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 July 25, 2014 / 27 Tammuz, 5774

Sometimes you have to vote for good when perfect isn't available

By Dave Weinbaum

JewishWorldReview.com | As we're getting closer to the '14 midterm elections, I'm beginning to hear some chatter similar to that which prevented the victory by Romney over Obama in '12. The ole' "Romney is just as bad, IF NOT WORSE, than Obama" crowd is now cheering up the current dead-in-the-water Democrats. The new cheer: "Republicans are just as bad, IF NOT WORSE, than Democrats. " I'm pretty sure that's a time-worn Dem strategy—and Republicans go right along.

Dems WON the national '12 election because they got the vote out, while four million Republicans handed us another four years of the worst and still digging-a-hole Presidency.

My question to those who sat on their hands: By what measure, after four failed years of President Obama, could you say that Governor Romney was just as bad or worse?

"Agree with me on 9 of 12 issues, vote for me — agree with me on 12 of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist"
--- Ex New York Mayor, Ed Koch

When I cohosted on the Talk to (Stan) Solomon Show, Stan's friend, Ambassador Alan Keyes was a guest. Ambassador Keyes, a four-time presidential candidate, was the sacrificial lamb of the Republican Party which convinced Alan to run against Barack Obama in his race for the US Senate. Alan claimed the Republican Party didn't support him, as he got clobbered by Obama.

I had a lot of respect for the Ambassador's intellect and his service in the Reagan Administration. During the show, Keyes shocked me when he opined that voting for Governor Romney was just as bad as or worse than voting for Obama for a second term.

I was incredulous! I strongly challenged Keyes. I saw his assertion as illogical. I have been certified right by Obama. He has "free-falled" his leadership of the world in general and the USA in particular down an ever deepening slide to Socialistic anarchy. We are disrespected at home and abroad by just about everyone.

There is no frikkin' way Romney would or could have done worse.

This idiotic, "if I'm not happy with our candidate, I'm gonna help us lose" is suicidal! Get over it!

Take a lesson from Ronald Reagan:

"Somebody who agrees with me 80% of the time is a friend and ally, not a 20% my traitor" Ronald Reagan

If one lays out the disastrous record of the Obama Administration and his sycophants in the Democratic Party that should be enough of a case for a change in the '14 and '16 elections. In fact, if Obama and his Czars had been in the private sector or working for a public corporation they would have been thrown out on their ears.

This isn't enough for some on the right. They insist on having the candidate with 100% conservative credentials, whatever those are.

Two examples from my radio show occurred about a month ago. One of my callers, Kevin, the unofficial spokesperson for the Obama Administration in the Midwest, opined about how evil it was that conservatives condemn gay marriage. I said, that while I understand the Biblical and legal ramifications of it, I didn't give a rats' arse whether they married each other or not. It obviously didn't bother Rush Limbaugh a few years back when he paid a same-sex married Elton John a $million to perform at his wedding.

The rest of the show was me being dragged over the coals by some in my conservative audience, who for the most part agree with just about everything I represent. Some might not listen to me again. Most will forgive and listen further, but as I told them then and will tell them again, there are no absolute rules to being a conservative!

The other issue was that I take Kevin's calls at all. I told my audience, if we don't know our enemy, how do we fight them?

Israel didn't go into Gaza without a good idea where the rockets were being launched from, where the tunnels are or how Hamas wants to murder every Jewish man, woman and child.

So if our next candidate doesn't have a strong negative view on gay marriage, I guess we'll have to watch the country sink into the abyss of history.


To quote John Belushi in Animal House "Not me! I'm not gonna take this."

Give me a Palin, Cruz, Walker or a Romney, Bush or Christie. I will support any of these people against the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.

It may be the last chance for America, conservatives.

Do not spend the next elections sitting on your hands!


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