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Feb. 11, 2009
Peace of mind should be regarded as the freeing of the mind from the demands of the body, not (as is most often the case) as the freeing of the body from the demands of the mind.   —   Rabbi Shraga Silverstein

reality check
What would Darwin do?
By Paul Johnson

With the 200th anniversary of his birth, tomorrow, the great historian reconsiders the influential theorist

controversy!
When a Priest Denies the Holocaust
By Dennis Prager

For those of us, Christians and non-Christians, who count themselves as friends of Catholics and their church, these have been a bad few weeks






the talkies
Defiance for the Greater Good
By Quin Hillyer

It is by far the best movie of the year. It is a filmic tribute to human will, perseverance, and freedom. And it serves, whether intentionally or not, as an excellent analogical parallel to what faces the state of Israel as that nation prepares for pivotal elections today








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"Taking Action"

Thousands of years before the term "proactive" was coined by motivational experts, the Jewish Sages gave this indispensable tool for success a name. They called it zerizus. Zerizus is the quality within us that fuels achievement, the trait that takes what we are capable of and turns it into real accomplishment. Zerizus is, in the words of author Rabbi Zelig Pliskin, the "joyful willpower" that we all need to make our dreams come true.

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Think the Bible is only for the holy? Think again! Meet highly successful, functioning folks -- Hollywood screenwriters, musicians, mutual fund managers, CEOs -- who are proud believers and who value their eternal heritage. They attribute their professional successes to the Good Book.

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Ripleys Believe It Or Not!
9 to 5
Andy Capp
Bliss
The Born Loser
Bound and Gagged
Bottom Liners
Flo & Friends
Frank & Ernest
The Grizzwells
Herman
Mallard Filmore
Moderately Confused
Momma
One Big Happy
The Other Coast
Prickly City
Shoe
State of the Union
The Wizard of Id



Robert Arial
Chuck Asay
Lisa Benson
John Cole
Jake Fuller
Bob Gorrell
Joe Heller
Jerry Holbert
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How 2 ...By Etan Horowitz:: Use texting as reminder

You can fight credit card changes

Dr. Peter H. Gott: Neuropsychology aids early diagnosis


Walid Phares: Iran's Fear of a Velvet Revolution

Jeff Katz: Rules For Whom?

Danny Fontana:Do We Deserve This?

Judith A. Klinghoffer: High Pressure salesman called Obama



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John H. Fund: Why Obama Wants Control of the Census

Argus Hamilton skewers politics and contemporary "culture"


A-ROD BACKS STIMULUS
Says Economy Needs Shot in Arm
  —  Andy Borowitz


Debra J. Saunders: Harry Beats Goliath

Wesley Pruden: The clenching of the Israeli fist

Mona Charen: ‘We Love to Talk, ‘ Declares Biden

Michael Barone: GOP chair Steele owes his victory to Puerto Rico, other territories

Roger Simon : After the speech, time for a drink

Jonathan Gurwitz:: A new era of responsibility?

David Limbaugh: No Consensus on ‘Stimulus’ Bill

Cal Thomas: Happiness or misery?

Dick Morris: How ‘stimulus’ prolongs pain

Thomas Sowell: De-Programming Students


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Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkle's Jewish Gen-X strip: Everything's Relative

Rabbi Berel Wein: Responding to evil humanely

Caroline B. Glick: Israel's fateful elections

Victor Davis Hanson: Been there, done that in the Middle East

Jonathan Rosenblum: Beware of the smarties

Elliot B. Gertel: Hollyweird's latest: 'Ecumenical exorcisms' and the Holocaust

The Kosher Gourmet: Fruit crisps easy as pie

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: S-U-B-M-I-S-S-I-O-N

Caroline B. Glick: Time for a three-state-solution?

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: How much do the poor have to help the poor?

Steven Emerson: CAIR's True Colors

Rabbi Avraham Pam: Time Is Life

Caroline B. Glick: Honest Obama and Iran

Mona Charen: Palestinian Myth Machine

Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn: Parcels to Heaven

Barry Rubin : Fatah vs Hamas: Be my brother or I'll kill you

George Friedman of Stratfor: Strategic Divergence: The War Against the Taliban and the War Against Al Qaed

Nat Hentoff: United Nations forbids defaming religion, specifically Islam

The Kosher Gourmet: Warm comfort in bread pudding

Dr. Debby Schwarz Hirschhorn: The most awful, stupid parenting advice

Caroline B. Glick: Defending freedom's defenders

Dennis Prager: California college student: Terror is the New Communism

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir : Turn your parent into a charity case?

Steven Emerson: U.S. Army War College Publishes Apologia for Hamas

Rabbi Berel Wein: How -- and when -- to be stubborn

Caroline B. Glick: History's tragic farce

Jonathan Mark: Why doesn't anybody dare say it? Israel Didn't Leave, It Lost

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Brother, can you spare a rhyme?

