In this issue
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: In mid-February, I heard a story about an athlete who competed wearing a multi-thousand dollar wristwatch. If the story is correct, who was it? -- G.L., Santa Rosa, Calif.

A: The story is correct. Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has worn a Richard Mille watch since 2010. The first one was worth $525,000. Around this February, Nadal started sporting a new timepiece worth a whopping $690,000! The watch is a recent innovation, designed to survive the torture of less-than-ideal situations. The new system incorporates suspension cables that hold the watch mechanism in the case without being mounted with screws, as is traditionally done.

Richard Mille is a French businessman and owner of a Swiss luxury watchmaking company. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Les Breuleux, Switzerland.

Q: When someone dies, it might be said that he "kicked the bucket." How did this saying come about? -- H.M.L., Fort Smith, Ark.

A: There are several explanations, but only one stands out as a real possibility. When someone commits suicide by hanging, he needs to stand on something, possibly a bucket, with the rope around his neck. When ready, he "kicks the bucket" and finishes his final act.

DID YOU KNOW? Black Jack, Mo., is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of less than 7,000. It got its name from a grove of blackjack oak trees that grew by the riverbank where the town is now located.

Q: I like the TV series "Castle," and I am especially impressed with Stana Katic. I was wondering what her background is. Can you help me? -- P.W., Torrance, Calif.

A: Stana Katic was born in Hamilton, Ontario, on April 26, 1978. Eventually, her family moved to Aurora, Ill., where she graduated from high school. She then studied acting at Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.

Katic is proficient in many languages; she speaks French, Italian, Croatian, Serbian and Slovene. She is best known for her portrayal of Detective Kate Beckett on ABC's "Castle." In 2008, she created her production company, Sine Timore Productions, which, in Latin, means "without fear." She lives in Los Angeles.

DID YOU KNOW? Perry Mason's office phone number was Madison 5-1190 (625-1190).

Q: I found a small photo in my grandparents' collection that shows an oil derrick with a gusher blowing in. The only thing written on the back is "Signal Hill." Where is Signal Hill? -- R.W., Canadian, Okla.

A: Signal Hill is a small city in Los Angeles County, Calif., that is completely surrounded by the city of Long Beach. On June 23, 1921, Shell Oil Company's Alamitos No. 1 well erupted, causing an oil rush. Before long, Signal Hill's population of oil derricks exploded to more than 100, giving the landscape a prickly appearance and the nickname "Porcupine Hill." Signal Hill became one of the most productive fields per acre the world has ever known. If you are in the area, Alamitos No. 1 remains on display today.

Signal Hill has a population of approximately 11,465 people.

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