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December 2, 2014

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 29, 2014 / 29 Nissan, 5774

Immigration activists turn the tables on Obama

By Dana Milbank




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It’s a shame President Obama was in the Philippines on Monday, because the former Chicago community organizer missed the chance to see his White House being picketed — by a Chicago-based group of community organizers.

Obama met with immigration activists last month, urging them not to protest his record level of deportations but to focus instead on House Republicans, who are blocking immigration reform.

On Monday, activists let him know what they thought of that advice.

Several hundred demonstrators assembled by the National People’s Action, a network of community organizing groups, massed on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House, marching behind a banner announcing, “Pres. Obama: Your legacy, our future.” A dozen Latinos — some in the country illegally, organizers said — sat in front of the White House gate, inviting the U.S. Park Police to arrest them, which they did.

“Obama, escucha! Estamos en la lucha!” they shouted before receiving their plastic handcuffs.

Listen, Obama. We are in the fight.

George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action, appreciated the oddity of the community organizing network protesting Obama. “I don’t think any of us that were celebrating on his first inauguration would have imagined that we’d be witnessing him deport more people than any president in U.S. history,” said Goehl, who arranged the demonstration along with the National Domestic Workers Alliance. (A group of immigration hunger-strikers already had been on the scene for three weeks.)

Why don’t Goehl and the others limit their efforts to pressuring House Republicans, as Obama suggested? “We’re convinced that the president has the power to stop deportations and provide deferred action for millions of undocumented immigrants,” he said. “I don’t think any of us want to wait around and find out what happens on the Hill” — even if unilateral action by the president dooms chances for comprehensive legislation.



You can’t blame immigration activists for their frustration. Obama broke his 2008 promise to move an immigration bill in his first year. And his administration has deported more people than any previous administration (the 2 million he sent away in five years were as many as George W. Bush deported in eight), including a large number who had committed no criminal offenses.

But the pressure from his liberal base puts Obama in a tough spot. Last month, he directed the Department of Homeland Security to study ways to have more “humane” deportation enforcement, but the prospect of eased enforcement infuriated congressional Republicans. The actions Obama has taken to relax deportation (much of it related to the “dreamers,” illegal immigrants who were brought here as children) prompted a group of 22 Republican senators to send a letter to Obama last week saying his “actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents.”

A further easing could poison whatever slim chances remain for immigration legislation. But, with luck, the threat of unilateral action by Obama could pressure House Republicans to do something about immigration. In recent days, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) mocked his colleagues for their resistance to passing an immigration bill, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), the No. 4 House Republican, told the Spokesman-Review of Spokane that she sees a “path” to having immigration on the House floor by August. That would be when Republicans are no longer threatened by tea party primary challenges.

In the meantime, Obama will just have to endure the growing anger of some of the very people who sent him to the White House.

Outside the White House gates Monday morning, demonstrators spoke through a bullhorn about relatives’ ordeals with deportations. As the crowd sang Joan Baez’s “No Nos Moveran” (“We Shall Not Be Moved”), a dozen demonstrators, some carrying photos of deported kin, came forward to be arrested in an illegal sit-in.

Park police sealed off the area with yellow “crime scene” tape, while a police lieutenant warned through a loudspeaker that they faced arrest.

They responded with a chant of “Si, se puede.” Yes, we can.

After a second warning, they responded with another verse of “No Nos Moveran.”

After a third and final warning, they responded with a chant, in English, revising a phrase from Obama’s famous call-and-response: “We’re fired up. Can’t take it no more.”

Those practicing civil disobedience rose, some smiling and all without resistance, to be cuffed, frisked and led off in police vans. The crowd chanted, “La lucha sigue, sigue.”

The fight continues.


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