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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Feb. 25, 2005 / 16 Shevat, 5765

Ain't Hillary the cutest thing!

By Julia Gorin


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http://www.jewishworldreview.com | Isn't it just darling the way that strong woman, Hillary Clinton, has been asserting her little self recently in this big, bad man's world? It took her only a few decades in politics to realize that to sound sensible, she need merely parrot what conservatives have been saying all along. And, specifically, what a man named George W. Bush has been saying.

Her most recent jumping on the manwagon came last week, when bombers and guerrilla fighters killed 55 in Iraq. Lifting a page from intellectually uncurious, "selected" president (previous parroting) George W. Bush, she declared, "The fact that you have these suicide bombers now…is to me an indication of their failure."

This revelation came on the heels of her discovering the adoption alternative to abortion, and jump-starting a Democratic movement to find common ground on the abortion debate. Speaking to a pro-choice crowd in Albany a few weeks ago, she emphasized promoting adoption, recognizing the influence of religion in abstinence, and championing teen celibacy. (In another novel concept, it turns out there's apparently something "sad" and "even tragic" about what we'd been led to believe was a neutral choice.)

Prior to that event, she told a Boston audience, "I've always been a praying person" (how is she spelling that?), and the Boston Globe reported that Hillary invoked G-d at least six times and suggested that folks who "live out their faith in the public square" have their place in society.

Last year, this leader-ette saw an opportunity that she and her husband hadn't during the eight years when it mattered, and joined a growing chorus calling for an end to Palestinian use of children as tools of war.

Finally, a few months after Bush's Axis of Evil speech, Mrs. C asserted, "Our challenge is much more pervasive than it would be if we were just facing one enemy in one place…the Middle East, Iraq, North Korea, and Iran. There's a relatively long list that we believe are linked to the al Qaeda network — in the Philippines, in Indonesia and in Yemen and other places. That makes it very clear that this is a global network."

After all those exasperating years of huffing and puffing, this female warrior is realizing that all she had to do was huff and puff what conservatives have been saying. She could have saved herself a lifetime of dizzying mental machinations that can tucker a poor girl out so!

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Of course, in "remaking herself," as Clinton watchers have called it, this independent woman is merely continuing in her own tradition of riding a powerful man's coattails. (Which the Sopranos wives agreed was a good example for them all: Look at Hillary, they said— she was able use her marriage to start a little something of her own.)

Indeed, Hillary Clinton has emerged as a role model for bimbos everywhere. Meanwhile, the concept of a Condoleezza Rice, who understands events as they happen rather than two years later, leaves them cold.

Still, it's good to see that in her professional prime, little Miss Hillary is coming to accept her place and understand that her biggest contribution to this world is filling a vacant seat and quietly learning from men and smarter women. In her current incarnation as a moderate, conservative-friendly Democrat, she is at the least damaging that she has been or will be. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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