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: My folks always listened to the radio show "Fibber McGee and Molly" -- I preferred "The Lone Ranger." How many years did "Fibber McGee and Molly" run? What was Gildersleeve's first name? I think he had an unusual middle name also. Were Fibber and Molly married in real life? -- B.H.H., Coral Gables, Fla.

A: "Fibber McGee and Molly" premiered in 1935 and continued until 1959. The stars of the program were real-life husband and wife team James "Jim" Jordan and Marian Driscoll. The couple met at church choir practice in Peoria, Ill.

The next-door neighbor was Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, played by Harlod Peary. Gildersleeve had his own spin-off, "The Great Gildersleeve," which ran from 1941 through 1957.

Q: My boyfriend gave me a beautiful pendant for my birthday. He asked me, "Why are pendants called pendants?" I have no idea. We'll look for your answer. -- K.B., Peoria, Ill.

A: The word pendant comes from Old French "pendre" and Latin "pendere," which mean, "to hang down," the way a pendant does off a necklace.


In the U.K., it's a "duvet"; in the U.S., it's a "comforter." Something that takes "two weeks" in the U.S. takes a "fortnight" in the U.K.

Q: It's hard to turn on TV and not see a GEICO insurance commercial. What does GEICO mean? -- J.M., Salinas, Calif.

A: In 1936, Leo and Lillian Goodwin founded GEICO. Leo worked for USAA, an insurer that specialized in insuring military personnel. He rose in the company as far as a civilian could rise in a military-dominated hierarchy, so he decided to start his own business -- GEICO. GEICO stands for Government Employees Insurance Company. In 1996, GEICO became a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Q: Some old movies are promoted as "film noir," while some networks have "femme fatale" films. I know "femme fatale" is French for "fatal woman." But in a movie, what does it mean? I'm also shaky on my knowledge of "film noir," or "dark film." -- H.K., Klamath Falls, Ore.

A: You are right, the phrase "femme fatale" is French for "fatal woman." She is a mysterious and seductive woman who lures her lovers into dangerous situations. You could also describe her as a woman who attracts men by an aura of charm and mystery. The femme fatale is usually a villainous character.

The term "film noir" was coined in 1946 by a French film critic, Nino Frank, to describe many American crime and detective films released after World War II. Film noir is a type of crime film featuring cynical, malevolent characters in a sleazy setting along with an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and foreboding background music.

Some film noir classics include "The Maltese Falcon" (1941), "Murder, My Sweet" (1944), "Double Indemnity" (1944), "The Woman in the Window" (1944) and "Laura" (1944). The film noir period lasted until about 1960. According to many critics, the last film of the classic film noir era was Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil" (1958).

Q: In the movie "Mary Poppins," there was a song with the word "supercal..." -- I don't know how to spell it. What does the word mean? -- F.M.L., Carlsbad, N.M.

A: The word is "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." The nonsense word was written for a song by brothers Richard and Robert Sherman for the 1964 Disney film. It was sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. In the film, the word means "something to say when you have nothing to say." The word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1986.

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