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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: I have a question for you about the TV series "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis." The actress who played the role of Dobie's mother had an unusual name. What was it? -- B.F., Lake Station, Ind.

A: Florida Friebus (1909-1988) played the role of Winifred "Winnie" Gillis, the mother of Dobie Gillis. After the series ended, she appeared in many other shows, including: "Perry Mason," "Father Knows Best," "Peyton Place," "Ironside," "Sanford and Son," "The Bob Newhart Show," "Barnaby Jones" and "Rhoda." Besides appearing on television, Friebus was also a writer and Broadway actress.

Q: I've heard of Black Bart since I was a kid. Was there really an Old West bandit by that name? Or was he just another myth? -- H.L., Boston

A: Black Bart was real. As far as stagecoach robbers go, Black Bart was one of America's most unusual. He was polite, never used profanity, wrote poetry and, according to many, he never fired a gun during a robbery.

Black Bart's birth name was Charles Bowles, and he was born in England in 1829; his family emigrated to upstate New York in 1931. Around the age of 20, he headed to California to mine for gold, where he had some success. He robbed his first stagecoach in 1875 and continued until 1883, when he was captured and sent to prison for four years. In early 1888, he disappeared and was never heard from again.

Q: I'm not sure how many times actress Elizabeth Taylor has been married. The last time was to some guy who was a former construction worker; as I recall, he was much younger. How much younger? There is also a poker hand named after him. What is it? -- B.G., Yuma, Ariz.

A: Larry Fortensky was born Jan. 17, 1952, while Elizabeth Taylor was born Feb. 27, 1932. The two met at the Betty Ford Clinic in late 1988. The following year, they left the clinic and remained friends. They were married at Michael Jackson's estate, Neverland, in October 1991. The marriage did not last: On Oct. 31, 1996, the couple officially ended their union. This marriage was Taylor's seventh, but she was married eight times; it was Fortensky's third trip down the aisle.

The poker hand named after him is a four of a kind with all tens. It's a play on his last name, which is pronounced "four-ten-ski."

Q: Every now and then, I say, "The best laid plans of mice and men go astray." My daughter says she's never heard the phrase before. Where did it originate? -- T.R.H., Fleetwood, Pa.

A: The phrase, of course, means no matter how well you plan something, you should always expect the unexpected; in other words, have a plan B in mind. The line is paraphrased from the 1786 poem by Robert Burns, "To a Mouse." Although there are several thoughts as to what the poem means, one theory is that it describes how a mouse's home is destroyed by a farmer's plow even though the mouse thought he had a perfect location. The actual line reads: "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley." The phrase is also the source for the title of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men."

Q: Why do we fly the American flag at half-mast to mourn the loss or show respect of someone? -- R.T.N., Bennington, Vt.

A: According to legend, after a battle, defeated forces would lower their flag to make room for the victors to fly their flag above theirs. Around the 17th century, it was customary to lower a ship's flag to half-mast when a crew member was lost. The lowered flag made room for the invisible flag of the Angel of Death.

The correct term for non-nautical use is "half-staff," not "half-mast."

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