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

Stump Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: I would like to purchase some uncut sheets of currency to give as a gift. Where can I order them? -- R.C., Sanford, Maine

A: A sheet of 32 $1 bills will cost $61 (smaller sheets are available). Also available are sheets of $2, $5, $10, $20 and $50 bills. You can place your order by phone by calling the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing at 1-800-456-3408, or you can order online at their website, moneyfactorystore.gov/uncutcurrency.aspx.

Q: What are the first and middle name of author C.S. Lewis? -- I.C.V., Belfast, Maine A: The author's full name is Clive Staples Lewis.

Q: I wanted to read more about Charles Mason, the man who graduated ahead of Robert E. Lee at West Point. One article I read said he became a Copperhead, but gave no explanation as to what that was. Can you help me out? -- S.C., Dover, Del.

A: I'll be happy to. Quickly, let me tell you about Charles Mason (1804-1882). You are right -- he graduated first in his class at West Point in 1829, ahead of Robert E. Lee. What is interesting, though, is that he did not serve in the military during the Civil War.

In 1860, the Democratic Party was in disarray; some party members supported war, others opposed the idea. Democrats in the north were more flexible than Republicans on the issue of southern secession, and wanted an immediate resolution with Confederates. These Democrats called themselves Peace Democrats, and Republicans called them Copperheads, likening them to the poisonous snake. Peace Democrats began to proudly wear copper pennies as badges to identify themselves.

Q: How long have rubber bands been around? -- G.H., Evanston, Ill.

A: On March 17, 1845, Stephen Perry of London received a patent for the rubber band.

Q: Is it true that Humphrey Bogart's picture was featured on packages of Gerber baby food? -- O.D., Pittsfield, Maine

A: No, it is not true. Bogart's mother, Maud Humphrey Bogart, was a commercial illustrator who used a drawing of her baby son in an ad campaign for Mellin's baby food. Gerber did not begin marketing baby food until 1928; by this time, Humphrey DeForest Bogart (1899-1957) was pushing 30 and couldn't be the model.

Q: Hey, Mr. Know-It-All! I have a riddle for you. A bucket of water weighs 20 pounds. What do you add to make it weigh 12 pounds? -- A.B., Redding, Calif.

A: Holes.

Q: Who was the first person to attempt to assassinate a United States president? -- L.P.O., Columbus, Ohio

A: His name was Richard Lawrence. On Jan. 30, 1835, as President Andrew Jackson was leaving a funeral service in Washington, D.C., Lawrence fired two pistols at Jackson from 6 feet away, but both pistols misfired. Instead of taking cover, the aging Jackson beat Lawrence with his cane until the attacker was subdued.

Q: Which comedian went by the name "The Cherokee Kid"? -- A.B., Middletown, N.Y.

A: Will Rogers. He was born William Penn Adair Rogers on Nov. 4, 1879, in Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation, near Oologah, Okla. Rogers took basic roping skills to an art form, using those skills in his vaudeville act. In 1902 and 1903, he traveled South Africa with Texas Jack's Wild West Show, in which he played the Cherokee Kid.

Rogers appeared in more than 70 films and was popular as a radio commentator. He also wrote syndicated newspaper columns as well as six books. The "Indian Cowboy," as he was also known, was proud of his Cherokee heritage. He died in a plane crash on Aug. 15, 1935, at age 55.

Q: Is Crystal Gayle the singer's real name? Where was she born? -- C.W., Carthage, Miss.

A: Brenda Gail Webb was born in Paintsville, Ky., on Jan. 9, 1951. You might have heard of her older sister, country legend Loretta Webb, although she is better known as Loretta Lynn.

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