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 7, 2014 / 11 Menachem-Av, 5774

Nearing 2014 Finish Line, Pelosi Stumbles

By Debra J. Saunders

JewishWorldReview.com | In the past few weeks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has referred to Hamas as a "humanitarian organization," likened the thousands of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border to the "baby Jesus" and flouted House etiquette by heckling a GOP member.

When Republicans talk that way, it's a story. Not with Pelosi. "Not a single one of these stories has really perforated into any mainstream press," spokesman Drew Hammill chided me.

Too true. Yet these episodes highlight Pelosi's precarious perch atop a party veering ever leftward, like the House GOP seen in a rearview mirror.

When CNN's Candy Crowley asked Pelosi whether Israel should be doing more to protect civilians in Gaza, Pelosi said that Hamas initiated the conflict and that Washington must support Israel's Iron Dome and the Palestinians. "And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization," Pelosi continued. When Crowley asked whether Pelosi considers Hamas to be a terrorist organization, Pelosi agreed — but with that sour look I see when she spies me in a press scrum.

Hammill told me Crowley cut off Pelosi before she could advocate getting the Qataris to put pressure on Hamas.

But why repeat the "humanitarian" canard?

I asked Stanford University political science professor Bruce Cain, who thinks the Hamas comment could dent Pelosi's ability to raise money if donors start to believe she is trying "to figure out a way to please two constituencies in the party" — traditional pro-Israel Democrats and a growing rump of pro-Palestinian liberals. (The donor base understands that articulating positions isn't Pelosi's forte. She is a hand at the inside game.)

The "baby Jesus"? Pelosi maintains that she's merely following the lead of Catholic bishops who point out that Jesus was a refugee. To me, it's revolting to watch Pelosi wave her Catholic card and then ditch it like a dirty rag when the Obama administration moves to force religious dissenters to subsidize contraception contrary to their faith.

On Friday, before the GOP-led House passed its border bill, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., chastised Democrats for not passing a big immigration bill when they controlled the White House, Senate and House in 2009 and 2010. He's right. Despite candidate Barack Obama's 2008 campaign pledge to pass immigration reform during his first year in office, it didn't happen. House Democrats passed the DREAM Act — for undocumented immigrants brought here as children — but only as a lame-duck feint played after Dems lost the House in November 2010.

Pelosi breached protocol by arguing with Marino. Later, her office released a statement that hailed House Dems for "the courage to pass the DREAM Act" and support comprehensive immigration reform. Her team also said Pelosi accepted Marino's apology. In San Francisco on Wednesday, Marino denied he had apologized.

Last week, he tweeted that Pelosi had called him an "insignificant person." Twice. Team Pelosi won't answer questions about it.

"I came from a low-middle-class family," Marino told me. If anyone should apologize, it's Pelosi to Marino's constituents.

Cain thinks Pelosi will survive the public spat because leaders tend to get in trouble for their usual MO, not "the unusual lapse."

But is it an unusual lapse? As Cain also observed, "immigration is as difficult for the Democrats as it is for the Republicans."

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