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 was surprised when I went to the grocery store and saw three boxes of Bonomo Turkish Taffy at the checkout counter. I'm now 70, and I vividly remember this being my favorite candy when I was younger -- I never liked regular taffy, though. The store had blue raspberry, wild cherry and banana flavors, which I don't remember. I do recall vanilla (my favorite), chocolate and strawberry. Where has this candy been all these years? Who or what is Bonomo? What is Turkish taffy? -- J.L.M., Clearwater. Fla.

A: Albert J. Bonomo founded the Bonomo Co. in 1897 in Coney Island, N.Y. He emigrated from Izmir, Turkey, and produced saltwater taffy along with other hard candies. His son, Victor, created the first Turkish Taffy, which is a nougat consisting of corn syrup and egg whites. The original flavors were chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and banana. At first, the taffy was sold through Woolworth department stores.

In 1949, Bonomo created and sponsored "The Magic Clown"; the decision was hailed as being instrumental in growing the popularity of the candy. Bonomo's Turkish Taffy was discontinued in 1989, but it was re-introduced to the public in July 2010 under new ownership.

Q: At many eateries, it's common for a straw to be placed alongside your beverage. In some places, the wrapper of the straw is partially removed so only a stub of the wrapper remains at the lip end. Is there a name for this piece of paper wrapping? -- V.L.C., New York City

A: I don't know of such a name, but my best friend -- whom I fondly refer to as Ms. Know-It-All -- suggests it should be called a "straw diaper." If anyone has another suggestion, let me know.

DID YOU KNOW? Greer Garson was offered the role of Joan Collins' mother on "Dynasty" (1981), but she turned it down.

Q: I was looking at a painting in an art gallery that depicted the Battle of Wyoming. What threw me off was the date -- 1778, which was during the American Revolutionary War. I never heard of skirmishes in the West; we didn't even own the land. Can you explain? -- K.B., Ooltewah, Tenn.

A: The confusion is understandable; the battle has nothing to do with the state or territory of Wyoming, but the Wyoming Valley in northern Pennsylvania. You are right -- the battle took place during the Revolutionary War on July 3, 1778, and involved American patriots and British loyalists, including Iroquois raiders. More than 300 patriots were killed in the battle, leading to another name, the Wyoming Massacre. The massacre was depicted by the Scottish poet Thomas Campbell in his 1809 poem, "Gertrude of Wyoming."

Q: When was Mother's Day first celebrated as a national holiday? Who was responsible for promoting the holiday? -- G.A., Santa Fe, N.M.

A: Mother's Day this year will be May 11. A presidential proclamation established Mother's Day as a national holiday in 1914.

In 1907, as a memorial to her recently deceased mother, Anna Jarvis began a campaign to honor mothers with a special day. She succeeded, but before long she soured on the commercialization of the holiday. In fact, she and her sister Ellsinore spent the rest of their lives campaigning against Mother's Day. Jarvis never married and had no children.

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