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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: I remember the term "How now, brown cow." What exactly does it mean? When and where did it originate? I don't hear it used anymore. -- B.S., Salem, Ill.

A: "How now, brown cow" is pretty much a nonsensical phrase with no real meaning. However, it has been used as a jovial greeting meaning "What's up?" or "What's next?"

The phrase was created for use in elocution and teaching rounded vowel sounds. It's not clear when or where it was created, although suggested dates ranges from the mid-1920s to early 1940s.

DID YOU KNOW? Alfred Hitchcock and William Holden delivered the shortest acceptance speeches in Oscar history. When Holden won Best Actor in 1954 and when Hitchcock accepted the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in 1967, both simply said "Thank you" and walked off.

Q: Who was the actor who played Stan, Dorothy's ex-husband on the TV sitcom "The Golden Girls"? What became of him? -- S.C., Fort Scott, Kan.

A: The role of bald Stanley "Stan" Zbornak was played by Herb Edelman. The series aired from 1985 to 1992; Edelman appeared in 26 of the 180 episodes.

Edelman was born in November 1933 and died in July 1996. He attended Brooklyn College and Cornell University, served in the U.S. Army and worked as a cabdriver while waiting for acting work to come along. He had a successful career as a Broadway actor and later guest-starred in more than 50 TV programs and appeared in more than half a dozen movies. His final television appearance was playing a guest role in "Burke's Law" (1995).

Q: Several months ago on PBS, I heard a fantastic singing group whose name was, I think, Straight No Chaser. I would like to get their CD if they have one. -- M.M.S., Waverly, Ill.

A: You have the name right. Straight No Chaser has several CDs available, including at least two Christmas CDs. I have seen the group's CDs online at several sites; I'm sure you also could buy them at your local music store.

The a cappella men's group originated in 1996 at Indiana University and is made up of a rotating group of collegiate performers. A few years later, a professional group was formed under the same name, Straight No Chaser. The professional group is often made up of former members of the college group.

Straight No Chaser has signed a multi-album deal with a recording company, so you'll be able to enjoy many hours of its music.

Q: Someone said the old-time actress Linda Darnell died trying to save someone in a fire. Is that true? If not, how did she die? -- M.S., Hawthorne, Calif.

A: Linda Darnell was born in 1923. As a young child, it was evident that she would one day be a beauty. She began modeling clothing before she was a teenager and became an instant success. By age 13 she was acting in local theater. She was "discovered" by a Hollywood scout and made her film debut in 1939. By age 16 she became the youngest leading lady in Hollywood history. She appeared in 46 films, the last being the low-budget western "Black Spurs" (1965).

Darnell died in April 1965 from burns suffered in a fire at the Glenview, Ill., home of her former secretary. She was 41. Some sources claimed she fell asleep while watching television and smoking; others, attempting to sensationalize the event, said she was intoxicated at the time. The truth seems to be that she was merely trying to escape the building when she was overcome by the blaze. There is no mention of her attempting to save anyone.

Super trivia: At the time of the blaze, Darnell allegedly was watching the movie "Star Dust" (1940), one of her earlier films.

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