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

Best Doorbuster Deals for Thanksgiving and Black Friday

By Cameron Huddleston

This year you'll find many of the most deeply discounted and enticing doorbuster bargains on Thursday rather than Friday as retailers open their doors a day early to shoppers

JewishWorldReview.com | Sure, you can find lots of things on sale over the long Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start to holiday shopping. But some deals are significantly better than others. To help ensure that you home in on the best bargains this year, we asked BFAds.net founder Michael Brim for his top picks for big-ticket doorbusters, pricey items that are deeply discounted but in limited supply.

Brim, who spends his days monitoring items that retailers plan to mark down and posting the details on his Web site, pinpointed several deals that will be hard to beat. This year, most will be available on Thanksgiving -- rather than Black Friday -- and will be offered in retailers' brick-and-mortar stores (unless otherwise noted). Some deals that kick off Thursday could still be around on Black Friday, if supplies last, but don't count on it. Shoppers should also check retailers' Web sites the day of the sales to see if they are offering any of their doorbusters unannounced online. Here are Brim's favorite doorbuster deals, in order of when they go on sale.

Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop -- $400 at MicrosoftStore.com. Although not technically a doorbuster deal because it's offered online, the markdown on this 15.6-laptop with 6 gigabytes of memory and an Intel Core processor is dramatic because it regularly sells for $849. The sale starts Wednesday at midnight.

LG 55-inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV -- $499.99 at Best Buy. This big-screen TV is being marked down 50% from its original price of $1,000. Best Buy will be handing out tickets to customers who want this item (and other doorbuster deals) outside its stores two hours before they open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Amazon 7-inch Kindle Fire 16GB HD Tablet -- $99.99 at Best Buy. Although this isn't the newest version of the Kindle, it's still a great deal considering that it's 50% off the regular price of $199.99. It will be part of Best Buy's Thanksgiving sale starting at 6 p.m.


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Apple iPad 2 16GB WiFi Tablet -- $299 at Best Buy. This iPad actually is marked down $100 from its original price of $399.99 and will be one of Best Buy's doorbuster deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Xbox 360 4GB Console -- $99 at Walmart. Your kids may be clamoring for the new Xbox One, but you'll like the price on the Xbox 360 at Walmart much more. It's $80 off its regular price of $179 and $400 less than the Xbox One. It will be on sale from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Funai 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV -- $98 at Walmart. Sure, it's not a name brand, but you won't find a cheaper 32-inch TV. This set will be on sale from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving and is a guaranteed in-stock item. If it sells out during the hour it's on sale, Walmart will offer customers in the store vouchers to buy it at the discounted price and pick it up when it ships to the store.

Apple iPad Mini 16GB WiFi Tablet with Walmart $100 Gift Card -- $299 at Walmart. The gift card with purchase essentially means you'll get a $100 discount. It's one of Walmart's doorbuster deals from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Element 50-inch 1080p 60 Hz LED HDTV -- $229 at Target. A price so low on a TV with these specifications is unheard of, Brim says. It usually sells for $600. Target's sale starts at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving. Online shoppers can find the same deal at Amazon.com on a similar TV: the Seiki 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $230 (regularly $600). These TVs won't be as feature-filled as name-brand TVs. But Brim says that televisions, in general, have become so robust that even off-brand sets should satisfy most consumers and will last as long as name-brand TVs.

Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi Tablet with Target $100 Gift Card -- $479 at Target. The markdown on this newly released iPad is only about $20, but the $100 gift card sweetens the deal. It's part of Target's 8 p.m. Thanksgiving sale.

Apple iPhone 5C with Walmart $75 Gift Card -- $45 at Walmart. You'll need to sign up for a two-year service agreement to take advantage of this deal, which not only offers a $35 discount on the phone but a $75 gift card that can offset the cost of your other holiday gifts. It's part of Walmart's sale that starts at 8 a.m. on Friday.

SanDisk 32 GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive -- $7.99 at RadioShack. It's not as enticing as a big-screen TV, says Brim, but these flash drives can retail for as much as $49.99 (currently $24.99 at Amazon). Most RadioShack locations are scheduled to open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.

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Cameron Huddleston is an online editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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