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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: A long time ago, I came across a word that described someone who hates tobacco smoke. By any chance do you know of such a word? -- P.D., Waycross, Ga.

A: There are those who do not like tobacco smoke and there are those who really, really hate tobacco smoke. Those folks are called "misocapnists." The word comes from the Greek "misos" ("hatred") plus "kapnos" ("smoke").

Q: What were the most runs scored in a single World Series game? -- J.T., Norfolk, Va.

A: In Game 2 of the 1936 World Series, the New York Yankees scored 18 runs on 17 hits against their cross-town rivals, the New York Giants. The game was played on Oct. 2 in the Polo Grounds. The "Bronx Bombers" -- the Yankees -- would go on to win the series in six games. By the way, this was the first series game the Yankees played without Babe Ruth.

Q: A Hollywood couple named their son Hopper Jack, after Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. Who are Hopper Jack's parents? -- A.J., Foxboro, Mass.

A: Sean Penn and Robin Wright are the parents of Hopper Jack, who was born Aug. 6, 1993. The couple has a daughter, Dylan Frances Penn, born April 13, 1991.



Q: I'm not into astronomy, but I'm curious about a star I heard about recently. It's pronounced "Beetle Juice." Is this for real? -- D.B., Santa Rosa, Calif.

A: It's for real, and your pronunciation is correct. The star is spelled Betelgeuse and is also known as Alpha Orionis. Betelgeuse, a red supergiant, is one of the brightest stars in the sky and is part of the constellation Orion. The word "Betelgeuse" is the corruption of an Arabic word meaning "hand of the central one."

Q: I just rented "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom." Believe it or not, the movie was hilarious (if you like dark humor). One of the actors in the movie was Swoosie Kurtz. How did she get such an unusual name? -- J.K.M., Peru, Ind.

A: As the story goes, her father, Air Force Col. Frank Kurtz, a highly decorated pilot in World War II, named his daughter after his plane, The Swoose. The name comes from a Kay Kyser song "Alexander the Swoose," an ungainly bird that is half-swan, half-goose.

Swoosie Kurtz was born Sept. 6, 1944, in Omaha, Neb. "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom" also starred Holly Hunter and Beau Bridges.

Q: What is the correct name for the Gateway Arch in St. Louis? How tall and wide is it? When was the Arch completed? -- A.L., Klamath Falls, Ore.

A: The official name of the Gateway Arch is the Jefferson National Expansion Monument. The Gateway Arch looks taller than it is wide, but it is exactly 630 feet by 630 feet. The Arch weighs 17,246 tons. According to the National Park Service, construction of the Arch began in 1963 and was completed on Oct. 28, 1965.

Q: In medical parlance, what is the big toe called? -- A.L.B., Huntland, Tenn.

A: It's known as the "hallux."

Q: In the book "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, did Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde have first names? -- L.M., Roseburg, Ore.

A: They did; their full names are Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde.

Q: What does the "K" in Kmart stand for? -- O.Z., Glide, Ore.

A: It stands for the company's founder, Sebastian S. Kresge. Kresge opened the first S.S. Kresge five-and-dime store in 1899 in Detroit. The first Kmart opened in 1962 in Garden City, Mich. The world's largest Kmart is located in Guam.

Q: I'm one of the few people willing to admit that I loved the TV show "Gilligan's Island." I don't recall what Mrs. Howell's first name was. Do you? -- S.M., Binghamton, N.Y.

A: Mrs. Thurston Howell III's first name was Eunice; her maiden name was Wentworth. Her husband called her Lovey. She was played by Natalie Schafer.


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