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 June 25, 2014 / 27 Sivan, 5774

Hillary Should Stop Poor-Mouthing

By Roger Simon

JewishWorldReview.com | I am completely in favor of Hillary Clinton's amassing vast amounts of money. Her desire to do so is very American.

Though our early colonists came here in search of religious freedom, they also believed that G0D had given them two hands so they could grab all they could with them. (As Native Americans would soon learn.)

Hillary's desire to be wealthy is well within the American mainstream. Her ability to achieve that wealth, however, is not. She is probably America's leading political celebrity (it's either Hillary or her husband), and that gives her incredible advantages when it comes to making dough.

When she announced for president, on Jan. 20, 2007, she did it via her website and in a video, sitting on a comfy couch and saying, "I grew up in a middle-class family in the middle of America."

Today, however, she lives in an upper-class family in two very expensive houses on America's East Coast. One is a five-bedroom home in Chappaqua, New York, purchased for $1.7 million in 1999. The other is a seven-bedroom home purchased for $2.8 million in 2000 in a swank section of Washington, D.C., near the British Embassy. Both were purchased while the Clintons were still living in the White House.

True, the Clintons had to get a mortgage for their second home, but they were able to cough up $855,000 in cash to secure that mortgage.

As to their first home, which Hillary needed to be in New York so she could run for the Senate from there, the Clintons put up $350,000 in cash, and their good friend Terry McAuliffe, now the governor of Virginia, put up $1.35 million in cash to secure a mortgage for them.

Good for the Clintons. Neither was born into wealth. They both held low-paying jobs at one time. And they both moved up the ladder of success. That is the American dream. (As for having rich friends, well, we should all be so lucky.)

But you can't be wealthy and then poor-mouth. Not if you want to be president.

When ABC's Diane Sawyer recently questioned Hillary about the $5 million she had amassed by giving speeches and the $100 million Bill was now worth, Hillary nodded and said: "You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt. We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education. It was not easy."

But "dead broke" people don't have $350,000 in cash to secure one mortgage and $855,000 in cash to secure another. About 50 million Americans live below the poverty line. Forty-seven million of them need food stamps. They know what dead broke looks like, and it doesn't look like the Clintons.

PolitiFact rated Hillary's "dead broke" claim as "mostly false."

OK, big deal. Better to make your mistakes early than late. But you have to stop making them.

On Saturday, The Guardian published an interview with Hillary Clinton, in which she was asked how she will convince voters she is not part of America's "glaring income inequality" problem given her "huge personal wealth."

"They don't see me as part of the problem," Clinton said, "because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well-off, not to name names; and we've done it through dint of hard work." She said that, according to The Guardian, with a "burst of laughter."

I don't see what's so funny. Hillary Clinton has a problem here. It is time for her to fess up and admit she is indeed "truly well-off." It is nothing to be ashamed of. Maybe she did it through the "dint of hard work," and maybe she did it because political celebrities get dollars thrown at them.

But there is a real problem in this country: Most people no longer have the ability to move up the ladder. According to a recent study based on Internal Revenue Service figures, "in 2012, the gap between the richest 1 percent and the remaining 99 percent was the widest it's been since the 1920s. Incomes of the wealthiest 1 percent rose nearly 20 percent, whereas the income of the remaining 99 percent rose 1 percent in comparison."

Nobody expects Hillary to be poor. Most presidential candidates are well-off.

John F. Kennedy didn't get elected by convincing people he was an average American. He got elected by convincing people he cared about average Americans.

Hillary needs to try that.

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