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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 August 8 2011 / 8 Menachem-Av, 5771

The Angel's Dictionary

By Paul Greenberg




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | With apologies to Ambrose Bierce, author of "The Devil's Dictionary":

Advice, the miser's substitute for charity.

Age, a prerequisite for wisdom but not a substitute for it. In some cases it has been known to be wasted on the old.

Art, the place religion goes when it is locked out of the soul.

Bailout, unfree enterprise.

Celebrity, an American category that replaced fame some time ago.

Charity, a dispensation everyone needs, but no one likes accepting.

Courage, the virtue without which all the others are meaningless.

Crisis, the sickness of freedom, and the health of the state. See War.

Cult, a religion of which one disapproves.

Education, learning. Not to be confused with Schooling.

Death, the angel whose visit is first dreaded, then accepted, then welcomed.

England, whose history is a continuing thesis against revolution.

Envy, the deadly sin demagogues appeal to when fear doesn't work.

Excuses, what the irresponsible offer when apologies are called for.

Fidelity, a difficult virtue for those who do not love, an easy one for those who do.

Ghosts, ubiquitous presences everywhere, sensed only by those attuned to the past.

Happiness, a usually unnoticed byproduct of the pursuit of it.

History, a malleable art form; the most accurate reflection of contemporary standards; the perpetual repetition of mistakes. Note: Not to be confused with its raw material, The Past.

Idea, the result of persistent effort, instantaneous revelation, or combination thereof; a teacher that can become a tyrant if unchecked. See Obsession, development of.

Jealousy, the most pointless of human emotions; the surest attribute of the Divine.

Justice, what one seeks for others. Not to be confused with mercy, which is what we ask for ourselves.

Knowledge, an inadequate substitute for judgment. See also Data.

Memory, the most creative of human faculties.

Mercy, the twice-blessed virtue, for "it blesseth him that gives and him that takes..." --Shakespeare.

Money, the best of servants, the cruelest of masters. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it can buy happiness, or at least ease, but, alas, neither health nor time.

>Music, a necessity often confused with a frill.

Normalcy, the most abnormal of political conditions.

Order, a prerequisite for true progress.

Patriotism, a quality that, like music and prayer, is purest when wordless.

Persistence, whose name was Winston Churchill.

Poetry, what is lost in translation. (Robert Frost)

Politics, "a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles." --Bierce, A.

Power, the thing that corrupts -- though perhaps not as much as powerlessness.

Prudence, the first and most underrated of the virtues.

Quirky, an adjective used to describe anyone whose quirks do not match our own.

Race, a social construct widely sold as a scientific classification.

Reform, change for better or worse, but with better merchandising.

Remorse, the most wasteful and stultifying of emotions. Compare to Repentance and Atonement, the most renewing of disciplines.

Revolution, the child and mother of Chaos; the last resort of the wise, the first mistake of the foolish; an idea that has found its bayonets (Napoleon Bonaparte); an abrupt change in misgovernment (Bierce, A.). "One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship." --George Orwell

Science, art in the making.

Simplicity, the most complicated of attainments.

Sinecures, what all denounce and many seek.

Solitude, which can be heaven or hell, depending on the company.

Time, the river we live in.

Translation, the most inventive form of literature; a genre in which much is lost, much is gained, and everything altered. Traduttore, traditore, the Italians say: to translate is to traduce. Or to create anew. See King James Bible.

Travel, an experience guaranteed to broaden the mind or narrow it, depending on the traveler.

Vision, the ability to see beyond the visible. Where there is none, word has it, the people perish.

War, a state that concentrates the senses and dulls the conscience.

Wisdom, a product not of knowledge but experience.

Worry, an attenuated form of atheism.

X, the unknown only to those who will not reason.

Youth, a transient condition of abundant energy usually dispelled without purpose. Also, the quality wasted on the young.

Zealot, one who (a) disagrees with us strongly, or (b) agrees with us too strongly. See also: Overzealous.

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