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 have heard that a pound of lemons contains more sugar than a pound of strawberries. Can this be true? -- S.B., Waterloo, Iowa

A: I have heard the same thing several times. It's fascinating, but it never seemed believable. I checked the nutrition facts: 100 grams of lemons has 3 grams of sugar; 100 grams of strawberries has 5 grams of sugar.

Q: One of my husband's favorite sayings is, "It's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick." Where did that saying originate? -- C.R., Peoria, Ill.

A: This is a colloquial way of expressing that you're pleased with something without showing too much enthusiasm. The phrase is believed to have originated in the 19th century in Australia; it is also popular in the U.K.

DID YOU KNOW? The United Nations is made up of 193 countries.

Q: What became of the country singer Johnny Rodriguez? Where can I get his recordings? -- D.M., Gadsden, Ala.

A: Johnny Rodriguez continues to perform. In the past 40 years, he has released 35 CDs. His newest album is "Live From Texas," a recording of a performance in Hamilton, Texas, in 2011. You can purchase the CD at www.runninwideopenproduction.com.

Q: "Michelle" by the Beatles is such a beautiful song. What is the translation of the French part? -- M.U., Charles City, Iowa

A: "Michelle" is a love ballad by the Beatles that was mainly written by Paul McCartney. It was released in 1965, and the song won the Grammy for song of the year in 1967.

The French phrase is: Michelle, ma belle / Sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble / Tres bien ensemble. In English, the phrase means, "these are words that go together well."

DID YOU KNOW? The first World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans in 1903. It was a best-of-nine series. Boston won five games to Pittsburgh's three.

Q: I watched a television show years ago called "My Friend Tony." It was about a serviceman who befriended a young man from Italy. Do you have any information about the years the show was on the air and the actors who were in the cast? I believe the serviceman was James Whitmore, who has since passed away. I can never find any information about the actor who played Tony. -- V.D., Peoria, Ill.

A: "My Friend Tony" aired for one season -- 16 episodes -- in 1969. You are right: James Whitmore played professor John Woodruff. Whitmore died in 2009 at age 87. Italian actor Enzo Cerusico played Tony Novello. He passed away in 1991 at age 53.

DID YOU KNOW? The shortest war in history is the Anglo-Zanzibar War. The war was fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate in East Africa on Aug. 27, 1896, and it lasted only 38 minutes.

Q: Please tell me about the actor who plays Harold Finch on the TV series "Person of Interest." -- M.A.S., Ridgeley, W.Va.

A: Michael Emerson plays Harold Finch, a reclusive software genius. Some might know him as Ben Linus on the show "Lost." He won a supporting actor Emmy in 2009 for the role. Emerson is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he earned a degree in theater arts. He met his wife, Carrie Preston, during a production of "Hamlet" in Alabama. They married in 1998. Preston plays the waitress Arlene on "True Blood." Emerson has expressed interest in making a guest appearance on the show.


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