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 Aug 2, 2012/ 14 Menachem-Av, 5772

Toasting culture's absurdities

By John Kass

John Kass

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As many of you know, the Kassopedia is a compendium of the world's great knowledge, from how liberals get their wings to the translation of Kissitupta. And we Americans share our knowledge with everyone, regardless of whether they want to hear it.

So here goes: Kassopedia Volume III.

Biggest Loser Tax Credit: Michelle Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are on a crusade against fat kids, so the logical extension of the nanny state is this: On Tax Day, every child in America will be weighed and pinched by calipers wielded by government officials. If the kid's body fat is within norms, mom and dad will receive federal and state tax credits. And for those who don't make weight? Their parents will be fined (or taxed), and we'll find out what it really means to be the biggest loser. Parents who can't pay will be tossed into Fat Debt Prison, to rot until their chubby children redeem them. But kids who play soccer don't have to worry. Their parents are protected.

Beecist: People who say they like bees and brag that they have friends who like bees, and they enjoy tasty honey. But they don't want any bees moving in next door because it might lower their property values. Those are beecists.

Beeophile: Someone who loves bees and cultivates hives, and shares honey, like Chicago's true Beeophile, the legendary "Slim the Legman," beekeeper and journalist Liam T.A. Ford.

Child Shield: A defensive weapon used by mayors to win approval for controversial speed camera programs linked to a politically connected consultant. E.g. If it saves one child, the (cameras, casino, other political project) will be worth it.

Dibs: Don't even worry about dibs now. Just keep frying that egg on your forehead.

"Dog-friendly" dining: A truly stupid idea allowing cafes or restaurants to permit dogs into their patios and outdoor seating areas, so dogs can "go" right next to some poor chumbolone newspaper columnist trying to eat the overpriced veal chop. And as he chews, two ideas compete for attention in the chumbolone's mind. 1) Is this really veal? 2) Why do dogs always have that facial expression when they do it?

Etnicks: According to a wise man, "Chicago was built by the labor of impoverished immigrants, many of whom were Europeans. In Chicago, the descendants of the Europeans are called 'etnicks.'" They fled their homelands due to the ruthlessness of bloodsucking warlords. But once established in Chicago, the self-destructive etnicks elected new bloodsucking warlords. Go figure.

Flaming ears: A wonderful Turkish barbering technique. Every man should try it. Every woman should get her man to try it, unless of course, she suffers from the heartbreak of ear hair. Then she should try it, too. Required: A gracious Turkish barber and a flame to singe the hair.

Happy Heifer Babies: (1) A sci-fi nightmare gone terribly real: Chinese scientists are using cloning technology to fold human genes into the DNA of dairy cows. They hope to make a fortune selling "breast milk" to women who can't or won't nurse their infants. (2) The end of civilization as we know it, and you just knew China would be involved.

Hog vs. Pig: "I don't want to be a hog. I just want to be a pig," former Cook County Commissioner Joseph "Piggy" Moreno allegedly said on a federal wire, before he was indicted in a bribery scheme. Does Piggy know any hogs in Chinatown? Oink. Oink.

Kissitupta: In ancient times, etnick kids who foolishly dropped their last piece of candy onto the ground would cleanse it with a special prayer. We'd brush off the candy, raise it to the heavens and say: "God made dirt. Dirt don't hurt. So kissitupta G0d 'n' eat it." And we did.

Liberal Angels: Each time a tax is raised, a liberal gets his wings. From the American film classic, "It's Not Such A Wonderful Life Anymore, Is It?"

Okreos: The nanny state's new delicious after-school snack - milk and Okreos. When unhealthy Oreos are prohibited by law, parents may replace them with cookies made entirely of okra, that healthy but slimy green vegetable that your mom fed you 'cause she really hated you.

Romney's Etch A Sketch: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn't have to worry about conservative principles. "Everything changes," said a top mouthpiece. "It's almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again." Shake, shake, shake.

RST (Random Sweat Transfer): (1) When some sweaty person bumps up against you in a crowd and slimes you with his or her unwanted arm, back or leg sweat. (2) An acceptable defense in a criminal trial. Accused: "Yerroner, I was mindin' my own business when dat guy RST'd me on the Orange Line." Judge: "He RST'd you? Case dismissed!"

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