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 June 9, 2014 / 11 Sivan, 5774

When Metrosexuals Rule the Nation

By Alicia Colon

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Since its first introduction into our lexicon, the definition of the word metrosexual has changed several times. At first it was used to describe young, urban males who were more interested in fashion, grooming and appearance than the traditional masculine male. Sexuality ran the gamut from officially gay, straight or bisexual. Then an article in Salon.com by Mark Simpson narrowed it down to the following: "He might be officially gay, straight or bisexual, but this is utterly immaterial because he has clearly taken himself as his own love object and pleasure as his sexual preference." In his book Male Impersonators, 1994 Simpson explains why understanding narcissism is vital to understanding modern masculinity.

There has always been a certain speculation about the decline in toughness within the current administration. We have elected a president who often apologizes and bows to other global leaders. Vladimir Putin retains that rough image but President Barack Obama tends to speak loudly about red lines while carrying a very small non-threatening stick.

Recent images of the president exercising in Poland have done little to improve that negative assessment and instead have provided hilarity among our European allies. One blog, JPAttitude.com, had this to say, "Meanwhile, insult to injury, everywhere you look you see manly photographs of Vladimir Putin contrasted with unmanly photographs of President Obama. It's downright embarrassing. Look at Obama flinching and giggling like a little girl while merely watching a martial arts demonstration. Then look at Putin - resolute of gaze, wearing his judo-gi & black belt - actually teaching martial arts."

I am quite sure that Putin stages those photo ops to show his manliness but the fact that Obama's team doesn't recognize the importance of these images indicates that Obama is not the only metrosexual in his administration.

Surveys have also shown that metrosexuals are generally liberal and lean left and it is clear that the current administration is rife with those fitting that description. In fact, metrosexuals only made their appearance after cultural changes in the environment and changes in views on masculinity. Have they changed? You betcha! Real men are disappearing and are being replaced by more sensitive, empathetic responders.

In a recent opinion piece by Ross Douthat in the New York Times he quoted and disagreed with left-winger Fredrik De Boer, who wrote: "And that's why traditional masculinity has to die. The association of male value with aggression, dominance, and power is one of the most destructive forces in the world, and so it has to be destroyed. Traditional masculinity has to die in just the same way that sexism and racism and homophobia have to die."

Those in power right now probably agree with Mr. De Boer and this could explain why the military is being castrated. The rules of engagement implemented by this administration in fighting the war on terror have benefitted the enemy and it is apparent that we no longer even recognize who the enemy may be. Longtime military officers and generals have left the service or have been forced out. Last year Obama fired nine senior commanding generals and now active and retired members of the military are accusing Obama of purging the services.

The utter disdain for the military was exposed with the recent trade of five Taliban murderers in Gitmo for one whom many soldiers regard as a traitor and deserter, Bowe Bergdahl. The outrage continues as Obama quietly is giving "get out of jail free" cards for the flimsiest of excuses. The metrosexuals on the Gitmo parole board plan to release one al Qaeda suspect who is considered reformed because he took up yoga. Another is regarded as harmless because he wants to start a honey and milk farm. I am not kidding. Welcome to the neutered United States of America.


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The emasculation of America is even evident in popular culture if you're paying attention. Grimm is one of the few network programs we watch and a recent episode had a fight scene that displayed the impressive fighting skills of one of the characters. My husband said, "I bet he's not an American." I later found out that he was correct. The actor's name is Damien Puckler and he is German and Russian and we are now friends on Facebook. Lol.

My husband and I have had this running gag about how Hollywood has had to go abroad and beyond to find male actors to represent tough characters for movies and television. American accents that were not Southern or Western were once difficult for foreigners to fake but not anymore.

The last Superman was played by a Brit, Henry Cavill; Simon Baker of The Mentalist is Australian. Another character on that show, Wayne Rigsby is played by Welsh actor, Owain Yeoman. The cable drama, Longmire, set in Wyoming, has the sheriff played by Robert Taylor, who is another Australian as is Alex O'Loughlin of "Hawaii Five-O." Damien Lewis of Homeland is English. The formidable Idris Elba, who played Stringer in The Wire miniseries, is English as is Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for an Oscar in 12 Years a Slave. Ryan Kwanten of "True Blood" is from Australia. Charlie Hunnam, star of Sons of Anarchy, is from England and there are so many more that all one has to do is look up the bios of all actors on IMDB.com.

America can't afford to have wishy washy leaders because our enemy is deadly and in 2016 we will be electing a new leader. This November we will be electing members of Congress who will be instrumental in pushing through the new leader's agenda. Ronald Reagan died ten years ago and America has been searching for a dutiful replacement who can stand up to the deadly enemy that is jihadism. I can't find any Democrat that can fill his shoes. It will have to come from a grassroots candidate and at this point in time, surveys point to Ted Cruz as the likeliest. I, however, am not that eager to see another lawyer in the White House no matter how appealing he may be. Since he was also born in Canada the issue of natural born eligibility will be raised.

The most effective presidents have had experience as governors (save Jimmy Carter) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been one of the most successful. His proposals on tort reform, IRS and limiting the DC schedule for Congress are worthy of implementation and if he is elected with strong support he can get them passed. He served as a Captain in the US Air Force and has great respect for the military and for Israel. I think we've all seen the destruction that metrosexuals have been as leaders and I can't imagine a stronger image for an American president than a rootin- tootin cowboy.

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