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Jewish World Review

May 4, 2008
I found there was only one way to look thin, hang out with fat people.
  —  Rodney Dangerfield

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Rote religiosity
By Rabbi Berel Wein

How the discipline of mitzvos -- commandments -- creates an opportunity for spiritual growth and greatness

reality check
Whitewashing Hamas
By Caroline B. Glick

The guilty-list continues to grow

4 books

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"Sparks of Spirituality by Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski"

Sermon-ettes to jolt your soul and grow your humanity
Today: Give because it is the Divine's will

[ JWisdom — Awesome Audio ]

Today: Parent trap?

The Sage of Saint Louie, Rabbi Sroy Levitansky, makes a lofty biblical concept street-level practical in this brief segment on fashioning a vibrant spiritual life

RUN TIME: 6 minutes

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The Wizard of Id
9 to 5
Andy Capp
The Born Loser
Bound and Gagged
Bottom Liners
Flo & Friends
Frank & Ernest
The Grizzwells
Mallard Filmore
Moderately Confused
One Big Happy
The Other Coast
Prickly City
State of the Union

Robert Arial
Chip Bok
John Branch
Lisa Benson
John Cole
J.D. Crowe
Jake Fuller
Bob Gorrell
Joe Heller
David Hitch
Jerry Holbert
Steve Kelley
Dick Locher
Chan Lowe
Dana Summers
Gary Varvel
Michael Ramirez

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Tech Maven by Mark Kellner: Small improvements

Experts agree: Kids need early education programs. But how early?

Dr. Peter H. Gott: Co-workers mock pain sufferer

Frugal Living by Sara Noel : Muffin pans save the day

Marilyn Penn: Good Cop/ Bad Cop

Judith A. Klinghoffer: Jon Stewart justifies Wright on 9/11

Jerry Bowyer: Donít Blame the Markets

Arnold Ahlert: Character(s) Count(s)

Monica Crowley: DIS-Loyalty

Julia Gorin: Oprah Evolves

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Kathleen Parker: ‘Bad Dads’ a Bad Idea

Argus Hamilton skewers politics and contemporary "culture"

Greg Crosby: That's Why They're Called WILD Animals

Suzanne Fields : A Rising Tide of Ignorance

Mona Charen: What We're Buying at College

Diana West: Iraq war architects shrug off truth

Jonah Goldberg: Tall tales about Tuskegee

Dave Weinbaum: Rev. Wrong: USA, the land of the oppressed and hopeless

David Limbaugh: ‘Willful Blindness’ to the Jihad

Wesley Pruden: Has anybody got a flag pin?

Paul Greenberg: Problems, problems . . .

Rich Lowry: John McCain — candidate of change?

Linda Chavez: Obama: Too Little, Too Late

Charles Krauthammer: The 'Race Speech' Revisited (DEVASTATING!)


David Zwiebel: Faith communities can learn from Orthodox Jews in stimulating private philanthropy for religious education

George Friedman and Peter Zeihan of Stratfor: The Shift Toward an Israeli-Syrian Agreement

Jonathan Tobin: Pennsylvania's Democratic slugfest may leave some Jewish votes up for grabs

The Kosher Gourmet by Linda Gassenheimer: Fresh herbs, sauteed veal and tiny creamer potatoes makes a light spring dinner

Daniel Pipes: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

Joel Brinkley: On human rights, the U.N. once again strikes out

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Q: I'm often stuck in the doctor's waiting room for hours! Doesn't he owe me something for my wasted time?

Steven Emerson: New U.S. government policy advises agencies to avoid using some of the very same words that make up terror groups' names

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg: Schadenfreude isn't kosher for Passover --- or at any other time

Rabbi Berel Wein: The secret of how the data bank of memory is transferred from one generation to the next

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: The successful failure

Fred Burton and Scott Stewart of Stratfor: Placing the terrorist threat to the food supply in perspective

Connie Ogle: An intricate game of a novel

Jonathan Tobin: Making Sense of the 'J Street' Jive

Jonathan Rosenblum: Why Israel's 'Leaven law' matters

Caroline B. Glick: Obama the Savior

Rabbi Harvey Belovski: Multimedia tool of antiquity

Caroline B. Glick: Revealed Truths vs. revealed lies

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Deconstructing Dayeinu

Rabbi Elazar Meisels: Is innovation at the Seder a slap at tradition?

