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: What is Brunswick Stew? How it is made? Why the name? -- F.D.L., Dover, Del.

A: According to Brunswick County, Va., historians, "Uncle Jimmy" Matthews created the stew in 1828 while on a hunting trip. He used a mixture of butter, onions, stale bread and seasoning, along with squirrel meat. The stew was an instant hit. Brunswick stew is now most commonly made with chicken, or a combination of several meats, which might include rabbit, beef and pork. Onions, corn and tomatoes are usually included, and many recipes call for lima beans, peas, and okra. "Virginia ambrosia" is popular for church functions, local fundraisers or wherever large groups of people are gathering and eating.

Brunswick, Ga., also lays claim to the stew recipe. There are often Brunswick stew cook-offs, called "stew wars," between the two states.

Q: What was the address in Amsterdam where Anne Frank and her family went into hiding to avoid the Nazis? When was she born? -- K.I.T., Newburgh, N.Y.

A: Annelies "Anne" Marie Frank was a Jewish girl born June 12, 1929. On July 6, 1942, she and her family went into hiding in the annex at No. 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.

At approximately 10 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1944, Frank and her family were discovered and taken to concentration camps. About a month before the camps were liberated, Frank died, possibly of typhus. The house is now a museum dedicated to Anne Frank and her family.

Q: Does former talk-show host Oprah Winfrey have a middle name? Where was she born? -- G.L., Mesa, Ariz.

A: She does have a middle name -- Gail. She was born Jan. 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Miss.

Q: Is there a word that describes the star that is created when light strikes a stone such as sapphire? -- G.T., Springfield, Ohio A: There is; it's asterism. "Asterism" comes from the Greek word for "star," "aster."

Q: Why are covered bridges covered? -- U.L., Birdsboro, Pa.

A: There are many explanations, mostly romantic. Personally, I think our ancestors were far too practical to spend additional resources of money and time on non-practical construction.

There are two simple explanations, though. One explanation is merely that a cover keeps the trusses dry. Bridge engineers have told me that keeping bridge trusses out of harsh weather will extend their usefulness for three times as many years. Another explanation is that a covered bridge is much stronger than one that is not covered.

According to one reference, the first covered bridges were built more than 2,000 years ago in China, and maybe even earlier, in ancient Babylon. Theodore Burr constructed the first covered bridge built in America in 1804. This bridge spanned the Hudson River in New York and was called the Waterford Bridge; it lasted for 105 years.

Q: Which American League baseball team was handed the first shutout in the league's history? -- A.S., Salisbury, Md.

A: American League teams began playing during April 1901. On May 15, the Washington Senators beat the Boston Americans (later the Red Sox) 4 to 0, the first shutout in American League history.

Q: I don't travel like I used to, but I have fond memories of the DC-3 from the 1940s. What does the DC stand for? -- E.D., Orangeburg, S.C.

A: The DC stands for "Douglas Commercial." American Airlines became the first airline to use the DC-3 when it was put into service in 1936. Many pilots consider the DC-3 the greatest plane ever built.

Q: What was Michelangelo's full name? -- D.K.M., Salt Lake City

A: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in a small village in Caprese, Italy, on March 6, 1475. He was an influential sculptor, painter, architect and poet. He died Feb. 18, 1564, in Rome.

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