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Jewish World Review

April 8, 2013


I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.  —   Jonathan Safran Foer



reality check
What Part of No Preconditions Do American Jews Not Get?
By Jonathan Tobin

A gaggle of presumably well-meaning machers are at it yet again



the talkies
No Place on Earth
By Christa Case Bryant

Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, one has to dig pretty deep to find a unique Holocaust story for the big screen

One premiered this weekend in New York, just as Israel was marking Holocaust Day. It is scheduled to open in major cities across the US in coming weeks



peace is not the question
Is Putin finally trading his own party for a new power base?
By Fred Weir

The idea of a mass popular organization that could channel Putin's will directly into every corner of society, giving him the ability to mobilize Russians and promote his personal policies over the heads of government, bureaucracy, and parliament, has been in the works for a couple of years now



nutrition
The Spice of Life
By Hara Estroff Marano

Spices are enjoying a very piquant life in science. They're the objects of significant research for an array of health benefits, from fighting cancer to protecting nervous system function to maintaining metabolic integrity

FASCINATING!



gezunt/ on health
Harvard Health Letters: Generic drugs: Don't ask, just tell
By P.J. Skerrett, M.D.

What you need to know but often aren't told





etc.
Husband-hunting advice from Princeton alum triggers outrage, humor
By David Cook

Accused of taking womyn "firmly backward"




ess, ess/ eat, eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By James T. Farmer III

A simple, rustic WHITE PIZZA: Good ingredients, fresh herbs, and an infused olive layered upon a crispy crust hits the spot




[ D A I L Y     I N S P I R A T I O N ]

Step By Step: A Daily Program for Self-improvement
Compiled by Rabbi Dovid Weinberger

There are no days off for Olympic hopefuls. If you want to be a champion, you have to practice every single day. The same is true if you want to be a "mentsh." This daily program will help you become a better person by working on a single character trait each week. If one week's area of improvement -- or the author -- doesn't interest you, try another.

THIS WEEK: Shame / Embarrassing Others by Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz and Dr. David Pelcovitz

TODAY: You should be ashamed. Really

4 books


[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Speed Bump (NEW FEATURE; INPUT ENCOURAGED)
Rubes (NEW FEATURE; INPUT ENCOURAGED)
Archie
Dilbert
Ripleys Believe It Or Not!
Andy Capp
Bliss
Bottom Liners
The Born Loser
Flo & Friends
Frank & Ernest
The Grizzwells
Herman
Moderately Confused
Momma
One Big Happy
The Other Coast
Prickly City
Shoe
The Wizard of Id



Chuck Asay
Lisa Benson
Chip Bok
John Deering
Walt Handelsman
Jerry Holbert
Jeff Koterba
Jimmy Margulies
Dana Summers
Dana Summers BONUS!
Gary Varvel
Michael Ramirez
Michael Ramirez BONUS!

(Attention working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note by clicking here. Readers, please make suggestions, as well.)

[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Bookmark These: Ways for investors to get in the know

Ask Doctor K by Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.: Combating ear pain on planes

Bruce Williams on JWR: Father's punitive will is a wound that may never heal; should couple consolidate various IRAs?

Marilyn Penn: The Company You Keep: A Review

Karen Feld: Song and Dance Man At 54 Below


[ I N S I G H T ]

Mark Steyn: Winning the argument by ruling the debate out of bounds

Argus Hamilton: The News in Zingers

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Snail Mail: There's an App for That; Oops!

Sharon Randall: Did I hear it?

Betsy Hart: Moving, and moving on

Leonard Pitts: Rap and rape

David M. Shribman: The Senate as it once was

Kathleen Parker: 'Lean' on, ladies

Star Parker: Gang of 8 illegal alien proposal makes a bad situation even worse

Christine Flowers: Taking great pleasure in the death penalty

Debra J. Saunders: Feel-Good Bills That Turn Into Do-Nothing Laws

Dana Milbank: Obama's feeble salary 'sacrifice'

Michael Barone: Mexico becomes a stable, politically diverse neighbor

Jack Kelly: Blowing up another bubble: Easy money helps Wall Street and threatens Main Street

Mallard Filmore

Dry Bones

George Will: Johns Hopkins's and Planned Parenthood's troubling extremism




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Jeff Hecht: Light beyond vision: LED bulbs might help you read, concentrate, even sleep better

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