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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Apr. 18, 2013/ 8 Iyar, 5773

America's Enemies Are Colorblind

By Larry Elder



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Investigators cannot yet tell whether the bombings at the Boston marathon, which so far have killed three and wounded more than 170, are the product of domestic or foreign terrorist(s).

But whether foreign or domestic, America's enemies are colorblind.

In supporting President Barack Obama's re-election, The New York Times editorialized about how his smarter, more respectful foreign policy helped to re-brand America in the eyes of the world: "(Obama) introduced a measure of military restraint after the Bush years and helped repair America's badly damaged reputation in many countries from the low levels to which it had sunk by 2008."

Our enemies don't care.

They don't care that then Sen. Barack Obama called the Iraq War a "dumb war."

They don't care that the new Obama administration refused to use the term "war on terror."

They don't care that former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said most of the international community thought the U.S. had "lost our minds" because of Bush's supposedly reckless foreign policy. Or that Albright asserted that George W. Bush had made "a big mistake" for labeling Iran, Iraq and North Korea the "axis of evil."

They don't care that Obama's first interview as President was with Al Arabiya, a pan-Arab channel, and that the new President promised "an extended hand" to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, if only his country would "unclench their fist."

They don't care that Obama doubled-crossed our allies Poland and the Czech Republic by abandoning his predecessor's promise to install a missile defense shield as protection against attacks by Iran and North Korea. The motive? To enlist Russia, which adamantly opposed the defense installations, to help us deter Iran from acquiring the ability to build a nuclear bomb.

They don't care that presidential candidate Obama said, "Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people." Or that the new President angered Israel by publicly opposing the building of so-called settlements: "I think that additional settlement building does not contribute to Israel's security. I think it makes it harder for them to make peace with their neighbors. I think it embitters the Palestinians in a way that could end up being very dangerous." Or that Obama insulted the "intransigent" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by leaving him standing in the West Wing for more than an hour when he abruptly exited their meeting to have dinner with the first lady and his girls.

They don't care that Obama calls waterboarding "torture" and promised to end the practice (after Bush already promised to do so). Or that one of presidential candidate Obama's many "I'm-not-Bush" promises included a commitment to swiftly close Guantanamo Bay.

They don't care that Obama embarked on what some called an "apology tour," during which he said: "There have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive," or that in some cases "fear and anger" after 9/11 "led us to act contrary to our traditions and our ideals."

They don't care that then Massachusetts Sen. and current Secretary of State John Kerry charged that President Bush "intentionally misled the country into war," or that Kerry said he regretted his vote for the Iraq War resolution because he failed to realize how badly Bush would "f—-" it up.

They don't care that Obama literally bowed in greeting foreign leaders in an attempt to show the world that America has a new, more humble foreign policy, where, as Obama put it, in the past we too often "dictated" to other nations.

Our enemies don't care that President-elect Obama blamed Bush for failing to improve our relationship with North Korea. On his president-elect transition website, Obama said: "And if America is willing to come to the table, the world will be more willing to rally behind American leadership to deal with challenges like confronting terrorism and Iran and North Korea's nuclear programs."

They don't care that the American left hated Bush. Just before Obama's election in 2008, The New York Times editorialized: "The United States is battered and drifting after eight years of President Bush's failed leadership. He is saddling his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government systematically stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens."

They don't care whether our commander in chief is a swaggering, ignorant cowboy incapable of pronouncing the word "nuclear" — or whether he or she is an articulate, urbane Ivy League-educated lawyer.

Obama's former pastor and self-described "spiritual adviser" knows how our enemies feel. The Sunday after 9/11, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said from the pulpit: "We are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back into our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost." Osama bin Laden or Timothy McVeigh couldn't have put it better.

Today, in parts of the Muslim and Arab world, America's favorability numbers are even lower than under the "divisive" Bush. Iran still insists on pursuing its nuclear program, with tension between the U.S. and North Korea worse than at any time since the Korean War.

Americans may argue and scrap over issues like minority "underrepresentation" and whether this justifies race-based preferences. But Boston reminds us: America's enemies are colorblind.

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