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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: Was actress Halle Berry really named after a department store? -- T.L., Alamosa, Colo.

A: Yes, she really was. The actress, born Maria Halle Berry, was named after the Halle building, a landmark in her hometown, Cleveland. The building housed the Halle Brothers Co. department store. It is now an office building. In the 1990s, it was the fictional setting for the Winfred-Louder department store on "The Drew Carey Show."

** SUPER BOWL TRIVIA: The Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins at six.

The longest Super Bowl winning streak is two in a row, which has been achieved by eight teams.

Q: During the medieval period, many women wore a cloth that covered their heads. The material wrapped around the head and chin. What is this garment called? -- O.D., Ames, Iowa

A: The headpiece is called a "wimple," and it was popular in medieval Europe. At one time, it was believed inappropriate for a married woman to show her hair.

Wimples are still worn today by nuns who wear the traditional habit. Wearing a wimple observes a passage in the Bible, in 1 Corinthians 11:5: "But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven."

SUPER BOWL TRIVIA: According to the National Chicken Council, Americans inhale 1.25 billion wings on Super Bowl Sunday.

Jerry Rice holds the record for most career Super Bowl points, with 48 spread across four Super Bowls with San Francisco and Oakland.

Q: You're suddenly overcome by an urge to dance. Is there a clinical name for this uncontrollable urge? -- I.N.L., Bedford, Ind.

A: It is called "tarantism." The disorder was prevalent in southern Italy from the 15th to the 17th centuries and popularly attributed to the bite of a Mediterranean black widow spider.

SUPER BOWL TRIVIA: The longest field goal in Super Bowl history was a 54-yarder kicked by Buffalo's Steve Christie in 1994 against Dallas.

Super Bowl XXVII in 1993 featured 12 combined fumbles between Buffalo (eight) and Dallas (four).

Q: What is the Latin word for "kiss"? -- W.K., Manchester, N.H.

A: Ancient Romans had three words for kissing: "basium," "osculum" and "suavium." Each represented a different kind of kiss, though "osculum" is the oldest and most commonly used.

SUPER BOWL TRIVIA: In one of the least desirable Super Bowl records, Oakland's Rich Gannon tossed a record five interceptions in 2003 against Tampa Bay. On the other hand, Oakland defensive back Rod Martin holds the Super Bowl record for most interceptions caught, with three in 1981 against Philadelphia.

Q: Let's say I live in the tropics, and I decide to grow bananas. How many pounds will I get per acre? -- O.N.R., Ocala, Fla. A: You can expect to grow anywhere from 10,000 to 16,000 pounds per acre.

SUPER BOWL TRIVIA: San Francisco scored the most points in a Super Bowl, with 55 in 1990 against Denver. Miami scored the fewest points, with three in 1972 against Dallas.

Tickets to Super Bowl I cost between $6 and $12. Current face value for Super Bowl tickets is between $600 and $1,200.

Q: What was Dizzy Gillespie's real name? -- H.B.V., Warren, Pa.

A: John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born Oct. 21, 1917, in Cheraw, S.C. His innovative trumpet playing made him a founding father of modern jazz and an inventor of bebop. Gillespie died of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, N.J., in 1993.

SUPER BOWL TRIVIA: The next three Super Bowls will be held in New Orleans (2013); East Rutherford, N.J. (2014); and Glendale, Ariz. (2015).

The San Francisco 49ers are the only team to appear in multiple Super Bowls without losing -- they are 5-0. The Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills are both 0-4 in the Super Bowl.

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