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 December 21, 2012/ 8 Teves, 5773

Protecting our children is job one

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Last Friday's school murders of twenty beautiful little children and six adults has begot many reactions and 24/7 news coverage. The murderer's name was Adam Lanza, a 20- year-old recluse living in his room at his mother's house. It's important to name Lanza lest we blame the tools he used to accomplish his vile massacre. No, the guns he had did not breach the school's new security system, walk thru the hallways and stalk babies and adults firing at will. Adam Lanza made all that happen until, upon hearing the forces of good arrive, Lanza blasted himself straight to Hell.

Was it unfortunate that mom decided to bond with her lunatic son by training him to shoot? Most definitely. Should access to firearms to the Adam Lanzas of the world be forbidden? You betcha. How to get from here to there is a lot more complicated than the solution that should be obvious to all.

Let me repeat: Lanza put a gun to his own head soon after finding out that his bullying, murdering rage was about to be ended. What if he knew that security at the school was such that it exceeded his weapons and skills?

But I digress. I'll deal with that later after a few weeklong observations.

What was incredible to me is how many immediate different takes there were on this bloodbath just after it happened. The reactions from the MSM and social media were:

  • Some cried uncontrollably.

  • Some were angry (me)

  • Some suffered in depressed silence trying to grasp what this evil idiot did (me, after my initial and enduring anger).

  • Some blamed the mother.

  • Some blamed violent video games.

  • Some blamed the violence on TV and movies.

  • Some blamed the Internet.

  • Some believed there's a breakdown in our mental health system. (Me)

  • Some thought the immediate need lies in armed security at our schools, citing the Israelis. (Me)

The immediate knee-jerk reaction of President Obama was incredulous and pandering. We gotta do something! We aren't gonna stand for this anymore!

Yet Obama let a ten-year ban on assault weapons stand without lifting a finger—'til now. Norah O'Donnell of CBS News just raked Chicago Mayor Rahm "Disaster Master" Emanuel, and Obama's ex-Chief-of-Staff over the coals as he was trying to pontificate over what the Obama Administration had done about gun safety over the years. O' Donnell, hardly a right-winger, pointed out the Obama Administration had done next to nothing about monitoring guns and were grandstanding in an attempt to take political advantage over the deaths of 20 babies and six adults. Yesterday, the SIC even used the tragedy to goad Republicans to bend over and meet his terms on the fiscal cliff serial opera.

For now, can we all just focus on what the most immediate need is? Can we agree that we need to protect the lives of our children first?

As we place protection for our kids now, we can discuss all the other solutions, much of it needing lengthy and well-debated legislation.

Want a role for government, Libs? Here it is!

Deploy troops where police protection isn't forthcoming. Take these troops from those stationed in the USA and those returning from battle. Have them stand as armed guards for our now-vulnerable children at schools.

That's the immediate concern.

Let's not leave ourselves open to copycat attacks. As I said, the media has been reporting on this 24/7 since last Friday. Every kook in the world has seen the kind of instant fame Lanza acquired from his last desperate attempt at something he could remembered for.

Just think--we could hire a returning veteran and pay him a wage to further risk his life while protecting our precious ones. I'd call that a win-win without shredding our Constitution which is why Progressives will hate it.

It seems a lot better than paying an Obama-supporting welfare cheat who gets paid to work one day year—election day.

Or am I wrong?

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