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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: What does the distress signal "SOS" stand for? When did a U.S. ship first use it? -- M.L., Santa Rosa, Calif.

A: The popular interpretations of "SOS" meaning "Save Our Ship" or "Save Our Souls" are not valid. The three letters were chosen because they were easy to read and convert into Morse code -- three dots, three dashes and three dots. After international approval of the code, all other distress signals were discontinued on July 1, 1908. An American vessel first issued an SOS call in August 1909, when the SS Arapahoe became disabled near Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras, sometimes called the "Graveyard of the Atlantic."

Q: I was looking at a picture of an exquisite English mansion with an orangery. I assume that orangery is a fancy name for greenhouse. What can you tell me about this structure? -- L.W., Fort Dodge, Iowa

A: Originating in Italy as early as 1545, the orangery is a place where orange trees or other citrus trees were grown during the cold winter months in Europe. They became quite fashionable from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Orangeries became the most elaborate architectural feature of princely gardens. Many famous orangeries survive today in Europe.

Did you know ... comedienne/actress Whoopi Goldberg's real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson?

Q: Which came first, Chartreuse the liqueur or chartreuse the color? -- K.F., Sedona, Ariz.

A: The French liqueur came first. However, the mountains of the same name came before the drink. Monks first made Chartreuse using distilled alcohol and more than 100 herbal extracts in the 1740s. They lived in a monastery in the Chartreuse Mountains, near Grenoble, France. The color chartreuse is halfway between green and yellow, and resembles the green beverage. There is also a liqueur called yellow Chartreuse, introduced in the 1830s. From that liqueur comes the color yellow chartreuse, which is yellow with a hint of green. I am told that Chartreuse is one of the few liqueurs that improves with age in the bottle.

Did you know ... Lady Gaga's stage name is a reference to the Queen song "Radio Ga Ga"?

Q: Every year, I read about the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and I think how exciting it would be to participate in the experience. How did the event begin? -- G.D., Brooklyn, N.Y.

A: The Fiesta of San Fermin and the Running of the Bulls are held from July 6 to July 14. The Pamplona-born Fermin, believed to be the son of a high-ranking Roman official, converted to Christianity in the third century. Many historians believe that he was beheaded in Amiens, France, in 303 while performing missionary work. However, some say he was martyred when bulls dragged him through the streets of Pamplona. His feast day is July 7.

Q: Can you tell me how many years Dallas Raines has been working at ABC Channel 7 in Southern California as a meteorologist? He has been around a long time. -- I.S., Pasadena, Calif.

A: According to ABC7, Dallas Raines is the chief meteorologist for ABC7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles, and provides weekday evening weather reports. He joined the TV station in 1984.

Q: I recently watched an episode of "Gunsmoke" that featured an actor named Carl Reindel. He seemed to have acting talent, but I have never seen or heard of him since. -- G.S., Raynham, Mass.

A: Born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 20, 1935, Carl Reindel appeared in more than 40 television series and movies. Apart from "Gunsmoke," some of the better-known TV shows include "Ironside," "Bonanza," "Quincy, M.E." and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century." He also appeared in the 1970 film "Tora! Tora! Tora!" He died in 2009, at the age of 74.

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