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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: Charlie Chaplin appeared in nearly 100 films. Many years ago I read a mini-biography of him, and it made reference to the movie "The Sea Gull." I have since looked for the film, and I can't find it. As a matter of fact, the film is not listed in his filmography. Am I remembering wrong? -- T.F., Norman, Okla.

A: Your memory is just fine. "Sea Gulls" -- the working title for "A Woman of the Sea" -- was produced by Charlie Chaplin and filmed at the Chaplin Studios in 1926. It was the only time Chaplin produced a film that he neither starred in nor directed. The movie was directed by Josef Von Sternberg and starred Edna Purviance in her final film role in America. For reasons that were never made clear, the film was not released. Some say the film was never screened because Chaplin was dismayed by the poor performance of Purviance. Under pressure from the IRS, the film was burned in 1933 before a number of witnesses.

Q: Was the actor Burl Ives in a movie about a racehorse? How many movies was he in? When was his death? -- R.G., North Windham, Conn.

A: Burl Ives played a character named Gus in the 1948 movie "Green Grass of Wyoming." The movie is about a wild stallion named Thunderhead who, in the middle of the night, entices mares from local ranches to join his free-spirited life. The movie is the third in the "Flicka" series, which includes "My Friend Flicka" and "Thunderhead: Son of Flicka."

Ives appeared in more than 50 movies, TV movies and TV series in his career. He was a noted actor, writer and singer. He was born June 19, 1909, in Illinois; he died in Anacortes, Wash., on April 14, 1995, at age 85.

Q: I have a football question for you: Why is the quarterback sweep called a "bootleg"? -- B.G., Salem, Ohio

A: In the quarterback sweep, the quarterback fakes a handoff to the running back and continues running with the ball opposite from where the running back was headed. The term "bootleg" comes from the fact that in order to pull off the fake, the quarterback must hide the ball from the defense by placing the ball against his thigh, similar to the way bootleggers would hide whiskey in their trousers during Prohibition. Frankie Albert, an All-American quarterback at Stanford University, is given credit for inventing the play in 1940. Albert went on to play and coach for the San Francisco 49ers.

Q: Where did the expression "never the twain shall meet" originate? -- B.S., Centreville, Md.

A: The phrase means two things are so different they will never have an opportunity to unite. "Twain" derives from the Old English "twegen," meaning "two." The phrase was used by Rudyard Kipling in "The Ballad of East and West," which was first published in 1889. The poem begins: "Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, / Till Earth and Sky stand presently at G0d's great Judgment Seat."

Q: You said a mezzaluna is a single or double rounded-edge knife with a handle on each end. I have seen the knives in pizza shops, and they are great. A friend gave me a knife she got in Alaska. It is curved, and it has a single handle. Mine has a chopping block with a rounded-out section the shape of the blade. It's great for chopping. What is the name of this knife? -- J.M., Lenoir, N.C.

A: The Alaskan ulu (pronounced OO-loo) is an extremely versatile cutting tool crafted by the Native Alaskan people over 5,000 years ago.

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