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 May 10, 2013/ 1 Sivan, 5773

Washington: We have a problem

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There is the obvious and there's the knuckle-dragger's slap-you-upside-you-head wakeup call that have been screaming inside our brains with increasing volume since Ayatollah Khomeini successfully called out the now second worst President in history by locking up our Embassy staff in Tehran in 1979.

You can't have witnessed the attacks that took place between now and then, under Republican and Democrat leadership and not come to a few conclusions. To not assign responsibility would be like denying Hitler's intentions as he rolled across Europe, Africa and Russia, systematically murdering Jews and political enemies with unrivalled German efficiency.

We have an international war going on with Islam. We just haven't had the brains or cohunes to admit it yet.

You don't have to believe me. You don't have to read the Koran and debate its meaning. You don't have to perform some kind of profiling of who is a violent Jihadist or who is a gentle Muslim, assuming at this point that isn't an oxymoron.

One need only refresh one's memory by rereading Osama bin Laden's Fatwa of February 23rd, 1998. After making his case as to how evil Americans and their allies are and accusing them of crimes against Muslims, Osama declared:

"The ruling to kill Americans—civilians and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which they are able to do itů"

There's more, but you get the idea.

It's been open season on us, Israel and pretty much anyone Islamists choose to murder and maim. Alarmingly, this includes other Muslims of differing interpretations.

One should also note the hundreds of attacks carried out by Muslims upon infidels since Mohammed's time some 1,400 years before. Absent a specific alleged crime as issued by a Mullah then, one would have to assume that certain passages in the holy books of Islam were used to justify attacks.

It isn't as if Islamists needed a Fatwa to continue their war against infidels who refused conversion or resisted paying Jizra (taxes to authorities to stay alive.) That being said, the order has indeed hyped the violence.

With the above knowledge, Osama's declaration seems unnecessary—even redundant. It's worth observing that nowhere has there been a public retraction of this fatwa. The result is we have an official and recent declaration of war.

Any Muslim, anywhere in the world now can feel justified killing any American, Christian or Jew. The Boston Marathon bombing which murdered three, including an eight-year old who was standing where the IED was intentionally placed at his feet eviscerating him while maiming hundreds. These brothers, Chechnya's finest Islamists murder binge are heroes in the face of those who believe Osama's Fatwa is legitimate.

That begs the question: How many Muslims are on the same path? In the good old days, even post 9/11 one could say five to ten percent of Muslims sympathized with this barbarism. At a population of 1.5 billion Muslims, that makes the numbers of possible extremists between 75 and 150 million Muslims who would condone or execute such behaviors--scary enough, don't you think?

Pew polls released the first of this month reveal that 40% of Palestinians favor suicide murder as a tactic. Other Muslim countries come in lower than that, but most are way above the early estimates of five to ten percent of Muslims who favored this despicable form of terrorism. The average has now risen to about 25% of all Muslims. Now we're talking about 375 million Muslims who are suicide bomber fans. That's about 60 million more than the entire population of the USA.

My empirical conclusion is we are hearing less and less objection from Muslims both stateside and internationally.

We're in a war declared against us for, well, pretty much being American, Christian and Jews. No amount of pandering to Islamists or empty apologies by the Obama and his kook AG Eric Holder is going to end it.

The conclusion that somehow good Muslims are going to reign in the fanatical ones seems moot in light of this new information. The momentum is going the way of murderous jihad.

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