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: My beer buddies and I have had an ongoing disagreement about the song "Toes" by the Zac Brown Band. One line says, "PBR on the way." What do these initials stand for? -- W.S., Lorena, Texas

After reading the lyrics, the only thing that makes sense to me is Pabst Blue Ribbon.

For those readers interested in beer, Pabst has an interesting and long history. German immigrant Jacob Best and his sons established Empire Brewers in Milwaukee in 1844. They produced 300 barrels of Best Select lager that year. In the 1850s, Philip Best took over the company and his son-in-law, Frederick Pabst, sold his interest in a shipping company and bought into the family business. According to company records, in 1876, Pabst Best Select won a gold medal at the Centennial Celebration, one of many awards it would win over the years. A few years later, Pabst placed a hand-tied blue silk ribbon around each bottle of beer. Within a few years, the company was buying nearly one million feet of silk. Before long, patrons started ordering "the beer with the blue ribbon." The nickname stuck, and before the turn of the century, the beer was rechristened Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Q: Where does John Drew Barrymore fit into the family of actors? -- R.H.C., Peoria, Ill.

As you said, John Drew Barrymore was a member of the Barrymore family of actors, which included his father, John Barrymore, and his father's siblings, Lionel and Ethel. His half-sister was Diana Barrymore. His birth name was John Blyth Barrymore, but he later changed his middle name. He was married four times and had four children: John Blyth Barrymore, Blyth Dolores Barrymore, Drew Barrymore and Jessica Blyth Barrymore.

Barrymore's social behavior inhibited his ascension to the throne of the royal family of acting. He was incarcerated for drug use, public drunkenness and spousal abuse. He was born June 4, 1932, and died Nov. 29, 2004.

Q: Why does someone sit backwards in the first row at Comerica Park behind home plate? -- J.R.B., Queen Ann, Md.

Comerica Park is the home of the Detroit Tigers, a Major League Baseball team. Although I did not find anything official, I asked several fans of the Tigers, and they say it's a security guard.

Q: I would like to know what the "33" represents on every bottle of Rolling Rock beer. -- J.P. Pine Grove, Pa.

Rolling Rock was launched in 1939 by the Latrobe Brewing Company and marketed in Western Pennsylvania. The number 33 has been printed on the bottles for as long as anyone can remember, but no one remembers what the significance is. There are lots of theories -- at least 33, I'm sure. The one that makes the most sense to me is 1933 was the year Prohibition was appealed. Another theory is that the quality pledge of the beer has 33 words in it.

The brand was sold to Anheuser-Busch in mid-2006, with the brewing operations being sent to New Jersey.

Q: What ever happened to child actor Johnny Crawford, who played Mark McCain, son of Lucas McCain, on "The Rifleman"? -- No initials, Raleigh, N.C.

John "Johnny" Ernest Crawford was born March 26, 1946. The talented actor, singer and musician was selected as one of the original 24 Walt Disney Mouseketeers in 1955. The studio reduced the number to 12 at the end of the first season, and Johnny was let go. He was 12 years old when he got the role of Mark McCain in the Western "The Rifleman." The series ran from 1958 to 1963. After the series was canceled, he had five Billboard Top 40 hits. He served two years in the United States Army and continued acting after his tour of duty. Since the early 1990s, he's led a vintage dance orchestra in California. He is married to his high school sweetheart.

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