In this issue
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 24, 2013/ 15 Sivan, 5773

Memo to the House GOP on Immigration

By Laura Ingraham

JewishWorldReview.com | Does this Thursday statement from the House leadership make you nervous?

"While we applaud the progress made by our Senate colleagues, there are numerous ways in which the House will approach the issue differently. The House remains committed to fixing our broken immigration system, but we will not simply take up and accept the bill that is emerging in the Senate if it passes. Rather, through regular order, the House will work its will and produce its own legislation."

Excuse me if I'm not bowled over by the wishy-washy language. Here are a few thoughts for our GOP Republicans trying to decide how to handle the immigration issue:

1. It doesn't really matter what the House will do on its own--what matters is what comes out of any House/Senate conference. Will you promise, for example, that you will never bring a bill to the floor that includes a path to citizenship? Will you promise that you will never bring a bill to the floor that allows illegals to get state and local welfare? One that doesn't provide for biometric entry-exit tracking of visa-holders? One that doesn't allow for the consideration of "country of origin" in determining admissibility? Will they promise not to bring up any bill at all in a lame-duck session after the 2014 elections? (This would guard against a bunch of folks who have already lost their seats voting to change our immigration system.)

If the House/Senate conference is likely to produce a bill we don't like, then we don't want any bill to pass the House at all. We don't want hearings. We don't want discussion. We would rather have them drop the issue altogether and worry about issues that are actually important to the overwhelming majority of Americans.

2. We distrust any language about how the border system is "broken." That's straight out of the Rubio-Schumer-McCain-Durbin talking points, and we flatly reject their approach. The system is "broken" only because George W. Bush and Obama refused to enforce the law. It seems nuts to reward that type of bad behavior by giving Obama a law that he wants.

3. We are very skeptical of the notion that our economy is hurting because we don't have enough immigrants. In the first place, we already have at least 11 million immigrants who shouldn't be here. In the second place, we don't have nearly enough jobs for the people who are already here. When there is a shortage of labor, we will see wages increase significantly. Until we see that happen, it is ludicrous to act as though we don't have enough workers.

4. No immigration reform will "restore faith in our immigration system." After years and years of lies and efforts to undermine border enforcement, we do not believe that either the Democrats or the GOP Establishment ever intends to enforce the borders. There is nothing Congress can do to change our minds on this point -- we have been burned too many times by laws that were never enforced. The only way we will be satisfied is when we see that every single law currently on the books is being enforced as written.

5. We will not be distracted. No matter how often John McCain and Eric Cantor criticize the Obama Administration over the IRS scandal or Benghazi, or how many times Paul Ryan calls for serious entitlement reform, or how many filibusters are led by Mitch McConnell. If they want our support in 2014, then they have to come through for us on immigration -- period. Immigration is the Obama Administration's top priority, and if handled badly by Republicans, it will give the Democrats a permanent working majority.

If the Republicans can't get this right, then there is little reason for conservatives to keep voting Republican.

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