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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

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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 Dec. 26, 2008 / 29 Kislev 5769

The Year in Review

By Greg Crosby


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Happy New Year! What a year this last one has been. Looking back at all the events that occurred and how things have changed during these past 12 months is awesome. Just consider all the following things that happened in the last year.


Recession starts to bite in America with 7.0% (5.2 million) people unemployed

Arnold Palmer won his first Masters' tournament

The average wages per year is $4.600.00

The average cost of a new home $12,750.00

A Gallon of Gas cost 25 cents

Toyota and Datsun Cars go on sale in The US

The First US Passenger Jets come into service with the Boeing 707

Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army.

US Nuclear Submarine " Nautilus " passes under Ice Cap at North Pole

The Wham-O company introduces the Hula Hoop

Alaska becomes the 49th State

The Microchip ( the magic chip that makes all our PC's work ) first developed in US by Intel

The Munich air disaster in which 7 Manchester United Players died

The US Nuclear Submarine Nautilus is the first undersea vessel to reach the Geographic North Pole

Vertigo, Gigi, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Bridge on the River Kwai were among the most popular movies.



These were just a few of the interesting events that transpired this past year, and I OOPS! My mistake. The previous events occurred FIFTY YEARS AGO. That would be 1958. I am so, so sorry about that. Okay, now let's take a look at the interesting things that happened last year.

The Philippines opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, is assassinated after returning home from a self-imposed exile in the United States.

Hurricane Alicia makes landfall near Galveston, Texas with winds in excess of 100 MPH, leaving 22 dead and causing more than two billion dollars in damages.

After nearly 10 years of legal wrangling in the courts AT&T is broken down into seven regional companies (often called Baby Bells) following the government's anti-trust suit against AT&T in 1974, the Baby Bells provide the local services.

With the recession continuing to effect manufacturing in the United States. U.S. Steel announces that it would reduce its steel making capacity by roughly 20 percent laying off a further 4,600 bringing the total lay-offs for the year to 15,400.

A terrorist car bomb planted by the IRA is exploded outside the Harrods Department store in Knightsbridge, central London killing 9 and injuring 75 other Christmas shoppers during the busiest time of the year. After the explosion panic and chaos caused other minor injuries as people panicked scared that more bombs may explode.

A moderate earthquake 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit Central New York up as far as Canada, Earth Quakes in the region are not common so everybody who was woken by the movement at 6:19 in the morning noticed it, effects ranged from water in a water bed making waves to things falling off shelves, the last earthquake of any size was back in 1944 which measured 5.9 on the Richter Scale.

A Terrorist attack by a suicide bomber destroys the United States Embassy in Beirut, killing 63

The first mobile phones were introduced to the public market by the Motorola Company.

Six gunmen break into the Brinks Mat warehouse at the Heathrow Airport making off with three tons of gold bars valued at $37.5 million.

Oh, I AM sorry about this! It seems I've made another boo-boo. You see, all the aforementioned things actually took place 25 years ago in 1983. Okay, now. Let me get a hold of myself and try once again to enumerate all the interesting events which actually occurred last year.

The Summer Olympic Games of the IV Olympiad were held in London, England

The Messina Earthquake, a category 7.5, strikes the Straits of Messina in southern Italy, destroying the cities of Messina in Sicily and Reggio di Calabria on the Italian mainland. The earthquake and tsunami it caused killed between 50,000 and 150,000.

The Union of South Africa is established.

Isadora Duncan becomes popular interpreter of dance.

The Ford Motor Co. produces the first Model "T" and 15 million cars are sold.

The General Motors Corporation was formed.

Chicago beat Detroit in the World Series.

The film, "The Last Days of Pompeii" was a big hit.

William Howard Taft is elected U.S. President.


Oh my. Ha, ha, ha. Well folks, the joke is on me, I guess! You see, I've erred once again. Those things above all happened 100 years ago in 1908. Gosh, I just can't seem to get anything right today. It must be the New Year blahs or something. Anyway, I will try to be more "with it" next time. Have a Happy New Year — no matter which New Year you're celebrating, or remembering!

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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