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 dislike chocolate -- chocolate bars, chocolate fudge, chocolate icing, chocolate ice cream and chocolate cake, with one exception. I like German chocolate cake. The cake does not have a strong chocolate flavor, and I like the coconut-pecan frosting. Did the cake originate in Germany? -- K.G., Rolla, Missouri

A: No, the cake was created by a man named Sam German in 1852 and was known as German's chocolate cake. He developed it for a competition thrown by the American Baker's Chocolate Co.


In the U.K., they eat "aubergine"; in America, we munch on "eggplant."

While in America our pants are held up by "suspenders," in the U.K. they use "braces."

Q: What does it mean to "peach on" someone? -- I.J.L., Stillwater, Oklahoma

A: It means to inform on someone or turn informer. It comes from Middle English "pechen," meaning "to accuse." Its first known use was around 1425.

DID YOU KNOW? Linda Blair was considered for the starring role in the movie "Taxi Driver" (1976), but the role went to Jodie Foster instead. Foster was nominated for an Oscar for her turn as Iris.

Q: Have you ever heard of the Peel automobile? -- E.L., Clinton, New Jersey

A: There were two models of Peels -- the Trident and the much smaller P50. Only the most diehard automotive buff has any knowledge of them, but it's no wonder -- there were fewer than 100 of the two-seater, three-wheeled Trident ever made on the Isle of Man, England, in 1966. The Trident was 72 inches long and 42 inches wide.

The smaller P50 was 54 inches long and 41 inches wide; it weighed 130 pounds. The one-seater was designed for a man and his briefcase.

They are being manufactured again in England. Each is custom made and comes with a factory-installed windshield wiper and washer; a cup holder is extra.

Q: Where did the term "bean counter" originate? -- M.E.H., Peoria, Illinois

A: Beans are about as cheap a commodity as you can get. In the interest of keeping on top of costs, counting each one in inventory would be nitpicking, to say the least. It is a pejorative term for accountants, bankers and anyone who holds a financial interest in an endeavor. I think that in recent years the negative association has all but disappeared, and it just means a money counter.

The term appears first as a term meaning "a counter where beans are sold" in a Lewiston, Maine, paper in 1907. The first reference to accountants occurred in a Fort Wayne, Indiana, paper in 1919.

DID YOU KNOW? According to Jackie Gleason, it was Orson Welles who gave him the moniker "The Great One."

Q: I remember a one-panel comic from the 1930s called Toonerville Folks; one of the characters was named Aunt Eppie Hogg. No one I've asked remembers it. Am I the goofy one? -- M.T.D. Naples, Florida

A: Only your friends know for sure, but there was, in fact, an Aunt Eppie Hogg associated with Toonerville Folks, a comic by Fontaine Fox.

The cartoon, which ran from 1908 through 1955, was a daily look at the Toonerville Trolley, the broken-down vehicle that met all the trains in Toonerville. It was driven by Skipper. Other characters in the town included Terrible-Tempered Mr. Bang, the Physically Powerful Katrinka, Little Woo-Woo Wortle, Aunt Eppie Hogg (The Fattest Lady in 3 Counties) and Mickey McGuire, the town bully.

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