In this issue

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: One of my favorite movies is John Waters' "Cry-Baby." I have rented the movie and have seen it on TV. There are some slight differences in the two versions. Why? -- W.Z., Rochester, N.Y.

A: "Cry-Baby" is an homage and spoof of the 1950s teen-rock melodramas. The 1990 film features many well-known actors, including Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Iggy Pop, Traci Lords, Ricki Lake, Patty Hearst and Willem Defoe, just to name a few. As for slight variations in the movie, I am told it's not unusual for scenes to be shot more than once, one time for the big screen and another for the little screen. The change could be due to length or content.

Q: I recall Elvis Presley studied karate. Was he good? -- M.L.G., Newton, Mass.

A: Presley received his first-degree black belt on March 21, 1960. He received honorary advancement through the years, which culminated in an honorary eighth-degree black belt in 1974. Presley trained and taught in regular classes with other students in Memphis, Tenn.

Q: What was the artist El Greco's real name? -- F.J., Chico, Calif.

A: El Greco was born Domenikos Theotokopoulos. El Greco, which means "the Greek" in Spanish, was born in present-day Crete in 1541 and died in Toledo, Spain, in 1614.

Q: Even though Holland is famous for its windmills, I know they did not originate there. I forget where. Help. -- L.B.L., Rolla, Mo.

A: Windmills originated in Persia (Iran) about 1,300 years ago.

Q: I've heard of the artist Grandma Moses. What was her real name? Was she really a grandma? -- O.Z., Crawfordville, Fla.

A: Folk artist Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) didn't start painting until she was in her 70s. She became famous for her American primitives. She had four children, 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Q: When someone gets angry it can be said "it raised his hackles." What the heck are hackles? -- H.H., Burlington, Vt.

A: Hackles are the feathers on the neck of a rooster or hen or the hair on a dog's neck. When provoked, the feathers or fur stand up to make the animal appear larger.

Q: Chanel No. 5 is my favorite perfume. Why No. 5? -- B.A.L., Aiden, Ga.

A: Designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971) introduced her first perfume in 1921. She chose the fifth perfume sample she was given, and decided to keep the name, "Chanel No. 5." According to the company, she considered five to be her lucky number. She introduced her perfume on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month.

Q: Was there a Hesperus in which Henry Wadsworth Longfellow based his poem, "Wreck of the Hesperus"? -- M.N.S., Chandler, Ariz.

A: There is disagreement on the exact details. In 1839, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was inspired to write his poem after hearing of a schooner wreck on the reef of Norman's Woe off Gloucester, Mass. According to reports, the body of a 45-year-old woman lashed to a spar washed ashore. In the poem, Longfellow changed the woman to the captain's little girl. Some say the Hesperus was docked at Boston's Long Wharf at the time of a hurricane, causing the destruction of the ship and 20 others. Another source says that it was the ship the Favorite that wrecked on the Norman's Woe rocks with all hands lost.

Q: I'm middle-aged, and I just learned that it snows in the deserts of the southwest United States. What about other major deserts? Has it ever snowed in the Sahara Desert? -- T.L.W., Pulaski, Tenn.

A: On February 18, 1979, residents in southern Algeria woke up to find snow for the first time in living memory. On January 18, 2012, snow fell in several places in western Algeria. It didn't last long, but it did cause a two-hour delay for schools.

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