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 March 26, 2014 /24 Adar II, 5774

Prudence, not pandering

By Jack Kelly

JewishWorldReview.com | Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, spoke to 400 students at the University of California -- Berkeley for 40 minutes earlier this month. He received a standing ovation when he finished.

It's difficult to say which is the more astonishing -- that a Republican would get a "standing o" at the most notoriously left wing university in the country, or that a Republican would speak at Berkeley in the first place.

Political parties grow by garnering support from people who agree on some things, but not others; by explaining to those who haven't been supporters why they should be.

A distressingly large number of Republicans don't get this. Sen. Paul isn't the only one who does. But he's the only prominent figure in the GOP who's been walking the walk.

Berkeley wasn't Rand Paul's first foray "deep into Democratic terrain," as Shane Goldmacher of the National Journal described it. He spoke about civil rights last year at historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C.; about enterprise zones to a predominantly black audience in Detroit.

Nor will it be his last. This summer Sen. Paul plans to speak to the National Urban League and the NAACP, to predominantly black audiences in Chicago and Milwaukee about school choice.

"For the Republican Party to win again we need to go places we haven't been going, and we need to attract people we haven't been attracting," he told Mr. Goldmacher. "Part of that is the message, but part of that is also showing up."

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich marveled at how Sen. Paul could get standing ovations both at Berkeley and at the Conservative Political Action conference. But if Sen. Paul "wants to get the youth vote, he has to change his position on abortion and gay marriage," Prof. Reich told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Nearly 70 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 support gay marriage, according to a recent poll. Sen. Paul supports traditional marriage, but says this is an issue on which Republicans must "agree to disagree."

Prof. Reich hasn't kept up with what "the kids" today think about abortion. A majority supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, polls indicate.

The students at Berkeley welcomed Sen. Paul's condemnation of spying on Americans by U.S. intelligence agencies.

The week before he spoke, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the CIA of illegally searching her committee's computers. CIA Director John Brennan denied the charges.

"I look into the eyes of senators and I think I see real fear," Sen. Paul said. "I think I perceive fear of an intelligence community drunk with power, unrepentant and uninclined to relinquish power."

The government's history of eavesdropping on civil rights leaders should have made President Barack Obama more wary of domestic spying, he said.

"I find it ironic that the first African-American president has without compunction allowed this vast exercise of raw power," Sen. Paul said.

Conservatives wary of his views on national security policy joined Democrats in noting Sen. Paul didn't raise with the students issues on which they were likely to disagree. This was prudence, not pandering. You achieve outreach by emphasizing points of convergence, not friction. Rand Paul doesn't back away from his strong libertarian principles, even in hostile forae. In his Howard University speech, he contrasted at length the Republican record on civil rights with that of the party of slavery and segregation, the New York Times noted, sourly.

Playwright Roger Simon is reluctant to support Sen. Paul for president, for fear his views on national defense may be too close to those of his wacko nutso blame America first father. But Rand Paul's outreach efforts should be applauded and emulated, he said.

Young people were Barack Obama's strongest supporters in 2008, but the way they're being reamed by Obamacare makes many ripe for plucking, Mr. Simon said.

And "when, since the end of Jim Crow, have (blacks) done worse than under the Obama administration?" he asked.

Republicans, the party of Lincoln, "should be in black communities talking to them about it," Mr. Simon said. But essentially only Sen. Paul is.

I share Mr. Simon's qualms about Rand Paul's views on national security policy. But there's nothing he's said about domestic surveillance I disagree with.

"I think we need to do a little more spying on the Russians and a lot less spying on Americans," Sen. Paul told Blaze radio the day before his Berkeley speech.



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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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