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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 watched a documentary several years ago about a group of desert inhabitants who wore traditional veils. Their name incorporated the word "veil," as I recall. I would like to read more about these people, but I can't remember what they're called. -- C.V., Rochester, N.Y.

A: You watched a documentary about the Tuareg, "the people of the veil." Traditionally, the Tuareg wear a blue veil -- the source of their nicknames the "blue people" or "blue men." These nicknames are not related to the color of the veils, but came about because the indigo pigments in the cloth stained the wearer's skin dark blue.

Today, the Tuareg wear clothing and turbans in a variety of colors. Only men wear veils, and it is a rite of passage upon entering manhood to don one. Veils are worn to protect them from evil spirits that enter through the nose and mouth. The Tuareg are found mostly in North and West Africa, with many having settled into agriculture, shunning the nomadic life.

DID YOU KNOW? Sylvester Stallone's father, Frank, was a hairdresser. His mother, Jackie Labofish Stallone, sought fame as an astrologer and women's wrestling promoter.

Q: While vacationing at the shore with the family many years ago, I came across some old newspapers. One of the stories was about a ship that was involved in an accident. The incident was referred to as an "allision." I chuckled at the typo and read on. I keep thinking about this, and I wonder if it really was a typo. -- Y.L., Buffalo, Okla.

A: No, it was not a typo. A collision is when two objects strike each other, as when one ship strikes another. An allision is similar, but refers to a collision where one of the two objects is stationary. For instance, a ship could allide with the pier.

Q: I recently watched "Star Wars" on TV. What happened to Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker? I haven't heard of him since the "Star Wars" movies. -- D.C., Milford, Del.

A: Mark Hamill was born Sept. 25, 1951. He's remained active in the entertainment field since the "Star Wars" trilogy. He's appeared in movies and TV shows, but he has mostly done voice work in cartoon features. He is noted for the voice of the Joker in "Batman: The Animated Series."

According to Hamill, Disney has approached him to appear in the new "Star Wars" films.

Q: This has bugged me for a long time. Why is a person who makes or repairs a stringed instrument called a luthier? I don't get it. -- N.N.K., Lakeside, Fla.

A: "Luthier" comes from the French word "luth," which means "lute." According to my Merriam-Webster dictionary, a lute is a "stringed instrument having a large pear-shaped body, a vaulted back, a fretted fingerboard and a head with tuning pegs, which is often angled backward from the neck."

In the United States, luthier is used to describe anyone who works on a specialty type of stringed instrument, such as a violin or guitar maker.

Q: My church bulletin made reference to St. Augustine of Hippo. Where is Hippo? -- T.Y., Fort Smith, Ark.

A: Hippo, located near the modern town of Annaba in Algeria, was probably first settled by Carthaginians in the fourth century. Hippo was a major city in Roman North Africa, and it was the home of the philosopher and theologian Augustine. Scholars say his writings are considered influential in the development of western Christianity. He was born in 354 and died in 430.


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