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 December 19, 2013/ 16 Teves, 5774

Ow! An Ode to Obamacare

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | With apologies to "Howl" author Allen Ginsberg.

Part I

I saw the vast majority of three generations destroyed by madness, cursing unethical betrayed

Spitting at frozen screens teasing 404 error waiting for the dusk of peak hours

Onesie-clad hipsters sipping hot chocolate little marshmallows bobbing blinking hashtags in a sea of brown

Who opened cancellation notices all hollow-eyed and bitter sat up spewing the PolitiFact-tested rhetoric of 2010 word wars that promised nothing unfair to anyone rural or citified, and all that jazz

Who intoned: What happened to you if you like your stinking doctor or if you like your bourgeois health plan with its specialists doing important research at Stanford?

Who were expelled from their precious private policies and crazy enough to think those plans covered them

Who cowered when they realized what Obama thinks is affordable, burning old contracts in wastebaskets and contact info for their doctors

Who watched the White House extend final deadlines on employer mandates co-payment caps and heaped scorn as Ted Cruz read "Green Eggs and Ham" the madman of the shutdown who thought he could de-fund the law of the land?

Oh, healthcare.gov, you are not healthy, you poison the messy soup of government —

As you run roughshod over icy Pecksniffs moaning for substandard plans not yearning for 10 essential benefits grousing about the inexorable spurt of premiums due

To take what was affordable and make it less affordable but still call it affordable and to care enough to call it care when fewer doctors actually provide care but remember that in the end, it always would be and surely will be an act

With the absolute heart of American health care butchered pulsing blood losing blood and yearning to feed upon itself for another election cycle.

Part II

What sphinx of Beantown and beltways threw away the individual market and left adults yearning for their substandard policies?

Amazon! Connectivity! Drones! Enrollees! Sign-ups are unattainable goalposts! Children have no pre-existing illness! Boys with maternity coverage! Old men scamming Medicare!

Amazon! Amazon! Dependable as Amazon! Amazon efficiency! Amazon the heavy judge of what works.

Able Amazon! Amazon swift mover of goods! Amazon! The boxless soulless warehouse and FedEx of presents! Amazon, whose customers get to buy stuff! Amazon the taker of the card! Amazon outgunned government!

Amazon! You must be a Republican idea with a conservative heritage even if no Republican voted for you.

Amazon! If Obamacare falters, it must be because the wings of the right root against it.

Amazon with whom I sit lonely deserted by pharmaceutical companies that will not stay bought! Wondering how do I get even with insurers who don't want to operate at a loss

Amazon! Amazon! The donkeys shop at Amazon, bray about Amazon, passed a 974-page bill that was supposed to work like Amazon! But you cannot know what is in the bill until you order it from Amazon

When it crumbles a disappointed Obama must propose a system that is the opposite of Amazon! Independent Payment Advisory boards morph into death panels!

EPOs! Covered California! Waiting lists! BadgerCare! Young invincibles!

Insurance death spirals! The sick sign up! The healthy abstain! Premium rates gurgle and spout! They are rising through the roof! On to single payer. There's only way out is into single payer!

Part III

Healthcare.gov! I'm with you in limbo

Where you're slower than molasses.

I'm with you in limbo

Where you don't seem so slow.

I'm with you in limbo

Where you murdered employer-paid health care

I'm with you in limbo

Waiting for the promised $2,500 in savings

I'm with you in limbo

Where men pay for free birth control for the spinsters of Utica

I'm with you in limbo

Where red-state senators calculate how ably they can run from your high costs and denied doctors

I'm with you in limbo

Where you rest responsibility for fixing this mess on the party that never supported it.

I'm with you in limbo

Where not a day goes by when you do not pay homage to Romneycare.

I'm with you in limbo

Where we hug and kiss the United States under talking points The United States that smokes and eats bacon and won't eat its vegetables

I am with you in limbo

Where 5 million Americans lost private plans so that 1 million could enroll in new exchanges

I'm with you in limbo

Where Organizing for Action lurches forward and angelic life of Julia meanders ahead O praise be to The Law of the Land not the Citizens United Supreme Court O soft money O soft belly O soft power where we dream of a system where speech is not free

I'm with you in limbo

In my dreams you promise more care for more people with more health problems and cheaper and it will be morning in America, which is, I must repeat, a Republican idea.

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