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: In vaudeville, there was a performer who billed himself as the Perfect Fool. Do you know who he was? -- T.E., Rockland, Maine

"Perfect Fool" Isaiah Edwin Leopold was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 9, 1886, to a European immigrant family. As a child, Leopold would often perform for customers in his father's millinery shop. In his mid-teens, Isaiah began to perform on stage, a profession that so troubled his father he asked his son to change his name so as not to bring shame to his family. He split his middle name, Edwin, to Ed Wynn and went on to enjoy a successful career in vaudeville, radio and television. In time, his humor became outdated, and he was no longer in demand. At the urging of his actor son, Keenan Wynn, he took up serious acting and became a great character actor. He was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar in 1959 for his role as Mr. Dussell in "Anne Frank." He also voiced the Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland" and played Uncle Albert in "Mary Poppins." Ed Wynn died in 1966.

Q: In the 1960s, I bought my boyfriend a bottle of aftershave for Christmas. I remember the advertising slogan, "Be careful how you use it." I don't remember the name of the aftershave. Do you? By the way, the boyfriend became my husband. -- W.K.S., Salisbury, Md.

The aftershave was Hai Karate. The lemon-lime lotion also came with self-defense instructions in how the wearer could fight off the hordes of women who would be in pursuit. Hai Karate faded away in the 1980s.

Q: Who was America's first millionaire? -- O.C., Elk, Calif.

When Elias Hasket Derby died on Sept. 8, 1799, he left an estate of $1 million, the largest single fortune in New England. Derby was born in Salem, Mass., in 1739. He worked for his father in the import business and took over the operation after his father's death. Derby increased trade with England and the West Indies, adding to the company's growth and his personal fortune. At the time of his death at age 60, his fortune would be equivalent to more than $13 million today. In case you are wondering about John Jacob Astor, he came a bit later in America's timeline (1763-1848) and is recognized as this nation's first multi-millionaire.

Q: In business jargon, I have seen the word "disintermediation." What does it mean? -- L.B., Daly City, Calif.

It means removing the middleman. The term has become a popular buzzword used to describe many Internet-based businesses. By selling directly to the customer, avoiding retail channels, products are cheaper. The term is not exclusive to retail but is also applicable to finances, when you invest directly, avoiding a broker.

Q: How long has the parking meter been around? What city was the first to install the meter? -- I.J., Andrews, Md.

You can give credit -- or blame -- for the parking meter to lawyer and publisher Carlton Magee of Oklahoma City. In July 1935, Oklahoma City became the first city to install the parking meter, which cost a nickel an hour, which is equivalent to about 85 cents today.

Q: The original cast of the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" was supposed to have only three main characters. The fourth was added later. Who was the afterthought? -- T.K., Morris, Conn.

Elaine Benes, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, was added after the pilot. Network execs thought a female would add a different perspective to the all-male cast.

Q: What does "Dalai Lama" mean? How old is he? -- R.V., Albany, N.Y.

There are several definitions, although all are similar. Here's one: In Mongolian, "dalai" means "ocean," while in Tibetan, "lama" means "spiritual teacher." The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born on July 6, 1935.

Q: When did Time magazine start naming a person of the year? -- K.L., Waterford, N.Y.

Time magazine originally started with a "Man of the Year" in 1927. The first honored person was Charles Lindbergh, the aviator who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The title was finally changed to "Person of the Year" in 1999.

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