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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: I hope you can solve a 60-year-old mystery for me. In the late 1940s, the war was over and I was in elementary school. There was a young, attractive Englishwoman who lived next to us. She was a member of some English espionage group, and she talked freely of her spy activities behind enemy lines. She said she was a piano player. As a kid I didn't think much about this, but as I got older, I could not figure out what she actually did. Did the English have some type of USO that entertained troops? -- E.T.N., Bristol, Tenn.

A: It's possible that she was a member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE). The SOE was formed in 1940 by Winston Churchill to conduct acts of espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance in Europe. It was Churchill's plan that because of this underground activity, German troops would be pulled out of combat to guard railroad lines, bridges and tunnels. As the war progressed, the scope of the SOE expanded. As for your friend the piano player, "pianist" was a nickname for an SOE radio operator.

Q: Was there a college bowl game played in New York City in the early 1960s? -- N.C.L., Portland, Ore.

A: There was: the Gotham Bowl. The first game was to be played in December 1960 between Syracuse and Alabama. Both teams backed out, and no replacements could be found, so the game was canceled. In 1961, Baylor defeated Utah State 24-9 at the Polo Grounds in front of a crowd of about 15,000. The 1962 game was played at Yankee Stadium, and it was nationally televised. The game was exciting -- Nebraska edged out Miami 36-34 in front of a paid attendance of just over 6,000. The bowl was canceled after that.

Q: True or false: Actor Woody Harrelson's father was a convicted contract killer? -- L.K., Medford, Mass.

A: It's true. In 1973, Charles Voyde Harrelson was given a 15-year prison sentence for the 1968 contract killing of Texas businessman Sam Degalia Jr. In 1978, he was released after serving only five years of that sentence. One year later, Harrelson was arrested for assassinating U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr. in San Antonio. Harrelson supposedly received $250,000 for the murder; he also received two life sentences.

In 2003, one of the two brothers implicated in the conspiracy stated that Charles Harrelson was not involved in the murder. He claimed that Harrelson was framed because he was trying to blackmail the brothers. Harrelson died of natural causes in his maximum-security cell on March 15, 2007. He was 69.

Q: In my social group, we exchange names for mystery birthday gifts. Along with the name and birthdate comes a gift suggestion. My person wants the "cannon of Sherlock Holmes." I have no idea what I'm buying or where to buy it. Can you shed some light on my dilemma? -- O.A., Miami Beach, Fla.

A: You are looking for the "canon," not "cannon," of Sherlock Holmes, which is the complete collection of original stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The canon consists of 56 short stories and four novels. This is a way to distinguish between Doyle's original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same characters.

Q: The names "Bigfoot" and "Sasquatch" are interchangeable for a large, hairy, apelike inhabitant of the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Where did the name Sasquatch originate? -- V.G., Sedona, Ariz.

A: "Sasquatch" is an anglicization of the Halkomelem word meaning "wild man." Several sources indicate that Native American tribes have more than 60 different terms for Bigfoot.

Most scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification and hoax.

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