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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 Nov. 15, 2007 / 5 Kislev 5768

Sound bites not easy in Southern

By Celia Rivenbark

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There are certain things you don't ever expect to really happen. Things like Dennis Kucinich getting elected president or, say, "Good Morning America" filming a segment in your living room.

Maybe the elfin Dem with the hottie wife has a shot because, I'm telling you, there was "GMA" in my living room last week talking to me, and my friends, about the proliferation of skanky kids' clothes in stores.

It's a hot topic these days and, quick as you can say "shameless self-promoter," I can artfully manage to drop the name of my book, "Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like A Skank," into casual conversation a minimum of eight to 10 times.

By the end of the week, I felt like I was living somebody else's life, someone infinitely more interesting. CNN. Fox. "Inside Edition." ... It was a veritable skank-o-rama and, thanks to the publicity gods, I was right in the exposed midriff of it all.

GMA's correspondent, Andrea Canning, showed up apologizing for her appearance, having stayed up all night to work on the story at a New Jersey mall, where she found a gaggle of "prostitots" to interview. TV people are not like you and me. She was fresh of face with perfect hair and claimed to be "haggard." I'd had a full night's sleep and new highlights and still looked like the Unabomber.

I learned a lot from my new TV friends. Andrea asked many questions, then listened to my long, rambling Southern-style answers before saying, gently, "Maybe make it a little shorter?"

This is difficult for a Southerner because we are storytellers at heart. You ask what time it is and, yes, we tell you how to build a watch. But Andrea was a good teacher and, after a few hours, we'd whittled my lavish description of how concerned moms could pair some nice chocolate, lace-edged leggings with a shorter jumper for a non-skank fashion alternative, down to "This is nice."

The folks at "Inside Edition" were the same except they tended to ask the same question again and again until I finally answered everything in one word, no matter how complicated the question. It's a TV thing; try to understand.

IE: What's driving this trend of inappropriate clothing for very young children?

Me: Well, I believe that

IE: That's nice; can you make it shorter?

Me: Yes.

IE: Perfect. That's all we need. Goodbye.

The guy chatting amiably into my right ear at CNN was all personality and bluster and I enjoyed talking in monosyllables to him. I tried to sound like Nancy Grace, only nice, but ... What's that? My 15 minutes of fame is up? So soon? Dang.

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