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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 Dec. 9, 2011 / 13 Kislev, 5772

Hey, isn't that . . .

By Lori Borgman

Lori Borgman

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The husband has a knack for spotting famous people. I have a knack for thinking I spot famous people and being unwilling to admit that I am wrong.

When we took a trip to Montana, the husband spotted Phil Jackson, coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, walking through the Kalispell airport. He was pretty excited and thought I'd be excited, too, but even when he pointed out the coach I didn't recognize him.

However, I did recognize Jim Nabors on that same trip. The husband said I didn't see Jim Nabors, I just thought I did because the locals said Jim Nabors had a vacation home in the area. I still say it was Jim Nabors walking his dog down the street.

My problem is that when I really do see famous people I often don't know who they are. Once I was on flight with a team from the WNBA. I asked my seatmates, who had their names on their jackets, what team they were with and I thought they said the Detroit Shot. I opened my book and kept my head down.

I relayed the players' names to the husband, who immediately recognized them and informed me they are the Detroit Shock, not the Shot.

That confusion aside, I am pretty sure that I saw Queen Latifah at our Wal-Mart recently but the husband says celebrities don't shop Wal-Mart. I say it's entirely possible they do because even celebrities need toilet tissue and paper towels.

And then I saw Hillary Clinton at Macy's.

"You couldn't have seen Hillary at Macy's," the husband said. "She's in the Mideast brokering peace."

"Well, not on Wednesday she wasn't. She was trying on black leather boots."

I also spotted Lady Gaga coming out of the local high school. Her hair was in a big purple Mohawk, and she had on a red leather body suit with chains wrapped around her neck and was headed into Steak 'n Shake.

I also know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I saw Dolly Parton at a Cracker Barrel last spring. Such a sweet thing. She was manning the hostess stand and gave us a real nice table near the fireplace.

The husband likes to remind me that he has a much longer, and far more legitimate, track record of spotting famous people. When he was in college he ran into Muhammad Ali.

That's nice, but I can up the ante. I wouldn't want this to go too far because it could cause real chaos at Jiffy Lube, but Trace Adkins helped change the oil on my car. He even put the little plastic sticker on the windshield to remind me when to come in again.

Last week I was as shocked as anybody to see Brad Pitt at our grocery store.

When I informed the husband he said, "Sure you saw Brad Pitt at the grocery. On a tabloid cover, right?"

"No, he wasn't on a tabloid cover, Mr.-I'm-the-Only-One-Who-Sees-Famous-People. He was carrying groceries out to the car for Betty White."

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