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 August 2, 2013/ 26 Menachem-Av, 5773

Weiner Watch

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | By now every person in the universe knows about Anthony Weiner, the ex-congressman who sends photos of his penis to women across the country over the internet while talking dirty to them in e-mails and having "cybersex" with himself. And he's not ashamed or embarrassed by any of it. This disgusting, egomaniacal jerk is now running for mayor of New York City. It's amazing to me that there are people like him who seem to have been born without a humiliation gene. Despite the fact that these pictures and his repulsive story have appeared all over the internet the guy has absolutely has no problem walking around, doing press conferences, smiling, joking with reporters, etc. Creepy doesn't even begin to describe it.

In the days before the internet, perverts like him would do this crap over the telephone; it was called obscene phone calls. Some other dirt bags would go around peeking in windows to get their jollies, they were called peeping toms. Then there were the creeps in the rain coats who would flash little girls on the street. Modern technology has made it much easier to be a sexual deviate.

But Weiner may not be the real story here. Weiner's wiener might simply be a deflecting tactic. "Deflecting attention" is a common technique used by stage magicians to draw the audience's eyes toward something bright and shiny and away from the actual sleight of hand being used to create their illusion. This technique is also used by others such as con men and pickpockets. Courtroom lawyers use it when they need to get juries to focus on something other than the incriminating evidence which might lead to the guilt of their clients.

Politicians deflect attention all the time, keeping voters off balance and ignorant to what their intentions really are. And right now we may be witnessing a grand illusion playing out on stage before our very eyes. We hypnotically watch the shiny, bright, attention-getting misadventures of the psychotic pervert Anthony Weiner; meanwhile no one is paying any attention to what is going on in the other hand — that would be his wife, Huma Abedin.

How much do we know about Huma Abedin? Well, you might know that she worked as a trusted aide to Hillary Clinton, but her background is much more complicated than that. An article written by former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy in National Review exposes Huma as much more than just another poor wife having to live with her crazy husband's weird sexcapades.

McCarthy writes, "Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law (he also headed the Muslim World League, a leading Muslim Brotherhood organization). Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996— 2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities."

The Andrew McCarthy piece really gets into the weeds in detailing Huma's associations. Her father first edited the JMMA before her, and now her mother has taken on the job. Her mother is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood and she also directs an organization that comes under the umbrella of the Union for Good, another U.S. designated terrorist organization. McCarthy points out that "the Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, the notorious Muslim Brotherhood jurist who has issued fatwas calling for the killing of American military and support personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombings in Israel."

The big question is, given Huma's professional and family ties, why was she given the level of security clearance that is needed to work closely with the Secretary of State? Could it be that she has access to big money from the Middle East that the Clinton's are tied into? Hmmm. And speaking of the Clintons, there appears to be something of a conflict of interest regarding Huma's various "consulting" jobs too.

It seems she got a sweetheart deal to be a private six-figure consultant while still serving as a top State Department official under Hillary. Huma was shifted to a new role, "Special Government Employee," after she went on maternity leave in 2012 that allowed her to do work for several outside clients such as the Clinton Foundation and strategic advisory firm Teneo (a firm run by Clinton confidant Doug Band) as well as personal work for Hillary Clinton herself. In addition to her $135,000 government salary, she and her sleazy husband hauled in as much as $350,000 in outside income.

Last summer, Representative Michele Bachmann, along with four other House Republicans, raised the issue of Huma Abedin among other examples of possible Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the federal policy-making chain. They raised important questions regarding our national security, but their questions went unanswered. Clearly, there still is a lot to learn about the lovely Mrs. Weiner, Huma Abedin.

Yes, Anthony Weiner is the little schmuck we're watching right now; the shiny bright object that attracts our attention. But don't be fooled. It's all sight of hand. The grand illusion is going on behind the scenes.

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