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 Feb 11, 2014 / 11 Adar I, 5774

The end of the snow job

By Wesley Pruden

JewishWorldReview.com | Some of our snow is supposed to be missing, though you couldn't tell it if you look around in one of the harshest winters in decades. The sky has been falling nearly everywhere, and 67 percent of North America now lies under a blanket of white. It's a thin blanket in places, but it's almost twice the size as this time last year.

Life is particularly tough on the Great Lakes. Lake Superior is 92 percent frozen over, breaking the February record set two decades ago, and it's getting worse, unless you're an ice fisherman, in which case it's getting better. They're expecting even more ice this week in a region where winter is always miserable. The coyotes apparently like it, however, and some were strolling on the ice on Lake Michigan last week, just off Chicago. Perhaps they were stalking deer.

Life is even tougher for the climate scientists who are trying to keep the global-warming scam alive. The latest villains for the global-warming slowdown, which we were earlier told would never happen, are the trade winds. They're blowing the heat away to a hidden place and the researchers think they may have found it.

The case of the missing snow is particularly sad. One ski bum, writing in The New York Times, declares that the Olympics in the years ahead will be running out of snow unless "climate change is reined in." Porter Fox, an editor at Powder magazine - powder as in little white stuff, not powder as in guns - writes that if something isn't done about the weather soon two-thirds of the European ski resorts will likely close by the year 2100. More than half of the 103 ski resorts in the western states may not be "viable" in 30 years.

If you believe this kind of stuff, and only a declining number of people, the Winter Olympics at the turn of the next century could be held in Havana, where the skiing will be on water and the bob-sledding on sand. He writes that only six cities will be cold enough to host the winter games by 2100. Mr. Fox may be spending too much time in front of a fireplace, sipping hot buttered rub, and imbibing too much of a certain newspaper obsessed with peddling fears of "global warming" and the cheerier prospect of the mirth and gaiety of a life with President Hillary Clinton.

Global "warmists," including Barack Obama, are eager to shut down debate about it and start shoveling out the government cash to "rein in" the heat. "The debate is settled," the president told Congress in his State of the Union speech. "Climate change is a fact." Well, of course. The climate is always changing, but never the liberal appetite for spending money in futile attempts to change the unchangeable. Science always has lots of answers, which is why so many "settled facts" are changed so frequently.

But curious minds want to know, so certain scientists set out to find out how they could have been so wrong when they're so smart? They're eager to save the scam. How could global warming be slowing down while greenhouse gas is surging to record levels? Life is such a puzzle. This is what high science calls "a headscratcher of a discrepancy," and that's how several researchers, writing in Nature magazine, discovered that the wind off the Pacific Ocean is forcing warm water deep into the sea, which in turn lifts cooler water to the surface. This has cooled average global temperatures .36 of a degree since 2001. That's not a lot, but it might be enough to slow down the warming.

The winds are powerful and getting stronger. "Their acceleration over the past couple of decades is way stronger that you've ever seen in a climate model, about twice as strong," Matthew England, a climate professor at the University of New South Wales, tells NBC News.

All this could be the computer's fault. John Fyte, who studied the "warming hiatus" from Canada, thinks the computers need more supervision by a human brain. "If you let the models do what they want to do without constraining them by observations, then they will not reproduce the hiatus." The "global-warming community," as the researchers are fond of calling themselves, have thus stumbled on to a remarkable discovery, more dramatic than anything from Newton, Einstein or Hawking: Real life can intrude on the most sophisticated theory, and often does.

Science at its best is skeptical, a community of doubters and agnostics of its own verities. At its worst, it's a community of charlatans and theologians, out to protect its scams of preconceived "truth". Garbage in, garbage out, none of it even warm.

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