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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: David Robert Jones is the birth name of David Bowie. His birth name seems appropriate for a teenage heartthrob. Why did he change it? -- E.N., Plano, Texas

A: David Bowie changed his name in 1966 since there was already a famous guy named Davy Jones -- the lead singer of the Monkees. Bowie's name is an homage to Jim Bowie, the frontiersman and creator of the bowie knife.

Q: What is the medical term for a black eye? -- C.D., Fremont, Calif.

A: In medical speak, a black eye is called a "periorbital hematoma."

Q: I took a self-guided tour of ancient Greek artifacts. The recording was excellent in describing selected objects. There were several figurines with gold and ivory inlays. This type of statue has a special name, but I could not understand the word to write it down. Do you know what the word is? -- V.G.L, Flagstaff, Ariz.

A: Statues or figurines made of gold and ivory are called "chryselephantines." Ivory is often used for flesh, and gold is incorporated for garments, hair and other details. This form of sculpture was popular on a small scale in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Crete. The Greeks used this form on enormous statues such as Athena and Zeus.

Q: What is the history of Harrods department store in London? -- I.J.F., Stowe, Vt.

A: In 1834, Charles Henry Harrod set up a grocery store specializing in tea. In 1849, he moved to a single-room store at the current store's location in Knightsbridge, London. The store did well. Disaster struck in December 1883 when the store burnt to the ground. Harrod managed to fulfill all Christmas orders and made a record profit that year. A new and larger store was built.

Harrods claims to have installed the first escalator in the world in 1898. Nervous customers were served brandy at the end of their ride. In 1905, construction finished on the present-day store. When it was completed, the street level was used as the store, and the top four floors were used as lavish apartments. In 1959, the House of Fraser acquired the store, and in 1985 the Fayed family acquired the House of Fraser.

Q: Who wrote, "What mighty contests rise from trivial things"? -- O.H., Easton, Pa.

A: That is a line from "The Rape of the Lock" by Alexander Pope (1688-1744). Pope also wrote the following well-known line: "Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed."

DID YOU KNOW? You will find Cannes, the sunny summer playground of the rich, located on France's southern Mediterranean coast. On the same latitude as Cannes is Milwaukee. While the average high temperature in Cannes in the winter is in the 50s, Milwaukee citizens endure winters with average highs in the 20s.

Q: As a teenager, we had a favorite hamburger and milkshake diner. One the first things we did was put coins in the Rock-Ola jukebox. I understand the first part of the name "Rock," but what does "Ola" mean? -- C.B., Lynn, Mass.

A: Although the name implies rock 'n' roll, it actually comes from the founder of the jukebox manufacturing company, David C. Rockola. Rockola learned to repair coin-operated devices as a youngster in Canada. By the mid-1920s, he owned a company that manufactured coin-operated scales. His company later entered into pinball manufacturing and then the manufacturing of jukeboxes in 1927, many years before rock 'n' roll became popular.


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