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

Garrison Keillor Archives

12/28/21 You make me happy when skies are gray
12/20/21 The emergence of blues billionaires
12/14/21 I enjoy inconsistencies
12/07/21 Mr. Socialist confesses
11/29/21 Where I Was Last Night and What I Saw
11/22/21 An old lib repents and comes out for order
11/17/21 Man contemplates miracle and is amazed
11/10/21 Let's make tomatoes great
11/02/21 Small talk as the instrument of civility
10/25/21 How Long, O Lord, How Long? Just Asking
08/25/21 Libism is basically neighborliness and it lacks the satisfactions of ferocity
08/18/21 Scribble, scribble, quibble, quibble, ishkabibble
08/11/21 The good fortune of not finishing first
07/21/21 Revealed: Me, as a Person of Privilege --- including confessions
07/21/21 We are all sinners in extreme heat

07/06/21 Happiness comes to those who don't give a rip

06/16/21 O beautiful for summer skies and waves of conversation
06/07/21 Posthumous prosperity --- what a rotten deal!
06/02/21 Between the competent and the complainers
05/24/21 An adventure in my own home on Tuesday
05/11/21 Sad story: Lonely sleepless man thinks dark thoughts
05/04/21 My plan for the future, whenever it happens
04/27/21 A modest proposal for saving the republic
04/09/21 Spring arrives in time to . . . forgive us our debts
03/09/21 Gradually a man comes to accept his limitations --- probably
03/02/21 Blame it on the Internet, why not?
02/23/21 Excuse me while I have a few words with Joe
02/16/21 An unconfounded optimist at winter
02/10/21 The pandemic: One man's appreciation
02/01/21 The world turns, days get longer
01/11/21 A true story about last tuesday and love and death
12/29/20 My future, in case you are curious
12/22/20 Even in Gotham, I still look at snow and feel joyful
12/15/20 The little guy in the shop around the corner
12/08/20 Good times ahead, the old man said
12/01/20 God bless America, you are my sunshine
11/17/20 The problem with revolution
11/10/20 But fall teaches otherwise
11/05/20 A call for reconciliation: It's time
11/03/20 I set out to be the sort of brilliant artist who dies young, but I missed several chances at an early death
10/22/20 In a troubled time, it's time to make a perfect day
10/15/20 One big pleasure of urban life is looking at other people and it's hard to do that if they are glaring at you -- me -- as a symbol of all that is wrong
10/08/20 A word from an old WASP, awaiting winter
09/07/20 Destroying (not) the American way of life
08/10/20 Gradually a man comes to accept his limitations probably
07/14/20 At a certain age, the blues comes naturally
07/07/20 How we live in these troubled times
06/15/20 Some self-isolating thoughts about hair
05/18/20 Better not exposed
05/08/20 A great task lies before us, but first we sleep:
04/21/20: What I might be doing when this is over
03/26/20: A note to my geezer peers: Let us disappear
03/19/20: My complaint against poets --- and pols
03/12/20: The only column you need to read about COVID-19
02/17/20: Not doing, but being
02/10/20: Love and life in a land of second and third chances
02/03/20: Some New York thoughts on solitude
12/16/19: What I'm planning to do this winter, maybe
11/25/19: Sitting in a breakfast cafe with a small child
10/20/19: An elaboration on the sufficiency of the muffin
09/23/19: What's in a name? Oh-oh!
09/06/19: Don't mind the jerks, just be as good as you can be for the people who know the difference and care
08/19/19: Someday you'll understand what I'm telling you
08/12/19: Can't get across the river but we'll try again
08/05/19: Forget about who you are
07/26/19: Up at cabin, leave paper on porch
07/19/19: When I consider how my time is spent
07/12/19: Life is so interesting, it's hard to stop
07/05/19: A June wedding in a faraway village
06/28/19: Trying hard to relax and have fun
06/21/19: In the Fatherland for Father's Day
06/07/19: The graduation speech I didn't get to give
05/31/19: A fine day on which I did nothing at all
05/06/19: There is no joking at the dinner from Hell, just self-righteousness
04/18/19: Having reached the end, he continues
04/11/19: Should I go public about an incident in 2009 between Michelle Obama and myself?
04/04/19: The secret delight of poetry
03/25/19: It's coming and will find you in due course
03/18/19: Yes, we have now turned the corner
03/04/19: News Bulletin: Offensive Joke Ahead
02/25/19: It is a good and pleasant thing not to rant
02/18/19: A few words from a top executive --- me
02/11/19: Winter is winter, it's not the tribulation
02/04/19: The Old Indoorsman Looks Out at Winter
01/14/19: To be less enamored of self-destruction
12/25/18: Time passes except when it suddenly leaps backward
12/07/18: Someone to sit next to me
11/30/18: A great task lies before us, but first we sleep
11/08/18: The old man repents of his materialism
11/01/18: 'You Americans are such optimists'
10/25/18: One more beautiful wasted day
08/03/18: An ordinary weekend, nothing more
11/30/17: New Yawk time warp 11/23/17: The truth about dead turkeys and human living
11/20/17: Late night driving, right-hand thinking
10/25/17: A man walks into a bar in Oregon
10/19/17: The old obit man looks around
10/12/17: Welcome to the abyss
10/05/17: Every day is an adventure in America
09/27/17: The gentle people shall prevail
09/13/17: A history lesson for pols --- and those who elect them
08/11/17: In the republic of marriage
07/27/17: A new idea about Amelia Earhart
07/20/17: The last of the pygmy mastodons
07/13/17: Expect goodness and ye shall find it
07/06/17: Blind man in a hotel room
06/29/17: People who dress up as radicals
06/21/17: If you need to walk through the world in a state of stupefaction, you don't belong in a democracy
05/25/17: Get Washington's statues off their high horses
04/19/17: Where everything said is based on personal experience
02/28/17: Strangers meeting in the storm

