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 August 23, 2011 23 Menachem-Av, 5771

The summer of our discontent

By Roger Simon

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Oh, for those lazy days of summer. When were they last? The Eisenhower era?

Today, we have exciting summers! Foreign governments topple! Our government teeters! Stock market swoons! Full unemployment beckons! Politics erupt!

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he will beat up on the Fed chairman like a red-headed mule. Accuses Ben Bernanke of being “almost treasonous” and says death penalty too good for him. Would send him to Oklahoma instead.

Four years ago, Republican nominee John McCain could not remember number of his houses; today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney cannot remember size of his. But Romney says he wants to increase size of his home in ultra-posh California beach community of LaJolla until he can see Tahiti from his window.

Jon Huntsman becomes Democratic idea of what a Republican should be: calm, wise, and anti-Republican. He tweets last Thursday: “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.” Republicans tweet back: “You’re crazy. Now would you like us to call you a cab?”

Religious right once again says it will exert its tremendous influence to select Republican nominee. Once again, press falls for it. Religious right hated McCain, whose religious beliefs were born-again Druid; hated George W. Bush, who refused to back an anti-abortion amendment to the Constitution; hated Bob Dole, who believed God created the earth in six extremely gloomy days; hated George H.W. Bush because he referred to ultra-conservatives as the “extra-chromosome set” and was forced to apologize to chromosomes; and, in fact, has not got the nominee it has wanted since Ronald Reagan, who was so religious he attended church approximately once in eight years in office.

Karl Rove, the “Boy Genius” - - he was 49 at the time - - who propelled George W. Bush to a 500,000-vote loss to Al Gore and the presidency, announces Saturday on Fox News that Sarah Palin will run for president. “This is the last chance,” Rove says. “She gets in or out. I think she gets in.” Rove, who is not close to Palin’s advisers - - if she has advisers - - and thinks she lacks Bush’s deep intellectual footing, may be trying to deliver a “kiss of death” to Palin’s candidacy. Sources close to Rove deny this, but say he is trying to arrange for Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney to endorse her.

President Obama decides to vacation while world burns. White House aides say he deserves to spend time on an island with extremely rich people in order to get in touch with America. Aides also cite fact he has not played golf in at least several days. Good publicity follows: Though Obama started war in Libya in belief he was preventing a genocide and it appears to be a war the United States will actually win in under 10 years, headline on Washington Post website Saturday is: “As rebels close in on Tripoli, Obama getting updates on Martha’s Vineyard.”

White House assures nation Obama is keeping global/national issues at forefront of his attention, but needs time alone with family. Glenn Thrush of POLITICO files official press pool report Sunday: “Motorcade left beach at 12:43 p.m. Two minutes later, we have arrived Vineyard Golf Club. Foursome as yet unknown - - but it ain’t Michelle, Sasha and Malia, who parted ways with POTUS and may or may not be at the beach.”

Congressional Black Caucus member Maxine Waters says during Obama’s Midwest bus trip last week: “We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired. We’re getting tired. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip … he’s not in any black community.”

White House replies there are many minority members in small towns Obama visited in rural Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, but they were too busy looking for work to come out and see president.

Public Policy Polling announces new poll showing “Democratic enthusiasm about voting in next year’s election has hit a record low,” Democrats appear to be “demoralized” and President Obama “has an issue with the Democratic base.”

White House announces next year summer will be eliminated.

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