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: I think it was English Prime Minister Winston Churchill who coined the phrase "Iron Curtain." When? -- M.V., Atlantic City, N.J.

A: Churchill used the phrase publicly for the first time during a speech to a crowd of 40,000 on March 5, 1946, at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. The former prime minister was referring to the line dividing Europe into two separate political regions.

Though many consider this to be the first usage of the term, it had been around for decades.

Q: What do the initials B.F. stand for in the name B. F. Skinner? Skinner is a well-known psychologist. -- Y.B., Brunside, Ill.

A: Burrhus Frederic. Born in 1904, Skinner became perhaps the most celebrated psychologist since Sigmund Freud. He died of leukemia in 1990.

Q: Every once in a while, I see offerings for litho prints. Some of the prints may be bought with a "remarque." Other than costing more money, I have never been able to figure out what a remarque is. -- H.H., Leesport, Pa.

A: A remarque is a small pencil drawing or sketch, usually in the lower margin of the print. Because of the extra attention, the remarque adds some extra cost to the print. However, the personal touch also adds extra value to the piece of art, and possibly, with time and some luck, a lot of value.

Q: Did Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, have a middle name? -- E.K., Newton, Mass.

A: His full name was Jefferson Finis Davis. Davis was named after Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and a man his father deeply admired. His middle name reflects his parents' decision that he would be their last child.

Q: How long has the Pillsbury Doughboy been around? -- C.J.A., Exeter, Pa.

A: Poppin' Fresh -- the real name of the Pillsbury Doughboy -- was created in 1965 by an ad agency. Voice actor Paul Frees performed the original voice and giggle.

Q: One of my favorite quotes is "Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to." Who wrote it? -- O.S., Pensacola, Fla.

A: Mark Twain wrote the sentiment in his 1897 nonfiction travelogue "Following the Equator."

Q: What was Lady Bird Johnson's real name? When did she and Lyndon Johnson get married? -- I.J., Long Beach, Miss.

A: The future first lady was born Claudia Alta Taylor on Dec. 22, 1912, in Karnack, Texas. She met Johnson in 1934. They were married on November 17 of that year in San Antonio. She died in 2007 at age 94.

Q: How many Munchkins were in the cast of the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz"? -- I.J., Fargo, Ga.

A: The number of Munchkins varies from 120 to 126, depending on the source.

Q: I have a question about the 3 Musketeers candy bar. In literature, there are four musketeers. Which one is not represented on my candy bar? -- U.C., Hudson, N.Y.

A: The original musketeers in Alexandre Dumas' novel are Aramis, Parthos and Athos, with D'Artagnan joining later. However, the candy people at Mars (3 Musketeers' parent company) say Aramis is the musketeer missing on the candy wrappers. The original 3 Musketeer candy bars came in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavors.

Q: I remember hearing of an ancient city named Petra. Where was Petra located? -- G.J., Rome, Ohio

A: Petra, from the Greek word meaning "rock," is located in what is now the southwest section of Jordan.

Petra was established around the 6th century B.C. and came into prominence in the latter part of the 1st century B.C. because of spice trading. Over time, its importance dwindled, and its inhabitants all but disappeared.

"The Lost City of Stone," as it is known, was rediscovered during the 19th century when a Swiss explorer visited the city and wrote of his find. Excavation has been going on at Petra for nearly 100 years, and according to the experts, only 15 percent of the city has been investigated. It is Jordan's most visited tourist attraction.

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