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: Do you know the title of a movie from the 1950s about a young boy who was adopted by monks in a monastery; he went into the attic and found an old cross that had been stored up there. I remember watching it as a child, but my older sisters don't. Any help would be appreciated. -- G.S. Naples, Florida

A: The name of the Spanish film is "Miracle of Marcelino" (1955), which was based on a novel of the same name. The story is about Marcelino, an orphan left on the steps of the monastery as a baby. He turned into a rowdy and defiant boy. The monks warned him not to enter the attic at the monastery, which of course made it irresistible; he was warned that a bogeyman lived in the attic. Marcelino entered the upstairs room and saw the bogeyman. Scared, he left, although he did return later -- not to find a bogeyman, but a crucifix. He thought the figure of Jesus looked hungry, so he stole some bread and wine, which he offered to the statue. The stone Jesus came to life and partook in a mini-feast. The movie is available at online wholesalers.

DID YOU KNOW? Sally Field auditioned for the role of Elaine Robinson in "The Graduate" (1967); the role went to Katharine Ross instead.

Q: Recently, I was watching an episode of "The Untouchables." In a side plot, a guy named Joe Zan-something wanted to assassinate President Herbert Hoover; he then found out that Hoover was voted out of office and Franklin D. Roosevelt was going to be the new president. Joe then wanted to assassinate Roosevelt. Was there such an individual in real life? I tried to look him up, but I had no luck. -- M.H., Stowe, Vermont

A: I've never been a big fan of television, but I did watch "The Untouchables." I have looked up characters to read more about them several times, and they were almost always real people. Maybe the facts aren't exact, but the series is not intended to be a documentary.

The person you're talking about is Giuseppe Zangara (1900-1933); he was born in Calabria, Italy, and came to America in 1923. He had severe abdominal pain, which is believed to contribute to his mental delusions. On Feb. 15, 1933, president-elect Roosevelt was making a speech in Miami, where Zangara was living. Armed with a .32-caliber pistol, he attempted to shoot the future president but missed and shot and killed the mayor of Chicago, Anton Cermak, instead. A little over a month later, Zangara had an appointment with the electric chair.

Q: Hey, Mr. Know-It-All, I have a riddle for you: I'm tall when I'm young, and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?

A: You're a candle.

Q: Why do cable TV shows such as "Mad Men" and "Royal Pains" have only 13 episode seasons? -- R.B.

A: Blame it on escalating production costs and a steady decline in ratings. The former 22-episode season meant an expensive eight to nine months of filming. Thirteen-episode seasons cut filming costs in half.

Early in TV broadcasting, network executives thought that more episodes of a hit show meant more money from advertising. That's why, in TV's early days, networks wanted primetime shows on the air for 39 weeks, taking a break only in the low-viewership summer. As costs rose, networks started cutting back, until a few years ago the standard for networks hit 22 episodes. Since cable networks have less money and fewer viewers, they cut back even further to 13 episodes.

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