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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

Wonders never cease

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? The Colossus of Rhodes? The Lighthouse of Alexandria? They're all ancient history. So are the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus. Of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, only the Pyramids at Giza are still standing. Time to get a new Seven Wonders of the World, right? Enter a massive online voting campaign to do just that.

Vote now
New7Wonders, a nonprofit Swiss foundation, has organized the online campaign to pick the new Seven Wonders of the World under the motto: "Our heritage is our future." Even landmarks that don't receive the most votes can benefit.
"Monuments in jeopardy, perhaps in a dangerous state of decay, can be saved by publicizing their beauty and highlighting their plight to the international community," the foundation says.
As part of the awareness campaign, the foundation has been visiting each of the 21 finalist sites. The tour stopped at Alhambra in Spain this week and will be at the Great Wall of China next, on Nov. 7. The tour concludes March 6 at the Statue of Liberty.
You can vote for seven of the 21 finalist landmarks until the winners are announced on July 7 - "07/07/07," as the foundation puts it - in Lisbon, Portugal.

21 candidates
Here, in alphabetical order, are the 21 finalists for the new Seven Wonders of the World. The New7Wonders website includes fact sheets for each, as well as photos, kids' activities and more. The ones in bold got Web Search's votes. Don't agree? Then go to the website and vote.

1. Acropolis, Athens, Greece
2. Alhambra, Granada, Spain
3. Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
4. Chichen Itza Aztec site, Yucatan, Mexico
5. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6. Colosseum, Rome
7. Easter Island Statues, Chile
8. Eiffel Tower, Paris
9. Great Wall, China

10. Hagia Sophia church, Istanbul, Turkey
11. Kyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan
12. Kremlin/St.Basil's, Moscow
13. Machu Picchu, Peru
14. Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen, Germany
15. Petra ancient city, Jordan
16. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
17. Statue of Liberty, New York
18. Stonehenge, Amesbury, England
19. Sydney Opera House, Australia
20. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
21. Timbuktu city, Mali

The forgotten seven?
Fear not for the original Seven Wonders of the World. Their place in history, even if ancient, is assured. The New7Wonders website includes fact sheets for each of the ancient monuments (under Kids & Schools). Check out these other websites to find out more about the storied historic landmarks:

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
UnMuseum: Seven Wonders
CNN Destinations: Seven Wonders


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Previously:

Secret messages
For your consideration
Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
Missed marketing
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
It's free!
Websites that help you find books that are right for you
Coping with illness
Some serious face time
Some serious face time
In reply to your e-mail ...
Turn your handwriting into a computer-based font that will allow you to churn out homespun greetings
Music for everyone
'Elusive planet' can be viewed clearly from Earth with the naked eye
Central characters
E-mail @ 35
Idle chatter
Funny money
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
Remain anonymous

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