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 was touring a farming museum. There were some small barrels used to store butter and lard. The barrel had an odd name, but I can't remember what it was. Can you help me? -- R.C., Lancaster, Pa.

A: I suspect it was a firkin. The word probably comes from Middle Dutch, meaning "one-fourth barrel."

Q: What was the first labor strike in the American colonies? -- E.M.C., Fleetwood, Pa.

A: Most sources say the first labor strike occurred in the Jamestown settlement in Virginia on July 30, 1619. Polish craftsman were not given voting rights in the colony, so they stopped making glassware, pitch and tar. Due to the need of these products, their strike attempt was successful.

Q: When did the baseball team the Philadelphia Athletics move to Oakland? -- E.U., Princeton, N.J.

A: The team was organized in Philadelphia in 1901. After the 1954 season, the organization moved to Kansas City, and then on to Oakland in 1968.

Q: What do the initials SPEBSQSA mean? -- R.S., Colorado Springs, Colo.

A: The initials stand for "Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America," now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society. The group was founded in 1938, in Tulsa, Okla. The women's equivalent is the Sweet Adelines.

Q: When and where was Walt Disney born? Did he have a middle name? -- I.J., Fort Landing, N.C,

A: Walter Elias Disney was born Dec. 5, 1901, in Chicago. He died Dec. 15, 1966.

Q: President Lyndon Johnson and the Soviet premier met at a college in New Jersey. What was the name of the college? -- E.W. State College, Pa.

A: Premier Aleksei Kosygin and President Johnson met at Glassboro State College, which was halfway between New York City, where Kosygin was making a speech to the United Nations, and Washington, D.C., on June 23 and 25, 1967. In 1992, the school was renamed Rowan College of New Jersey after Henry and Betty Rowan, who pledged a $100 million gift to the institution. Rowan College achieved university status in 1997.

Q: What is the first name of F. Murray Abraham? When and where was he born? -- R.C.W., Salem, Ore.

A: Murray Abraham was born in Pittsburgh on Oct. 24, 1939. He added the F in honor of his father, Frederick.

Q: Whatever happened to radio D.J. Wolfman Jack? What was his real name? -- R.F., Scranton, Pa.

A: His real name was Robert Smith. Wolfman died on July 1, 1995, of a heart attack. He was 57.

Q: When was the premiere of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"? -- S.P., Mesa, Ariz.

A: "Rhapsody in Blue," one of the most beloved pieces of music ever written, was performed in the Aeloian Concert Hall on 43rd Street in New York City on Feb. 12, 1924. Gershwin was at the piano during the presentation.

Q: I saw an oil painting in which the word "impasto" was used to describe the painting technique. What is impasto? -- E.J., Hastings, Neb.

A: It's a technique in which the paint is thickly applied, usually thick enough to see brush or painting knife strokes.

Q: What can you tell me about French singer Edith Piaf? -- C.V., Cape May, N.J.

A: Edith Giovanna Gassion was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Paris and abandoned by her mother, a street singer. She joined her father, a street performer, before she was 10. While in her early teens, she began working as a street singer, living in alleys or a cheap hotel. Before she was 20, she was discovered by a nightclub owner who gave her the nickname "Little Sparrow" and the stage name Edith Piaf. Before she died of cancer in 1963, she achieved cult status and international fame.

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