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 December 26, 2012/ 13 Teves 5773

'Real' blacks aren't like that

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | He owes his escape from poverty to the work ethic and the values his mom drummed into him -- and to Chic-fil-A french fries, Tim Scott says.

His single-parent mother often worked 16-hour days as a nurse's assistant "cleaning up other people's feces," so Tim and his brothers would have food in their bellies and clothes on their backs.

As a freshman in high school in North Charleston, Tim Scott couldn't afford to buy a sandwich at Chic-fil-A. But he'd often make a meal of the fries at a restaurant near the movie theater where he worked part-time. One day the restaurant's owner struck up a conversation. John Moniz became Tim Scott's mentor.

"My mother taught me how to shoot for the stars, but he taught me how to think it through," Mr. Scott told the Washington Times. "It's about thinking your way out of poverty." Having a job is good, John Moniz told Tim. But creating jobs is better. After college, Tim Scott started his own insurance agency.

In 2008, after 13 years on the Charleston County Council, Mr. Scott won a seat in the state legislature. Two years later, he was elected to Congress. When the 113th Congress convenes in January, Mr. Scott will be the only African American in the U.S. Senate. He'll be the first from the South since the Reconstruction era.

Mr. Scott, 47, will be a senator because Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., plans to resign to become president of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. When South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday she'd pick Rep. Scott, a Tea Party favorite, to fill the vacancy, conservatives rejoiced.

Among the most pleased is Sen. DeMint. Rep. Scott is "better than I am," he said. "You've inspired me since the first time I heard you speak in public, and our country needs those positive, optimistic voices."

Tim Scott pledged that he'll "take the conservative message to people who rarely hear it. That's vital for the GOP. Mitt Romney won more of the white vote than Ronald Reagan did in his 1984 landslide. But whites were then 88 percent of the population; they make up just 73 percent today.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., conflicts with the liberal meme that Republicans are racist. Yet Democrats have fewer statewide minority officeholders than Republicans do, noted Josh Krausharr of the National Journal.

"And contrary to the ugly stereotypes of conservative activists being right-wing to the point of racist, it's been the Tea Party movement that's been behind the political success of most prominent minority Republican officeholders," Mr. Krausharr wrote.

The only blacks in the House of Representatives elected in majority white districts have been Republicans.

Mr. Scott's appointment did trigger racist remarks -- from liberals. He's a "token," a "house Negro," an "Uncle Tom," some said in tweets and posts on liberal blogs. He's by no means the only successful African American to be so maligned.

There may be no more admirable young man in America than Robert Griffin III, rookie quarterback of the Washington Redskins. The son of two Army sergeants, RGIII earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor in three years with a 3.67 GPA. Self-effacing despite amazing success, his hard work has won him the respect of teammates. But ESPN analyst Rob Parker called him a "cornball brother."

A "cornball brother" is "an African-American male who chooses not to follow the stereotype" by "being educated, well spoken ... humble," says the Urban Dictionary. They make "life choices such as marrying white women, being a Republican."

The other four starting quarterbacks in the NFL of African-American descent (Seattle's Russell Wilson, Carolina's Cam Newton, Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman and San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick) also "grew up in a Christian home with a mother and a father" who imparted their values to their children, noted Jack Cashill at AmericanThinker.com. "Given the impact of faith and family on the NFL, one can imagine how an emphasis on the same could re-shape America."

What does it say about liberals that so many think only losers and whiners can be authentically black?

To demand people think or act a certain way because of the color of their skin is the essence of racism. That's why Martin Luther King dreamed of a day when his children would be judged "not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

But then, according to his niece, MLK was a Republican.

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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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