Jonathan Tobin: A Prayer for Sderot's Children

Ethel G. Hofman: Sumptuous Seder

Rabbi Dovid Zauderer: Let Charlton Heston Go!

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: Jimma, tyranny's enabler

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: The Snitching Supervisor

Jonathan Tobin: Forget the Fun and Games!

Rabbi David Gutterman: A Mystery in the Middle East

Caroline B. Glick: Why Ahmadinejad smiles

Stratfor Intelligence Briefing by George Friedman: A Mystery in the Middle East

The Kosher Gourmet By Steve Petusevsky: The spring elegance of asparagus

Michael Feldberg: An all but forgotten Colonial doctor who put his Jewish values before his life

Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel's "Everything's Relative" gets philosophical

Caroline Glick: Covering for the enemy

Elliot B. Gertel: 'House' goes Hasidic

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Q: I have a translating business. Recently someone asked me to translate some financial documents that are clearly forged. Should I agree?

Jonathan Rosenblum : Israel is unwittingly helping to fuel the international campaign of delegitimization against it

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: The Mystery of Suffering

Caroline B. Glick: Fear of democracy

Rabbi Y. Y. Rubinstein: Parents --- and the children who would be them

The Kosher Gourmet by Kathy Manweiler: Tempted by restaurant dressings? Don't be. Here are recipes that can be made at home, healthier!

Mitch Albom: Child abuse, disguised as faith

Jonathan Tobin: Unreasonable Accommodations

Caroline B. Glick: America's coalition confusion

Cal Thomas: Conversion: A one-way street?

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Q: I always try to pay my workers on time, but sometimes we are a little short. Do we have to borrow to meet the regular payday?

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: No-goodniks

The Kosher Gourmet by Kathy Manweiler Diet-friendly frappuccino and lattes

Michael Feldberg: 'I am a Jew, I am a Republican and I am poor'

Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel's "Everything's Relative": Your Official Jewish Guide to Changing Seasons

Dennis Prager: Why do 'Palestinians' get much more attention than Tibetans?

Libby Lazewnik: Looking through the two-way glass

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Manipulating emotions as an intense sales tactic

Jonathan Tobin: Your Tax Dollars at Work in Gaza

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Accidents don't happen

Bob Tyrrell: Why is that good deeds toward the Palestinians always go unrewarded?

Paul Greenberg: Stop revising the prayerbook!

Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel's Jewish Gen-X strip transcends cultures and age groups: Everything's Relative

Youssef M. Ibrahim: Is the honeymoon over between Arab militancy and the Palestinian cause?

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Rebate or Kickback?

Andy Borowitz: Obama Converts to Judaism

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: How not to be humble

Caroline B. Glick: Why is 'Israel's best friend' pressuring the Jewish State to act recklessly?

Victor Davis Hanson: The tired Gaza two-step

Jeff Jacoby: Slaughter, jubilation, and the 'peace process'

The Kosher Gourmet by Jill Wendholt Silva: Traditional Italian eggplant dish, delicious as ever; less calories

Dr. Debby Schwarz Hirschhorn: In defense of messiness

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Who is in control?

Barry Rubin: Fear and gullibility as weapons

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: Who is in control?

Caroline B. Glick: Condi's echo-chamber

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Brazen New World

Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel's Jewish Gen-X strip transcends cultures and age groups: Everything's Relative

The Kosher Gourmet by Jim Coleman and Candace Hagan: Brie en croute with almonds and blackberries; Baked brie with jalapeno jelly and pecans

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein: Moderation in a Higher Place

Caroline B. Glick: Sound and fury signifying incompetence

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski: Wise-hearted

Caroline B. Glick: The curse of the moderates

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?

Rabbi Tzvi Rosen: Vinegar: Sour Grapes or Sweet Success?

Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel's Jewish Gen-X strip transcends cultures and age groups: Everything's Relative

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Self-Respect or Self Pride

Jonathan Tobin: Put It Back on the Table

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: The world is not the Divine's place

Caroline B. Glick: Kosovo's stark warning

Amy H. Lederman: Lessons from a hummingbird

Judy Gruen: Time for a 'Jewish Mother' President

Rabbi Avi Shafran: The right to educate one's children as one wishes them to be educated

The Kosher Gourmet by Lauren Chapin: Radicchio adds a color and a flavor all its own with its versatility

Daniel Pipes: Westerners must mount a united front against Islamic law

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Devious discount

Jonathan Tobin: Other People's Prayers

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: Grasping greatness --- and its limitations

Caroline B. Glick: Hizbullah mastermind's true legacy

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Modern matrimony

Michael Feldberg: Vindication of an American Jewish Patriot

The Kosher Gourmet by Allison Askins: Sauteed mushroom, blue cheese and pecan relish with toast points; stuffed mushrooms --- and the not so gourmet mushroom 'n' beer mac 'n' cheese

Daniel Pipes: How Britain inched closer to Islamic law

The Jewish Ethicist By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Unfair Zoning

Tom Hundley: In Serbian city, tolerance rules

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Just how holy is life?

Caroline B. Glick: Why is AIPAC undermining attempts to financially isolate terror supporters?

Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg: Why Test?

The Kosher Gourmet By Jim Coleman and Candace Hagan: No beef with these Wellingtons

Caroline B. Glick: Terrorism pays

Daniel Pipes: How to Transfer Gaza to Egypt

The Jewish Ethicist By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Lofty ideals must be followed with grounded applications

Yossi Klein Halevi: The Olmert Omerta

Rabbi Berel Wein: Lofty ideals must be followed with grounded applications

Caroline B. Glick: Why the Olmert gang must go

Jonathan Tobin: Were They Really So Wrong?

Andrea Simantov: Life's footprints

The Kosher Gourmet by Linda Gassenheimer: Talapia cooked in Thai peanut sauce and coconut milk with Basmati rice

Daniel Pipes: Give Gaza to Egypt

Frida Ghitis: Why Gaza suffers

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Q: How far must one go to return a lost object?

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Between Ten and Seven: A spiritual distinction

Dr. Debby Schwarz Hirschhorn: Understanding the dynamics of attraction: If you are second-guessing your marriage, consider this

Jonathan Tobin: The audacity of truth

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky: Experience winter veggies while you can

RECIPE: Radish, fresh herb, feta and walnut salad

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Lions in winter

Caroline B. Glick: The audacity of truth

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Q: Should the almost-poor be eligible for credit and discounts?

Richard Z. Chesnoff: To face this rising threat, Israel must look in the mirror

Rabbi David Gutterman: Harmonizing to live a life of song and poetry

Jonathan Tobin: Olmert Can Always Say 'No'

The Kosher Gourmet by Jill Wendholt Silva: Moroccan slow-simmered stew mingles meats and vegetables with aromatic spices

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Spiritual gridlock

Rebecca Rosen Lum: Religion, spirituality impact patients' healing, scientists say

Cal Thomas: Misplaced faith

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Deduct distractions?

Libby Lazewnik: Up the Mountain

Rabbi David Gutterman: The hallmark of dignity, the essence of power

Rabbi Avi Shafran: TMI

The Kosher Gourmet by Carol Mighton Haddix: Faux quiche, but real flavor

Caroline B. Glick: Bush's historical parallels

The Jewish Ethicist By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Predatory Lending

Rabbi Avraham Pam: The great aren't exempt from being grateful

Caroline B. Glick: The rape of Israel

Jonathan Tobin: Can the voters think straight about the one thing we elect presidents to do?

The Kosher Gourmet By Linda Gassenheimer: Sicilian eggplant dish, roast lamb make fine winter meal

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Blogistan

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Flawed Freebies

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Leadership and rebellion

Diana West: Paying Islam for our Western guilt

The Kosher Gourmet --- Dinner in Minutes: Hearty Hungarian goulash soup and Marinated mushroom salad

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Can I make up a fantasy identity for my blog?

Suzanne Fields: A tree in Amsterdam

Rabbi A. Henach Leibowitz: Perverting sincerity

Jonathan Tobin: Should We Fear Faith?

