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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 11, 2011 / 14 Mar-Cheshvan, 5772

Wall Street: Clean up on block five

By Lori Borgman

Lori Borgman


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | At least Woodstock only lasted for three days and then they all went home. Occupy Wall Street doesn't have an end date.

I could never be a protester for the same reason I have never liked primitive camping -- I'm too attached to good personal hygiene.

I just saw a website selling authentic Occupy Wall Street T-shirts. Authentic must mean the shirts come to you dirty and in need of laundering.

I've listened to some of the speakers, particularly the ones where a leader shouts into a bullhorn and then all the other protesters nearby repeat the words the leader said to pass the message on to the protesters in the back.

I keep waiting for the leader to yell, "I need a shower!"

The masses echo: "I need a shower!"

Instead the leader yells, "Down with the rich!"

Echo: "Down with the rich!"

Then a few well-scrubbed, well-groomed celebrities stop by in their designer jeans and $200 cotton shirts for the purpose of sharing their hatred for the rich. Once they're through feeling the pain, they hop back in their gas guzzlers and speed off to their sprawling mansions. Leader: "Down with the rich!"

Echo: "Down with the rich!"

Leader: "But not the ones we like!"

Echo: "But not the ones we like!"

They're upset about the economy. So, who isn't?

Most of us don't have the time to hang out in a public park or town square week after week. We're doing mundane things like working, fueling the tax base, tending families, lugging trash barrels to the curb, sorting mail, paying bills, running laundry, doing dishes, going to bed, getting up in the morning and doing it all over again.

Our lives are like the small print on the shampoo bottles (back to the cleanliness theme again): wash, rinse, repeat. It's all about the repeat.

Those of us doing that crazy work and family thing don't bathe in McDonald's restrooms, dance topless in public parks, expect free college for our kids, sleep on donated cots, relieve ourselves on police cars or post Facebook pleas asking for trash bags for our personal waste.

We also don't crawl into some woman's tent and lick her feet, sexually assault minors, solicit for prostitution or gross out hotel workers on the night shift with public displays of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Disinfectant, please.

After an Occupy camp was dispersed in Richmond, Va., a bulldozer was called in to clear the plaza of furniture, bedding, pizza boxes, cups, bottles and assorted trash that piled up over two weeks. So much for going green and saving the planet.

It's questionable whether we're witnessing a political protest or an out of control party for aging adolescents.

Leader: "Grow up!"

Echo: "Grow up!"


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