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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 Fred Savage from the TV series "The Wonder Years"? -- W.A.S., Minocqua, Wis.

A: Fred Savage is best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the incredibly popular series "The Wonder Years" (1988-1993).

Savage was born in Chicago in 1976. He started acting at age 9. At age 12, and already a veteran actor, he was cast in the lead role of Kevin Arnold. He has appeared in nearly 40 TV shows and movies. He is an accomplished voice actor, producer and director. In 2004, he married his childhood sweetheart, and they have two children.

Q: Many years ago, I heard a phrase that I can now only paraphrase: "I will live my life as if there was a God hoping that I'm right when I die." Can you tell me the correct wording? Who originated the phrase? -- K.M., Bixby, Okla.

A: There are several variations of the phrase, but this is my longtime favorite: "I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."

Albert Camus (1913-1960), the French author and philosopher, is credited with writing the sentiment.

Q: Who is Elizabeth Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole? -- J.E.M, Statesville, N.C.

A: Oh, a trick question. Elizabeth Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole is better known as Betsy Ross, the icon who sewed the first American flag.

Q: As a kid I had plans to own and fly a Piper airplane. I'm now retired and that dream never materialized, but the fond memory lingers. When and where was the company founded? Was there a person named Piper? -- C.C., Newport, Ore.

A: The Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1927 in Rochester, N.Y. In late 1930, the company filed for bankruptcy, and William T. Piper purchased the assets for $761. In November 1937, it was renamed Piper Aircraft Corp.

Q: Where were/are Elro tractors made? -- J.B., Beulah, N.D.

A: I think the name you are looking for is Ebro. Ebro trucks and tractors were manufactured in Spain.

Q: This question is rife for comment, but I'm serious: When is it legal for a deceased person to vote? -- F.R.G., Bangor, Maine

A: OK, I'll be serious. It is legal for a dead person to vote only when the deceased submitted an absentee or early ballot before dying. In the Jan. 7, 2005, edition of The Seattle Times, deputy elections manager Pamela Floyd said, "The day they (the deceased) cast their ballot is Election Day for them."

Q: During the Super Bowl, there was a Pepsi commercial with someone who looked like Elton John. Was it Sir Elton? Who was the woman who sang? -- C.B., Lynn, Mass.

A: In the commercial, contestants of a medieval music showdown must perform for the king to win a can of Pepsi. Sir Elton John played the king. Melanie Amaro, who won "The X Factor USA," was the singer with the big voice. Flavor Flav also made a cameo.

Q: Who, if anyone, was the first person verified to have circled the entire Earth on foot? -- T.L., Yuma, Ariz.

A: Dave Kunst is the first person to fit your answer. He began his journey on June 20, 1970, and finished on Oct. 5, 1974. Kunst walked 14,450 miles around theEearth (not including the oceans). On his walk, Kunst and his brother, John, were attacked in Afghanistan, and John was killed. While in Australia, Kunst met Jenni Samuel. They later married and are still married today.

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