In this issue

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 Feb. 25, 2013/ 15 Adar, 5773

Speaking truth to demagogues

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | During the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama gave a speech for the fifth year in a row.

Before a flock of armed and winged bird-like drones head my way, I want to express my peaceful intentions. I merely want to show an example of talking truth to a demagogue such as our President, while letting his followers know about it in non-belligerent terms.

Obama's speech was high on Scripture and Christian thought. There was hardly a mention of pretend victims that our President needed swoop in and save from some straw man enemy AKA Republicans His speech was relatively short.

Getting into Barack's mind, I can speculate what he was thinking: "Okay! Speech given- can't wait to get out and prep for my three-day golf lesson from Tiger in West Palm Beach. Hope I don't run into that schmuck, Limbaugh! To Hell with that sequester I came up with! Let the Republicans burn with it!"

If you can't excel with talent triumph with effort

But much to Obama's surprise, a mere peon of the people, a doctor of no royalty, but a simple, bright, G0d-believing MD gave a speech that was critical of Barack's policies.

After quoting four verses from the Bible, Dr. Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon talked about how PC is preventing people from saying what the really feel. Carson said it had a muzzling effect on the population and it's something that goes against the very principals of the founders of the country.

After telling his life story of poverty and early poor school performance, he relayed how his illiterate mother took charge. Even though she had plenty of adversity, she would not make excuses for herself. She told her boys that they had the power to do whatever they wanted, if they did the work.

Mom prevented him and his brother from hanging out with friends and watching a lot of TV. She forced them to read and deliver her book reports. Of course, Mom couldn't read the boy's summaries, but Ben and his brother didn't know this. So, mom dressed their papers up with all sorts of seemingly critical marks. The boys were sold long enough to discover that studying would be their way out of poverty.

Splicing his speech with Biblical reference, the doctor took the place of Obama's fawning press and sycophants for the final ten minutes of his talk.

He talked about us following the path of the Roman Empire and warned that the same implosion they did to themselves was happening to us right now.

Ben cited G0d as an example of replacing our complex tax code. For this example we'll use G0d's tithing of ten percent. If a man makes ten billion dollars he should pay one billion. If another makes ten thousand then he would pay a thousand. Nobody needs to use their power to humiliate or punish anyone with a tax code! G0d doesn't!

He finished with the story of why the eagle was picked as our national symbol. Much to my chagrin; it wasn't because of its bald head. It was because he could soar high above the fray, but only by using his left wing and right wing-working in full balance.

Thank G0d we have citizens like Dr. Ben Carson. I believe it's our job to bring these messages to "low information voters" as Rush calls them. We need civil and intelligent candidates like Dr. Ben Carson who aren't afraid to speak truth to bullies and demagogues. As all surgeons know, you don't have to bludgeon someone just to make a point.

As a sidenote, Dr. Carson was the recipient of criticism from the right and left. Specifically, fellow JWR columnist Cal Thomas and his Liberal cohort and friend Bob Beckel denigrated Carson for his speech on such hallowed ground. Below is the counter to their unnecessary rabble.

"In a democracy as big and as diverse as ours, we will encounter every opinion. And our task as citizens - whether we are leaders in government or business or spreading the word - is to spend our days with open hearts and open minds; to seek out the truth that exists in an opposing view and to find the common ground that allows for us as a nation, as a people, to take real and meaningful action. And we have to do that humbly, for no one can know the full and encompassing mind of God. And we have to do it every day, not just at a prayer breakfast." Barack Hussein Obama--minutes before Dr. Carson's speech.

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