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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 July 12, 2006 / 16 Tamuz, 5766

DidJew Know?

By Marnie Winston-Macauley


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NOT-SO-FAMOUS FIRSTS: LET'S GET MOVING
Orville & Wilbur — Move Over: German Jew, Otto Lilienthal made the first glider flights in Berlin in 1892, to develop theories of aerodynamics. He was considering a motor, when in 1876, he lost control in a sudden wind and fell to his death. An inspiration to the Wright brothers, according to The American Heritage History of Flight, Lilienthal was the first to demonstrate that air could support a man in winged flight.


The ‘Schwarzian’: Is what the zeppelin should have been called, as Austrian Jew, David Schwarz, invented the airship, building a prototype in 1892. When the German government asked him to proceed with production, he dropped dead from shock, which is how Count Zeppelin bought the patents from Mrs. Schwarz — and took the credit.

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THIS LAND IS MADE FOR YOU AND ME: HE MADE IT POSSIBLE
There may have been no Jews in the English Colonies if it had not been for the Messianic argument of Dutch rabbi, Manasseh Ben Israel. (1604-57). Since 1290, Jews were banned in English lands. Rabbi Manasseh addressed Oliver Cromwell, insisting England must allow Jews to settle on its soil or else Judgment Day would never come for Christian or Jew, for..."Before all (prophesies) be fulfilled the people of G-d must first be dispersed into all the places and countries of the world." This coincided with Cromwell's desire to develop trade and commerce in the colonies. Eventually, Jews were allowed to settle in Britain and its colonies.


P.S. In 1627, the Rabbi started the first Hebrew Press in Amsterdam, making it the center of Hebrew printing at the close of the 17th and throughout the 18th century.

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A VULCAN SALUTE
Leonard Nimoy, the Jewish actor, noted for playing Spock on Star Trek, was reportedly the inspiration behind the character's live-long-and-prosper greeting. The five fingers held upright and split between middle and ring fingers is the sign of the Jewish High Priest (the Kohen) and can be seen on synagogue and religious artifacts.


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SWING KING BREAKS COLOR BARRIER
Benjamin David Goodman, who received music lessons at a local Chicago synagogue, made history at the Palomar Ballroom in L.A. in 1935, when cheering youngsters surrounded the bandstand during a swinging arrangement of Sugar Foot Stomp — and the Swing Era was born! Most know that the "Swing King" was equally at home playing Mozart. Less known is that the Benny Goodman Quartet, with Gene Krupa on drums, Teddy Wilson on piano, and vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, made the first dent in the color barrier. Hampton has said, "The —Quartet was the forerunner of getting Jackie Robinson into baseball."


Considered "America's Number One Musician" by musicologist Hal Davis, when "The King of Swing" toured the U.S.S.R (1962), one reporter quipped, "Khrushev would trade three Sputniks for a Russian Benny Goodman!"

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"GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDL'D MASSES YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE ..."
Most of us recognize this great American quote as inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. It was written as part of the poem, "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, born in 1849. Lazarus, poet and activist, was also founder of the Society for the Improvement and Colonization of East European Jews and an early supporter of the Zionist movement. Her place in the history of the Statue is sealed forever. Donated by France, it sat in pieces for several years awaiting funds to build the base and assemble "her."


In 1883, an auction was held, and though Walt Whitman and Mark Twain contributed manuscripts, the highest bid, $1,500, was received for "The New Colossus" written by the young, Lazarus. It was not until 1888 that Lady Liberty assumed her place in New York harbor.


Sadly, Lazarus didn't live to witness this historic event, having died a year earlier, at age 38. But her words were so inspiring, they were inscribed on a tablet inside the Statue in 1903, where "The New Colossus" became an immortal expression of hope for the new immigrant.

DidJew Know?

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"DidJEW Know?" is written by Marnie Winston-Macauley, author of the best-selling calendars (and book) "A Little Joy, A Little Oy". She's also the advice maven, "Ask Sadie", which was syndicated by Tribune Media. A former television writer, Emmy and Writers Guild nominee, Marnie is currently working on two projects on Jewish Mothers. She also serves on the Board of the Las Vegas Jewish Center for Education, Media, & the Arts.


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Previously:

Yiddishe mamas edition!

MY SON THE GENIUS!; on account of a cart; "Come to Papa, Bubeleh"; Mr. Television

From Titanic to TV; the apostle of bathing to the apostle of presidents; Oy have I got gas!; famous firsts: ball (and boychick) one!

Pontiac saves a crafty meshuggenah; Quickie sports facts; By an emperor, he's no emperor; The proper making of an egg cream; Master-mouth tricks master-magician; Lincoln & the Jewish feat of feet

Yippie-ai-oy; for you sports fan; So Sioux me; Yiddish facts; Go figure! Vital Hebrew Bible stats; Have an eggroll, Mr. Two-Gun; Marx hits mark with Marks and Benny; A Mezuzah in Monaco? A real Jewish princess; Jews out of this world!


© 2006, Marnie Winston-Macauley