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 June 9, 2014 / 11 Sivan, 5774

Jews seek reparations for being enslaved in Africa

By Dave Weinbaum

JewishWorldReview.com | The history of Passover commemorates the 400-year enslavement of Jews in Africa, specifically Ancient Egypt. Every year, all over the world, we tell the story of how Moses was taken to the task by G-d of convincing an implacable Pharaoh to release his "Chosen People ."

I'm sure lots of people can identify with enslaved ancestors. Today slavery still exists in Africa, Asia and the Mideast. Much of it is religious -- much of it black on black. Black Muslims seem to see nothing wrong with kidnapping black Christian girls and selling them off to their brethren as wives or sex slaves.

In the USA blacks were subjugated to slavery by whites with the cooperation of a multiracial delivery system originating in Africa. Minister Louis Farrakhan, who heads the Nation of Islam claims the USA owes reparations for the 400 years Africans were owned, worked, raped and punished—and then discriminated against—even today—with a black president.

Also, Farrakhan falsely blames the Jews for the people of color's plight in America. In 2010, Farrakhan wrote a letter demanding reparations from 16 Jewish organizations, citing books about Jewish responsibility for the slavery of blacks.

These tomes were on the level of the phony, anti-Semitic publication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion . It purported to prove Jews have a secret oath to dominate the world. Published in 1903 in Russia, it was about the time my ancestors fled to the USA. Piles of Jewish bodies were lining up on the streets of Odessa all too frequently.

If you want to be number one, stop insisting on being full of number two

What, on top of the 600,000 American deaths of those who fought in the Civil war, could blacks rightfully expect? Which sum would drag black culture out of victim status after 151 years of freedom? How many more $trillions of tax-payer money should be taken so that black leaders could stand before their constituents and tell them, "Here's what we got. It's a good sum. Now go forth and live the American Dream."

I submit evidence exists that there is no sum the black community would settle upon as a final deal. The demands of the black community to remain on victim status will only allow for the leaders who coddle this view. Blacks who disagree are called Uncle Toms or worse. This is how black leaders keep their cash flowing. It's certainly how Barack Obama garnered an astonishing 93% of the black vote in his successful reelection bid.

Sometimes you have to stand on a dollar to turn on a dime

For the sake of argument, let's assume that blacks, as a whole, decided that $500 billion including interest from the US Treasury would be a good amount to settle on, divided equally between every black man, woman and child. This would be a burden to all the millions of Americans who had nothing at all to do with slavery. It also wouldn't take into account many who captured, chained and sold black slaves to be sent to the Americas from Africa. Many of those were blacks and Muslims—as well as whites.

What we have with the above hypothetical is a precedent setting case for Jews to demand reparations against Egypt and their ancestors, including blacks.

Let's say that these Jews settled on $1 Billion plus 6% compounded interest for 3,500 years.

I went to my banker, Dave O'Reilly and asked him to calculate this amount. He couldn't—only coming up with $2,130,667,000 for the first 35 years. If one calculated the real reparations over the remaining 3,465 years, it would be in the multi-multi trillions. The self-proclaimed ancestors of ancient Egypt and today's Egyptian people would be on the wrong end of a long-owed debt.

Just in case you're under the delusion that Ancient Egyptians looked like the ultra-white Elizabeth Taylor in her role as Cleopatra, here are several historians and scholars who would disagree: W.E.B. Dubois, Chancellor Williams, Cheikh Anta Diop, John G. Jackson, Ivan van Sertima, Martin Bernal and Segun Magbagbeola. They believed that Ancient Egypt was mostly black.

Of course, a couple of million Jews and their descendants could also sue African and Mideast countries for the theft of Jewish properties, assets as well as murders suffered at their governments' hands. Then there was the razing of Synagogues with Mosques built on top. Jews were citizens of these countries for a thousand years before Mohammed was born.

As the unofficial leader of Jews, I think we'd agree to drop the latter charges and settle for the Egyptian slavery reparations. Then we could all go on with our lives and drop these non-solutions as the useless measures of a never-ending victimhood.

Besides, who needs to be greedy?


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