In this issue
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 Feb 24, 2012/ 1 Adar, 5772

Romney was presidential

By Dick Morris

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In Wednesday's debate, Romney showed how he has grown through this contest and has developed into a presidential figure. By contrast, Santorum's performance was distinctly congressional. I found myself agreeing with Santorum, but willing to follow Romney. In sync with Rick, but trusting Mitt.

Santorum's replies were pedantic, tactical, and detailed. No inspiration there. He was like a lawyer advocating his case or a congressman battling for a bill. But Romney came across as a real leader - charismatic, bold, strong, and, ultimately, inspiring.

One could see Romney as the leader of his country. As for Santorum, one could only see a politician with whom one often agrees.

I have been increasingly worried that Santorum seems unable...or unwilling...to make the pivot from social to economic issues. Beyond his advocacy of tax breaks for domestic manufacturing - a short term fix until automation renders the issue irrelevant - there is no economic policy there, just a collection of votes in yesterday's Senate. In trying to win Michigan and Arizona, he is taking shelter behind his social positions, coasting on the momentum of his base. But, in the process, he is making himself a very vulnerable target for Obama who would love to obscure the economic issues and focus on the social questions of abortion, stem cell research and, incredibly, contraception.

By embracing a 20% tax reduction for all brackets, Romney has begun to lay out his conservative economic vision on a more fundamental level than simply calling for the repeal of Obama's programs and the reduction of his deficit and debt. He needs to do more to sketch out his affirmative vision for recovery and prosperity.

Newt was like a color commentator on the process, injecting interesting, amusing, and often profound observations about civil service, education schools, and the staff of the Homeland Security Department. Newt built up his vote share with his creativity and insight, but every vote he gets comes from Santorum not from Romney.

But neither Newt nor Rick seemed presidential. I felt that should Gingrich meet Obama in a debate, he could critique him more easily than defeat him. Santorum could out-argue Obama. But Romney came across as one who could present a credible alternative and summon people to follow.

This debate, decisive for Santorum, is a clear win, in my mind, for Romney. If, on the strength of last night's strong performance, Romney wins Michigan and Arizona he has a decided advantage on Super Tuesday. There is but one more debate to go before those fourteen primaries or caucuses are held. Should Romney sweep them, this race is over.


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