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 April 14, 2014 / 14 Nissan, 5774

Anti Semitism and the Blind Jew

By Alicia Colon

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Several years ago, I happened to tune into a radio broadcast called "Jewish News and Views," conducted by Shifra Hoffman. The callers were berating Ms. Hoffman for spreading what they called the myth of rampant anti-Semitism. One man said he was tired of hearing about the Holocaust, and that "we Jews ought to stop whining about it."

I called in and identified myself as a Christian who was very much aware of widespread but hidden anti-Semitism. I gave her examples of the anti-Semitic remarks I had heard from people in all walks of life who assumed I shared their views because I am an Hispanic Catholic. I was invited to appear on the show, which was broadcast from Staten Island, to relate my experience.

I took calls from Jewish listeners who refused to believe what I had to say about this anti-Semitism because it was assumed that, as a Christian, I shared this sentiment. Nothing could be more false. The nuns that taught me history emphasized the Holocaust as a human tragedy. We were taught to imagine the Nazis storming into our own homes and dragging us to the concentration camps. Ms. Hoffman called me a 'righteous gentile" but I certainly didn't feel like one as a child wondering if I could have had the courage of those sheltering the Anne Franks during the Holocaust. . The callers pooh-poohed what they called Jewish hysteria about anti-Semitism yet I saw the hate mail in Ms. Hoffman's office that was beyond description. Years later, as an op-ed columnist, I received the same contemptible missives from angry radical Muslims whenever I wrote columns supporting Israel.


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Whenever a dear friend of mine, Ralph Rubinek, who is the son of Holocaust survivors, e-mails me, he attaches hate mail he receives from other Jews. They call him a self-hater and Christian convert because he dares to suggest that Christians are more likely than liberal Jews to support Israel. The Christian right does understand the importance of Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East, unlike the liberal elite and some anti-Zionist Jewish groups.

What I fail to understand most of all is why there are so many intelligent Jews in politics and the mainstream media who are ignoring the many anti-Semitic attacks in Europe and the increasing ones here in the States. Religious Jews have been 'knockout game' victims in Brooklyn; and in Lakewood, New Jersey, the targets to initiate gang members are Orthodox women.

Anti-defamation leaders are quick to go after any type of anti-Semitic remark made by celebrities but are silent when the United Nations condemns Israel for human rights violation while ignoring those committed in Muslim controlled nations. I am reminded of the shunning of Mel Gibson's film, Apocalypto, in Hollywood, because of his vile, drunken remarks yet it would be good to take another look at this brilliant movie. There is a scene of a native man running from his Mayan hunters who stumbles across a sea of bodies. It reminds one of the Nazi films of the ditches the Nazis filled with Jewish corpses. While "Apocalypto" chronicles man's inhumanity to man in a primitive culture, how do we explain the 20th-century Holocaust? How do we explain the hundreds of thousands of Saddam's victims uncovered in Iraq, or those in Rwanda, or in Darfur?

Israelis understand the meaning of the phrase-"never again" and yet many Americans just do not get it. They actually think that another holocaust is impossible. Perhaps if all they do is read the New York Times, they may not know what is going on around the world as sharia gets embedded in the legal systems and the yarmulke becomes a bulls-eye.

People like Ralph Rubinek recognize the danger of forgetting the past. In Kansas City, three people were killed in shootings at the Jewish community and retirement center in Overland Park on the eve of Passover and while police are not yet calling it a bias crime, unconfirmed reports say that the shooter yelled, "Heil Hitler" before shooting.

What will it take for these blind ideologues to be reminded that we are closer to another holocaust than we are to the end of the planet due to global warming? That is, indeed, an inconvenient truth.

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