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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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: Was the original Howdy Doody puppet replaced by a different one? -- R.T.L., Saint Cloud, Minn.

A: He was. Puppeteer Frank Paris created the first Howdy Doody in 1947, but he walked off the show -- with the doll -- in 1948, after a dispute over royalties. That puppet version is now known as "Ugly Doody." NBC, in a frantic search for a replacement, hired puppeteer Velma Dawson to create the more famous version of Howdy Doody in just over a week. Dawson received $300 for her puppet and no residuals. There have been a few duplicate Howdy Doody puppets: One was called "Double Doody" and the other "Photo Doody," a puppet without strings that was used for photographs.

Q: Was Rudolph Valentino the birth name of the silent film star? -- S.B., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

A: No. Rudolph Valentino was born Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Italy, on May 6, 1895. He was the second of three children. Valentino died in New York City on Aug. 23, 1926 at age 31. Approximately 100,000 mourners lined the streets on the day of his funeral.

Q: What was the first name of former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop? -- J.K., Atlantic City, N.J.

A: Charles.

Q: How long have bananas been around? Is the banana most commonly seen in a grocery store a special variety? -- N.D., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

A: Banana experts say the fruit has been around for more than a million years and originated in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It wasn't until the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition that the banana was introduced to the Americas. At the exhibition the fruit was wrapped in foil and sold for 10 cents each. That doesn't sound like a lot of money now, but it would be equivalent to nearly $2 per banana today. Although there are many types of bananas in the world (about 300), Dole Food Company tells me the most popular in this country is the cavendish variety.

Q: When was "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau born? -- F.L.H., Marblehead, Mass.

A: Garretson Beekman Trudeau was born July 21, 1948, in New York City. He developed the comic strip "Doonesbury" while attending Yale University in the late 1960s.

Q: Where is the "Cathedral of Commerce"? -- D.R., Gloucester City, N.J.,

A: The Cathedral of Commerce, located at 233 Broadway in New York City, is better known as the Woolworth Building. Frank W. Woolworth originally intended the building to be home for a bank and offices for his company; however, as the project went on, so did the size. It became a 60-story, 792-foot neo-gothic high-rise that was, at one point, the tallest building in the world. It opened in 1913. The land on which the skyscraper was built cost half of the $13.5 million he paid -- in cash -- for the entire project.

The opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson threw a switch in the White House, and 80,000 light bulbs came to life, illuminating the building; there was a banquet on the 27th floor attended by 900 guests.

The name "Cathedral of Commerce" first appeared in The New York Times on April 27, 1913, when an English visitor was quoted about his impression of the new building.

The Woolworth Building was sold in 1998 for $155 million.


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