Jewish World Review
Tuesday September 25, 2018
 Life is a gift. Prayer is a thank you note.
  — Noah benShea



With the understanding that we have a number of non-Jewish readers, please find nearly 2 dozen articles and a dozen "think toons" below.

We are suspending publication for the next 2 days in observance of Sukkos. The 7-day Jewish religious festival is known in English as the Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles.

It commemorates, among other things, the Divine's protection as the ancient Hebrews traveled through the desert. One of the special mitzvahs associated with the holy festival -- the most visible -- are huts, in which Jews eat their meals.

While there will be, of course, celebratory meals shared with family and almost-family over the next two days (the first part of the festival), for much of the next 48 hours, observant Jews will spend the day and part of the night in extended prayer and study. It's a solemn time of reflection and yet joyous anticipation of what is to come in the year ahead.

Please also check out our many features -- toons and columnists that you might not otherwise avail yourself to. There are lots of treasures waiting to be found.

All work was completed before the onset of the holy days.

May the coming year be one of health, happiness and inspiration!

I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate your readership and ongoing kindness (including daily AD clicking) that keeps me going and the site alive!

May the coming year be one of health, happiness and inspiration!

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky
Editor in Chief

(THOUGHT PROVOKING) Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Buries The Old-World Order

News of the Weird: Lucky! | Florida. Need We Say More?

You Gotta Laugh!: Argus Hamilton's News In Zingers

Lenore Skenazy: Momniscience

Ann Bauer: I was a Yankee liberal. It took moving to Arkansas for me to understand my biases

(NYTimes columnist) John Tierney: Reeducation Campus: The First-Year Experience, a widely adopted college freshman program, indoctrinates students in radicalism, identity politics, and victimology

Mitch Albom: Job-shamed 'Cosby Show' actor exposes addiction to judging

Christine M. Flowers: Bert and Ernie are supposed to teach ABCs on 'Sesame Street,' not LGBTQ

Bernard Goldberg: Do it now

Kay S. Hymowitz: Unforgiven

Ramesh Ponnuru: The gender gap is not necessarily bad news for Republicans

James Stavridis: The EU is looking like Europe's next failed empire

Leonid Bershidsky: Suddenly, Putin is playing nice in Syria

Josh Rogin: China's interference in US politics is just beginning

The 'bride price' keeps rising, and now a move to put a cap on it

Restaurant bans kids under 14 --- to punish their misbehaving parents

From punishing to pleasurable: How cursive writing is looping back into our hearts

SICK: A good Samaritan helped a stranded driver; another man killed him --- and stole his car, police say

Megan McArdle: Vengeance or justice: Should we punish one person for the crimes of another?

George Will: America's least damaged institution --- until now

Mallard Filmore


Sean Delonas

Chip Bok

Bob Gorrell

Bob Gorrell BONUS!

Dave Granlund

Walt Handelsman

Jeff Koterba

Jeff Koterba BONUS!

Scott Stantis

Gary Varvel

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez BONUS!

Inspired Living
The Sukkah still stands
By Rabbi Avi Shafran

A moving melody composed at beginning of the last century remains tender, profound and timely

Reality Check
How Israel defeated the PLO
By Caroline B. Glick

Hint: It wasn't by going to war against the "peace process"

Israel Diarist
A soulful soldier's last act of heroism
By Eli Weiss


On Campus
Professor supported a student's study-abroad application --- until he realized Israel was her destination
By Isaac Stanley-Becker

A misunderstanding of free speech and a professor's role?

Prevent A Divorce!
10 times when it's OK to be selfish in your marriage
By Lindsey Miller

Being selfish isn't ALWAYS a bad thing

Replacing carbs with wrong thing could shorten life
By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N.

Diets that swap out carbs for protein or fat - think Atkins, South Beach, paleo, keto - are popular largely based on claims that they lead to weight loss and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Ellie Krieger

The brightly flavored, one-pan (30-minute) dinner that brims with Mediterranean goodness

4 books

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Nate Beeler

Lisa Benson

Chip Bok

Ed Gamble

Bob Gorrell

Rick McKee

Michael Ramirez

[ I N S I G H T ]

Wesley Pruden: The Kavanaugh farce descends into tragedy

News of the Weird: Sign of the Times | Awesome!

Greg Crosby: When did it Become Cool to be Crude?

(HARVARD Prof.) Cass Sunstein: I'm a liberal. Academia has an insufficient number of conservatives. How it happens and why it must be stopped

Rich Lowry: Dems have abandoned the presumption of innocence

Jonah Goldberg: Partisan politics are trampling American ideals in Kavanaugh saga

Marc A. Thiessen: How much evidence do we need to destroy someone?

