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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: Basketball great Walt Frazier was nicknamed "Clyde." Why? -- K.K., Middleboro, Mass.

A: He wore a wide-brim hat similar to one worn by Warren Beatty in the movie "Bonnie and Clyde." Frazier played with the New York Knicks (1967-77) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (1977-80). He was inducted into basketball's Hall of Fame in 1987.

Q: Who was Jethro Tull of the band of the same name? -- H.B., Montrose, Colo.

A: One of the co-founders of the band, Ian Anderson, explains that in the early days, their band was not very good. In order to get rebooked into clubs, they changed their name every week. Finally they were asked to return right after playing one gig; they happened to be Jethro Tull that week and had to stay with the name. The original Jethro Tull was an 18th century agriculturalist and inventor. It is said of the person Jethro Tull (1674-1741) that he helped the British Agricultural Revolution succeed.

Q: In an English newspaper headline, there was a story about "twitchers." What are twitchers? -- E.B., Melbourne, Fla.

A: The British version of dedicated bird-watchers. My dictionary says the word is not synonymous with bird watcher but a special breed dedicated to sightings of rare birds.

Q: How did the term "to get fired" come about when you lose your job? -- T.V., Payette, Idaho

A: There are several explanations. The one I like best goes that when the villagers wanted to get rid of someone, as in evict them from their village, they would burn down their house. Presumably the now-homeless person would get the hint that he was no longer wanted and would then move to another village.

Q: Do you have any idea what John Lennon's middle name was? When and where was he born? -- U.G., Waycross, Ga.

A: John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool on Oct. 9, 1940. However, after his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon. On Dec. 9, 1980, the former Beatle was assassinated by Mark Chapman outside The Dakota apartment building. Lennon was shot four times.

Q: When the United Nations celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1995, there were 185 members. Has that number changed? Who was the most recent nation to join? -- D.W., Elk Horn, Iowa

A: The U.N. was founded in 1945 with 51 members. There are now 193 member states. The last new member was South Sudan, which joined in 2011.

Q: A historical novel I'm reading refers to Fort Dallas. I, of course, assume we are in Texas, but turns out it is in Florida. Is the author correct? -- S.I.L., Brookhaven, Miss.

A: Fort Dallas was established in 1836 along the banks of the Miami River in what is now downtown Miami, Fla.

Q: In the 1980s, Tom Hanks' first starring role was a TV show called "Bosom Buddies." What was his character's name and who was his buddy? -- Y.J.

A: The show aired from 1980 to 1982, with Hanks playing Kip/Buffy Wilson, while Peter Scolari played the role of Henry/Hildegarde Desmond. Scolari went on to play Michael Harris on "Newhart," while Hanks established himself quite well.

Q: The "Miracle on Ice" refers to when a bunch of American college ice hockey players defeated the powerful Soviet Union team during the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. What was the score? What was the date of the game? -- T.J., Willmar, Minn.

A: On Feb. 22, 1980, the U.S. defeated the Soviet Union 4-3.


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