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: A co-worker used a word that sounded like "jaw-bone-ee." I would never ask him what it meant, but I did ask how it was spelled. He didn't know. He said "The Rock" used it all the time. Now I have three questions: How do you spell the word? What does it mean? And who -- or what -- is the Rock?

The Rock was a WWF wrestler. He has since started going by his real name, Dwayne Johnson, and turned to Hollywood, appearing in many films.

As a wrestler, Johnson called his opponents "jaboney," a slang word meaning "lame, stupid or foolish." The word can also be spelled "jabroni" or "jabroney."

Q: Is there a story behind how the NFL team from Arizona got the name "Cardinals"? -- U.B., Mesa, Ariz.

Prior to being the Arizona Cardinals, the team was the St. Louis Cardinals -- not to be confused with the baseball team of the same name -- and before that, it was the Chicago Cardinals. The club was organized in 1898 and played under various names. Around 1901, team owner Chris O'Brien bought used jerseys from the University of Chicago. When asked about the faded red color, O'Brien said it wasn't faded, it was cardinal red and the feisty bird became the new team name. The Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960 and then to Phoenix in 1988. In 1994, the team changed its name from the Phoenix Cardinals to the Arizona Cardinals.

Q: Between which cities did Samuel Morse conduct his first demonstration of dots and dashes to send a message? -- R.B., Jackson, Miss.

On May 23, 1844, Morse sent the first ever telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" from the Supreme Court Chamber in Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, roughly 50 miles away. The passage comes from the Old Testament's Book of Deuteronomy and was selected by 17-year-old Annie Ellsworth. Her father was the first commissioner of the United States Patent Office and a staunch supporter of Morse's telegraph. It was Henry Ellsworth who secured funding from Congress to help Morse develop his invention.

Q: How long has the Good Humor ice cream company been around? -- I.B., Boonville, Ind.

In 1920 in Youngstown, Ohio, Harry Burt put a block of chocolate-coated ice cream on a stick, and the Good Humor ice cream bar was born. Burt chose the name Good Humor because he believed that an individual's good temperament and taste buds were connected. Burt then created the bell-ringing ice cream truck, sending out a fleet of a dozen vehicles that cruised though neighborhoods. In 1976, the trucks were retired so the company could shift its emphasis to grocery sales.

Here's an interesting fact: In the early days, Good Humor men were required to tip their hats to ladies and salute gentlemen.

Q: When and where was actress Susan Sarandon born?

Susan Abigail Tomalin was born Oct. 4, 1946, in New York City. She got her last name from husband Chris Sarandon, though the marriage did not endure -- it lasted from 1967 to 1979.

Q: I saw a garment on display in a museum that said it was made of "linsey-woolsey." I've never heard of that. Do you know what it is? -- J.J., Portland, Maine

It's a coarse woven fabric made with linen (or cotton) and wool.

Q: In 1920, Major League Baseball banned the spitball. However, any pitcher throwing the pitch was allowed to continue to do so until he retired. In 1921, how many pitchers were still throwing the spitball? Who was the last? -- R.T., Taunton, Mass.

When the 1921 season opened, 17 pitchers were still throwing the spitball. Over the years, 16 of those retired, until only Burleigh Arland Grimes (1893-1985) was left. Grimes played for 19 seasons with seven different clubs. When he retired in 1934, he had a record of 270 wins and 212 losses and a lifetime batting average of .248. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1964.

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