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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 16, 2011 / 16 Menachem-Av, 5771

Scary nights in old Blighty

By Wesley Pruden




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | LONDON — The wolves have made their way into the parlor again in England, and this time it looks like the powers-that-be think it's serious.

The government of the uneasy coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats is trying to talk tough after several nights of murder and mayhem in the bleak public-housing tracts of the poor and unemployed in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and other cities.

But in a society nurtured for five decades on the dole, tough talk is often regarded as all but seditious. The cracks in Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition are wide, deep and enduring.

Mr. Cameron talks of a "moral breakdown" of British society and warns that a revival of traditional values is necessary for the survival of Britain as we know it. Simon Hughes, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, prescribes redistribution of the wealth and good will, happy talk, and avoiding "kneejerk" solutions. "This means we must not cut taxes for the rich or take away public support for the needy," he says.

This is the prescription for class warfare that Barack Obama — the onetime community organizer who remains enormously popular on the wrong side of the Atlantic — surely envies. Mr. Cameron, with his blunt assessment of what inevitably goes wrong in a society on the dole, not so much.

"This has been a wake-up call for our country," the prime minister said on Monday morning after a week of violence in the street and uneasiness at the hearth. "Social problems that have been festering for decades have exploded in our face. Do we have the determination to confront the slow-motion moral collapse that has taken place in parts of our country these past few generations?"

The prime minister's remarks, dismissed by his critics as merely a sermon that nobody needs, followed a weekend rally for "peace and racial unity" in Birmingham, the nation's second-largest city. It was near Birmingham that three Pakistani men, guarding their shops from looters, were run down and killed by a car that mowed them down as if they were weeds on the roadside. The driver of the car was charged with murder.

What terrorized everyone, even those far from the madding mob, was the perception, if maybe not the reality, of cops who can't seem to get control of a seething situation. What terrorizes the prime minister, as well as many others, is the implication in the footage taken from scores of security cameras in looted stores: a ballerina in an electronics store, an official of the 2012 Olympics next year in London joining in the trashing of a shop, and the sight the next day of a trainer of teachers showing up in magistrates court, hiding his face in shame.

"The message was this," said an editorial in The Observer, a London Sunday newspaper, "these are not the representatives of a deprived underclass. They are individuals who . . . lost their moral compass."

Some Englishmen take comfort in a theory of cyclical slum violence, noting that similar riots wracked Liverpool, Bristol and several London neighborhoods in the early 1980s, and England is still standing. This too shall pass, and all that. But this is not the England of Mrs. Miniver, of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding on Sunday and the stiff upper lip always, as many Americans still imagine. An enormous wave of immigration from South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean has changed, probably irretrievably, the character of Mrs. Miniver's kind and gentle country.

And here, maybe, is a lesson for other countries that are such a magnet for "huddled masses, yearning to breathe free." Or at least to own a car, a television set or a washer-dryer. Many of these new immigrants yearn for the better life, but are never required to conform their lives to the customs, traditions or even the language of their adopted land.

"The depressing truth is that at the bottom of our society is a layer of young people with no skills, education, values or aspirations," essayist Max Hastings wrote the other day in the Daily Telegraph. "They do not have what most of us would call 'lives;' they simply exist. Nobody has ever dared suggest to them that they need feel any allegiance to anything, least of all to Britain or their community. . . . Not only do they know nothing of Britain's past, they care nothing for its present. They have their being only in video games and street fights, casual drugs and crime, sometimes petty, sometimes serious."

Tough stuff. But last week the crime was serious. The powers-that-be are rattled.

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