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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 March 1, 2013/ 19 Adar, 5773

Titanic II: If at first you don't succeed ...

By Dale McFeatters




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | We would have thought the cruise-line industry already provided enough unscripted excitement for their passengers.

The Carnival Triumph was just hauled into port, in Mobile, Ala., after an engine-room fire took out the electricity, running water and AC, leaving some 4,000 sweltering passengers to drift aimlessly in the Gulf of Mexico while a tow was arranged.

Thanks to modern communications like the cellphone, we learned about raw sewage running down the walls of the lower cabins and hourlong waits to get an onion sandwich.

There was, mercifully, no loss of life, only a lot of really grungy passengers who got free bathrobes and other amenities for their suffering.

And a year ago January, the captain of the Costa Concordia, with more than 4,000 aboard, took an unscheduled detour off the coast of Italy and ran aground. Most, but not all, of the passengers were rescued, and the great ship remains stuck.

With all this maritime excitement readily available to the average fun-seeker, it seems a tad excessive for yet another entry into that category of travel known as "Sea Voyages Gone Bad."

Yet an Australian mining billionaire plans to re-create the ship that was the subject of perhaps the world's best-known tragedy at sea, Titanic, the great vessel that in April 1912 hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank in the North Atlantic, a disaster that has never lost its hold on the public imagination. More than 1,500 people died in the sinking.

The original Titanic was deemed by the press of the day as "unsinkable" -- not a claim that is being made for Titanic II, according to news reports.

Financial backer Clive Palmer, speaking to reporters, said with unassailable logic, "I think anything will sink if you put a hole in it."

The designer of Titanic II called the planned vessel "the most safe cruise ship in the world," not totally reassuring in view of recent events.

Titanic II will be almost exactly the same dimensions as the original, although with a modern propulsion system and, one would hope, better sewage and ventilation than the current state of the art in cruise ships.

The ship reportedly will be built by the CSC Jinling Shipyard in China, where presumably they have higher standards than the Chinese food-safety and school-construction industries.

When completed, the ship will sail to Southampton, England, to re-create the voyage to New York that the original Titanic never completed.

The passengers, according to reports, will be provided with period clothing and the ship will have three classes, with Palmer electing to travel third class like Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Jack Dawson, did in the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic." Just like in that movie, the lower classes will be restricted in their movements. Once in steerage, you stay in steerage, although presumably in this more enlightened age they'll let you out if the ship starts to sink.

The original Titanic carried about 2,200 passengers and crew, but had only enough lifeboats for about half of them. Titanic II reportedly will have 2,435 passengers and 900 crew, plus lifeboats and rafts with a capacity for 3,500. Clearly, they're not going to make the same mistake twice.

The sailing date is sometime in 2016, and, Palmer tells the press, 40,000 have registered for tickets and 16 have offered between $750,000 and $1 million to be on the maiden voyage.

Palmer may have discovered a market for re-creating doomed voyages, but without the disaster element. A trans-Atlantic flight on the Hindenburg, anyone?

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Previously:


