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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 February 19, 2010 / 5 Adar 5770

Obama's two-step to the right

By Wesley Pruden




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A deathbed conversion is better than no conversion at all, unless the convert survives and retreats from his new convictions. Barack Obama is hale, healthy and very much alive, for which we can be thankful. His agenda is not so slowly assuming room temperature.

When the agenda began giving off the sickly sweet scent of something not very nice, the president reckoned it was time for a conversion, or at least time to sing a hymn or two. Over the past fortnight, he has embraced (sort of) nuclear power, the idea of (if not authentic) bipartisan co-operation with the Republicans, living up to an American promise to sell defensive arms to a faithful ally in Taiwan, and, most interesting of all, inviting the Dalai Lama in for tea at the White House. Not into the Oval Office, to be sure, but into a nearby room. No public joint appearance, either, and no photographers. He didn't actually require the famous holy man to use the servants' entrance, but the Chinese should get the idea.

Nevertheless, the president, ignoring Beijing's demand that the United States withdraw its "wrong decision" to "avoid any more damage to [Chinese]-U.S. relationship," further irked the Chinese by pointedly announcing that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would entertain the Dalai Lama at the State Department.

This in turn invites speculation that the president changed his mind about inviting the Dalai Lama to a tea party under the pressure of Mrs. Clinton's entreaties. "The Dalai Lama is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and revered religious and cultural figure," her spokesman said, pointedly, "and the secretary will meet him in this capacity as recent secretaries have done." There were striking presidential precedents, too. George W. Bush not only wanted to be seen with the Dalai Lama, but went to the Capitol Rotunda in 2007 when Congress bestowed its highest honor for civilians, the Congressional Gold Medal, on the Dalai Lama.

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Mr. Obama's "boldness," even if following a lady's lead, is not what we've come to expect from this White House, particularly in dealing with our more unattractive enemies and adversaries, whether in Asia or the Middle East. Mr. Obama had demonstrated that he's more comfortable tugging what's left of his forelock and apologizing with a bow and a shuffle. Leonard Leo, the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a government advisory board, hopes that the president's invitation, reluctant or not, to the spiritual leader of Tibet into the White House is "not just checking a political box."

The Chinese, who earlier opened "talks" to the Tibetans that were actually little more than a serving of Hunan chicken to soothe their hunger for freedom in their own land, probably have no real intention of loosening harsh control of Tibet. They insist that Tibet is now a part of China. Tibet's language, culture and traditions must be rendered irrelevant to China's ambitions.

The idea is to talk until the Dalai Lama passes from the scene and maybe the exile movement will die. "The Dalai Lama and the people around him refuse to realize this," Elliot Sperling, a Tibet scholar at Indiana University, tells the Associated Press. The Dalai Lama, as a man of peace, no doubt gives his oppressors the benefit of considerable doubt.

Mr. Obama has given China not one but two thumbs in the eye. The White House clearance of the sale of $6.4 billion in arms to Taiwan has more political than military substance, particularly since the Beijing government is squawking louder this time than usual. The arms package, which won't alter the balance of arms, includes a few Patriot missiles, minesweepers, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and 60 Black Hawk helicopters.

The helicopters are likely to be used more for typhoon relief than for harassing mainland ambitions. Nevertheless, Beijing's nose was clearly put out of joint. The Chinese have threatened to impose sanctions against Boeing and Sikorsky Aircraft, manufacturers of much of the hardware.

The president's embrace of nuclear power, $8.3 billion in loan guarantees for two nuclear reactors in Georgia, hardly includes a kiss, but it has drawn the predictable outrage from the not-so-jolly little green giants. "We were hopeful last year," Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, told the New York Times. "But now he has become a full-blown nuclear-power proponent, a startling change over the last few months." Well, not exactly. But maybe it's a small, timidstep to keep the lights on.

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