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December 2, 2014

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: My family will be traveling to London this summer and would like to go to the Globe Theatre. Is this the original theater? Are shows performed? -- K.W.E., Elmira, N.Y.

A: On Dec. 28, 1599, during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, the theater company to which Shakespeare belonged, opened the original Globe Theatre. It was an immediate success and quickly became London's most popular theater. During a performance of "Henry VIII" in 1613, a spark from an on-stage cannon ignited the thatched roof of the theater, and it burned to the ground. The theater was immediately rebuilt with a tiled roof. When Puritans took over the rule of England, they closed the theater in 1642. Two years later, it was destroyed and its foundation buried.

And so it remained for more then 300 years, until Sam Wanamaker came to London in 1949 and decided to recreate the theater. In 1970, he established the Globe Playhouse Trust to raise money to rebuild the structure. On June 12, 1997, Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the newly constructed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, a replica of the first theater, 200 yards from its original foundation. The theater is open during the summer for performances. To avoid disappointment, you should make reservations far in advance.

Q: I crave food on the weekends. Is there a term for this? -- L.H., Ashland, Ore.

A: "Sitomania" means "an obsession with food."

Q: Is Woody Harrelson's first name really Woody? -- B.W., Bangor, Pa.

A: Harrelson was born Woodrow Tracy Harrelson on July 23, 1961, in Midland, Texas.

Q: I heard reference to a "widow's lamp" in a discussion of the Iditarod race in Alaska. What is it? -- M.L.A., Beaverton, Ore.

A: In the early days of Alaska, dog teams were used to transport freight and mail from village to village. For safety reasons, a kerosene lantern was hung at roadhouses along the route, indicating the musher was on the correct trail. The lantern stayed lit until everyone on the trail was accounted for. The widow's lamp tradition continues in the Iditarod races of today. At the start of the race, a lamp is lit and hung at the burled arch in Nome -- the finish line. The lamp remains lit as long as there are mushers on the trail.

Q: I have long used the word jiffy, as in, "I'll be there in a jiffy." How long is a jiffy? -- E.D.M., Fort Myers, Fla.

A: The length of a jiffy changes depending on the context and the speaker. However, according to one source, a jiffy is 1/100th of a second.

Q: Is it true that Conan O'Brien graduated from Harvard? -- G.G., Perry, Ga.

A: It's true. Conan Christopher O'Brien graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1985.

Q: Ray Milland starred in a movie that had no dialogue. What is the name of the movie? Is it available on DVD? -- R.M.C., Bowling Green, Ky.

A: You're thinking of "The Thief." The black-and-white film was released in 1952 and is available on DVD. You are right, there isn't one word of dialogue in the 84-minute film. Along with Ray Milland, the film also stars Rita Vale, Martin Gabel and Harry Bronson. The movie is about an American involved in treason who becomes overcome with guilt because of it.

Q: Why do we call a person out of touch with the modern world an "old fogy"? -- B.L.S., Crockett, Texas

A: A "fogy" is a person with old-fashioned ideas. The word has Scottish origins. It can be spelled fogey, fogy or fogie and was popularized by William Thackeray.

Q: On the TV show "Batman," what was the license plate number on the Batmobile? -- R.L., Rutland, Vt.

A: It was 2F-3567 ... and I'm curious as to why you want to know that.


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