01/04/17: That tide in the affairs of men
12/28/16: Our country is bitterly divided. How 'bout a little small talk?
09/08/16: The fair is a vacation from our daily intolerances and obsessions
08/24/16: Trying to ignore the election
07/20/16: The lovely true thing about America
06/22/16: A decade well-saved
05/18/16: What will Buuba be wearing?
05/03/16: Refugees in the land of good enough
04/26/16: One more scandal to be faced
04/19/16: Quoth the Raven
03/22/16: There's room in this country for all of us
03/17/16: Escaping the Great White Snapping Turtle
06/18/09: Road-Tripping on Father's Day
03/30/09: The poetry of spring
12/28/06: We celebrate survival
11/02/06: The retiring type? Not me
11/02/06: The retiring type? Not me
10/18/06: Everyday sweetness in America
09/28/06: Mixed feelings about snap judgments
08/24/06: Let the voices of 9/11 be heard
08/17/06: In a political year, the solace of baseball
08/10/06: Why a man should turn 64
08/03/06: Shut my mouth if this ain't a heat wave
07/20/06: The lazy man's way to see the wilderness
07/13/06: The Prodigal Father has another cup of coffee
06/28/06: The Prodigal Father has another cup of coffee
06/22/06: Older man collapses at home, in satisfactory condition
06/15/06: What I did last week alone in my car
06/01/06: There is no monument like a book
05/25/06: Taking a new look at grandpa
05/04/06: Something he's been meaning to say for years
04/27/06: Let's talk about you and your mother
04/18/06: It's spring, sweet spring, so keep on the grass
04/12/06: How to improve your marriage in just one day
03/30/06: Ahhh, to suffer nervous exhaustion!
03/09/06: Me and Maurizio, ships in the night
02/23/06: Why not be all that we can be?
02/16/06: I did it in my sleep
02/02/06: If it's okay with them, it's fine by me
01/26/06: The character-building properties of sweaters
01/19/06: Pants on fire? OK with me
01/12/06: A leader need not throw his weight around
01/05/06: The cold truth about my holiday in Norway
12/29/05: The magnetic power of the herd
12/07/05: Little savage grandeur and who needs therapy?
11/30/05: Writers and readers: unbearable intimacy
11/23/05: Let's give thanks for fautless pens, swimming teachers
11/17/05: Splitting the Haute cuisine scene
11/09/05: Today's lesson: It could be worse
11/02/05: Why the undisturbed life is not worth living
10/06/05: Suffering brings wisdom, but so does fun
09/28/05: Ambition and the honesty of everyday work
08/31/05: How coffee mitigates life's daily grind
08/24/05: Miss Orange and America's Red-Blue divide
08/11/05: A Puritan's path to weight loss and eternal happiness
08/04/05: Answering the call of the chattering classes
07/28/05: The inexorable ascent of a Harvard man
07/15/05: Reining in the dog days of summer
07/01/05: The Land of the Free and the Home of the Berries