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 Oct. 26, 2012/ 10 Mar-Cheshvan, 5773

Trump, Mourdock Haunt Romney

By Roger Simon

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Donald Trump will give $5 million to charity for Barack Obama's college and passport records.

Big deal. I bet I can find 1 million Americans to give five bucks each to get copies of Mitt Romney's tax returns.

And I bet I could get another million to pony up a sawbuck to have an independent commission determine what is nesting on Trump's head.

Trump believes Obama may not have been born in the United States, and Romney has embraced Trump. In late August, Romney said in Michigan: "No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

Romney likes to use to the imperial "we" just as if he were Queen Victoria.

"A lot of people are questioning his birth certificate," Trump said of Obama on CNBC in May. "I've been known as being a very smart guy for a long time. I don't consider myself birther or not birther, but there are some major questions here."

The only major question to me is if Trump could be any dumber if you cut off his head.

But we live in a celebrity culture, and Romney needs celebrities around him like Trump and Clint Eastwood, who probably is still talking to that empty chair.

Romney also supports the election of "celebrity" Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who recently said that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."

Mourdock must be a celebrity because only celebrities know the intentions of God. Ordinary people believe that God works in mysterious ways. Celebrity politicians believe that God works in ways to help them get elected.

Trump and Romney shook hands on a stage in Las Vegas a few months ago, which is the greatest honor Trump can bestow. Trump hates shaking hands because he believes his immune system might get compromised by the "barbaric" germs of ordinary people.

"You know, I am not a big fan of the handshake," Trump once said in an interview with "Dateline's" Stone Phillips. "I think it's barbaric. They have medical reports all the time. Shaking hands, you catch colds, you catch the flu, you catch it, you catch all sorts of things. Who knows what you don't catch?"

Pellagra, pink eye, the plague, maybe. Trump has avoided all these things (we assume) by keeping his hands in his pockets, where he can fondle his money.

But he made an exception for Romney because Romney is of his social class, a social class in which people can afford to have their hands Martinized several times a day.

Romney has not yet offered to match Trump's $5 million charitable donation if Obama produces his records. This may be because Trump is demanding a degree of "transparency" from Obama that Romney has not provided himself.

"If he releases these records, it will end the question (of his birthplace) and indeed the anger of many Americans," Trump said in a video he released Wednesday. "They'll know something about their president."

But Americans already know something about Obama. They know he never had Swiss bank accounts. Or money in the Cayman Islands.

That kind of hinky behavior Trump understands, however. Trump and Romney live in the same world, a world of high finance, a world where the buck stops here, as long as "here" is a numbered account.

Romney has been asked about Trump and his belief that Obama may not be eligible for the presidency.

"I don't agree with all the people who support me, and my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in," Romney said.

Talk about a profile in Jell-O.

John McCain may have lacked certain things as a presidential candidate — economic knowledge and knowledge about who would make a good running mate — but he didn't lack character.

A McCain town hall meeting in Lakeville, Minn., in 2008 attracted more than its fair share of yahoos, and those yahoos were McCain supporters. But when they attacked Obama with slurs, McCain brought them up short.

A beefy guy in a gray T-short and baseball cap said to McCain that Obama "cohorts with domestic terrorists such as (Bill) Ayers" and that scared him when it came to Supreme Court nominees. The man wanted to know how McCain would choose Supreme Court justices.

McCain could have easily ignore the "domestic terrorists" comment and just have talked about the Supreme Court. A smarter, smoother candidate would have played to the crowd that had applauded the questioner.

But McCain would not let the insult slide, even though it was an insult directed at his opponent.

"I have to tell you he is a decent person," McCain said of Obama as the crowd began booing, "and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."

The boos picked up, but McCain did not care. Twenty minutes later, a woman in a red dress with a tangle of blonde hair rose and said into a handheld microphone: "I can't trust Obama. He's an Arab."

McCain shook his head and took the microphone from her. "No, ma'am, no ma'am," McCain said. "He's a decent family man and a citizen."

McCain lost his race for the presidency in 2008, but he retained his decency.

Four years later, candidates know all they need to know about decency. They know it is for losers.

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