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 Jan. 21, 2014/ 20 Shevat, 5774

The Latest From Obamacare Central

By David Limbaugh

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It's time for your latest Obamacare update, and it will come as no surprise to you that things are not getting any prettier for this monstrosity.

Let's just take a jog down Obamacare Avenue and see what is popping out at us from the storefronts this week. Roll down your windows so you can get a clearer look:

—Obamacare devotees are still clinging to the idea that this law will expand coverage, but the most recent data indicate that it may fall short of this goal, too, just as it has failed in every other respect. Forbes reports that instead of expanding coverage to those who don't have it, Obamacare is just pushing people who are already covered out of the private market into Obamacare exchanges. Multiple surveys reveal that only some 11 percent of those on the exchanges were previously without coverage. And get this: A whopping 52 percent of those who declined Obamacare coverage said that "affordability" was the reason. Thirty percent cited "technical challenges in buying the plans." What's that you were promising about increasing accessibility, Mr. President? Affordability?

—We continue to read that full-time workers are being forced into part-time work and that those working part time are seeing a sharp reduction in their hours as a result of Obamacare. A manager of an El Paso, Texas, Taco Cabana said that every one of his full-time workers had his hours cut to less than 30 hours a week during the summer so the company wouldn't have to provide the workers with health insurance in 2014. As a result, he said, "they've had to look for second jobs." A sales clerk for Dillard's said that he has been able to work no more than 28 hours per week since last fall and that "everyone they're hiring is part-time now." The manager also threw in the disturbing comment that he is not planning on buying health insurance and will just pay the penalty. If he gets sick, he said, he'll "just go to Juarez," Mexico.

These are hardly isolated cases. Why would they be? It's only logical that typical employers and employees throughout the country will make similar decisions based on the economic coercion of Obamacare. Are these the results Obama was aiming for, or are they unfortunate unintended consequences? With unemployment being one of the major problems facing this nation today, you'd think rational government leaders would do everything they could to get people back to work. But the next time you hear Obama mouthing his phony fealty to "jobs" or announcing another pivot in that direction, understand that he's doing just the opposite — through Obamacare, onerous regulations elsewhere across the board, and obscene taxing and spending. The Obama government is not friendly to American workers or to the unemployed, who need jobs, not an incentive to stay home.

—The Weekly Standard informs us that health insurance consultant Robert Laszewski recently noted that though Obamacare is virtually certain to boost insurance costs even more than it already has, he doesn't believe insurers will "be losing a lot of sleep over it," because American taxpayers will bear some 75 percent of this burden. Apparently, the rumors are true; a provision in the (un)Affordable Care Act will result in more than $1 trillion being transferred from taxpayers to insurance companies, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office. How is that for transparency in government? How do you think that would have gone over if Obama had been upfront about this prior to the vote on Obamacare? During the 2012 presidential campaign?

—Guy Benson reported on Townhall's website that David Kurtz of "the lefty website TPM" shared an email from a 32-year-old liberal in New York who said that though he is a strong supporter of Obamacare, he wouldn't be able to afford insurance under Obamacare. This dim bulb nevertheless pronounced Obamacare a step in the right direction, in keeping with the liberal ideological penchant for allowing emotions to outweigh facts.

—A poster on Free Republic said his "family doctor of over 12 years" retired from his practice at the end of 2013 because of changes in the health care law. Of course, that's anecdotal, but we've all read the surveys of high percentages of doctors considering a similar course of action. This could end up being a very big deal — with Obamacare chasing out our best and brightest from the profession.

—A computer security expert told "Fox News Sunday" that the notorious Obamacare website is even less secure than it was in November. David Kennedy, of TrustedSec LLC, also testified to Congress that the site is — get this — "100 percent" insecure and that personal information for consumers at HealthCare.gov is at risk. Before the congressional hearing, Kennedy told Reuters that the government has still not plugged the 20-plus vulnerabilities that security experts identified after HealthCare.gov went live. Though the administration rejects this assessment, Kennedy stands by his statement. "It's not just myself that's saying this website's insecure; it's also seven other independent security researchers that ... came to the exact same conclusion."

I would tell you about the ongoing threat Obamacare constitutes to religious liberty and the many other problems it is causing, but I've run out of space. But this list should suffice, don't you think? Feel better now?


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