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein: It is not enough to identify with good, if we cannot embrace it with the power of well-reasoned and strongly felt conviction

Daniel Pipes: Palestinian Authority's tax payer-funded open spigot must be closed now

Andrew Silow-Carroll: °Ask a Jew!

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: When doing-the-right-thing may harm another

Joel Brinkley: Portrayal of America in Arab press: Hypocrisy reigns

Rabbi Berel Wein: When tears don't matter

Caroline B. Glick: Who's being rational?

Amy H. Lederman: Showing our children how to give from the heart

Rabbi Avraham Pam: Where and why Joseph went wrong

Caroline B. Glick: (Jewish) State of -- and in -- peril

Tehilla R. Goldberg: Two Jews jammin'

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Promises that stretch your capabilities

Barry Rubin: Memo to the pundits: Conflicts can't be resolved until it's understood who is at fault forcontinuing them or why they persists

Rabbi Berel Wein: Temptation's role in our daily lives

Caroline B. Glick: Apartheid not peace

The Kosher Gourmet by Linda Gassenheimer: Paglia e fieno and Italian salad with Cannellini beans --- and it can be prepared in a snap

Daniel Pipes: Accept Israel as the Jewish State?

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Q: Must a merchant cast product in a negative light in order to be truthful?

Rabbi Berel Wein: Emulating Esau

Rabbi A. Henach Leibowitz: Do 'clothes make the man'?

Dr. Debby Schwarz Hirschhorn: Tell Your 'Inner Child' to Just Keep Out of This

The Kosher Gourmet by Kathy Manweiler: Tempted by Stouffer's Corner Bistro Margherita Flatbread? Don't be. Here's a recipe that can be made at home, healthier!

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Can a person converse with the Divine?

Caroline B. Glick: The results of brilliant theories: Rice and the retreads

Barry Rubin: The rules of Palestinian politics ... And why they make negotiated peace impossible for now

The Kosher Gourmet by Jim Coleman and Candace Hagan: Acorn squash like you never tasted it before

Amy H. Lederman: I Was Cursed to be a Teacher

Rabbi Berel Wein: The

Andrew Silow-Carroll: What's the big idea?

Andrea Simantov: A pear for my father

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Revolution through one word

Jonathan Tobin: ‘My son, the Navy Captain’

Youssef M. Ibrahim: Hundreds of Millions to rebuild jihad training grounds!?

Colleen Mastony: Kosher fish tale

Richard Di Dio: New book takes us on the trail of objects taken from Second Temple

Youssef M. Ibrahim: The Islamist Trojan Horse is already in place

Rabbi A. Henach Leibowitz: Divine vindictiveness?

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: Equality before the Divine

Jonathan Rosenblum: A new Orthodoxy is taking root in the most unlikely of places

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Introduction to the Divine

Estee Rieder: What's in a name?

Rosally Saltsman: About Face

Youssef M. Ibrahim: We routinely speak of failed governments and failed societies overseas. So what are we doing about ‘failed’ Muslim communities here?

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: How Jewry actually survives

Jonathan Rosenblum: Observant Jews as robots?

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Starbucks and the Jewish future

Jonathan Rosenblum: Confessions of a 'smart kid'

J-Rhythms with Avraham Rosenblum: JWR's cutting-edge music program showcasing performers -- singers, song writers, musicians, and bands -- who learn and live the Torah lifestyle

Dennis Prager: Why are so many Jews liberal?

Haytullah Gaheez: Out of money? Sell your daughter

Zev Chafets: Why not say it bluntly? Islam is an aggressive, violent political ideology

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: Islam is a religion of WHAT? II: A response to our critics

Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder: Islam is a religion of WHAT?

Dennis Prager: Explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict through numbers

Larry Elder: What you need to know about the 'religion of peace'

Larry Elder: What you need to know about the 'religion of peace', Part II

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Culture of death? Palestinian girl's murder highlights growing number of ‘honor killings’ (SICKENING!)

Mortimer B. Zuckerman: Graffiti On History's Walls (MUST-READ!)

Fiamma Nirenstein: How I became an ‘unconscious fascist’ (MUST-READ!)

Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick: Twenty Facts about Israel and the Middle East (IMPORTANT!)

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