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 am a big fan of the TV series "Criminal Minds," and especially of Thomas Gibson, who plays Hotch. How old is he, and is he married? I do not remember seeing him in any other role. -- E.M.W., York, Pa.

A: Thomas Gibson was born in 1962. He currently plays supervisory Special Agent Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner, the unit chief of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), in the popular CBS drama "Criminal Minds." He is also known for his roles as Dr. Daniel Nyland in the medical drama series "Chicago Hope" and as Greg Montgomery in the comedy series "Dharma & Greg."

Gibson began his acting career at age 9 in children's theater. He is an avid golfer and participates in various golfing events. He has been married since 1993 and has three children. He and his family live in San Antonio.

Q: I would like the lyrics to "F Troop." -- T.R.B., Peoria, Ill.

A: That would take up half my column, and I don't want to do that. Since you don't have a computer, ask a friend to search the Internet for "F Troop lyrics." Most public libraries have computers for use.

OK, I'll give you a few lines from the theme song of the 1960s TV sitcom:

"The end of the Civil War was near
When quite accidentally,
A hero who sneezed abruptly seized
Retreat and reversed it to victory.

Q: Many years ago, there was a movie starring Andy Rooney in which he does the jitterbug with a girl who is much taller than he is. Is this enough information for you to tell me the name of the film? Is it available on DVD? -- T.R., Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

A: The movie is "Love Laughs at Andy Hardy" (1946). Mickey Rooney (as Andy Hardy) is on a blind date with Dorothy Ford, who stands 6 feet 2 inches, compared with Rooney's height of barely over 5 feet. The dance scene is hysterical, as are the exchanged looks between his parents, who believe this is the girl their son wants to marry. The movie is available on DVD.

Q: My favorite show on TV is "Antiques Roadshow." What is the title of the theme song? -- J.L., St. Cloud, Minn.

A: According to PBS, the original theme music for the show was composed by Tom Phillips and is published by WGBH-Great Blue Hills Music. The title of the song is "Antiques Roadshow Theme."

Q: Could you please provide some information about the gentleman who does the Lincoln MKZ television commercials? -- D.M.W., Illinois

A: If we are watching the same commercial, it's John M. Slattery Jr., an American actor and director who is probably best known for his role as Roger Sterling on AMC's series "Mad Men." He has been nominated for many awards and has won two SAG Awards with the "Mad Men" ensemble.

Q: My friends and I would like to know a bit more about actor Lee Horsley. -- A.E., Reading, Pa.

A: Lee Horsley was born in 1955 in Muleshoe, Texas. His rugged, handsome looks made him a favorite in the TV adventure "Matt Houston" (1982-85). He has a musical theater background, having toured in such musicals as "West Side Story" and "Oklahoma!" while on his way to Hollywood. He has more than two dozen movies and TV series to his credit. He's an expert horseman and all-round outdoorsman. He married Stephanie Downer on Christmas Day 1980, and they have two children.

Q: I am wondering if you can tell me where the phrase "swan song" originated? -- G.R.L., Roseburg, Ore.

A: "Swan song" is a reference to a final performance, usually given just before retirement. The phrase is a reference to the mute swan. In ancient times, it was believed that these swans remained completely silent during their lifetime until just before death, when they would sing one beautiful song.


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