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 Feb. 11, 2013/ 1 Adar, 5773

Snow fun then? 'S no fun now

By Mitch Albom

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | This weekend, the Northeast was having a snowstorm. A big one. On Saturday afternoon, some areas had up to 3 feet of snow. Travel plans were frustrated. Some roads were impassable. It is safe to say few adults are happy about it.

But think about it. As kids, if we knew that much snow was coming, all we'd do is celebrate. We'd gaze out the window at the first flakes. We'd race outside as soon as there was enough to play in.

The same thing that caused our parents to grumble would cause us to shriek with joy.

What happened?

A metamorphosis took place. At some point, snow went from fun to annoyance. And it's not the only thing.

This storm got me thinking about how many other elements of life we loved as kids and are annoyed at as adults. For example:

The airport. What kid didn't love that place? Massive windows, gigantic planes, all those moving walkways -- and gift shops selling key chains with your name on them? Flying has always been magical to children. To adults, it's as much fun as the Bataan Death March.

Disneyland. This is still Shangri-la for kids. But ever see an adult who dropped $300 for tickets trying to dodge the parade with two strollers? It's not a happy face.

Balloons. Kids see them as something to bounce. Adults see them as something to blow up.

Mud. Kids jump into it. Adults jump over it.

Puddles. See "mud" above.

Imaginations running wild

Pirates. As kids, they are dashing, fun, swashbuckling, and you want to dress as one for Halloween. As adults, pirates are just lame.

Witches. See "pirates."

Clowns. See "witches."

Leprechauns. See "clowns."

Elevators. Remember, as a kid, when you couldn't wait to press every button? You do that as an adult, someone will throw you down the shaft.

Kool-Aid. A nectar of the gods for children. A surefire sugar shock for adults.

PEZ dispenser. To a kid, it's a toy worth fighting for. To an adult, it's something where the head comes off.

Fluffernutter. Speaks for itself.

The back seat. As kids, we couldn't wait to pile in with siblings or friends. As adults, it's another reason carpooling stinks.

Pumping gas. As kids, we only wish we could do it. As adults, we only wish someone else would do it.

Cleaning a windshield. See "pumping gas."

Checking oil. See "cleaning a windshield."

Squirrels. Kids see them and coo, "Oh, mommy, look how cute!" Adults see them and say, "Rat with a fluffy tail."

From one's fantasy to another's reality

Vending machines. Remember as a kid, how you'd pull every lever, even when you didn't have any change? As adults, you just pray the thing accepts your crinkled dollar bill.

Seesaws. Kids see them as the coolest way to go up and down. You ever sit on one as an adult? You're amazed you ever survived a playground.

Slides. See "seesaws."

Monkey bars. See "slides."

Monkeys. Every kid wants one for a pet. Every adult thinks "Planet of the Apes."

A magnifying glass. You could get one of these as a childhood Christmas present and yell, "Hooray!" You get one now, someone's telling you your eyesight is shot.

Crayons. As a kid, this is your instrument of choice. As an adult, you yell, "Jeez, don't we have anything else to write with?"

Coloring. Come to think of it, when was the last time you tried coloring anything as an adult -- that didn't involve Photoshop?

Wastepaper basket. Kids think "basketball hoop." Adults think "wastepaper basket."

Sprinklers. Kids think "run and jump." Adults think "water bill."

Pool water. Kids think "another word for bathroom." Adults think the same thing, but with less enthusiasm.

And finally, shoveling snow. Kids think "opportunity to make money and have fun." Adults think, "Let's not change the kid's perception."

So at least there's one part of this snowstorm we can all enjoy.

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