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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: During the credits of ABC's "Wide World of Sports," the visual during the phrase "the agony of defeat" was of a man falling off a ski jump. Who was he? What happened to him? -- B.V., Elmira, N.Y.

A: The featured man is Vinko Bogataj, a Yugoslav ski jumper. The accident happened during the Ski-flying World Championship in West Germany on March 7, 1970. He did not suffer any serious injuries from the mishap and lives and coaches in Slovenia.

During the Cold War era, contact with the outside world was limited; for many years Bogataj had no idea he was a cult icon in the United States. It was no wonder that he was surprised when ABC Sports invited him to the show's 20th anniversary party in 1981. In attendance were many notable sports figures, including Muhammad Ali, asking for his autograph. It wasn't until then that Bogataj learned of his celebrity.

Q: How many times have the Winter Olympics been held in the U.S.? -- M.L., Canton, Ohio

A: The Winter Olympics have been held in the United States four times. The Games were held in Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1932 and 1980. In 1960, Squaw Valley, Calif., hosted the games; in 2002, Salt Lake City had them.

Q: What was the last year that the Winter and Summer Games were held in the same year? -- O.N.F., Montclair, N.J.

A: In 1992, the Summer Games were held in Barcelona and the Winter Games were in Albertville, France. The next Winter Olympics were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.

Q: Which athlete has won the most Winter Olympic medals? How many? -- G.L.C., Seattle

A: Bjorn Daehlie of Norway won eight gold medals and four silver medals as a cross-country skier, giving him the record for both the most medals won and the most gold medals won.

The most decorated American Winter Olympian is short track speedskater Apolo Ohno, who won a total of eight medals: two gold, two silver and four bronze. Speedskater Bonnie Blair is the most decorated female American Winter Olympian.

Q: My ultimate thrill as a skier was skiing the moguls. I never understood why there were called that. Do you know? -- J.V.N., Brattleboro, Vt.

A: The word "mogul" comes from the Austrian word "mugel," which means "small hill" or "mound."

Q: In one of the many Winter Olympics trivia lists I have read, it claims American skier Lindsey Vonn once won a cow as a prize. I could accept this had it been when she was very young participating in local competition. -- M.U., Madison, Wisc.

A: Vonn received a cow as one of her prizes after she won her first gold medal at the World Championships at Val D'Isere, France, in 2005. The cow's name is Olympe. The cow wasn't actually the prize, it was part of a promotional stunt by a local cheese manufacturer, which was expecting Vonn to trade the cow for a check. Vonn told the manufacturers to keep the check and give her the cow. Olympe resides in Kirchberg, Austria, with her two offspring.

Q: Who was the youngest individual Olympic gold medalist at the Winter Games? How about the oldest? -- T.H., Tacoma, Wash.

A: American figure skater Tara Lipinski brought home the gold at age 15 years, 255 days at the 1998 games in Nagano, Japan.

The oldest competitor to win a gold medal is Scottish curler Robin Welsh in 1924 at the Games in Chamonix, France. Welsh was 54 years, 101 days old when he won. He also represented Scotland in tennis and played international rugby.

There is a fun twist to this answer, though. The oldest man to receive a Winter Olympics medal was Anders Haugen (1888-1984), who was 83 years old when he received his medal. The Norwegian-American got his ski jump bronze medal in 1974, 50 years after he competed in the 1924 Games, when a scoring error was discovered.


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