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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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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

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Jewish World Review June 5, 2007 / 19 Sivan, 5767

A wary stroll down Memory Lane

By Wesley Pruden

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | George W. Bush got out of Dodge just in time. The president and his best friends — or those who used to be his best friends before he drummed them out of the company of patriots — have been exchanging so much hostile fire that someone was about to get hurt.

The president arrived in Prague last night, the first stop on his tour of the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Italy, Albania and Bulgaria. It's scary times over there, too. His old pal Vladimir Putin is sulking again, this time threatening to aim his nuclear missiles once more at Europe. This is the man George W. famously said he could "do business with." That was after the president had looked into his soul and liked what he saw.

On the eve of his departure from Washington, the president took pains to remind Mr. Putin that "the Cold War is over." En route to Panama, where she is taking the waters and supping with our Latin American friends at the Organization of American States, Condi Rice, the secretary of state, slipped into her schoolmarm role. She told Mr. Putin that his remarks are "not helpful," which is what diplomats say to express medium-high dudgeon. "This isn't the Soviet Union," she said, "and we need to drop the rhetoric that sounds like what the United States and the Soviet Union used to say about each other and realize it is the United States and Russia in a very different period."

This was meant to reassure everyone that it's not the Cold War and this is not the Soviet Union. You could have fooled us. Seems like old times.

The two presidents — no longer to be confused with the two amigos — are taking the scenic route to the economic summit of the G-8 industrial nations. The scenic route affords them the opportunity to get in the mood before they actually have to sit down together later this week in Germany to talk about dollars, cents and hurt feelings. For very different reasons, they're both enduring a succession of bad nose-hair days.

Mr. Putin has been taking what his advisers call "a poke in the eye," the determination of a stubborn American president to base a missile-defense system on the Russian doorstep. George W. arrives in Europe weary from dispatching the remnants of his tattered compassionate conservative coalition to the nether regions for resisting what he calls "immigration reform." He might like to divert a few of his missiles not at the Iranians, the Koreans or even the Russians, but up the hindquarters of certain balking Republicans back in Dodge.

Maybe the man with lugubrious soul will mellow before he arrives in Germany. Or maybe not. The Russian president paused yesterday in his preparations to lob a few rhetorical missiles in the direction of Air Force One as it flew toward the Old World, insisting that he was the last "pure democrat" left in the world. He dismissed George W. with scorn worthy of some of the pure big-D Democrats on the Potomac.

"But you know the problem?" he asked Western reporters in Moscow. "It's not even a problem, it's a real tragedy. The thing is that I am the only [democrat], there just aren't any others in the world. Let's look at what happens in North America — sheer horror, torture, the homeless, Guantanamo, keeping people in custody without trial or investigation. Look what's going on in Europe, the harsh treatment of demonstrators, the use of rubber bullets, tear gas in one capital or another, the killing of demonstrators in the streets." Nostalgia like this will break the heart of any old KGB commissar, so you can't blame Vlad for his wistful reverie: "After the death of Mahatma Gandhi, there's nobody to talk to."

Vlad the Philosopher is getting a demonstration of the workings of the hard head at the White House, a taste of the George W. Bush treatment last week of the opponents of Kennedy-Kyl immigration "reform" scheme: We're going to do what we're going to do (if we can).

Once he gets an idea, George W. is not easily deterred. His minions at State and the Pentagon have explained to Mr. Putin that the missile shield is not meant to deter nuclear missiles from Moscow (rhetorical missiles are impervious to anything in the American defense arsenal), but only to stop the rockets that Mr. Putin's government is helping Iran and North Korea build. The Russians, being Russian, are suspicious. They insist that George W. is determined to set off another arms race. Mr. Putin could ask Mikhail Gorbachev how that one ended.

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