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 Jan. 25, 2013/ 14 Shevat, 5773

Attention Walmart Bashers!

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Here's a little good news story you might not have heard about, especially if you get most of your news from the mainstream news outlets like network television. Walmart has announced plans to spend $50 billion to buy more American-made merchandise in the next 10 years. And that's not all, the company also plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans in the next five years and help its part-time workers move into full-time positions. All this to address the sluggish U.S. economy and help put more people back to work.

Walmart says it will provide jobs to every veteran who had been honorably discharged in the first 12 months off active duty. These veterans had served in Afghanistan and Iraq and have had a difficult time finding work for themselves after returning. Walmart, through this initiative, will offer jobs mostly in its stores, either in Sam's Club locations, or in its Arkansas based headquarters, or in the company's distribution centers. Not only that, but Walmart plans to give an option to its part-time workers to get much higher earning potential by transitioning into full-time workers in the Walmart stores if they so desire.

Walmart is the largest private employer in the country, maybe anywhere, and now they are the most patriotic as well. The unemployment rate among post-9/11 veterans is about 10.8 percent, compared with the 7.9 percent national rate. On domestic sourcing, the company will grow U.S. manufacturing on two fronts: by increasing what it already buys here - in categories like sporting goods, apparel basics, storage products, games, and paper products, and by helping to onshore U.S. production in high potential areas like textiles, furniture and higher-end appliances.

The White House has agreed to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and major U.S. employers in the coming weeks to train and employ America's returning veterans in order to help Walmart with their initiative. "Hiring a veteran can be one of the best business decisions you make," said Walmart U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon. "Veterans have a record of performance under pressure. They're quick learners and team players. They are leaders with discipline, training, and a passion for service. There is a seriousness and sense of purpose that the military instills, and we need it today more than ever." All this will begin on Memorial Day.

Of course the Walmart haters have been quick to put down Walmart's initiatives, saying that it's all nothing but a PR stunt. Really? Offering every single returning vet a job is nothing but a PR stunt? Spending $50 billion on American-made products is nothing but a PR stunt? If that's the case, then what this country needs are more companies engaging in these kinds of PR stunts. If only more companies and businesses across the country followed Walmart's lead think what a tremendous difference it would make to the economy.

But Walmart has always been an easy target for those on the Left because it has been so successful and grown so big. The Left hates capitalism in general and they really hate highly successful capitalism in particular. They also hate anything that the bourgeois are into, like Walmart. If the masses like it, it must be bad. Okay, but here's the thing, no one forces anyone to shop at Walmart, people can buy their stuff anywhere they want.

So go ahead, shop at the high-end boutiques and retail stores but when you do, ask them if they plan to hire every single returning vet who wants a job and buy more American made products anytime in the foreseeable future. If you ask the clueless clerk, you will get a confused deer-in-the-headlights look, so ask the store manager. Guess what? You'll get the exact same look from the store manager.

Granted Walmart is so big that it can pursue these initiatives more easily than other, smaller companies can, but there's no reason why others couldn't do something like this in proportion to their size. Many large companies have philanthropic arms set up for charities, but this is different. What Walmart is attempting to do is help build back the American economy and offer our returning American servicemen and women a way back into the mainstream of civilian life.

That's why I say well done Walmart. You've set the bar high. Let's hope that others jump in with similar goals. In the meantime G0D bless you and good luck.

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