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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

In the news

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) What's in the news? It's time for this column's regular survey of interesting current events. No matter what we find, there's always more of the story to be explored online.

Has pyramid mystery been solved?

In the news: A French architect, Jean-Pierre Houdin, claimed recently to have solved the mystery of how ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Khufu (www.startribune.com/a2576). An external ramp, widely accepted by scholars, was used to construct the bottom two-thirds of the pyramid, he said, but the rest of the structure was built using a series of internal ramps.

On the Web: In "Khufu Revealed" (khufu.3ds.com/introduction), an animated Houdin shows viewers exactly what he's talking about using 3-D computer modeling. The internal ramps that he theorizes would have had only a 7-percent grade and would have made it possible for only 10 workers to move a stone on a sled with counterweights. He also illustrates theories about how the pyramid's King's Chamber was built and how the 15-ton capping stone, the pyramidion, was placed. You must install the free 3D Life Player to view the slick presentation.

Retirees hire taxi for 2,400-mile trip

In the news: New York City couple Bob and Betty Matas, 72 and 71, are moving to Arizona to retire but don't drive and don't want their cats to fly in a cargo hold. So they hired a taxi to make the 2,400-mile drive for $3,000, plus gas, meals and lodging. The 10-hour-a-day trip was scheduled to start Tuesday (www.startribune.com/a2575).

On the Web: New York City cabbies have all kinds of crazy stories about their jobs. They and other taxi drivers from around the world share them at NYCabbie Taxi Stories (www.nycabbie.com/stories.html). There's occasional profanity, including in the tale in which a rider describes the time he offered a cabbie a $10 tip if the driver would not stop for any red lights in the early-morning hours. "What followed was the most thrilling car ride I've ever taken," he writes.

102-year-old golfer scores hole-in-one

In the news: Californian Elsie McLean, at 102, became the oldest golfer to score a hole-in-one on a regulation course (www.startribune.com/a2577). Her achievement also has earned her a planned April 24 appearance on "The Tonight Show."

On the Web: HoleinOne.com (www.holeinone.com) lets golfers track their rare achievement in a database that can be searched by name, course, date and more. More than 17,000 golfers are registered. The site also sells custom merchandise to commemorate the feat.

Retailer accused of spoiling game endings

In the news: Video-game fans on the GameFAQs forum (www.startribune.com/a2581) and other gaming sites expressed displeasure recently with a move by retailer Gamestop/EB Games to show the ending of "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" and other games on store video displays.

On the Web: Ironically, GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) offers the endings to just about any current video game in the many walk-throughs posted on the site. Of course, as its users point out, players have to seek them out. The Video Game Museum (www.vgmuseum.com) offers the endings to more than 4,000 classic games, complete with screen caps.

U.S. agency reconsiders manatee status

In the news: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will announce this week whether it will reclassify the manatee as a threatened, rather than endangered, species (www.startribune.com/a2578). The reclassification is expected, based on a report by the Washington Post. A Florida agency voted last year to change the manatee's status from endangered to threatened.

On the Web: Save the Manatee Club (www.savethemanatee.org) opposes the reclassification and offers resources for those who want to write to the decision-makers. Its site has video footage showing divers abusing the gentle freshwater mammals.

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Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.



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