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

Best Things to Buy at Memorial Day Sales

By Cameron Huddleston

Where to find appliances, TVs, mattresses and more on sale over the long holiday weekend

JewishWorldReview.com | Memorial Day sales typically offer great savings opportunities on a variety of items. Some of the best deals in 2014 will be on spring clothing, appliances and mattresses, says Offers.com Vice PresidentHoward Schaffer. Retailers trying to unload warm-weather apparel that didn't sell because of the prolonged cold weather will offer discounts of up to 80%, as well as coupons that will bring down prices even more. And Schaffer says that consumers can save 30% to 70% on appliances and mattresses during Memorial Day sales. Residents of Texas can save even more if they take advantage of the sales-tax holiday on Energy Star appliances and products May 24-26.

You'll see lots of sales on outdoor items, such as grills and patio furniture. However, Schaffer and the deal experts at dealnews.com recommend waiting a few months until these items are marked down much more at the end of summer.

Here are several of the sales that already have started and those that will begin in the coming days. Schaffer says the sales with the deepest discounts should start appearing Friday, and some will be one-day only.

Apparel. Many clothing stores will offer additional discounts on clearance items during Memorial Day sales, and consumers can expect some online retailers to offer free shipping, according to dealnews.com.Aeropostale has marked down everything, including new arrivals by 50%. American Eagle Outfitters is offering an additional 40% off clearance items that already are marked down up to 50%. JCPenney has hundreds of items for men, women and children on sale for $20 or less. Gap is offering daily deals online and discounts of up to 50% online and in stores. Nordstrom's "half-yearly sale" begins Wednesday, which means women's and kids' clothing will be 40% off and there will be free shipping on online purchases, according to Offers.com. Lands' End has markdowns of up to 65%. Sears has discounted summer apparel 50% to 60% and is offering additional discounts of up to 25% for online orders of $150 or more.

Appliances. Best Buy has marked down major appliances 10% to 25% for its Memorial Day sale. Select appliances at Home Depot are up to 45% off. Lowe's already has discounts ranging from 10% to more than 30% on select appliances. Sears is offering up to 30% off its Kenmore appliances and up to 40% off other appliances as part of its pre-Memorial Day sale. Look for discounts to continue through the weekend.

Camping gear. You can save up to 50% on tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and other outdoor essentials during Backcountry.com's Memorial Day sale. Plus, you can get free two-day shipping on orders of$50 or more. Outdoor gear retailer REI is having its biggest sale of the year through May 26, with up to 30% off clothing, shoes, camping gear and more.


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HDTVs. If you missed the great deals on HDTVS in January and February, you can take advantage of Memorial Day sale markdowns. Best Buy is offering up to 25% off select 22-inch to 55-inch HDTVs and free shipping for online purchases. Amazon has discounts ranging from 20% to 50% on HDTVs, DVD players, streaming media players and television accessories as part of its Memorial Day sale.

Mattresses. You'll find some of the best sales at Macy's and Sears. Macy's sale starts May 21, but you can reserve your purchase online now. The retailer will be offering an additional 10% off mattresses that are marked down 30% to 50%. Sears is offering savings of up to 60% on mattresses, plus an extra 10% off mattresses priced more than $599 and free delivery.

Tools. Sears has discounts of up to 50% on select power tools and 20% of lawn and garden power tools. Markdowns on tools at Lowe's range from 10% to more than 30%.


Plenty of other retailers will have sales Memorial Day weekend. Start by checking out the lists of Memorial Day sales and coupons at Offers.com. Amazon also has a long list of Memorial Day deals. You might also want to visit some of our favorite deal sites as the weekend approaches to look for Memorial Day discounts.

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Cameron Huddleston is an online editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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