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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 June 12, 2014 / 14 Sivan, 5774

Eric Cantor's instant burial

By Dana Milbank




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: “Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice.”

It was typical of Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in Congress, to wear his faith on his sleeve as he grappled with his unimaginable loss in Tuesday’s primary. Minutes after his closed-door remarks to colleagues, the Virginian greeted reporters with thoughts about how, “in the Jewish faith, you know, I grew up, went to Hebrew school, read a lot in the Old Testament, and you learn a lot about individual setbacks.”

Cantor, who had been on course to be the first Jewish speaker of the House, was an important symbol in a party dominated by evangelical Christians. The ouster of the only non-Christian Republican in Congress by a primary challenger running as an immigration hard-liner is a crucial moment for the GOP, because it risks cementing the party’s demographic troubles.

Yet House Republicans dispatched Cantor on Wednesday with unseemly haste. In the Jewish tradition, burial generally occurs within a day of death. Cantor’s GOP colleagues took that further, dumping him instantaneously — and unceremoniously — after his unexpected political demise.

Without a decent interval, Republicans hoping to secure a place in the leadership because of Cantor’s misfortune already were calling supporters and putting out feelers Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (Tex.) said he was “prayerfully” contemplating running for GOP leadership and was “humbled by the many people who have approached me” about doing so. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) said she was “assessing” her options. Reps. Pete Sessions (Tex.), Peter Roskam (Ill.) and Steve Scalise (La.) talked up their candidacies. Those who are not running beat the drums for personal or regional favorites.

Sessions, asked about Cantor’s loss, blamed the victim for not asking for help from his colleagues. “We were all listening to Eric and he said he was fine,” Sessions, who hopes to succeed Cantor as majority leader, told reporters. “You tend to trust what you’re hearing. These are kinds of things that must not be left to guess.”

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, The Post broke the story that the beleaguered leader had agreed to step down as majority leader at the end of July. (A snap election for his successor will be next week.) Fifteen minutes later, would-be candidates were on the House floor, buttonholing colleagues.

Roskam sat down with Mike Rogers (Mich.), then cornered Pat Meehan (Pa.). McCarthy, pen and pad in hand, sidled up to Chris Smith (N.J.), then whispered with Tom Marino (Pa.) and conferred with Dana Rohrabacher (Calif.). McMorris Rodgers, in the well, had pulled aside Kristi Noem (S.D.), then Diane Black (Tenn.).

Four rows behind them, Hensarling was conferring with Tom Price (Ga.) and Paul Ryan (Wis.). An aisle over, Scalise had sat down with Steve Womack (Ark.). Three rows back, Sessions was holding forth.



This went on for more than 20 minutes, and back slaps, smiles and laughs punctuated the conversations. Nearby, Rep. Joe Wilson (S.C.) was trying to arrange a group photo of all lawmakers who were wearing seersucker. Amid the merriment, Cantor was nowhere to be seen.

It was a bit distasteful that Republicans had come to replace their leader, not to praise him. More troubling still was that Cantor’s colleagues didn’t even pause to contemplate the significance of Cantor’s fall before pursuing their ambitions.

A grim-faced Cantor, arriving at the Capitol after his trip from the Richmond suburbs, kept out of sight Wednesday until late afternoon in the suite of offices near the Rotunda he shares with House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio). Boehner’s staff had a stack of pies delivered from “We, The Pizza” for lunch.

Just before noon, Boehner emerged, but only to begin the day’s session on the House floor. There, he listened to the opening prayer from a guest chaplain, a rabbi who asked God to inspire “the many races, colors and ancestries that make up our blessed country.”

Cantor’s ancestry probably wasn’t an asset Tuesday among some of the voters who had been added to his district because of Republican-led gerrymandering. His (modest) support for immigration reform also hurt him in the low-turnout primary. Cantor’s biggest problem, though, may have been his national ambition: He spent too much time on the road collecting chits for an eventual bid for speaker, and too little time in his district.

If Cantor’s unbridled ambition was what brought him down, his colleagues weren’t getting the message. They saw his fall only as a means to another’s rise.


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