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 can you tell me about Bram Stoker, the author of "Dracula"? -- G.M., Peoria, Ill.

A: Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847?1912) was an Irish novelist and short-story writer who is best known for his 1897 novel "Dracula." As a child, he was mostly bedridden because of illness. By the time he entered school, he had fully recovered and became an excellent athlete. He graduated with honors from Trinity College in Dublin.

In 1878, Stoker married Florence Balcombe, whose former suitor was Oscar Wilde. The couple moved to London, where Stoker became involved with the Lyceum Theatre. He later became its business manager, a position he held for nearly 30 years. Along with his theater duties, he was part of the literary staff of the London Daily Telegraph.

Stoker wrote other horror novels besides "Dracula," as well as other fiction, including "The Snake's Pass" in 1890. He and his wife had one child, a son. After suffering several strokes, Stoker died at age 64.

Q: For many years I enjoyed "The Carol Burnett Show." I especially enjoyed it when Carol would introduce Lyle Waggoner and then melt when he came on stage. I used to melt also. Then, all of a sudden, there was no more Lyle Waggoner. How long was he on the show? Why did he leave? -- Y.C.L., Holland, Mich.

A: "The Carol Burnett Show" aired on CBS from 1967 until 1978. Lyle Waggoner (1935- ) was with the show from the beginning and remained until 1974, when he decided it was time to move on and explore other professional avenues. He prepared himself for his departure by becoming involved in theater and other TV shows during time off from taping "The Carol Burnett Show." He also received additional "exposure" as Playgirl magazine's first seminude centerfold in 1973. (Some sources say that because of this, the producers of "The Carol Burnett Show" asked him to leave.)

In 1979, he created Star Waggons to provide custom location trailers exclusively to the entertainment industry.

Q: My husband and I frequently watch the TV courtroom reality show "Judge Judy." Who pays the judgments that are made against the defendants? -- D.B., Scotts, Mich.

A: Judith Sheindlin is an outspoken former family court judge who received national attention after the television news program "60 Minutes" aired a segment about her. TV producers later asked her to preside over her own courtroom reality show, and the first episode of "Judge Judy" aired in September 1996. "Judge Judy" is not scripted. Sheindlin is given a half-page summary, which she doesn't always read, for each case she hears. The complaints and judgments, which are paid by the show's producers, are real. Before the show, both parties agree to accept the judge's decision and to not pursue the case outside the show's court. Litigants are paid $100 for their appearance on the show, plus a small amount for each day the show is taped. Airfare and hotel accommodations are also paid. The courtroom audience is paid and is prompted when to laugh or to fake conversations among themselves.

Q: Bok is an uncommon name in this country. I would like to know if political cartoonist Chip Bok is descended from or related to Hannes Bok, the classic fantasy/science fiction illustrator? -- J.F.C., San Pedro, Calif.

A: Chip Bok was the staff editorial cartoonist for the Akron Beacon Journal from 1987 to 2008. His editorial cartoons are syndicated and appear regularly in more than 100 publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Time and Newsweek.

There is little chance that Chip Bok is related to Hannes Bok. Hannes Bok is the pseudonym for Wayne Francis Woodard (1914-1964), who was an American artist and illustrator, as well as an amateur astrologer and writer of fantasy fiction and poetry.


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