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 Aug 1, 2012 / 13 Menachem-Av, 5772


By Nat Hentoff

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Very soon you will be able to go to the airport and not cower at having a Homeland Security cop rummage around your private parts or command you to be filmed for any trace association with terrorism.

Instead, according to website Gizmodo, "within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away.

"From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body -- agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you" ("Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away," gizmodo.com, July 10).

The Picosecond Programmable Laser, says a local CBS report, "works by blasting its target with lasers which vibrate molecules that are then read by the machine that determine(s) what substances a person has been exposed to. This could be (anything from) Semtex explosives to the bacon and egg sandwich they had for breakfast that morning" ("New Homeland Security Laser Scanner Reads People at Molecular Level," washington.cbslocal.com, July 11).

All this and more from 164 feet away.

And dig this: The laser's original inventor, Genia Photonics, formed a partnership in 2011 with In-Q-Tel, a partnership chartered by the CIA and Congress!

Citing In-Q-Tel's website, CBS D.C. reports that the company is to act as "a bridge between the Agency and a new set of technology innovators."

Although ignored by the CIA, our rule of law forbids the agency from spying domestically on us. Congress ignores this rule of law as well, but it is forbidden to do so.

There has been no objection to this further invasion of our bodily privacy by President Barack Obama. And is there any sign that President Mitt Romney would likely overrule his royal predecessor?

Even though CBS D.C. says that "the technology could be used by 'Big Brother,'" it adds that the laser's inventor says "the device could be far more beneficial being used for medical purposes to check for cancer in real time, lipids detection and patient monitoring."

Could those patients' lives be saved without the CIA and Congress going along to use this technology to break the law? If anybody in Congress has seriously raised this point, I'd sure like to hear about it.

Meanwhile, I am encouraged by another recent story that shows we have knowledgeable inventors creating technologies that protect our Constitution against the lawless CIA's government colleagues. On July 3, the day before some of us meaningfully celebrated Independence Day, a local CBS report declared: "ACLU-NJ Launches Smartphone App That Lets Users Secretly Record Police Stops" (newyork.cbslocal.com, July 3).

Why record in secret? Because if a citizen openly records a cop's particularly brutish stop and frisk or other unvarnished invasion of the Fourth Amendment, that person is very likely to be arrested in some states.

"There's really only three buttons (on the Police Tape app) that the user needs to deal with," says Alexander Shalom of the American Civil Liberties Union's New Jersey office. "There's a know your rights button that educates the citizen about their rights when encountering police on the street, in a car, in their home or when they're going to be placed under arrest, and there's a button to record audio and a button to record video."

Adds CBS New York: "The app lets users record audio and video discreetly with a stealth mode that hides the fact that the recording is happening."

The ACLU-NJ's Shalom challenges us: "You can think back to when Rodney King was beaten at the hands of the LAPD. For years, we've watched the police on video and that's led to reforms and police accountability, but now that cellphones and smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous, people have this ability to videotape.

"It really is a cutting-edge tool to ensure accountability in the 21st century."

Imagine that! Citizens are using furtive methods to maintain their constitutional rights by proving that police are dismembering these freedoms!

Do you believe that Thomas Jefferson would hesitate for a minute to use this technology? According to the ACLU-NJ's website, Android users can now download the Police Tape app, which will be available to iPhone users sometime this summer.

It's time for the national ACLU to get the word out to all its affiliates and make sure smartphone users can get this app!

In June, the ACLU's New York affiliate released a somewhat different app called Stop-and-Frisk Watch. I'll continue to inform you about the future of the ACLU-NJ Police Tape app and other such developments around the country.

And we should all bear in mind, Alexander Shalom tells The (N.J.) Star-Ledger, that "police often videotape civilians and civilians have a constitutionally protected right to videotape police.

"When people know they're being watched, they tend to behave well" ("N.J. ACLU unveils 'stealth' app allowing citizens to secretly record police," Eunice Lee, nj.com, July 3).

So do cops. So do presidents. This landmark return of our president, Congress, state and local police to our rule of law will continue here next week.

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Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights and author of several books, including his current work, "The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance". Comment by clicking here.

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