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'm reading a novel that mentions "liar's dice." I'm not sure if it's a game or part of a game. Can you help me out? -- A.R., Reading, Pa.

A: Liar's dice is a dice game for two or more players with several variations. The game is said to be based on draw poker, in which you bet and bluff, trying to make your opponent(s) place bids in your favor. Although I have never played the game, I'm told it is easy to learn -- though learning the art of deception might be a bit more challenging. The roots of the game are in 16th-century South America. The Spanish learned it and took it back to Europe.

Q: I've been watching reruns of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" lately. I'm always struck by the opening scene, where Mary throws her hat in the air, and an older woman with a scarf around her head watches her with a puzzled look. Is there a story there? -- K.M., Torrance, Calif.

A: This unwitting extra was Hazel Frederick, a lifelong Minnesota resident who happened to be out shopping one day in 1969 when the sequence was shot. A neighbor alerted Frederick that she was part of the show. The word spread quickly to her family. She watched herself during the third episode.

Frederick remained anonymous until 1996, when Moore was back in Minnesota for a book signing. She invited Frederick to join her on stage and introduced her as "my co-star." Frederick died in 1999 at age 91.

Q: Was singer James Taylor ever married to Carole King? -- S.C., Cumberland, Md.

A: In 1972, James Taylor married fellow singer/songwriter Carly Simon. The couple divorced 11 years later. In 1985, he married Kathryn Walker.

Carole King has been married four times, but never to Taylor. King and Taylor have worked together frequently, even releasing the album "Live at the Troubadour" in 2010.

Q: Can you tell me if the old TV shows "Brooklyn Bridge" and "Doctor Doctor" are available on DVD? -- C.D., Carriere, Miss.

A: "Brooklyn Bridge" aired from 1991 to 1993. It is about a Jewish-American family living in Brooklyn in the mid-1950s. The series was to be released on DVD in 2010, but that never happened.

"Doctor Doctor" was another short-lived series that aired from 1989 to 1991. It is available on DVD.

Q: You wrote recently about the Target TV commercial in which people, dressed in brightly colored outfits, jump out of a hot air balloon. What is the name of the song, and who sings it? -- B.M., York, Pa.

A: The song in the Target commercial is "Alouette." It is performed by the Delta Rhythm Boys.

Q: Can you find out what happened in the season finale of "NCIS"? -- E.B., Fort Smith, Ark.

A: The episode is called "Till Death Do Us Part." There is a car parked outside NCIS loaded with explosives. Gibbs goes to Abby in the lab and throws himself over her just as the bomb goes off. McGee, who is upstairs, is exposed to the explosion as the windows shatter. Tony and Ziva are thrown to the floor together in the elevator. Ducky is walking along a beach alone, and he gets a phone call, telling him of the incident. "Dear G0d, how many?" he asks. He says he'll be there right away. "It's imperative that no one touch any of the deceased..."

He has trouble speaking -- he is having a heart attack. He falls to his knees and collapses in the surf. What happens next? We'll have to wait until September to find out.


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