02/27/13 Telecommuters back to office!
02/26/13 Federal agencies to make sure public feels pain, too
02/25/13 You've been good citizens. Now get out
02/21/13 The drones are coming, ready or not
02/20/13 Deadbeats undermine the best of intentions
02/19/13 Artificial retina offers eye-opening promise
02/14/13 State of the Union needs new purpose
02/13/13 Instead of black helicopters, fluffy white blimps
02/11/13 Congress, no vacation until its work is done
02/08/13 Saturday letter delivery an expensive luxury
02/07/13 William Howard Taft, from president to mascot
02/01/13 Economists unfazed by brief pause in growth
01/31/13 African drone base would be a first step for U.S.
01/28/13 Senate timidly tinkers with filibuster rule
01/25/13 North Korea on 'settling accounts' with U.S.
01/24/13 Iran will invent world domination
01/23/13 High-school graduation rate hits a high note
01/21/13 Congress will spend year resting up -- who knows for what
01/17/13 Inaugurations inevitably include a slip-up
01/16/13 Once again, an al-Qaida threat from a faraway place
11/30/12 Soon your car may resemble Hal --- 'I'm sorry, Dave'
11/27/12 Faint -- very faint -- signs of optimism on fiscal cliff
11/26/12 Black Friday fatigue --- or not
11/23/12 China plans world's tallest and fastest building
11/22/12 Lonely, unattached planets looking for company
11/19/12 Americans will be diminished by loss of Twinkies
11/16/12 'E' in email stands for 'everybody'
11/14/12 Congress has chance to end year on high note
11/09/12 In Washington, expect new kind ofgridlock
11/02/12 Paranoia tops Chinese leaders' agendas
11/01/12 Preparing to lead from rear in another war
10/31/12 Happy to forget
10/30/12 Hurricane Sandy clouds election outcome
10/29/12 New meaning to the crime 'stick up'
10/25/12 Riding out the apocalypse in Costco
10/22/12 We love our troops, but some of us love ripping them off even more
10/18/12 Search for our next world narrows; get used to heat
10/16/12 Your license plate may be an open book
10/12/12 Cycling anti-dopers finally get their man, Lance Armstrong
10/12/12 Discovery: Roadside trash on Mars?
10/11/12 Millennials, the cheapest generation
10/08/12 Gang of Eight hopes to ride to deficit rescue
10/04/12 Confessions of a federal bootlegger
10/01/12 Rover Curiosity finds potential site for base Organizing
09/27/12 Future of cars --- nobody at the wheel
09/25/12 Imelda's shoes should be preserved and displayed
08/23/12 Capital's Reflecting Pool reflecting again
08/16/12 Putin and Pussy Riot forever linked
08/15/12 Hypersonic flight -- N.Y. to L.A. in 36 minutes
08/09/12 Coming to a dealer near you: All new 2013 Curiosity
08/08/12 What to do about killer cats?
08/06/12 Congress takes needed rest from inactivity
08/03/12 Manhattan Project worthy of national parks
08/01/12 In Russia, fearing the power of punk
07/31/12 Why Barack Obama needs Bill Clinton
07/30/12 Safeguard Fed's independence
07/26/12 Government spying on everyone not necessarily all bad
07/19/12 Kim Horatio Alger Jong Un, prodigy
07/18/12 The Fed and Congress: Who's on first?
07/17/12 Farmers markets require clean hands, common sense
07/10/12 Candidates play hooky from party conventions
07/05/12 One word, 'sorry,' unplugs Pakistani roadblock
07/04/12 A day to pursue happiness like good Americans
06/25/12 Joint venture: Finally testing legal marijuana sales
06/20/12 Steroid era not over with Clemens case
06/19/12 Summer without the jobs
06/15/12 World not ending, but maybe it should
06/13/12 Make the nation's laws; no experience necessary
06/11/12 The highway bill to nowhere
06/07/12 Planet Mars slated to become reality show
06/06/12 Spy agency magically produces two space
06/05/12 Make parties pay for conventions
06/04/12 Revised date for end of the world
05/31/12 Needed: A kinder, gentler . . . TSA
05/30/12 Keep U.N.'s hands off the Internet
05/25/12 Observe Memorial Day; it will only take a minute
05/24/12 Taxpayers taken for ride on subsidized EAS flights
05/23/12 Worsening traffic is a sign of recovery
05/17/12 U.S. needs a good third party
05/16/12 Earmarks quietly looking to make a comeback
05/15/12 Some good in war
05/14/12 Mayan discovery: It's safe to make plans for 2013
05/10/12 Save those 'Hillary!' buttons
04/18/12 Government service can be fun. Really.
04/17/12 Scandal, yes, but Cartagena had summit, too
04/16/12 When your car is smarter than you are
04/13/12 Lenders tiptoe back into world of credit risks
04/12/12 What do you mean you don't want a driver's license?
04/11/12 Smartphone anti-theft plan seems, um, smart
04/10/12 Bizarre process to choose a veep
04/09/12 From remote exurbs, cities don't look so bad anymore
04/06/12 We do want the fake Romney, not the 'real' one
04/05/12 Heaping even more indignities on air travelers
03/29/12 Blown away in Washington, D.C.
03/28/12 At the nuke summit an inadvertent moment of candor
03/27/12 A worse unemployment problem
03/23/12 The federal budget: A game of make-believe
03/21/12 In Iraq, blame the U.S., but drive American
03/20/12 Too late, bin Laden realized killing Muslims was a mistake
03/16/12 Hu and Wen leaving. China asks: What next?
03/14/12 Tide, favored by housewives and drug dealers alike
03/09/12 'Spring forward' obsessives and seasonal purists
03/08/12 Really, no place is safe when you think about it
03/06/12 Putin 'carousel voting' victory
02/28/12 Fighter of future still glued to tarmac
02/27/12 Every candidate has to have a tax-reform plan
02/23/12 Au revoir, mademoiselle: It's been bonne
02/21/12 A new way of attacking food-stamp fraud
02/20/12 Feds don't want you driven to distraction