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Support mom or save failing business

Barry Rubin: Living next door to a serial killer

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: When prejudices become principles

Mortimer Zuckerman: The only thing Hamas likes better than dead Israelis is dead Palestinians

Rabbi Avraham Pam: Misplaced mercy and the stifling of blessings

Caroline B. Glick: Friends of Israel have a lot of repair work to do --- in America

Mona Charen: Camera-Ready Victims ms

Bob Tyrrell: The Worst Book of the Year

David Suissa: The Gaza Riviera

Frida Ghitis: What will Obama do?

Yossi Klein Halevi: The world after Gaza

Thomas Sowell: Pretty Talk and Ugly Realities

Dennis Prager: Guess Who Cares about Dead Palestinians? Jews!

Lawrence M. Reisman: What Arab propagandists don't want you to know about Gaza

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Ethics of encouraging spending during recession

Mark Steyn: The 'oldest hatred' lives, from Gaza to Florida

Barry Rubin: Ending The Gaza War: Choices, Not Solutions

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Why there's hope amidst the destruction

Martin Peretz: At War, Not at War

Charles Krauthammer: Will Olmert screw it up yet again?

Stratfor Geopolitical Intelligence Report: Arab regimes secretly rooting for Israel?

Larry Elder: Israelis and Palestinians: Who's David, Who's Goliath?

Jonah Goldberg: Who are the real Nazis?

Anne Applebaum: Pointless Peace Proposals

Caroline B. Glick: Iran's Gazan diversion?

Dennis Prager: Dissecting Dershowitz

Mark Steyn: Gaza has its version of rocket scientists

Mona Charen: The So-called International Community

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: Having a holy tongue

Caroline B. Glick :: Hamas' march to victory

Dore Gold: Is Israel Using 'Disproportionate Force'?

The Kosher Gourmet:: Succulent 'stewp' is quick, easy fix

Jonathan Mark: Israel's Response Is Disproportionate

Wesley Pruden: It's time once more to blame the Jews

Michael B. Oren: A crisis and an opportunity

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Caroline B. Glick: Iran and Hamas do Christmas

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Caroline B. Glick: Repeating failure in Gaza

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Caroline B. Glick: Betting on a dead horse

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Jonathan Rosenblum: The Gift of Joy

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: Uncle Shariah

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Stratfor Geopolitical Intelligence Report: Next Steps in the Indo-Pakistani Crisis

Mark Steyn: Jews get killed, but Muslims feel vulnerable

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Steven Emerson: Yes, the terrorists are winning

Don Terry: Lifetime, no see

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Stratfor Geopolitical Intelligence Report: Strategic Motivations for the Mumbai Attack

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Barry Rubin: Waiting For Something

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Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: The Dems' 'soft' jihadist

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Jonathan Rosenblum: Lessons from the Beyond

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Dennis Prager: If the Almighty doesn't exist

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: Obama's Islamist problem has nothing to do with his upbringing

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Business with Friends

Diana West: Roars About Russia, Bare Whispers About Islam

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski: To love the Divine

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Confessions of broken spirit

Libby Lazewnik: The Numbers Game

The Kosher Gourmet by Linda Gassenheimer: Go Greek: Pair flavorful lamb kebabs with a hearty salad

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Bless us

Daniel Pipes: The West's Islamist Infiltrators

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: A Jewish view on fair pricing

Caroline B. Glick: Ignoring failure in Gaza

The Jewish Ethicist by Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir: Am I taking advantage of another's psychological quirk?

Andrew Silow-Carroll: A black and a Jew walk into the White House…

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Rabbi Avi Shafran: Good things happen

Rabbi Berel Wein: On the road again --- and again and again

Mitch Albom: A grim exchange illustrates a key difference

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: The Sanctification and Importance of Time

Libby Lazewnik: One Step at a Time

Dennis Prager: False Equation: Opposing Same-Sex Marriage and Opposing Interracial Marriage

Jonathan Rosenblum: Remembering the architect of Torah Judaism for the modern world

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Jeff Jacoby: A world without children

Rabbi A. Henach Leibowitz: Man: The Crowning Glory of Creation

Caroline B. Glick: Israel's darkest week

Rabbi Elazar Meisels: The saints who don't come marchin' in

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Baby Einstein

Caroline B. Glick: Bush's rhetoric, Bush's policies

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Diana West: Academic dares to question the 'religion of peace'

Michael Feldberg: Meet Paul Revere's pal, the Orthodox Jew who played a key role in laying Boston's cultural and business infrastructure

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Jonathan Rosenblum: A different sort of 'religious broadcaster'

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Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Torah talk 'lost in translation'?

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Rabbi Berel Wein: Rote religiosity

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

Mitch Albom: Child abuse, disguised as faith

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

Libby Lazewnik: Looking through the two-way glass

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Accidents don't happen

Paul Greenberg: Stop revising the prayerbook!

Daniel Pipes: How to Transfer Gaza to Egypt

Daniel Pipes: Give Gaza to Egypt

Frida Ghitis: Why Gaza suffers

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Leadership and rebellion

Andrew Silow-Carroll: ˇAsk a Jew!

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Revolution through one word

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

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

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

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Introduction to the Divine

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

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Andrew Silow-Carroll: Starbucks and the Jewish future

Jonathan Rosenblum: Confessions of a 'smart kid'

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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

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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

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