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: When did magician David Copperfield take up magic? Is that his real name? When and where was he born? -- W.L., Elmira, N.Y.

A: David Seth Kotkin was born Sept. 16, 1956, in Metuchen, N.J. He learned his first magic trick from his grandfather when he was 7. By the time he was 12, he was performing professionally under the name "Davino, the Boy Magician" and was inducted into the Society of American Magicians. He worked as an adjunct professor at New York University at age 16.

Copperfield has grossed more than $4 billion in ticket sales, which is more than any other solo entertainer in history. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 21 Emmys and 11 Guinness World Records.

Q: Several years ago, I visited Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Going there is an emotional experience. Are there records that tell us who the very first person was who came through the processing station on his or her way to a better life in America? -- T.L., New Ulm, Minn.

A: On Jan. 1, 1892, arriving with two younger brothers, 15-year-old Annie Moore from County Cork, Ireland, was the first person to pass through the newly opened processing station at Ellis Island. Her parents immigrated to the United States three years earlier. Moore remained in New York City until her death in 1923. In 1993, Irish President Mary Robinson attended a ceremony in which a bronze statue of Annie Moore was unveiled in the island's museum.

Q: Where is the nation of Abyssinia? -- B.D., Mesa, Ariz.

A: Abyssinia is the former name of Ethiopia.

Q: There is a place in the United States called Four Corners, the only place where four states meet -- Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Is there a place where four nations meet at one point? -- I.L.C., Youngstown, Ohio

A: There isn't, but one pleace is close. Four African countries -- Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe -- almost meet at one point (called a "quadripoint"). The borders are actually 100 to 150 meters away from being a quadripoint.

Q: When was the Barbie doll introduced? What about Ken? After whom is the company Mattel named? -- P.D., Duncan, Okla.

A: Barbie was introduced in March 1959, at the American Toy Fair in New York City. The Ken doll was introduced in 1961. In 1945, Ruth and Elliot Handler joined with their friend Harold Mattson to form Mattel. The name comes from MATTson and ELliot. Ruth Handler developed Barbie and Ken, and she named them after her children, Barbara and Kenneth.

Q: Los Angeles is pretty much located in a desert. Why does it have an NBA team called the Lakers? -- I.J., Huntsville, Ala.

A: The Lakers were formed in 1947 from the remnants of National Basketball League's Detroit Gems. The newly formed Minnesota Lakers, based out of Minneapolis, played one season in the NBL before moving to the National Basketball Association. The team was named after Minnesota's nickname, "the Land of 1,000 Lakes." When the Lakers moved to Los Angeles in 1960, the name was not changed.

Q: From which fort was Lt. Col. George Custer dispatched before making his fateful charge at the Little Big Horn? -- E.J.B., Pottsville, Pa.

A: On May 17, 1876, Custer and the men of the 7th Cavalry departed from Fort Abraham Lincoln, near Bismarck, N.D. The fort was originally known as Fort McKeen, but its name was changed in 1872. The Battle of Little Big Horn, or Custer's Last Stand if you prefer, took place on June 25, 1876.

Q: I have heard of someone named "the Last of the Red-Hot Mammas" for many years, but I don't know who she was. Who was she? -- E.B., Daytona Beach, Fla.

A: "The Last of the Red-Hot Mammas" was the nickname for singer Sophie Tucker (1887-1966). The moniker came from one of her songs, "I'm the Last of the Red Hot Mammas."

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