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 overheard a conversation in which someone used the word "gobsmack" or "gobsmacked." Do you have any idea what the word means? -- A.U., Bowling Green, Ky.

A: "Gobsmacked" refers to someone who is completely dumfounded or shocked. The best usage of the word that I came across: "We were utterly gobsmacked when we spotted John at a restaurant on Friday night, after having attended his funeral that very morning!"

Q: Did John Wilkes Booth really did die when soldiers caught up to him, or was it a lookalike? -- S.L.F, Stanley, N.C.

A: John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865, just days after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union soldiers. Following the assassination, Booth fled on horseback, making his way to Fort Royal, Va. He was tracked there by Union soldiers, who shot and killed him after the barn in which he was hiding was set on fire. He was 26.

DID YOU KNOW? Gwyneth Paltrow talked with James Cameron about the role of Rose in the film "Titanic" (1997); the role went to Kate Winslet. Paltrow also turned down the role of Emma Peel in the movie "The Avengers" (1998).

Q: I was at a yard sale and came across a box of about 100 vintage photographs. Some were black and white, and others in sepia tone. The pictures measured about 4 inches by 6 inches and were mounted on a heavy paper. On the front of most of them was a nice border and an advertisement on the bottom. All of the photos that I looked at had an ad for the photographer on the back. The owner had no idea how old they were or any history behind them. What did I find? -- G.G., Nashua, N.H.

A: It sounds as if you came across a stash of "cabinet cards." In the 1860s, a shift was made in photography from glass and metal photographic media to treated paper mounted on cardstock. This new process originated in France and was much cheaper. It made pictures affordable, and ideal for giving out at social visits as gifts or even calling cards.

Q: Are there words to the song "Taps"? Who wrote the song? -- Y.L.B., Roxobel, N.C.

A: There are several versions of the origin of the song. According to Brigadier Gen. Daniel Butterfield, during the U.S. Civil War he whistled the tune to his wife. His wife was able to read music, so she jotted down the notes and he gave them to company bugler Oliver Willcox Norton.

As for words to the song, there are no official lyrics; however, the words "go to sleep, go to sleep" are often sung along with "Taps." Horace Lorenzo Trim also wrote unofficial lyrics to the song:

"Day is done, gone the sun,

From the hills, from the lake, from the skies --

All is well, safely rest,

G0D is nigh."

Q: While vacationing at the shore, I heard someone mention Reef Macaronis. Is it a food or plant or what? -- W.M., Virginia Beach, Va.

A: Reef is a brand of casual sandals. Two Argentine brothers created their brand in the 1980s. They opened a surf shop in their home country in the 1970s, and later moved to LaJolla, Calif., where they developed the Reef sandal, which has become one of the world's leading sandal manufacturers. There are several dozen different Reef sandal models; macaronis retail for more than $100 (I'm putting them on my Christmas list). The rest of the line seems to be more moderately priced. Several models actually have a bottle-cap opener built into the underside of the sandal. Reef is now owned by VF Corporation.

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