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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Nov 18, 2011 / 21 Mar-Cheshvan 5772

When a tantrum gets a little old

By Wesley Pruden




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | When you're bored, broke and mad at everybody, including Mom, throwing a tantrum is fun. Three-year-olds entertain their mommies with such noisy fits all the time. When regiments of tantrum-throwers get loose on Wall Street, they make the front page.

The Occupy Wall Street movement spilled a little blood yesterday in New York City -- nearly all of it the demonstrators' own, but for an occasional cop's skinned knee or twisted thumb -- and "film" at 11. Or long before that, on an Internet blog.

Similar disruptions, some with a little violence and some without, marked the day yesterday across the country. Most of the disruptions were in smaller towns, since we don't have enough big cities to go around, and consisted of parades struggling to make an impression. You might not need 76 trombones to get a real parade started, but you ought to have at least one and a couple of drums.

Several hundred soldiers of the ragtag Gotham army paraded through lower Manhattan, provoking 60 arrests when they turned intersections around the New York Stock Exchange into chaos, and 500 demonstrators marched in downtown Los Angeles, and attempted rhyming chants. The most popular one went something like, "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out." This was only a little better than the chant in Lower Manhattan: "All day, all week, shut down Wall Street."

The problem bedeviling organizers is how to maintain momentum. The founding outrage must be big, specific and ongoing. A war helps. The 60's might have remained a nice little decade but for the war in Vietnam, and the military draft that kept the demonstrations going. Once the draft ended, the "kids" lost interest, but by then taking down institutions too timid, too cowardly and too weak to defend themselves was so much fun that nobody wanted to stop. Almost nobody did until the culture was wounded, maybe mortally.

Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley was ground zero of the original Free Speech movement -- sometimes called the Filthy Speech Movement -- where a talented rabble-rouser named Mario Savo was the early inspiration for the cultural mayhem that followed. In an eerie reprise of great moments of the past, riot cops in full combat gear swooped down on Sproul Plaza in the early hours of yesterday to surround 40 campers of the Occupy Cal "movement" and gave them 10 minutes to collect their stuff and go home. All but two of them did. One who didn't was a 24-year-old actual student, an English major, who confronted the cops with his cat on his shoulder and flashing the peace sign. The young man was stuffed in the paddy wagon but the cops released the cat on good behavior.

In Little Rock, an Occupy demonstration has been evicted from its bivouac at Bill Clinton's presidential library, where they once got a warm welcome, and exiled to a dreary neighborhood of warehouses and vacant lots. The welcome soured, turned into indifference and then impatience to get them gone. Only in big cities where the numbers were big enough to intimidate City Hall has the Occupy movement survived as something of lasting significance.

The outrages that set off the Occupy movement, like the Tea Party before it, remain. Only yesterday, it was revealed that General Electric, one of the largest corporations in the country, whose senior officers are extra tight with Barack Obama, filed a 57,000-page federal tax return but didn't pay a penny on profits of $14 billion (that's a "b" and not even an "m"). The Weekly Standard, which discovered the electronic filing, estimates that if the return had been on paper, the forms would have made a stack 19 feet high. It's all very legal, as most such outrages usually are, which is what so infuriates the rest of us.

But now, in growing numbers discovered by the pollsters, the outrage has become the Occupy movement itself. Early support by a majority of Americans has declined to only minority support of the movement as the demonstrations edge closer to violence. Bill Ayers, the unrepentant terrorist from the '60s and an old Chicago ally of the president, has conducted teach-ins. Democrats who at first reckoned the Occupiers could ignite enthusiasm for the re-election of Barack Obama now keep their distance, if not yet holding their noses. The tantrums of three-year-olds get old. You could ask any American mom.

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