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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: What happened to Jimmy the Greek? -- S.E.B., Shenandoah, Pa.

A: Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, better known as Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, was a Las Vegas bookmaker. He was well known for his 12-year stint on the CBS Sunday morning pregame show "The NFL Today." During his segment, he appeared with sportscaster Brent Musburger and predicted the results of that week's NFL games. Snyder and Musberger had a strained working relationship. The story goes that Musberger made a disparaging remark about Snyder's mental capabilities -- so Snyder punched him in the face. Snyder also brought fellow sportscaster Phyllis George to tears over personal comments he made. From then on, Snyder taped his segments in advance.

On Jan. 16, 1988, CBS fired Snyder after he made a demeaning comment about the superiority of African-American athletes.

Snyder suffered from diabetes in his later years and died in Las Vegas on April 21, 1996, at age 77.

Q: Who introduced chiropractic healing to the world? What does the word mean? -- W.A., Virginia Beach, Va.

A: Although the basis for chiropractic medicine dates back as far as Hippocrates (c. 460-357 B.C.), the "Father of Medicine," it was Canadian-born Daniel David Palmer (1845-1913) who formally introduced the practice in Davenport, Iowa, in September 1895. The word "chiropractic" was created by combining the Greek word for "hand," "chiro," and "practical," "praktikos."

Q: Why do they call 13 of something a baker's dozen? -- A.L., Milton, Fla.

A: I came across a baker's dozen of explanations. I'll give you one: In medieval days in England, a baker was severely fined/punished if he shortchanged a customer. In order to make certain he avoided the wrath of the law, he gave an extra item.

Q: Who was the first American president to take up golf? -- A.C., Wilmington, Del.

A: William Howard Taft was not only the first president to throw out the first pitch on opening day (of the 1910 season), he is also the first chief executive to play golf, at least on a regular basis.



Q: The military issues K rations. What does the "K" have to do with it? -- K.J.M., Carbondale, Ill.

A: Ancel Keys, an American scientist, studied the influence of diet on health. While working for the U.S. Department of Defense during World War II, he created balanced individual meals for combat soldiers. They were named K rations in his honor.

Q: In the 1950s or '60s, there was a kid's show with a female host named Mary Hartline. Do you know the name of the show? -- M.L., York Harbor, Maine

A: Mary Hartline was seen on the children's show "Super Circus," where she was the assistant to ringmaster Claude Kirchner. The show ran from January 1949 through mid-1956. In 1955, the show moved from Chicago to New York, where Jerry Colonna took over as ringmaster and Sandy Wirth became his assistant. Hartline briefly had a TV show of her own during the first half of 1951, "The Mary Hartline Children's Show."

Q: There is an actress who has appeared in several movies portraying Queen Elizabeth II. Who is she? -- L.H., Fountain Hills, Ariz.

A: The Queen Elizabeth II lookalike is Jeannette Charles. She's portrayed the queen in numerous movies, including "National Lampoon's European Vacation" (1985), "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" (1988) and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002).

Q: The mechanical shark used in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" was nicknamed Bruce. Why that name? -- K.C., Bangor, Maine

A: He was named after Spielberg's lawyer, Bruce Ramer.


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