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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 Nov. 22, 2005 / 20 Mar-Cheshvan, 5766

Things to be thankful for

By Rich Lowry

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | 'Tis the season to give thanks. Here are things I'm grateful for:

  • The U.S. Coast Guard. While the rest of us pointed fingers and bemoaned all that divides us during Hurricane Katrina, the Coast Guard was saving more than 20,000 people from the floodwaters. It was responsible for what should have been some of the most enduring images from the hurricane: rescuers and the rescued — black and white, young and old, male and female — intertwined in one another's arms as they ascended in harnesses toward helicopters, and safety, overhead.

  • Haqy Asaad. An explosives expert with the Iraqi Interior Ministry, Asaad became adept at defusing roadside bombs, at great personal risk. "I can't just leave these bombs in all these neighborhoods. I want to live in a peaceful Iraq someday," he explained. It will be his kind of bravery that will save Iraq. He was killed by insurgents in August. RIP.

  • Google. Can anyone imagine life without it, and similar Internet search engines? More information is at our fingertips more quickly than ever before.

  • The U.S. economy. It has created 57 million jobs since the 1970s, while Europe has managed only 4 million. It shrugged off Katrina and Rita like a couple of summer showers, growing at a 3.8 percent rate in the third quarter. It is a dynamic engine for opportunity and change.

  • Rosa Parks. The late civil-rights pioneer demonstrated how the assertion of a simple moral principle can move the world.

  • The rule of law. The indictments of former Majority Leader Tom DeLay, former Dick Cheney Chief of Staff Scooter Libby and GOP lobbying powerhouse Jack Abramoff show that no one is above the law (even if the indictments themselves are of varying quality). In America, even the high can be brought low. And so we have cracked the problem that has bedeviled so many societies: How to hold their ruling classes accountable.

  • David McCullough. He is the most famous of a group of historians — including Richard Brookhiser and David Hackett Fischer — who have revived the historiography of the American founding. Their books are readable, and unashamedly vouch for the greatness of the events and the men they portray. What a national service.

  • The Orange and Cedar revolutions. The most powerful force for freedom is an aroused civil society that doesn't fear its oppressors and eschews violence. Ukraine and Lebanon made new starts for themselves on the basis of such civic action.

  • Parents of Down syndrome children. A new test will make it possible to identify children with Down syndrome earlier in the womb. As it is, 80 percent to 90 percent of parents decide to abort children with Down. Those who don't, embrace life in all its heartbreaking and wonderful diversity, and believe in the redeeming power of love.

  • American generosity. The Asian tsunami and Katrina prompted massive outpourings of private aid — $1.5 billion and $2.7 billion, respectively. Every year Americans give more than $200 billion annually to charity, a rolling testament to our amazing civic-mindedness.

  • The drug companies. They get a bad name because no one wants to pay for their products, but from AIDS to heart disease to — one hopes! — the avian flu, they protect our health and ease our discomforts.

  • Penguins. With all the catastrophes, it wasn't a good year for nature. But the documentary "March of the Penguins" reminded us of the astonishing intricacy, weirdness and marvel of animal life. It's why we follow the mating patterns of pandas, work to restore grizzlies and wolves to the West, and consume so many books, TV shows and movies about critters.

  • The Chicago White Sox. The World Series winners did it with pitching and good fielding — no steroids required.

  • Members of the U.S. military. How to credit their bravery and steadfastness? While the Beltway seems ready to quit on Iraq, re-enlistment rates for men and women who have served there are exceeding Pentagon goals. Semper fi, indeed.

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