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 June 29, 2012/ 9 Tamuz, 5772

2012 Presidential Election: A Clear Distinction

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In past presidential elections there were always some people that would say things like, "It makes no difference who we vote for because both candidates are more or less the same." Well, not so this time… not by a long shot. The choice before the American electorate in 2012 has never been more pronounced. This time around Americans will make the decision that will shape what kind of country we will live in for many decades ahead.

One man will continue working toward a larger, more powerful federal government bureaucracy with increased income redistribution, more government entitlements, less personal liberties, and increasing government oversight and control over our lives. In other words, a move toward a socialistic welfare state such as what has happened with European countries over the past fifty or sixty years (and we know how well that has turned out for them).

This man believes not in American Exceptionalism but rather America working within a United Nations, World Court, International Law framework, never unilaterally, never in its own self-interests. He believes in an America as part of a large coalition of global countries, just one of many - no better, no worse. He does not believe in an America, as we once were, as a world leader, a shining city on a hill, a beacon of freedom for the world, a very unique example for all countries to follow. That is not the America that he envisions. He has never believed in an America that has done more for human freedom and individual opportunity than any other country ever on the face of the earth.

He sees America as inherently racist and unfair. Ironically, he distains big business and Wall Street while at the same time taking money from them for his own campaign and pet projects. He believes in allowing late-term partial birth abortions, having voted TWICE against a bill as a state senator that would have prevented this gruesome taking of life. He believes that homosexual and lesbian marriages are just as valid and normal as man and woman marriage.

He is a man schooled and befriended by a plethora of radicals. He has had close ties to Socialists, Marxists, Black Liberationists, and assorted left-wing America haters like domestic terrorists Bernadette Dohrn and Bill Ayes of The Weather Underground. Names such as Saul Alinsky, Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Tony Rezko, have influenced his personal beliefs and his vision for America.

Contrary to his promise to be a "uniter not a divider," in his first term as president this man has succeeded in dividing America like never before. Unlike his promise to have "the most transparent administration ever," his administration has been secretive and underhanded with complete disregard for the other branches of government. He will go down as the most divisive American president in modern history.

The other man believes in less federal government interference, private enterprise, individual freedom, and bolstering the individual family and small businesses. He believes in personal responsibility, the traditional family structure and strong ethical values. He wants America back as leader of the free world. He's for smaller government, a stronger America, and economic recovery and growth. He wants to bring manufacturing back to America.

He is a traditionalist, a Constitutionalist, and a believer in the sanctity of human life. He believes marriage should be, as it has been for most of human history, between a man and woman. He believes that, all things being equal, a mother and a father make the best parents for children. He believes in American Exceptionalism. He believes in free enterprise. He believes in individual liberties along with personal responsibility.

Yes, this year there is a very definite choice to be made. The theme of the presidential election will be all about the role of government in our lives - how big, how controlling, how all consuming should it be? The candidates may not say this in so many words, but that is really what this election comes down to. Just how badly do the American people want free stuff from the government? Do people want more food stamps, more welfare, expanded entitlement programs, more taxing of the working people to pay for those who do not work? And all of this putting our country deeper in debt.

How much government do you want in your life? The more government controls you, the less free you are. Think about it. Think about what has happened in Europe thanks to the Big Brother nanny state of their governments. Think about where you want to see America going in the future.

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