, in what may be the most egregious example ever of political stupidity, many conservatives attack the illegals who work long hours at scut jobs to provide a better life for their families.

What most Americans -- and most Hispanics -- say they want in an immigration reform bill is essentially what conservatives want.

Border security should be the top priority, said 62 percent of respondents in a CNN/ORC poll last June. More must be done to secure the border, said 60 percent of Hispanic voters in a Latino Options poll in July.

Illegal immigration could be reduced to a nuisance if a security fence were built in high traffic areas along the Mexican border.

"When I was a soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan, the first line of defense was always a physical perimeter," said Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, a Harvard-trained lawyer turned Army Ranger. "That's because fences work."

The fence Israelis built to keep out Palestinian terrorists reduced terror incidents from 2,000 to 2 a month, he noted. A fence in the San Diego sector reduced border crossings by 95 percent.

Build the fence, said 64 percent of respondents in an ABC News/Washington Post poll in July.

Businesses should be required to check the immigration status of employees, said 77 percent of respondents to a Gallup poll in June. Hispanic voters support E-verify, 64-29.

Foreign engineers and scientists who earn graduate degrees here should be permitted to stay to work, said 78 percent in the Gallup poll.

If they stay off welfare, pay a fine and learn English, after a long waiting period, otherwise law abiding illegals should be permitted to apply for citizenship, said 69 percent of Republicans, 75 percent of Independents, and 87 percent of Democrats in a CBS poll in October.

Desperate to mend fences with Hispanics who suspect conservatives are more hostile to the immigrants than concerned about insecure borders, panicky Senate Republicans backed a bill which would reduce future illegal immigration by no more than 50 percent, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

Big mistake. Americans won't support "reform" that doesn't do Job One. When respondents to a Rasmussen poll in July were told about the CBO analysis, support for the Senate bill plunged to 39 percent.

Many conservatives wouldn't support a bill that did secure the border, for fear of enfranchising millions of new Democrats. They call any "path to citizenship," no matter how stringent, "amnesty."

Granting legal status to those who "pass a criminal background check, pay a fine, pay back taxes, learn English, go to the back of the line" and receive no government benefits isn't "amnesty," said 58 percent of Republican primary voters polled by the Tarrance Group.

The net new Democrats added by such a "path to citizenship" wouldn't be enough "to flip any states in the Electoral College," said psephologist Sean Trende.

If Republicans had the wit to attack the problem instead of illegal immigrants and each other, they'd draft a bill that does exactly -- and only -- what big majorities of Americans say they want:

Build the border fence. Track those who overstay their visas. Expedite deportation of illegals who commit felonies. Require businesses to check immigration status. Give priority to foreigners with skills.

For Hispanics, relieving fear of deportation is far more important than citizenship, according to a Pew poll in December.

Illegals shouldn't be made eligible for benefits until the border is 90 percent secure, said 56 percent of Hispanic voters in the Latino Options survey.

It would impose no burden on taxpayers if legal status -- but not eligibility for welfare, green cards or citizenship -- were granted. So lift fear of "las autoridades de inmagracion" right away; make benefits contingent upon border security.

Such a bill would please the vast majority of Americans, satisfy most Hispanics, solve the problem. It'd be fun to watch Democrats try to justify opposing it.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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