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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: Target has a wonderful TV commercial in which people jump out of a hot-air balloon and spread color around the landscape to the French song "Alouette." What is the English translation of the tune? -- M.U.

A: "Alouette" means "lark" in English. Here is the English translation of the first stanza -- it's not quite as pretty as in French:


Lark, nice lark (or Lark, lovely lark)

Lark, I shall pluck you

I shall pluck your head

(I shall pluck your head)

And the head

(And the head)

Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!


Although the words sound terrible, they really aren't. In many parts of the world, a lark is a small game bird used for food. Still, I can't think of singing such a song to a chicken or turkey while getting it ready for the dining room table.

Q: I have heard that siblings Julia Roberts and Eric Roberts had a falling-out years ago and do not talk to each other. What caused the feud? How long has it been going on? -- J.B.

A: According to Eric Roberts, 56, there was never a feud, only a disagreement between two strongly opinionated people. However, celebrity gossip sources say the "feud" began in 1993 when Julia sided with Eric's ex-girlfriend in a bitter custody battle over their daughter, actress Emma Roberts.

In 2004, Eric visited Julia in the hospital after she gave birth to her twins, Phinnaeus and Hazel. Eric told People magazine, "We all dropped a couple of tears."

Q: Where did the term "86'd" originate? -- F.L.

A: There are various ways to write the slang term: "86," "86'd," "86ed" or "eighty-sixed." The term is used when refusing service (as in the food service) or getting rid of something.

No one is certain what propelled 86 into American culture, but it could have been Gore Vidal's play "Visit to a Small Planet," in which a main character uses the command number 86 several times to destroy things. The play was performed on the Goodyear Television Playhouse in 1955. In February 1957, it was released on Broadway and was a popular, Tony Award-winning play, which ran for 388 performances. The play was later made into a movie starring Jerry Lewis; the movie was released in late 1960, and re-released in 1966. There are other possibilities, but this is the one that sounds best to me.

Q: Who is the actress who plays the role "Coupon Suzy" in the TV commercials? What else has she done? -- G.L., Torrance, Calif.

A: Her name is Shannon Moore. Moore is from a North Carolina town so small it shares the same ZIP code as High Point, the furniture capital of the world. She now lives in New York City and is pursuing her acting career.

Moore began dancing at age 6, which led to an appearance on ABC and then on ESPN. She later performed on stage, which led to roles in TV and movies. She has appeared in at least four movies and three television soap operas. She does public speaking and enjoys the outdoors.

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