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: I was reading a news article about a person with a not-so-good history with the law. She was characterized as a career grifter. What is a "grifter"? -- O.W., Mesa, Ariz.

A: "Grifter" is slang for a person who makes money dishonestly. A grift could also be a swindle or confidence game. The word is a variant of "graft," or "illegal money." A 1990 film called "The Grifters" starred Anjelica Huston, John Cusack and Annette Bening.

Q: If you live in America, you're an American; if you live in England, you're English. What about Monaco? -- I.B., Cape May, N.J.

A: Residents from the principality of Monaco are called either Monacans or Monegasques.

Q: I have never seen a Shirley Temple movie, though I have seen snippets of them. When I was born, she was already in her 50s. Did she have any children? How long was she married? I understand she was quite wealthy before she became a teenager. -- V.L.L., Stowe, Vt.

A: Several sources I came across claim Shirley Temple was a millionaire when she turned 10 in 1938, which is equivalent to more than $16 million today.

In 1945, Temple married actor John Agar and had one daughter, Linda Susan Agar, in 1948. In 1950, she married businessman Charles Black, to whom she was married until 2005, when Black died. They had two children, a son, Charlie Black Jr., born in 1952, and a daughter, Lori Black, born in 1954.

Q: I've heard the term "galactic year." Is there really such a thing? -- P.S., Windsor Locks, Conn.

A: There sure is. A galactic year is the amount of time it takes the sun to orbit around the galaxy, estimated to be 225 to 250 million Earth years.

Q: Where would I have to go to see the painting "Whistler's Mother"? -- G.F., Daytona, Fla.

A: Pack your bags; you're heading to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1," also know as "Portrait of the Artist's Mother," by James Abbott McNeill Whistler is one of the best-known paintings by an American artist. He painted the piece in 1871, using his reluctant mother only because his model failed to show up for a session.

Q: From time to time, I use "i.e." and "e.g." in my writing. I thought they were interchangeable, but I was told I am wrong. What do you say? -- P.A.E., Manchester, Vt.

A: Use "e.g." when you mean "for example" -- an easy way to remember is that they both start with an "e." Use "i.e" to convey the meaning "in other words" -- remember it because they both start with "i."

Q: On what river was the movie "Deliverance" filmed? -- P.W., Mohnton, Pa.

A: In the novel of the same name by James Dickey, four urbanites decided to paddle down the fictional Cahulawassee River in northern Georgia before a dam is built. The movie was filmed along 40 miles of Georgia's Chattooga River. Dickey, who wrote the novel in 1970, had a minor part as the town sheriff. The 1972 film has long since become a classic. The movie starred Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds.

Q: According to a Western novel, the cowboy put on his John B. It was easy to figure it was his hat. How did the name come about?

A: Today, we refer to the same hat by its creator's last name, Stetson.

Q: In a photo exhibit I attended, there was a picture of an emergency vehicle with the numbers 000 on it. It doesn't appear to be part of a larger number. What does the number mean? It really has me wondering. -- C.C., Blair, Neb.

A: The picture was probably taken in Australia, where 000 is equivalent to America's 911.

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