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 March 28, 2013/ 17 Nissan, 5773

Jim Carrey --- Not 'Dumb & Dumber,' Just Ignorant

By Larry Elder

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Gun control advocate comedian/actor Jim Carrey becomes the latest Hollywood leftie to trash legendary actor and former NRA head Charlton Heston. About his new anti-Heston parody song, Carrey tweeted: "'Cold Dead Hand' is abt u heartless motherf — kers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids. Sorry if you're offended by the word safety."

Lyrics include: "Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn't take him up to heaven like he'd planned, 'cause they couldn't pry that gun from his cold, dead hand. It takes a cold, dead hand to decide to pull the trigger, takes a cold, dead heart and as near as I can figger, with your cold, dead aim you're tryin' to prove your di— is bigger ... ." You get the idea.

Let's be charitable — call Carrey ignorant, not stupid.

The Canadian high school dropout can be forgiven for his ignorance about American history, including the NRA's role in helping blacks defend themselves against violent white racists. He claims Heston's movies are "no longer in demand." Perhaps this exposes Carrey's lack of religiosity. But he should know that every Easter, for the last 40 years (except 1999), broadcast television has aired "The Ten Commandments." Heston plays Moses. And it's a ratings winner.

Heston's other career roles include John the Baptist, Ben-Hur, El Cid and Michelangelo. Care to stack Heston's body of work next to Carrey's Ace Ventura ("Pet Detective") or his Lloyd Christmas ("Dumb & Dumber")?

Speaking of character, Heston, a cinema rock star, remained married to his college sweetheart, Lydia, for 64 years. Carrey, on the other hand, followed the well-worn Hollywood path: Get famous; get rich; dump the first wife/mother of your kid(s), who stood by you during the tough times; and act out your social life in the tabs to the embarrassment of your kid(s).

This might surprise Carrey, but there was a time when actors, like Heston, supported a cause that threatened both their careers — and their lives.

In 1963, on the day of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, six men appeared on a television roundtable to discuss that day's March on Washington. These men were singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte; James Baldwin, author of the bestselling civil rights call-to-arms "The Fire Next Time"; writer/producer/director Joseph Mankiewicz; and actors Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando and Heston.

When asked, at this '63 roundtable, why he joined this struggle for equal rights for blacks, Heston said: "Two years ago, I picketed some restaurants in Oklahoma, but with that one exception — up until very recently — like most Americans I expressed my support of civil rights largely by talking about it at cocktail parties, I'm afraid. But again, like many Americans this summer, I could no longer pay only lip service to a cause that was so urgently right, and in a time that is so urgently now."

Back then, many entertainers refused to stick their necks out. Contemporary actors like Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis ("The Campaign") take no risk by mocking the Koch brothers, whose offense is making contributions to Republican candidates. But '63 was a time when the infamous communist witch hunt, known as the Hollywood Blacklist, was just loosening its career-ending grip. In many states, it remained illegal for blacks and whites to marry. It was before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Just two months earlier, black civil rights activist Medgar Evers was murdered in Mississippi. Eight years earlier, in 1955, Emmett Till, a black boy from Chicago visiting relatives, was murdered in Mississippi, supposedly for making a pass at a white woman. One year earlier, three Mississippi civil rights workers turned up dead in a horrific episode memorialized in the movie "Mississippi Burning." And "Bloody Sunday" took place two years later, in 1965, when authorities brutally attacked civil rights marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Photographs and televised images of bloodied and severely injured men and women horrified the world.

A World War II Army staff sergeant, Heston served as a radio operator and aerial gunner. When he died in 2008, Time magazine movie critic Roger Corliss wrote: "In the era of the movie epic, (Heston) was the iconic hero, adding to these films millions in revenue, plenty of muscle and 10 IQ points. ... Heston was the alpha and omega of movie manhood — our civilized ancestor, our elevated destiny. ... El Cid is up there with Lawrence of Arabia ... passionate, eloquent, with a visual and emotional grandeur. ... From start to finish, Heston was a grand, ornery anachronism, the sinewy symbol of a time when Hollywood took itself seriously, when heroes came from history books, not comic books."

The world, Mr. Pet Detective, could use a few more "heartless mother — kers" like Heston.

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