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 Oct. 19, 2012/ 3 Mar-Cheshvan, 5773

Which One?

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As Election Day grows nearer I wonder how many voters (meaning people who actually go out and vote) are really undecided at this point? Hard core liberals and hard core conservatives have known from the beginning who they were voting for, but what about the so-called independents? It's hard to believe that serious voters haven't made up their minds by now, especially this time, when the differences of the two candidates couldn't be greater. But in case you don't know yet, here's a cheat sheet that spells out some differences between the two men.

OBAMA: Supports abortion rights including late-term. His health care law requires contraceptives to be available for free for women enrolled in workplace health plans including Catholic Church owned hospitals.

ROMNEY: Opposes abortion on demand and free contraceptives paid for by taxpayers. Believes state law should guide abortion rights, and Roe v. Wade should be reversed by a future Supreme Court ruling. Said he would end federal aid to Planned Parenthood, a group that promotes abortions.

OBAMA: Promises to cut projected deficits by $4 trillion over 10 years, a goal that will require Congress to raise the capital gains tax, boost taxes on households earning over $250,000 a year, impose a minimum 30 percent tax on incomes above $1 million, and more. First-term pledge to cut deficit he inherited by half is falling well-short.

ROMNEY: Promises to cut $500 billion per year from the federal budget by 2016 to bring spending below 20 percent of the U.S. economy and to balance it by 2020. He would reverse the $716 billion in Medicare cuts that Obama made and cut taxes for all. He favors constitutional balanced budget amendment.

OBAMA: Term marked by high unemployment, a deep recession that began in previous administration and slow recovery. Persistently high jobless rates that have not been significantly reduced since he took office in 2009. Businesses have suffered and public sector jobs have lagged. Responded to recession with a roughly $800 billion stimulus plan that did not work, expanded auto industry bailout and carried forward a large Wall Street bailout.

ROMNEY: Wants lower taxes, less government regulation, balanced budget, and more trade deals to spur growth. Wants to encourage more hiring in small businesses. Replace jobless benefits with unemployment savings accounts. Proposes helping the middle class keep more of their money.

OBAMA: Ordered temporary moratorium on deep-water drilling after the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Increased fuel economy standards for new vehicles that will save money at the pump while raising the sticker cost of the vehicles. Established regulations on heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming and on toxic mercury pollution from power plants. Spent heavily on green energy such as solar and wind. Many of the solar energy companies (funded with taxpayer money) have gone bankrupt. Failed to persuade a Democratic Congress to pass limits he promised on carbon emissions. Obama's Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies are seen as mortal enemies of the coal industry.

ROMNEY: Pledges U.S. will become independent of energy sources outside of North America by 2020 through more aggressive exploitation of domestic oil, natural gas, coal and other resources and quick approval of Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. Supports opening Atlantic and Pacific outer continental shelves to drilling, as well as Western lands, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and offshore Alaska. Says green power has yet to become viable and causes of climate change are unproved.

OBAMA: "I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."

ROMNEY: "My view is that marriage itself is between a man and a woman."

OBAMA: Passed Obamacare, putting U.S. on path to universal health coverage now that the Supreme Court has upheld the law's mandate that everyone must buy insurance or pay a stiff penalty tax. Took out hundreds of millions from Medicare money to help finance this. Omamacare mandates that a 15 person government panel will determine who is allowed which medical procedures and who can have them. The majority of Americans are still against this.

ROMNEY: Promises to work for repeal of Obamacare because he says the states, not Washington, should drive policy on the uninsured. He would allow people the right to purchase health insurance in any state, which would have the effect of lowering costs through competition between companies. Would expand individual tax-advantaged medical savings accounts and let savings be used for insurance premiums as well as personal medical costs. Would save Medicare for seniors by returning the money that Obama took out of it.

OBAMA: Approved the raid that found and killed Osama bin Laden. Set policy that U.S. would no longer use the term "War on Terror." Continued Bush's key anti-terrorism policies, including detention of suspects at Guantanamo Bay despite promise to close the prison. Expanded use of unmanned drone strikes against terrorist targets in Pakistan and Yemen. His administration lied about the attack on our Libyan embassy which killed our ambassador and three others, attempting to blame it on a YouTube video clip when they knew full well that it was a planned "terrorist" attack.

ROMNEY: Mr. Romney's position is there should be no constitutional rights for foreign terrorism suspects. He does not consider waterboarding to be torture. He says America needs to be stronger in dealing with terrorists aboard, with no apologies. He has made it clear that we should be more supportive towards our one real friend in the Middle East, Israel.

If you still can't make up your mind by now, well maybe you'd just better confine your voting to Dancing with the Stars this year.

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