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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: While checking in at an airport I saw a few bags with YTO airport identifier codes on their tags. My girlfriend also spotted the tags and wondered out loud what it meant. I suggested "You're The One," but she didn't believe me. Where were those bags heading? -- J.L.L., Wilmington, N.Y.

A: Those bags were going to Toronto. Most location identifiers starting with Y indicate a Canadian airport, like YUL for Montreal and YYC for Calgary, Alberta.

I must admit, your answer was a lot more fun than mine.

Q: Over the years my wardrobe has transitioned from polo shirts to henley shirts. What is the origin of that name? -- T.A., Naples, Fla.

A: A henley is a collarless pullover shirt that is split in the front to allow two or more vertical buttons. Originally worn only by men, the style has been translated into a garment that has become popular with women as well.

The shirt was named for Henley-on-Thames, England, where rowing crews wore this type of shirt as their uniforms during regattas throughout the 1800s. The uniform grew in popularity among rowers and non-rowers alike. Today, Henley continues to be a world-renowned center for rowing, hosting the Henley Royal Regatta each summer.

Some readers might remember the henley as a Wallace Beery shirt. Beery (1889-1949) was a popular actor who often wore this style of shirt.

Q: In the movie "Mamma Mia!" with Meryl Streep, did the actors do their own singing, or was it dubbed? -- J.M.C., Covina, Calif.

Q: "Mamma Mia!" was the best musical I've ever seen. I was surprised that none of the songs were nominated for an Academy Award. Why not? -- H.F., Flagstaff, Ariz.

A: In the 2008 film, all the cast sang their own songs.

Early in the production stage of the movie, the producers suggested including new material to qualify for the Academy Awards' original song category. Former ABBA members who were involved in the movie refused, so the film was ineligible for the Oscar, since all the songs had already been published.

Q: What can you tell me about newscaster Lesley Stahl? How old is she? Is she married? Does she have any children? How long has she been on "60 Minutes"? -- A.J.I., Coos Bay, Ore.

A: Lesley Rene Stahl was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Swampscott, Mass. She is a graduate of Wheaton College. She was a White House correspondent during the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. She hosted several news programs before becoming a correspondent on "60 Minutes" in 1991. Stahl has won several Emmys in this position.

In 1977, Stahl married author Aaron Latham. They have one child, Taylor Stahl Latham. The couple currently lives in New York.

Q: I enjoyed the movie "Rachel and the Stranger," starring Loretta Young, William Holden and Robert Mitchum. Was it based on a book? Is it available on DVD? -- P.B., Centre, Ala.

A: "Rachel and the Stranger" is a black-and-white 1948 Western film based on the short story "Rachel" by Howard Fast. The film is available on DVD.

Q: I recently saw Dick Van Dyke on a TV talk show. I was surprised when he said there were words to the theme song for "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Would you please print the words? -- T.R.B., Bartonville, Ill.

A: Co-star of the show Morey Amsterdam wrote the words to the theme song, but they were not used. Here are the opening lines: So you think that you've got troubles? / Well, trouble's a bubble / So tell old Mr. Trouble to get lost!

By the way, the music was by Earle Hagen.


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