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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: Is Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett in the long-running television series "The Beverly Hillbillies," as much of an animal lover as her TV character appears to be?-- J.B., Charleston, Tenn.

A: In an interview, Donna Douglas said she "really loves pets." She went on to say that animals know if you love them or not. She was born in September 1933.

Q: I found it interesting in your column that you said Emmett Kelly was at one time the mascot of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Was that his birth name? When and where was he born? -- M.E., Cozad, Neb.

A: Emmett Leo Kelly (1898-1979) was from Sedan, Kan., and was famous for his clown figure "Weary Willie." Kelly began circus life as a trapeze performer. He created his clown routine early in his career, but circus management would have nothing to do with a "tramp" clown. Then came the Depression. Thinking audiences would better identify with the downtrodden clown, circus officials gave their OK. Kelly and his routine were, of course, a giant hit.

Q: The bishop is going to visit our Catholic church. How does a bishop rank compared with a priest or a cardinal? I'm sure every Catholic knows this answer, but I'm a member of the Baptist church. -- I.U., Anderson, S.C.

A: The lowest ranking is the ordained priest. Above the priest is the bishop. Next is the archbishop, then a cardinal and finally the pope.

Q: Several years ago, the movie "Silver City" with Richard Dreyfuss told the story of an inept politician's bid for the governorship of Colorado. When being filmed while fishing for an environmental campaign ad, the wannabe governor hooks a corpse in the lake. The movie seems to have been removed from circulation. Is this true? -- B.S., Macomb, Ill.

A: Richard Dreyfuss played the role of Chuck Raven, campaign manager for politician Dickie Pilager (Chris Cooper). You can purchase the DVD at Amazon.com for less than $5 new and, when I looked, for a penny used.

Q: What is the correct pronunciation of Spokane, Wash.? Spo-can or Spo-cane? -- J.L.

A: The phonetic pronunciation is spoh-CAN.

Q: Are you into computer games? What about "Angry Birds"? What can you tell me about this game? -- R.L., Madison, Wis.

A: "Angry Birds" is a puzzle video game developed by Finland-based Rovio Mobile and first released for Apple's iOS in December 2009. The intent of the game is to destroy pigs that are inside or atop various structures. How do you destroy pigs? By using birds fired from a slingshot. Once all the pigs are destroyed, you move to the next playfield. In part, the game was inspired by sketches of wingless birds. Then an enemy was needed. According to the company, swine flu was in the news at the time, so why not use pigs as the enemy?

As for me, I'm smiling. Other than backgammon, I have never enjoyed computer games until a friend urged me to try "Angry Birds." I downloaded it and have been addicted to it ever since.

Q: My family and I paid a visit to my niece, who is attending Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. During our journey we noticed many places whose names ended in "kill." What is the significance of this suffix? -- G.L., Roanoke, Va.

A: The suffix "kill" comes from the Old Dutch word "kille," meaning riverbed or channel. Some notable places ending in "kill" include Peekskill, Fishkill and Catskill.

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