In this issue
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: Years ago, I recall someone saying that Dan Marino, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, ran for fewer than 100 yards in his entire career. Is this possible? -- R.M.G., Wrightsville, Pa.

A: Dan Marino played for the Dolphins from 1983 to 1999. His legacy as a passer is phenomenal, but he was not skilled at scrambling or rushing. Marino played in 242 games and attempted rushing 301 times, but he totaled only 87 yards in his entire career. On the positive side, he attempted 8,358 passes and completed 4,967, for a total of 61,361 yards. He threw for 420 touchdowns with 252 interceptions.

Q: I need your help to identify a movie. A woman who is recently widowed moves into a residential hotel in London. She hopes her grandson will visit, but he does not. After she falls on a sidewalk, a young man helps her. She invites him to dinner, and people assume this is her grandson. In time, she develops a friendship with this young man. What is the name of this movie? -- D.S., Mankato, Minn.

A: The name of the film is "Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont" (2005). The movie, which stars Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend, is available on DVD.

Q: I was reading an article that referred to my state of Pennsylvania as one of the Rust Belt states. What does that mean? -- R.M.G., Wrightsville, Pa.

A: The term applies to an imprecise geographic region that is often described as including parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. At one time these states dominated manufacturing, but since the 1960s, busy factories have been replaced by abandoned buildings with rusting gates and structures. The term "Rust Belt" has been popular since the 1970s.

Q: I was watching reruns of "Hee Haw." Buck Owens introduced a young lady with a fantastic voice named Kenni Huskey. By any chance is her father Ferlin Huskey? -- K.B., Borger, Texas

A: No, her father is not Ferlin Husky. (Note the different spelling of the last names.) Kenni Huskey was born in Newport, Ark., and grew up in Memphis, Tenn. At the age of 5, in 1959, she began singing country music and made her first stage appearance under the guidance of her country music performer/songwriter parents, Bill and Julia Huskey. At age 12, she performed at the Grand Ole Opry. She made several recording in Sam Phillips' Sun Studio.

Kenni was only a teenager when she moved to Southern California with her parents and played various venues with her family. She was discovered by Buck Owens at age 15 and was signed to a five-year performing contract with Buck's band. She also recorded for Capitol Records and had several hits. She appeared in at least six episodes of "Hee Haw."

One critic said, "Miss Huskey's voice is exactly that, husky." The story went on to liken her to a mule skinner in a miniskirt. Her latest CD, "Tribute to My Second Dad ... Buck Owens" is widely available.

Q: Many years ago I saw a paperweight with a picture of the Cathedral of Learning in Pittsburgh, Pa. What exactly is this building? -- R.L., Springfield, Pa.

A: The 42-story building stands 535 feet and is a Pittsburgh landmark. It is located on the University of Pittsburgh's main campus and contains more than 2,000 rooms. These rooms are classrooms, offices, conference rooms and storage space. Construction on the Cathedral of Learning began in 1926. The first class was held in the building in 1931.


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