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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 June 27, 2006 / 1 Tamuz, 5766

Take 26 Nobel laureates, add hope, stir gently...

By Richard Z. Chesnoff

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Well, at least last week's meeting was ‘historic’

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | PETRA, JORDAN — Sounds like a bad idea for a reality show: Gather 26 Nobel Prize laureates (including the Dalai Lama) at one isolated landmark. Add one king, one President, two prime ministers, assorted media and business luminaries and even a movie star (Uma Thurman). Then close the doors, tackle the myriad problems of "A World in Danger," and come up with solutions. All in 48 hours!

Are they kidding?

Actually, no — and since this experiment in wonderland was the brainchild of two rather remarkable men, Jordan's courageous young King Abdullah and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, it proved to be far more than an exercise in noble futility. Indeed, while last week's two-day Nobel Laureates' Conference in the desert city of Petra may not have solved all the world's woes, in this participant's humble opinion, it made remarkable headway on at least one major global crisis and helped pinpoint some of our other most pressing problems as well.

Its most immediate success was in bringing together Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The two hadn't met face-to-face since taking office, and the recent election victory of a Palestinian terrorist regime led by Hamas, Abbas' biggest political foe and Olmert's sworn enemy, made the chance of a meaningful get-together seem increasingly slim.

Both men addressed the conference separately. Then on the last day of the confab, they gathered for a closed breakfast with Abdullah, Wiesel and select others. When it was over, Olmert and Abbas hugged each other for the cameras and agreed to meet formally within the next two weeks or so. Their decision is not going to instantly stop terrorism or Israeli military reprisals — nor may it result in renewed formal peace negotiations. But of such moves, history is made.

Richard Attias of Publicis Events, the New York based media giant that pulled the conference together, summed it up this way "Like this entire gathering, the most important thing was that they met, that it happened".

Other issues tackled were far more global. A health committee chaired by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher pointed to the staggering health disparities between developed and developing countries and called to accelerate the development and delivery of affordable vaccines — especially in Africa, where 150 babies die per 1,000 as opposed to three per 1,000 in the West. A Darfur Commission of Nobel Laureates will weigh in soon with recommendations for urgent action to relieve the suffering of the more than 1.8 million people displaced there over the last three years. An education panel urged ways to monitor and revise schoolbooks worldwide so that children are not taught to demonize other peoples.

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Will these and other proposals have any meaningful impact on global suffering? Some of us recall that old line of Josef Stalin's, when told the Vatican was unhappy with the Soviets. "How many divisions does the Pope have?"

Well the Pope had none — but, over time, he did have sufficient moral impact to help defeat Communism. And I believe the moral superpower of this most prestigious community we call Nobel laureates — scientists, economists, statesmen and writers — can, taken together, raise the divisions needed to help defeat many global problems. Elie Wiesel, whose experiences during the Holocaust have brought him to lead a lifetime battle against injustice and indifference, puts it this way: "Nobel laureates have no right to remain silent."

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The Arrogance of the French  

Sean Hannity
This book will open your eyes!

Bill O'Reilly
Why do the French hate America? Richard Chesnoff has figured it out and informs us with entertaining clarity.

Dennis Miller
France sucks, but this book doesn't.

Michael Barone, Co-author, The Almanac of American Politics
Americans-and the French-will learn a lot from this book.

Clifford D. May, President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Richard Z. Chesnoff insightfully-and entertainingly-explores America's most dysfunctional relationship with America's least reliable ally.

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JWR contributor and veteran journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff is a contributing correspondent at US News & World Report, a columnist at the NY Daily News and a senior fellow at the Washington-based Foundation for the Defense of Demoracies. A two-time winner of the Overseas Press Club Award and a recipient of the National Press Club Award, he was formerly executive editor of Newsweek International. His latest book, is "The Arrogance of the French: Why They Can't Stand Us & Why The Feeling Is Mutual". (Click on cover above to purchase. Sales help fund JWR. )

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