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December 2, 2014

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 August 28, 2013/ 22 Elul, 5773

WHERE ARE PROTESTS AGAINST MURDERS OF CHRISTIANS!?

By Nat Hentoff


Copts, in Egyptian church, examine aftermath of Muslims' mass-murder rampage



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Largely absent from nearly all our sources of news and commentary is deep, continuing coverage, if any, of the horrifying massacres of Christians in Egypt and especially Syria and the burning down of their churches.

The world's most prominent Christian, Pope Francis, has denounced the violence, but our media has mostly ignored him, instead giving him a justly favorable response for his concern for the poor and otherwise vulnerable.

One of the few penetrating protesters of this violence is Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, as published in JewishWorldReview.com:

"For the first time in 1,600 years, they didn't pray this past Sunday at the Virgin Mary and Anba Abraam monastery in a village in southern Egypt.

"Islamists firebombed and looted the monastery, which dates back to the fifth century. For good measure, they destroyed a church inside. They then announced that they would be converting the monastery into a mosque" ("Christians face backlash in Egypt," Lowry, JWR, Aug. 20: ).

He adds: "The Christian church was founded in Alexandria around the year 50. ...

"None of recent regimes in Egypt -- including the latest set of military rulers -- has shown any interest in protecting them."

And as for our president: "In his remarks after the bloodshed began in Egypt, President Barack Obama relegated his concern over the anti-Christian attacks to a three-word dependent clause at the end of one sentence."

As for daily life in Egypt, Morning Star News reported that earlier this month, "a Coptic Christian girl walking home from a Bible class at her church was shot and killed ... in Cairo by an unidentified gunman, human rights activists said."



The girl's uncle, a church pastor, said "he didn't know for sure if the shooting was religiously motivated but quickly added that violence against Christians 'seems to be normal' in Egypt now" ("Coptic Christian Girl Shot Dead in Egypt," Morning Star News, Aug. 9).

Meanwhile in Syria, "the nation's 2 million-plus Christians are caught in the middle of a Muslim war.

"Jihadist rebels threaten and kidnap them while coercing others to become Muslims. Government troops loyal to President Bashar Assad order them to fight the opposition or face death" ("Christians are in the crosshairs of bloody Muslim wars in Mideast," Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times, Aug. 1).

But in spite of all this, says John Hayward of Human Events, "the international community never seems terribly exercised about the persecution of Christian minorities.

"The Western world is sometimes complacent about the inevitable triumph of pluralistic democracy, but the Islamists are placing a different bet. They like their chances against Western societies that won't speak loudly in defense of their ideals.

"The same advanced democracies that had agonized internal discussions about whether freedom of speech should be curtailed, in order to avoid offending Muslims, don't seem particularly angry about the destruction of Coptic churches, and other Christian property. Egyptian mobs are targeting Christian property for destruction by writing Islamist graffiti on the walls."


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But, thankfully, there are still those who are angry and vocal about this violence toward Christians. One of these media commentators who persistently denounce the absence of sustained American outrage at this merciless pogrom is Michael Savage, host of the Cumulus Radio program "The Savage Nation."

Meanwhile, in this democratic country, will our Congress' cold indifference continue? And will the nation's religious leaders and activists -- not just Christians -- be confronted by those they lead? Will they say something and try to save what's left of those Christian minorities in Egypt and Syria?

Speaking of activist Christians, I was privileged to have as a friend the late Cardinal John O'Connor, former Archbishop of New York. Indeed, he would have been heard from memorably and often.

As for the rest of us, are there any street demonstrations coming in front of the United Nations? Or does the very idea of insistent involvement from the UN -- its reason for being -- provoke anything but sardonic laughter at the prospect that its members will do anything lasting at all? Even if that young martyred Egyptian girl were miraculously restored to speak to them?

Why am I, an atheist since I was 12 years old, so concerned about the helplessness of these Christians? It's because the one person who has been the major influence on my life was a devout Catholic, the late Frances Sweeney, whom I wrote about in my book, "Boston Boy." She published a staunchly independent Boston newspaper that focused on exposing political corruption and diverse violations of the Constitution during the 1940s and for a time beyond.

Also, in America's most anti-Semitic city in those years, she publicly criticized the autocratic Christian hierarchy for its silence on such matters, including the Catholic Church.

At 15, I was one of her unpaid reporters writing about this spreading anti-Semitism. The cardinal of Boston at the time, William O'Connell, ordered her to be silent. Though fearful of excommunication, which he threatened, Sweeney refused.

She also neglected her doctor's warning to stop working because of her failing heart. Shortly before she died, once she could speak again, she told us of lying in the street unable to talk, as people walked by, chuckling about "another Irish drunk," without doing anything to help her.

But Frances Sweeney has kept living for me and others because of her utter courage and honesty, and the unbending strength she received from her religious faith.

PART II The continuing global extent of the massacre of Christians beyond Syria and Egypt. Though I remain an atheist, I have learned how to live soulfully from Frances Sweeney and Cardinal O'Connor. So I must keep on writing about what so much of the world doesn't seem to care about -- the killing of Christians.

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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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