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 27, 2014 / 29 Sivan, 5774

Obama votes no presence in Iraq: The Mideast goes up in flames

By Dave Weinbaum

JewishWorldReview.com | As a child of mixed race, religions and fatherless, Barack Obama was looking for direction. He made a decision to identify with blacks (his missing father's side), not whites, be a rebel against a colonialist and racist America, and to espouse the fairness and justice of Socialism and Communism, even if he had to keep it a secret to get elected. Today, one believes this President to be either incredibly inept or he's opting to put what he perceives as an evil AmeriKKKa in its place.

I think it's a combination of both.

Obama, despite the freedom and opportunity it's brought him, has rejected a "government by the people, for the people and of the people" for a structure run by one leader (himself), with liberty and justice for whomever he thinks will back him in this endeavor. Yet, even that falls between the cracks because of his lack of ability to deliver.

Worst of all, he doesn't understand that what he is doing is so similar to what occurred from the early 1900's through WW2 that Putin's plea to save Russian speaking people in foreign lands was exactly the same as Hitler's phony cry to do the same for German speakers.

Yet, Barack was shocked by Putin's aggressiveness. After all, didn't Hillary present the President of Russia with a reset button? Didn't Putin realize that the evil Bush was no longer President?

"The tide of war is not retreating—America is receding" Charles Krauthammer

It comes to mind that the end of WW2 was as significant to world survival as the winning of the war itself. The US didn't just win the war—it won the peace. It kept residual US forces in those lands that sought to conquer Europe, murder all its Jews, kill all political opponents and create a religion based on man, not G-d.

After the US involvement ended the war 3.5 years after it declared war on Japan for Pearl Harbor, they didn't pull all the troops out. They left residual forces—troops that are still there in large capacities. As of 12/31/10 those soldiers numbered 52,440 in Germany, 35,688 in Japan, and 9,660 in Italy.

If Ike would have listened to General Patton, he could have eliminated the Soviet Union's status as a post-war super power and deflated the cold war in its infancy.

Putting that aside, though, we've maintained 70 years of relative stableness in Europe after two of the worst wars in history occurred just two decades apart. The USA, in non-conquering mode, set an example of leadership that didn't threaten to destroy countries and rape and murder their citizens. Instead the USA helped our enemies recover in a civilized manner that maintained their need for regaining national pride, rebuilding their economy via the brilliant Marshall plan and establish trade with the world and especially with America. It was reminiscent of Lincoln rebuilding the South at the objections of many in America who wanted to subjugate it forever.

The choices we make dictate the life that we lead

Now, back to the future, Obama shunned this history over the objections of his military experts and pulled all combat forces out of Iraq. Almost immediate civil war began. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has erupted like mount St. Helen on steroids.

Once again, President Obama was shocked—his reported response-ironic. Democratically-elected Prime Minister Maliki must resign because he can't control his borders!

It's Jihadist heaven in the Mideast and Africa—and it's growing unfettered, cutting a swath through Syria and threating Jordan. Israel is caught in the crosshairs. Whatever progress the Bush Administration had taken to protect us after a series of administrations failed to see the threat of violent Jihad has just suffered a staggering defeat.

For those who think we're safe in the USA, remember it was only six months after the Taliban destroyed Buddhist statues until bin-Laden, et al executed 9/11. The Islamists in ISIS are already telling us they'll see us in NYC and soon. ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK ON US SOIL ISN'T JUST A PREDICTION—IT'S PRETTY MUCH A SURE THING!

Being a state senator and voting "present" was a lot more difficult than actually taking a stand.

I believe if a leader won't stand up, he should be made to stand down.

Another round of golf, Mr. President?


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