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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 May 6, 2011 / 2 Iyar, 5771

To Mom with love

By Lori Borgman

Lori Borgman


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A young woman in her early 20s was sitting on the floor at the drugstore studying four Mother's Day cards spread in front of her. A lot of thought was going in to finding just the right card. It reminded me of the varied cards I gave to my own mother over the years:

deer mom, I luv u XOXO

Dear mom, you ar the bestest MOM in the werld. thankx for making cookees and birfday caks. do you lik the rozis?

Dear Mom, you cook and cleen and hardly ever yell at us. Happy mother's day.

Dear Mom, If they had a Best Mom contest you would win. Thanks for letting us get a dog and not getting mad when he wets on the sofa.

Dear Mom, Happy Mother's Day. You work so hard taking care of all of us. I hope you have the most relaxing day ever. Can I have a friend spend the night?

Dear Mom, Roses are red, Violets are blue, Other moms let their girls get their ears pierced, Why won't you? Happy Mother's Day!

Dear Mom, I'm sorry we argue. I don't mean to be sassy, the words just come out sometimes. Thanks for not giving up on me. Even though it might not seem like it, I'm glad you're my mom.

Dear Mom, Sorry I can't be home for Mother's Day, finals are almost finished. I will be home for the summer in another week. I hope you liked the necklace. Thanks for taking the pressure off by saying education is your and Dad's gift to me. I'm sending out resumes -- hope someone is hiring!

Dear Mom, Happy Mother's Day. Who knew I'd be living so far away? Just when I finally mature and become a reasonably pleasant human being, I wind up moving to the other side of the country. Looking forward to when you and Dad come out this summer.

Dear Mom, Guess we didn't think about the wedding being so close to Mother's Day. Thanks for not minding. Everything was beautiful. I can't believe all the planning you did. No daughter could have asked for anything more.

Dear Mom, Your Mother's Day gift is sitting on the kitchen table, that is unless the kids have ripped into it. Haven't had time to get to the post office. Potty training is in full swing. House smells like urine. Made another trip to the ER last week with guess who. He should get the cast off in six weeks. Gotta go, the baby's crying.

Dear Mom, Happy Mother's Day. Were your ears burning? We said by the time we're through the teen years with this mob we're going to build a shrine to you and light candles every day. We're thrilled you're coming for high school graduation. The flowers were lovely, but I'm the one who should be sending flowers to you.

Dear Mom, How often I look at the kitchen table and see you sitting there, drinking a cup of coffee, catching me up on all the news. Hard to believe how the years have flown. The kids are grown now and having kids of their own. You'd be so proud. I wish you were here so I could say it again - thanks. And I love you. You will always live in my heart. Forever yours.


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