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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 July 11, 2013/ 4 Menachem-Av, 5773

Edward Snowden's Just Rewards

By Bob Tyrrell



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Dante Alighieri was the 13th-century Florentine author whose "Inferno" apportioned his sinners' suffering in hell to their vices committed on earth with delightful affect. For instance flatterers are mired in human excrement. Traitors are frozen in a lake of ice. Now Margaret Thatcher's distinguished British biographer, Charles Moore, updates Dante by heaving the wretched Edward Snowden into hell.

Moore writes that "it will be entirely fitting if Edward Snowden spends eternity in a Moscow airport lounge." I might add that the airport lounge is a transit lounge with Snowden transiting from the free world to absolutely nowhere, all under the watchful eyes of the Russians' Federal Security Service, the modern equivalent of Communist Russia's KGB. Snowden supposedly worries about the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency and, of course, the National Security Agency. Let him sound off to the officers of Russia's Federal Security Service, and they will teach him a lesson in human rights. By the way, is it possible that he really entered Russia with four laptops containing top secret American intelligence, and no one in the Russian intelligence community has politely asked him to let them see his laptops under penalty of having his arms broken? Frankly this is another absurd aspect of Snowden's absurd adventure.

On the other hand, if he is shipped off to Venezuela, as has been reported, it will be fitting, too. There this ignorant modern-day Daniel Ellsberg will be hosted by the phony human rights defender, President Nicolas Maduro, whose government desperately fights to control the flow of information worldwide to the Venezuelan public by taking over cable television, hounding the remaining independent press and, most ironic of all, spying on his citizens' telephone calls. Venezuela is a human rights mess. Ecuador is a human rights mess. Bolivia is a human rights mess. These are but three of the countries in which this lunkhead seeks refuge. How odd.



The world of Snowden is like no world I have ever imagined. For that matter, so is the world of Julian Assange and his bizarre contrivance, WikiLeaks. In a recent public letter to the president of Ecuador, Snowden wrote that the United States system of surveillance is "a grave violation of our universal human rights." Whose system of universal human rights is he talking about? What are those rights? Who enforces them? Do they include the right to freely exchange ideas, say in Venezuela or, for that matter, in Russia? Do they include the right to freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear? Those would be the four freedoms that Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt deposited into the Atlantic Charter as universal goals before World War II. They sound very nice, but even today they are not universal rights. Try practicing any one of them in areas held by the Taliban or the North Koreans or any of a dozen other regimes that have attracted the vigilant eyes and ears of the CIA, the NSA and other Western intelligence eavesdroppers.

I do not mean to say that a free society has no reason to fear government intrusion into our freedoms. Certainly the administration's excesses at the Internal Revenue Service are a matter of grave concern and require further investigation by Congress and the media. As for the NSA's system of surveillance, we need to remain vigilant. Yet the NSA is not eavesdropping on law-abiding Americans. It is listening for hints of terrorist activity. It has been remarkably successful in thwarting the bad guys and ought not to be hindered by Snowden, Assange and the other twits that are out there. To return to Snowden, let us hope he is remanded to American custody and that our government can discover how he got access to all that information that he is now traveling the world with on his four laptops. Then, I say try him for treason and put him in a proper prison until he is taken by a divine authority to hell.

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