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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 13, 2013/ 4 Sivan, 5773

A wish that'll never come true

By Mitch Albom

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | She said, "Come, here, baby."

And I reached for her.

She said, "Open wide!"

And I ate.

She sang, "Rock a bye ..."

And I slept for her.

She said, "See? All better."

And my crying stopped.


She said, "Finish eating."

And I scowled at her.

She said, "Clean your room."

And I fumed.

She said, "Put it back."

And I whined at her.

She said, "You're going!"

I screamed, "No, I'm not!"


She said, "I'll be waiting."

So I entered the grade school.

She said, "I'll be here."

So I got on the bus.

She said, "I'll be right outside."

So I sat for the dentist.

She said, "I'll have ice cream."

So I let my tonsils go.


She said, "Be back before supper."

I ignored her.

She said, "Don't play with that boy."

I ignored her again.

She said, "Turn out the lights."

I snuck them back on.

She said, "Don't use that language."

But I still do.


She said, "Kiss your grandma."

I replied, "Do I have to?"

She said, "Stand up straight."

I replied, "Why?"

She said, "Show respect."

I replied, "I am!"

She said, "You can do better."

So I tried.


She said, "Why the long hair?"

I said, "You don't get me."

She said, "Why those old sneakers?"

I said, "Leave me alone."

She said, "Aren't you coming with us?"

I said, "I have my friends."

She said, "Who's on the phone?"

I said, "G0D, Mom, get off!"


She said, "You have to study."

So I studied in high school.

She said, "You'll go to college."

Naturally, I went.

She said, "My cup runneth over."

When she stood at my wedding.

She said, "I believe in you."

No matter what came next.


She said all these expressions,

"Love your family ... be kind ..."

"Make your spouse your best friend."

And "creative minds are rarely tidy."

She advised me to "be ready."

I was ready until this day.

She said, "I'll always love you ..."

Then her voice went away.


She stares at me now

When I say, "Hiya, Mommy!"

She's a curious child

When I say, "It's your son."

There's a wheelchair beneath her

So I can't say, "Let's go."

The strokes left her fragile

Hidden inside.


So I say, "Come here, Mother."

And she reaches for me.

I say, "Open wide."

And she eats.

I say, "I'll always love you."

Like she always told me.

And I hide my greatest Mother's Day wish.

To hear her say something -- anything -- again.

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