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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 Celtic folklore there is a story of a seal that becomes human by removing its skin; to return to life in the sea, it must don its skin again. This creature has a name. What is it? -- F.U., Fleetwood, Pa.

A: It's a selkie. Stories of the selkie are not restricted to the Celts; the creature is featured in myths throughout much of Northern Europe.

One of the more popular stories is of a lonely fisherman who watches a selkie become a woman. He hides her selkie skin, and the two fall in love, get married and have children. One day the woman finds the hiding place. Although she loves her husband and children, the call to return to the sea is great. She tells her children goodbye and leaves.

The male selkie is very handsome. He possesses great powers of seduction over women. In human form, male selkies cause storms and sink ships.

DID YOU KNOW? "Ochone" is an expression of grief or regret that is often used in folktales.

Q: A number of years ago I traveled to Scotland with two of my friends. In one town we visited, there was a plaque commemorating the birthplace of Duncan Fife, the famous American cabinetmaker. I can't remember how his name is spelled in America, but I don't think it was Fife. Can you explain the difference? -- T.L., Pensacola, Fla.

A: Duncan Fife was born near Loch Fannich, Scotland, in 1768. He immigrated to Albany, N.Y., as a 16-year-old, where he served as a cabinetmaker's apprentice. In 1792, he changed the spelling of his surname to Phyfe, and two years later he moved to New York City, where he established his own business. Phyfe was one of the leading 19th-century furniture makers. He died in 1854.

Q: There is an Irish dish made with mashed potatoes with shallots mixed in. The potatoes formed a volcano shape with a well at the top filled with butter and milk poured down the side. Do you know the name of this dish? -- J.H., Medford, Ore.

A: I sure do. It's called champ, though you might also hear it called poundy. There are many variations of the side dish. Try adding in sausages, baked beans or fried eggs. As they say in Ireland, "It's quite lovely."

Oh, if you substitute cabbage for the shallots, you have colcannon.

Q: My question is about the movie "The Quiet Man," starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. At the end of the film, after the credits run, Sean Thornton (Wayne) and Mary Kate Danaher (O'Hara) are standing in their garden waving goodbye. She turns to him and whispers something in his ear, causing Wayne to look surprised. What did she say? -- R.L., Corpus Christi, Texas

A: No one knows, and it's my guess no one ever will. The story goes that director John Ford asked O'Hara to repeat an unscripted bit of text, saying he wanted a genuinely shocked look on Wayne's face. At first O'Hara refused, but she relented eventually -- as long as the line would never be revealed. Ford and Wayne are no longer alive, and O'Hara remains silent about the moment.

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