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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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"Hell is the place for people who did not live their lives according to the best of what was in them."

--- Harriet Rubin


Going for the Gold
By Dr. Erica Brown

In many faith traditions, the body and soul are regarded as fierce adversaries. The soul is trapped in the body or a victim of the body's desires. The body pushes the soul off the straight and narrow track. This has hardly been the Jewish way

The Last Nazi Hunter
By Stav Ziv

Efraim Zuroff has spent four decades doggedly chasing Holocaust criminals, but when his pursuit led him to Lithuania, the fight got personal

How one state's legislature balks at pulling grants from religious schools over 'alternative lifestyle' issues
By Eric Schulzke

Private religious schools had risen up to combat a bill that would have stripped funding and enabled lawsuits  

Passionate Parenting
You can't protect your kids from stress, but here are ways to teach them to cope
By Katie Hurley

When we take the time to educate our children about stress and teach them strategies to use when they feel anxious and overwhelmed, we not only normalize the complex emotions that sometimes confuse young children, but we teach them how to manage and cope

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Gabriela Llamas

3 ways to make a great gazpacho: A Madrid chef reminds us how good the simple tomato version - and its creamy cousin - can be

Consumer Intelligence
How not to get ripped-off when renting your car
By Christopher Elliott

Be careful! Misleading price quotes are now a full-fledged epidemic in the car-rental industry

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Sean Delonas

Nate Beeler

Lisa Benson

Chip Bok

Matt Davies

Joe Heller

Jeff Stahler

Scott Stantis

Dana Summers

Michael Ramirez

Mark Davis: Trump's path to success

Monica Crowley: The one thing missing from Trump's economic plan

[ T O D A Y  I N  H I S T O R Y ]

On this day in . . .

14, Caesar Augustus, Rome's first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius

1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft

1782, during the American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks --- the last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Lord Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown

1839, details of Louis Daguerre's pioneering photographic process were first released in Paris, France

1848, the California Gold Rush: The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January)

1856, Gail Borden of Brooklyn, NY patented his process for condensed milk

1895, frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas

1909, first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1919, in a break with conventional practice, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson appears personally before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to argue in favor of its ratification of the Versailles Treaty, the peace settlement that ended the First World War

1934, the first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio. ALSO: The creation of the position Fuhrer approved by the German electorate with 89.9% of the popular vote, making Hitler, ym"sh, president of Germany

1936, the first of a series of show trials orchestrated by Soviet leader Josef Stalin began in Moscow as 16 defendants faced charges of conspiring against the government (all were convicted and executed).

1940, the new Civil Aeronautics Administration awarded honorary license #1 to Orville Wright

1944 , Paris rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops

1945, Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam

1949, the Federal Communications Commission prohibited so-called "giveaway" radio and TV shows, saying they violated lottery laws. (The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the ban in 1954, ruling that giveaway shows fell short of being lotteries because participants did not pay in order to try to win prizes.)

1953, the CIA helps to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1960, U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted in a Moscow court and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was released 18 months later and exchanged for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel • 1990, Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

1991, Yankel Rosenbaum, a visiting student from Australia, is stabbed to death by an angry black mob in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. A Newsday photographer later testified he didn't want to intervene because he would be injecting himself into his story. ALSO: Soviet President Gorbachev was detained at his vacation dacha as military and KGB hard-liners staged a coup that ultimately failed

1994, President Bill Clinton ended the United States' longstanding open-door policy toward Cuban refugees

2003, practitioners of that "religion of peace", blow up a Jerusalem bus, killing 23 Israelis, 7 of them children

2005, the first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005, begins. ALSO: Texas jury found pharmaceutical giant Merck and Co. liable for the death of a man who'd taken the once-popular painkiller Vioxx, awarding his widow $253.4 million in damages. (Texas caps on punitive damages reduced that figure to about $26 million; a Texas court overturned the verdict in May 2008.)

2006, Israeli commandos raided a Hezbollah stronghold deep in Lebanon. (Israel said the raid was launched to stop arms smuggling from Iran and Syria to the militant Shiite fighters

2010, the last American combat brigade exited Iraq, seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion began. ALSO: federal grand jury in Washington indicted seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress about steroid use. (However, Clemens' trial this year ended early with the judge declaring a mistrial.)

2014, police in St. Louis said officers shot and killed a knife-wielding 22-year-old black man, increasing tension in an area already rocked by violence following the police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in suburban Ferguson 10 days earlier

[ I N S I G H T ]

Wesley Pruden: The humiliation of a president

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Can't Possibly Be True | Unclear on the Concept

Greg Crosby: Bring Back Shame

Suzanne Fields: The Melancholy Summer of '16

Mona Charen: Not the Way to Do Minority Outreach

David Limbaugh: Obama, the Worst President Ever, Except Maybe for Hillary

Jonathan Bernstein:: Voting is not the same thing as democracy

Bernard Goldberg: Do the Liberal Snowflakes on Campus Have a Point?

Jonah Goldberg: As Gawker learned, media corporations aren't above the law

Paul Greenberg In praise of Barnum

Rich Lowry: To Russia, with Love

Chris Cillizza: Hillary Clinton hasn't held a press conference in 257 days. That's ridiculous

John Kass: Fear not, there's plenty of stupid to go around

Thomas Sowell: Trump and Blacks

Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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