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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: Ever since The Beatles released their first song, I've been an avid fan. Fifty years later, they are still my favorite band. I have a question about the song "When I'm Sixty-Four." Is there any significance to the number? In the song there is a line, "Grandchildren on your knee/Vera, Chuck and Dave." Are the names significant? -- A.L., Norfolk, Va.

A: "When I'm Sixty-Four" was written by Paul McCartney and released in 1967 on the Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." In it, a young man sings to his lover and questions how they might grow old together.

Many sources say that Paul McCartney wrote the song when he was 15 or 16 and that he picked 64 because his father had just celebrated his 64th birthday. But there is a problem with that theory. Paul was born in 1942, so he would have been 15 in 1957. Paul's father, Jim, was born in 1902 and would have been only 55 in 1957.

It also has been suggested that Paul got the idea for the title in 1966, when the song was actually recorded and when Jim would have been 64. That would make sense, but The Beatles were playing the song back in the 1950s when they were still The Quarrymen. Only Paul knows for sure.

As for the names of the children, John Lennon said in an interview many years after the song was released that he and Paul were working on the lyrics before the recording session and made several changes. The names of the children were added because they sounded good together.

Super trivia: Would you like to guess how old Paul McCartney was when he and his second wife, Heather Mills, separated? That was too obvious; he was 64.

DID YOU KNOW? Three of President George Washington's many hounds were named Drunkard, Tipler and Tipsy.

Q: At various times while watching Yankee baseball games on TV, the commentators have said that Derek Jeter's rookie year is 1996. But according to Beckett Baseball Card Guide, Jeter's rookie card is 1993. Several baseball card manufacturers also list 1993 as his rookie year. What is the correct year? -- D.G.P., Blakeslee, Pa.

A: Shortstop Derek Jeter was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round (sixth pick) in 1992. Beginning in 1993, he played in the minors until he was called up by the Yankees to replace the injured Tony Fernandez.

Jeter made his major league debut on May 29, 1995. He played in 15 games and had 48 at-bats with 12 hits. The new manager for the Yankees, Joe Torre, announced that Jeter would be the starting shortstop in 1996. When the 1996 season was over, Jeter won the American League Rookie of the Year.

Q: What can you tell me about professional wrestler Gorgeous George? -- M.S., Crab Orchard, Ky.

A: George Raymond Wagner was born in 1915 in Butte, Neb. Using the ring name Gorgeous George, he gained international fame for his outrageous and flamboyant performances and his charismatic personality.

By the time he retired in November 1962, he had purchased a large turkey ranch in Beaumont, Calif. He also owned a cocktail lounge/restaurant in Van Nuys, Calif. He was married twice. He and his first wife, Betty, had two adopted children. With his second wife, Cherie, he had one son, Gary. He also had a son with his longtime mistress.

His investments failed and so did his health. Gorgeous George suffered a heart attack on Dec. 24, 1963, and died two days later at age 48.

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