David Limbaugh: Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded

L. Brent Bozell III: Anita Hill, the Janet Cooke of Sexual Harassment

Ed Rogers: Dem senators in red states are in a lose-lose situation

Deroy Murdock: Scales of justice weigh heavily against Kavanaugh accuser

Suzanne Fields: Kavanaugh Caught in the Crossfire of Cultural Change

Mallard Filmore


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

Baby charged with attempted murder

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

Hitler's Jewish wife? Mass murderer's mate would have made both deserving of death under Nazi law

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

From the Grave, Wife Captures Time, Love in a Bottle (2 minutes)

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

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)

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)

Henry Chu and Batsheva Sobelman: After expelling Jews in 1492, Spain considers inviting them back

Bibi takes the lead: Offers Arabs -- and Kerry -- an ultimatum

Kim Giles: 3 steps to regain control when you 'lose it'

Cameron Huddleston: How to Get Retailers to Match Prices

James K. Glassman: 6 Great Mutual Funds That Benefit From Small Portfolios

John Ericson: Biomarkers Catch Heart Attack 2 Weeks Before It Happens

John Ericson: Hint at treatment for neurodegenerative disease that affects one in every 20,000 Americans

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom CRISPY SALMON CROQUETTES WITH CAJON REMOULADE SAUCE are a cinch to prepare and a savory, sumptuous main to delight in

Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski : The Mystery of Suffering

Maddie Hanna: Christie to address Adelson, GOP Jewish Pow-Wow in Las Vegas

Joe O'Connor: 'Never give up': Auschwitz survivor, 106, was a wonder of positivity who put horrors aside to raise a family

Lisa Gerstner: 6 Things to Know About Getting the Best Cell-Phone Deal

Sandra Block: Take Advantage of These Tax Breaks for Every Life Stage

Nicci Micco: What are good fats and bad fats?

Susan Scutti: Surgeons To Test New Technique For Saving The Almost-Dead

The Kosher Gourmet by Kim Ode A babka's distinctive swirls make this chocolate bread a spectacular treat (STEP BY STEP TECHNIQUES)

Kathleen Parker: Hobby Lobby case creates unexpected allies in Dershowitz and Starr

Steven Emerson: CAIR Criticizes Independent Investigation It Requested ... Again

Georgia Lee: How to be a 'good wife' without becoming a doormat

Matt Evans: 9 inexpensive, do-it-yourself projects that will make your life easier

Cameron Huddleston: Fabulous Freebies 2014

Kimberly Lankford: Don't Overlook the Retirement Savers' Tax Credit

Chris Weller: Nasal Spray to Treat Depression?

The Kosher Gourmet by Susan Selasky You've never had exotic soups like these! (5 EASY RECIPES!)

David Suissa: Hellooooooo, Jerry: Let's replace Foxman with Seinfeld

Joel Greenberg What Israel's quiet water revolution can offer states like California

Michael Doyle: Supreme Court on Tuesday will contemplate complicated role of public faith in the marketplace

Kim Giles: How to be more psychologically mature

Steven Goldberg : Nasdaq 5000 Here We Come

Robert Schmerling, M.D. : Ask the Harvard Experts: The dangers that bags under your eyes can reveal

Sharon Palmer, R.D.: Go ahead and snack between meals!

The Kosher Gourmet by Susan Selasky SHAVED ASPARAGUS WITH MUSHROOMS AND PARMESAN CRUMBLE: Doesn't this look delicious!?

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Our Increasingly Soulless Society

Caroline B. Glick Don't be scared to support a One State Solution

David G. Savage: Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives

Julie Nelson: Is encouragement or praise better for your kids?

Scott Hammond: Career crisis? 5 strategies to keeping a job

Kathy Kristof: 9 Companies Poised to Ride the Energy Boom

Jessica L. Anderson: Best Values in Family Cars, 2014

The Kosher Gourmet by Susan Selasky Zen and the art of pancake making: Tested techniques and fun flavors for the ultimate flapjacks

Caroline B. Glick: If Putin remains anti-American, he need not worry about Obama

Susie Boyce Small house, big blessings: A look at what really matters

Heather Hale: Make your husband feel like the most attractive man on earth

Mark Johanson: Airplanes don't just vanish into thin-air? You bet they do!

Glenn Somerville: 6 Sectors Ripe for Business Consolidation in 2014

Cameron Huddleston: How to Save on Auto Repairs

John Ericson: REVEALED: The elusive secret to chocolate's health benefits

The Kosher Gourmet by Cathy Pollak A hearty stew for the last taste of winter

Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein: Purim: Cynicism v. Holiness

Avedis Hadjian Warning to West From Ex-President Kravchuk: Ukraine Crisis Could Spark World War III

Danica Trebel: Make your husband feel like the most attractive man on earth

Nancy Ott, M.D.: Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: How -- and when -- children outgrow food allergies

Jason Hardy : World Wide Web turns 25, but what will its future look like?

Cameron Huddleston: Which Tax Software Is Best for You?

Kevin McCormally :Why You Need a Roth IRA

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon A hearty stew for the last taste of winter

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