In this issue

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 Jan. 11, 2011 / 5 Shevat, 5771

Who is a threat? It's not unreasonable to identify the radical Muslims among us

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Many years ago there was a dispute among Christians between pre-Millennialists and post-Millennialists, thankfully resolved in favor of the pre-Millennialists.

In Christian theology, the Millennium is the thousand-year reign of Christ on Earth before the final judgment (Revelation 20: 1-10). Pre-Millennialists believed the Second Coming of Christ would usher in the Millennium. But post-Millennialists thought it was up to believers to establish the conditions for Christ's return through a religious dictatorship.

So if you lived in, say, the north German town of Munster in 1534, it mattered very much if your neighbor was a pre-Millenialist or a post-Millenialist. The pre-Millenialist might annoy you by handing you a pamphlet. But the post-Millenialist would kill you if you didn't believe exactly what he believed.

There is within Islam today a split rather like that between the radical Anabaptists of Munster and the rest of Christendom. Most Muslims do not seek to impose their religion upon others by force. But there are among them some who are eager to kill all who do not believe exactly as they believe.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the new chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the House, thinks it would be good for all of us to know which is which in the United States. He has announced plans to hold hearings on "the radicalization of the American Muslim community."

It seems obvious why Mr. King thinks hearings are needed. In an interview on ABC's "Good Morning" America" program Dec. 22, Attorney General Eric Holder said that of 126 people charged with terror-related offenses in the last two years, 50 are American citizens.

The threat of homegrown terror "keeps me up at night," Mr. Holder said. "The threat has changed from simply worrying about foreigners coming here to worrying about people in the United States, American citizens -- raised here, born here and who for whatever reason have decided that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the nation in which they were born."

But for all we know, the attorney general thinks the domestic terrorists are Anabaptists, or animal rights activists. Nowhere in the ABC interview did he use the words "Islam," "Muslim," or "Jihad," noted Tom Blumer of Newsbusters.

In an editorial on New Year's Day, The New York Times described Mr. King's plan to hold hearings as a "sweeping slur on Muslim citizens."

I would think the opposite. I'm a Christian. If there were still a bunch of post-Millenialists running around trying to purge unbelievers, I would want everyone to know that I was not one of them.

M. Zuhdi Jasser, a physician in Arizona and a former naval officer, is president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. He thinks Mr. King's hearings will provide "an opportunity for Muslims who don't toe the line of American Islamist organizations to present an alternative vision for American Muslims -- one based in American values and Muslim reform."

Mr. King's hearings will give moderate Muslims the opportunity to distinguish themselves from the radicals. And they will give the rest of us an important education. If you're unclear about who the enemy is, and what motivates him, it's hard to guard against him.

Some of our authorities, their vision restricted by politically correct blinders, have difficulty distinguishing between law-abiding Muslims and the radicals.

Anwar al-Awlaki, born in New Mexico in 1971, is the first American citizen to be placed on the CIA's "kill or capture" list. He was spiritual adviser to two of the 9/11 hijackers and to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 and wounded 30 in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009.

But Mr. Awlaki was a "moderate Muslim" in the minds of some who ought to have known better. Shortly after the 9/11 attacks he was invited to lunch at the Pentagon, and played a role in training Muslim chaplains for the U.S. military.

The man the Pentagon tapped to create the Muslim chaplain program was Adurahman al-Amoudi, a donor to both political parties and a frequent guest in the Clinton White House. In 2004, Mr. al-Amoudi was sentenced to 23 years in prison, in part for his role in a plot to assassinate a Saudi prince. He also raised funds for al-Qaida, Hamas and Hezbollah.

Americans know most Muslims aren't terrorists, or terror sympathizers. But they wish our leaders paid more attention to the fact that virtually all recent terrorists who have attacked this country have been Muslims -- a particular kind of Muslim -- and made a greater effort to separate the sheep from the goats.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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