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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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: Recently, an advertising slogan from the 1950s came to mind -- "Just what the doctor ordered." I can't recall the product. I've asked few friends, but all they say is that they've heard the slogan but can't help me. Can you? -- R.P., Elmira, N.Y.

A: "Just what the doctor ordered" was the slogan for L&M cigarettes, which stood for Liggett and Myers.

Dr Pepper uses the slogan today.

Q: In Mary Shelley's novel, what was Dr. Frankenstein's first name? -- G.S., Pottsville, Pa.

A: The character's full name is Victor Frankenstein.

Q: In the late 1950s, there was a movie gimmick in which all patrons received a free $1,000 life insurance policy in case they died during the show. I went, and -- luckily -- my heirs did not collect. Do you know what the name of the movie was and whether it is available for purchase? -- T.J., Wilmington, Vt.

A: The movie was "Macabre" (1958), directed by the king of gimmick promotions, William Castle (1914-1977). Some movie theaters hired models dressed as nurses to stand near a medicine chest, while others posted a sign asking that doctors inform management where they were sitting in case their professional services were needed.

The movie is available on DVD or to stream on your computer.

Q: What was Shirley Temple's birth name? When and where was she born? I once read that her hairstyle always had the same number of curls. Is that true? -- D.B.C., Hamburg, Pa.

A: Shirley Jane Temple was born April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, Calif. Her mother, Gertrude, styled her hair in 52 pin curls for each film.

Q: I was paging through a book about World War II and saw some political cartoons drawn by a Dr. Seuss. I know of only one such person -- the author of "The Cat in the Hat." Is this the same Dr. Seuss? -- C.C., Victoria, Texas

A: I don't think of Dr. Seuss -- Theodor Seuss Geisel -- as a political cartoonist either, but from 1941 to 1943, he drew more than 400 such cartoons for the New York newspaper PM in support of the American effort in World War II. He also drew a set of war bond cartoons for many newspapers.

If you are interested, Richard H. Minear released a book, "Dr. Seuss Goes to War," in 1999. About 200 of Seuss' drawings have been reproduced there.


Q: Many years ago I saw a silent movie called "The Wizard of Oz." No one believes me; I'm beginning to doubt that I really did see the movie. Does this movie exist? -- Y.J., Cherry Hill, N.J.

A: It does! "The Wizard of Oz" was released in 1925. In the silent movie, Larry Semon played the scarecrow and Oliver Hardy played the Tin Woodsman. The movie received good reviews, although not nearly as good as the 1939 classic. The two films have drastically different plots. It is available for purchase.

Q: Who co-starred with Gerald McRaney on the TV show "Simon & Simon"? -- D.D., Ashland, Pa. A: Jameson Parker and Gerald McRaney played brothers A.J. and Rick Simon, two San Diego private detectives, on "Simon & Simon." The show was a giant hit for most of the '80s, but in the closing years of the decade, its ratings declined. It was finally canceled in January 1989.

Q: Was England's many-times-married King Henry VIII buried with one of his wives? -- O.W., Salisbury, Md.

A: Henry VIII (1491-1547) was buried with wife No. 3, Jane Seymour, in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Jane (1509-1537) who was queen from 1536 to 1537, died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. Jane was the only of Henry's six wives to receive a queen's funeral.


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