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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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: Is Jim Nabors still alive? What is he doing now? -- M.U., Charles City, Iowa

A: James Thurston "Jim" Nabors was born June 12, 1930, in Sylacuaga, Ala. The singer and actor has appeared in dozens of TV shows, and he even hosted his own show. He is best known for his role as Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." Nabors recorded 28 albums; four of those albums have been certified either gold or platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

On Jan. 15, 2013, Nabors married his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, 64, in Seattle.

Most recently, Nabors appeared at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" during the pre-race ceremonies for the Indianapolis 500. Nabors missed last year's race due to heart surgery; he has performed in person at the race 34 times since 1972.

Nabors resides in Hawaii, where he runs a macadamia plantation.

Q: Can you tell me what the letters KPMG on golfer Phil Mickelson's hat represent? -- J. and C.H.

A: KPMG is one of the largest professional services companies in the world, offering expertise in areas of audit, tax and advisory issues. KPMG employs 145,000 people. While the current corporate structure was established in 1987, the company traces its roots to 1870. The initials represent the names of the four partners who merged their own independent accounting firms: Piet Klynveld, William Barclay Peat, James Marwick and Reinhard Goerdeler.

Q: How many contestants on "Wheel of Fortune" have won a million dollars in the bonus round? -- B.T., North Mankato, Minn.

A: In 2008, at the beginning of the show's 26th season, the $1 million grand prize wedge was added. In October 2008, the first giant prize was awarded to Michelle Lowenstein. On May 30, 2013, Lady Luck was smiling again. Autumn Erhard won the million dollars, solving the final puzzle with only four letters revealed.

Q: I often hear men say, "It's a piece of cake" when they've been asked to do something that they think will be easy. Where did the expression come from? I am a female, and I've never found cake making easy. -- J.E., Boston

A: "A piece of cake" is a term used to describe something that will be easy to do or a cinch to make. I don't think the phrase is making reference to the baking process, but the good feeling you have sitting back and enjoying a nice big slice of the fresh-baked goodie. Add to that a cloudless summer day with a cool breeze, and you have a slice of heaven.

The earliest mention of the phrase is from Ogden Nash's "Primrose Path" (1936). As for my personal observation, I have built one porch and several decks on my home, all of which are in great shape. I have also attempted to bake several cakes and several pies, none of which were suitable for consumption by either human or animal.


Q: Where did the phrase "No good deed goes unpunished" originate?

A: The cynical phrase is generally credited to Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), an accomplished journalist, editor, playwright, politician and diplomat. She was well known for her witty prose.

Several other celebrated personalities have been credited with its origin, including Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) and Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937).


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