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December 2, 2014

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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: In the Bible's book of 1 Kings, the Queen of Sheba meets with Israel's King Solomon to test his legendary wisdom. Where is Sheba? -- Q.D., Huntersville, N.C.

A: Biblical historians are not in agreement on exactly where Sheba was. Some believe it was in Southern Saudi Arabia and Yemen, while others claim it is in the vicinity of Ethiopia. Ethiopian Christians claim to be descended from Menelik, the son of Solomon and Sheba.

Q: In 1888, a patent was issued for a "storm door structure." I have gone to many historic homes and have never have seen one with a storm door. Can you help? -- W.C., New Milford, Conn.

A: Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia received the patent for a specialized door, but it was for a revolving door, not a storm door.

Q: How did Cajuns get their name? -- A.Z., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

A: "Cajun" is a corruption of "Acadia." Nova Scotia was once known as Acadia when the French controlled the area; inhabitants were known as Acadians. After Great Britian purchased Nova Scotia, it forced the independent-minded Acadians from their homes. By the mid-1700s, Acadians began to migrate, some finding their way to Louisiana, where they were welcomed.

Q: The name Evangeline St. Clare has been on my mind. I don't think this is a person I know; I suspect it's from a literary work. Can you please help solve this annoyance? -- E.S., New Roads, La.

A: You apparently read Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at some time in your life. Evangeline St. Clare is Little Eva.

Q: I am wondering about one of the strangest-looking cars that I have ever seen on the road. Several people had them on my college campus in the late 1950s. I'm not sure of the name. It sounded like "I-Said-Ah." How much did they cost? -- C.B., Shillington, Pa.

A: You are remembering the Isetta. After World War II, BMW's manufacturing plants were mostly in ruin. To keep the company afloat, BMW purchased the manufacturing rights for the small car, nicknamed the "rolling egg" from Iso, an Italian motor scooter company. BMW began production of the Isetta in 1955. The tiny bubble-shaped car had only one door, which was the entire front of the car. Its 9.2-horsepower motorcycle engine reached 30 mph in about 30 seconds. Its top speed was around 50 mph. But, at a time when money and gasoline were scarce, getting 60 miles to a gallon made the peculiar little car very attractive. The last Isetta rolled off the manufacturing line in 1964; around 200,000 vehicles were been produced. As for the price tag, I saw an ad from 1958 listing the car at a bit above $1,000.

Q: On the side of the Pittsburgh Steelers football helmet are three four-pointed stars. The stars are a unique shape in that the sides are slightly concave. Is there a name for this design? -- J.L., Lake Placid, N.Y.

A: The Steelers Helmets are solid black on the left side, with the team logo appearing on the right side. The stars in the logo are called "hypocycloids."

Q: In Steven Spielberg's film "Jaws," what was the name of Captain Quint's (Robert Shaw) boat? -- G.L.M., Fort Smith, Ark.

A: The boat was named Orca. In the real ocean, the orca whale, also known as the "killer whale" or the "wolf of the sea," is a natural enemy of the shark.

Q: When and where was one of my favorite actors, Kevin Bacon, born? -- W.M., Salt Lake City

A: Kevin Norwood Bacon was born in Philadelphia on July 8, 1958.

Q: What is the full name of the Prado, the national museum in Madrid? What does Prado mean? -- M.J., Corpus Christi, Texas

A: The Museo Nacional del Prado was opened in 1819, making it one of the world's first public art galleries. "Prado" is Spanish for "meadow." The museum is located on the Paseo del Prado, in one of Madrid's most elegant areas. The museum is now touted as the largest art gallery in the world.


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