02/15/12 Putin has found can't lose campaign issue: Promoting a randier Russia
02/14/12 Obama's budget lays down battle lines for the fall
02/10/12 Filming in D.C. creates hassle for Hollywood
02/08/12 At Lake Vostok, Russia taps into new realm
02/07/12 'Granny dumping' in prisons
01/30/12 National Defense Authorization Act indefensible
01/23/12 Barbie sparks fear among Iran's mullahs
01/19/12 From overseas, U.S. industry is looking good
01/18/12 American posterior a growing problem for mass transit
01/16/12 Planets and roaches
01/13/12 Not exactly a biblical plague, but certainly an annoyance
01/12/12 Fewer young Americans interested in driving
01/05/12 Majoring in unemployment
01/04/12 Cutting the military by blunt force
01/02/12 Pragmatic look at top words
12/22/11 Basketball the way to Kim's heart and nuclear weapons
12/21/12 Speculation and wishful thinking can get scary
12/20/11 A third Kim has North Korea by the throat
12/19/11 Congress pats itself on back for budget bill
12/15/11 The U.S. government is cashing in its chips, literally
12/14/11 TSA might try trusting its own people
12/12/11 That $1.2 billion? It's around here some place
12/09/11 State Department Creates ‘Virtual Embassy’ For Iran
12/08/11 If you've ever tweeted, you're in the Library of Congress
12/07/11 Discoveries go to the core of what makes us humans
12/06/11 Stealing elections badly in Russia
12/05/11 Sometimes paranoia is common sense by another name
12/02/11 When the U.S. truly became one nation
12/01/11 Last chance to snap up a Maybach
11/30/11 Iran wants respect without earning it
11/29/11 Surprise! ‘Spider-Man’ may weave a profitable web
11/28/11 Italians entertain novel proposition: Paying their taxes
11/25/11 No time to let up on al-Qaida
11/24/11 Congress Quietly Abolishing Friday
11/23/11 Cleaning up after supercommittee implosion
11/22/11 Jailing minors with adults adds to problems
11/21/11 Brilliant strategy? Action by inaction
11/18/11They're going to eat horses, aren't they?
11/17/11 A pretend stick shift for pretend drivers
11/16/11 Clinton's ‘vast experiences’: Did NBC pick the wrong Chelsea?
11/15/11 Occupy protesters, you've made your point. Now, scat
11/10/11 Our vets are a national problem?
11/09/11 Requiem for a once-great sport
11/08/11 A toilet as smart as its occupant
11/07/11 Prerevolutionary gems in need of TLC
11/04/11 Feds must stop scam of stealing from dead children
11/03/11 Bank listens ‘very closely’ to customer lynch mob
11/01/11 TV that's leading the people away from ‘core socialist values’
10/31/11 NATO should not be a victim of its success
10/28/11 Iran mulls getting rid of president and presidency
10/27/11 Bienvenidos a Dayton and bring your businesses with you
10/26/11 Archivists long for Obama's teleprompter
10/25/11 United Nations to run the Internet?
10/24/11 Attention, world: You've got the cash. We've got the houses
10/19/11 Oil pipeline must be in America's future
10/18/11 U.S. plans ‘limited’ mission in an Africa with no limits
10/17/11 Social Security's grave mistakes
10/12/11 NASA's help-wanted sign for astronauts
10/10/11 Saving Thomas Jefferson''s chimneys
10/06/11 Uncle Sam's answer to deadbeats --- robo-calls
10/04/11 Christie should ignore jibes on his weight
10/03/11 Iran says its warships will head for Jersey shore
09/29/11 Europeans bristle at Obama's lectures
09/28/11 Jessica Rabbit for the defense
09/27/11 Russia learns outcome of next March's presidential election
09/26/11 Another try at leaving no child behind
09/23/11 This generation needs a job more than a name
09/22/11 In the lane next to you: A driverless car
09/20/11 Cloudy, cool, chance of falling satellite
09/14/11 Humanitarian extortion
09/13/11 Paging Dr. Watson; he's there in 3 seconds
09/09/11 Forecasting 100 percent chance of heavy metal
09/08/11 A jobs program at Obama's doorstep
09/07/11 Iran's government afraid of the water
09/06/11 Congress returns, tanned, rested and testy
09/05/11 Space nations must clean up after themselves
09/02/11 Osama bin Laden died a failure and he knew it
09/01/11 Time to retire political pie in the face
08/31/11 Labor Day celebrates what, exactly?
08/30/11 These arrestees really are framed
08/25/11 When in an earthquake, block traffic
08/23/11 A case for discretion in deportation arrests
08/22/11 Tough times or not, parents shell out for school
08/18/11 Being unpleasant for fun, profit, promotion
08/17/11 Time to prepare for the end game in Libya
08/16/11: ‘Super Committee’ starts facing reality
08/15/11: World's fastest plane disappears even faster
08/12/11: British cops track rioters through security cameras
08/11/11: Relax. There is no Death Star
08/10/11: House pages run final errands
08/09/11: U.S. treading water on job creation
08/08/11: Uncle Sam, the world's permanent guest
08/05/11: Most 9/11 victims not on federal death records
08/04/11: Russian PM calls U.S. a ‘parasite.’ He should be so lucky
08/03/11: Congress goes from one bind to another
08/02/11: D.B. Cooper may no longer be a mystery
08/01/11: Libya's latest weapon against NATO --- lawsuits
07/29/11: He'll always be known as Hot Wheels Handler
07/25/11: Recruiting children to save a dying town
07/22/11: Bachmann's admirable medical candor
07/12/11: Social Security's grave mistakes
07/08/11: Debt crisis need not be constitutional crisis
07/07/11: Startups entice new talent with kickball, treehouses
07/05/11: Stranded tourists get rare treat
06/30/11: The dollar Americans refuse to spend
06/27/11: The hangman doesn't cometh





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