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 Feb. 16, 2010 / 2 Adar 5770

As Long as You're Healthy . . .

By Paul Greenberg

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The only problems Bill Clinton has ever had with his heart have been physical ones. That thought occurred to me after the latest Breaking News story about his checking into the nearest hospital for a couple of stents, and promptly checking out to do the most unaccustomed thing in the world for a Bill Clinton: take it easy at home.

Nobody who's ever been in a political campaign with or against Bill Cinton, or watched him raise funds to clean up after disasters around the world, or just watched him playing hearts, could have any doubts about his having heart.

The man puts all he has, if not more, into whatever he's doing at the time, whether it's jogging, eating, wenching, talking about the Next Big Thing, politicking, even critiquing somebody else's politicking, golfing a la Mulligan, attending the annual 'coon supper at Gillette, Ark., which is a must for political candidates in Arkansas, sermonizing at a black church, or spearheading relief efforts for Haiti.

Speaking of Haiti, it continues to be less a country than a perpetual disaster zone. Its overburdened people are still struggling to absorb the aid that's been sent there from all over the world. Now continues to be the time for the Great Power in the neighborhood to act as a Great Power should when a small neighbor is stricken. Forever-plagued Haiti needs not only help but help delivering and organizing that help. It'll be good to have this most energetic of presidents and then of ex-presidents back leading the world's efforts to do what can be done there. In the meantime, sir, take it easy for once. And concentrate on Job One: getting well.

As we in Arkansas well know and the country soon learned, Bill Clinton never stops till something stops him, and then it may not be for long. He's a kind of one-man Tea Party, center-left edition. A combination of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Andy Griffith in "Face in the Crowd," and one-person wonkfest all rolled into one big ol' ball of energy.

Bill Clinton could have stepped out of a Southern novel and by now has been the all too identifiable inspiration for a couple of them. Does he ever slow down even if he needs to? Whether he's being honored or impeached at the time, he's always completely involved.

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His greatest challenge now may be to just light, as we say in these latitudes, at least till he catches his breath and is off and running again. He's probably already on the phone dictating memos, talking to buddies and planning his next big move, probably all at once.

Here's my advice, not that Mr. Clinton has ever taken it. It's what Mama would say, and often did: As long as you're healthy … you can be happy, wealthy, wise or whatever you want to be. But health comes first. Get well and then get back to making good news instead of scaring us all half to death every time the docs decide your heart needs a little more work.

Even the most high-powered sports car needs regular check-ups, especially the most high-powered sports cars. Their engines, like Bill Clinton's, get a lot of revving. Now it's time for him to rest up if he can stand it. At least for a day or so. Then, Lord willing, he can produce his next high-minded speech or low outrage. Whichever is, or both at the same time, it'll be good to have him back in the headlines in some context other than medical. We columnists need the grist.

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