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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 Feb 28 2014 / 28 Adar I, 5774

Reminders of the Price of Survival

By Suzanne Fields




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | German investigators have arrested three old men who were particularly brutal guards at Auschwitz, ages 88, 92 and 94. They're old, but the last of the survivors of the death camps are old, too. Memories are long, and it's never too late to call a villain to account.

The French have opened negotiations with the United States to pay reparations to America's Holocaust survivors, who were deported to Nazi death camps in French trains. The negotiations begin as a French company bids to build a $2.2 billion rail project in Maryland. It's only a coincidence, naturally, but exploiting an opportunity to make money is a strong motivation for making amends.

Amidst the ongoing chaos in Kiev, Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman urged Jews to leave the city if possible because vandals trashed Jewish shops and Jews were threatened by thugs. Jews everywhere are reminded how many Ukranians were willing executioners of Jews for the Nazis during World War II.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and such vigilance is the price of survival for Jews because anti-Semitism is a persistent evil. The evil is illuminated by contrasting virtues, of justice and the protection of the better angels of men and women of good will. Attention must be paid, and so must remembrance and reparations, as reminders of history.

Jews who fully understand the meaning of the Holocaust because it happened on their watch must bequeath their memories to history, lest all that happened at the hands of the Nazis be reduced to cold, unfathomable, unemotional facts for future generations. When the 20th century opened, there were 11 million Jews in the world. A third of them were murdered in the death camps of Hitler's Third Reich. The nations of the West, acting through the United Nations, determined that to prevent anything like that from happening ever again, Jews needed a country to call their own.

What happened after that is a whole new story. In a new book, "My Promised Land," Israeli journalist Ari Shavit shows how the Jews in 21st century Israel confront very different pressures, buffeted by conflicts both inside their country and from its external "friends" and foes.

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If the first half of the 20th century was one of the worst endured by the Jews, and the second half of the century demonstrated how they were able to build a prosperous "start-up" nation with the potential to thrive among the world's democracies, the 21st century threatens what this tiny democracy has accomplished.



Many of us thought John Kerry might have been inspired as secretary of state when he discovered that his two paternal grandparents in Europe were Jewish, having changed their name from Kohn to Kerry to survive as the clouds of war gathered. So far he has shown himself to be insensitive to Israel's problems. When he observed that "there's an increasing delegitimization campaign" building against Israel, it sounded like he was pressuring Israel into making damaging concessions to the Palestinians, who won't even recognize Israel's right to exist.

Later, after taking heat from Israel's friends at home — including many Christians — he said he was merely making an "observation." He could have acknowledged that the academic boycott of Israel's educational institutions was inspired by "a rising tide of anti-Semitism," as amply documented by the State Department two years ago. The American Left, with its intellectual posturing, moral preening and ivy-encrusted elitism, joins the chorus, painting the Palestinians as "victims" and the daily threats to Israel's existence as "illusory."


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Where is the acknowledgement of the boycotters that Israel has agreed to Mr. Kerry's framework for negotiations? Where is the acknowledgment that Palestinians refused to make a deal which would have given them a state in the West Bank long ago? Where is the acknowledgement that Ariel Sharon led Israel out of specific Gaza settlements that Israel won in the 1967 war imposed on them? The rewards for the Israelis were rockets into their villages, launched from the very territory Mr. Sharon and his armies vacated.

Moshe Dayan, in a requiem for a young soldier killed patrolling the Israeli-Gaza border, told Israelis in 1956 that they must be "ready, armed, tough and hard" if they want to plant a tree or build a house.

The Israeli peace movement does not understand the need for toughness, because it refuses to believe the oft-stated intentions of armed and dangerous Arab enemies to destroy Israel and overlooks the consistent and persistent intractability of the Palestinians, who don't want to share territory because they think they can wear down the Israelis — with the help of gullibles in the West — and take it all. To those who remember the past, this sounds ominously familiar.

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