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: Who was the first woman mayor in the United States? -- I.P., Port Huron, Mich.

A: According to the Kansas Historical Society, the first woman mayor was Susanna Salter. She was elected mayor of Argonia, Kan., in 1887, just weeks after Kansas gave women the right to vote in city elections.

Born in Belmont County, Ohio, in 1860, Susanna Madora Kinsey moved to Kansas with her parents in 1872. While away at college, she met and married Lewis Salter. The couple moved to Argonia with her parents. In 1885, her father became the first mayor of the newly incorporated town, and her husband was the town clerk. In an effort to discredit the women's movement, several men secretly placed Susanna's name on the ballot for mayor of the town. The move backfired; the 27-year-old won by a landslide, receiving two-thirds of the vote. Shortly after her term in office expired, her family moved to Oklahoma. She died in 1961 at age 101.

Q: I think I read this correctly: In an obituary of Julia Child, it mentioned that she was a member of the OSS, acting as a spy during the war. True? Where was she stationed? -- D.M., Yakima, Wash.

A: Born on Aug. 15, 1912, in Pasadena, Calif., Julia McWilliams went on to graduate from Smith College in 1934. She worked in advertising and publicity for W & J Sloane, a furniture store in New York City. When World War II started, she joined the Office of Strategic Services (the OSS -- the precursor to the CIA), hoping to become a spy. Instead, she was sent to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) as an office manager and later served some time in China. During this tour of duty in China, she met her future husband, Paul Child. They married and spent six years in Paris, where she studied cooking at one of the most exclusive schools in Paris.

If you want to learn more about Julia Child, I would suggest "Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child," by Noel Riley Fitch.

Q: On April 6, 2004, New York Met Kazuo Matsui hit a home run on the very first pitch of his major league career. Has this ever been done before? -- V.L.M., Redding, Calif.

A: According to Baseball Almanac, the feat was first done by Walter Mueller, a shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates, on May 7, 1922. Matsui was the 20th player to knock one out of the ballpark on the very first pitch of his major league baseball career. As of this writing, the feat has been accomplished 28 times; 14 times in the American League and 14 times in the National League.

Q: During the 1950s, my favorite actress was Lana Turner. Was she really discovered in a drug store while having a soft drink? -- G.J., Farmington, N.M.

A: First, let me tell you a little bit about her. Turner was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Wallace, Idaho, and given the name Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner. Shortly after her father's murder when she was 10, Turner and her mother moved to Los Angeles.

Although the story of Lana being discovered in Schwab's Drugstore will live in Hollywood myth forever, it is, according to her official website, not totally true. One day shortly after arriving in California, she cut school and had a Coke at the Top Hat Cafe across from Hollywood High School. A publisher with the Hollywood Reporter saw her and arranged for her to meet with a talent agent. The agent then arranged for the voluptuous 15-year-old to meet with director Mervyn LeRoy. It was LeRoy who suggested she change her name; they agreed on Lana Turner. It wasn't long before she became known as the "Sweater Girl."

Between 1937 and 1976, Turner appeared in more than 50 films. She lived an active lifestyle until 1995. On June 29, 1995, with her daughter Cheryl by her side, Lana Turner died of throat cancer at age 74.

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