In this issue
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 happened to Andy Rooney, who appeared on "60 Minutes"? -- J.Z., Glendora, Calif.

A: Andy Rooney (born Jan. 14, 1919) has been doing his signature commentaries since 1978. Lately, his appearances on the CBS television newsmagazine have been erratic because of illness or because of bumping by major news stories. If you haven't done the math, he turned 92 in January, so he is slowing down a bit. Rooney has said in several interviews that he never intends to retire; he considers "retirement" a dirty word. Unless CBS decides otherwise, he'll be back. His wife, Marguerite "Margie" Rooney, died in 2004 of heart failure. They were married 62 years and had four children.

Q: I would like to know if James MacArthur, who played Danno in the original TV series "Hawaii Five-O," was ever married and had any children. -- D.M.B., York, Pa.

A: "Hawaii Five-O" aired on CBS from September 1968 to April 1980. The program is in syndication and on-demand streaming. James Gordon MacArthur (1937-2010) was an American actor best known for his role of Danny "Danno" Williams. When he died of natural causes, he was survived by his third wife, his four children and six grandchildren.

Q: On the TV series "The Sopranos," there was a character named Svetlana Kirilenko. According to the story line, she developed an infection in her leg, which was amputated soon afterward. She then wore a prosthetic leg. Actress Alla Kliouka played the role. Did she, in real life, wear a prosthetic? Is she married? -- T.B., Bartonville, Ill.

A: Alla Kliouka entered the world in Minsk, Russia, in 1970. She was married at one time to Ken Schaffer, who was 23 years her senior. She has her own legs.

Q: Why are some chocolate candies called truffles? -- L.K., Ardmore, Okla.

A: First, let me tell you about the fungus of the same name. The experts describe it as the fruiting body of an underground mushroom that is found within the living roots of several different trees.

Candy truffles are made by melting together chocolate and cream (making chocolate ganache) and rolling the mixture into balls. The most traditional type of chocolate truffle is then rolled in cocoa powder, which makes it look like the fungus. There are many other recipes for chocolate truffles.

One recipe I read claims that truffles are the simplest candy to make. It goes on to suggest that you use only high-quality chocolate that is 62 percent cacao or higher and organic cream, as the quality of these ingredients will affect the final product.

Q: During a Pristiq commercial (where the lady has to wind herself up to get moving), there is a background song. What is the title of this music? -- B.C., Bonita Springs, Fla.

A: Hidden Tiger Music created the song especially for the Pristiq commercial. Gregg Fine composed and produced it. The song is titled "Pristiq Wind Up."

Q: I am the proud owner of a recently acquired chair. Under the seat is a tag reading "Cushman Colonial by General Interiors, N. Bennington, VT." The only reference I can find in any antique books about North Bennington is a pottery company. Can you help me with this? -- F.M., Lawndale, Calif.

A: In the late 1860s, Henry Theodore Cushman began making corks in his North Bennington shop. Over the years, his company evolved, adding new lines that numbered more than 150 products. Circa 1901, the company began manufacturing Mission-style furniture. In spring 1933, Cushman introduced its Colonial Creations line, and in spring 1936 a Modern Creations line was added. According to a local historian, the Cushman Co. was sold to General Industries of New York in 1964. In 1971, the Green Mountain Furniture Co., based in New Hampshire, purchased the H.T. Cushman Co. Green Mountain Furniture went out of business in 1980.


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