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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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: The movie "The Full Monty" and the Broadway show of the same name were fantastic entertainment. What is a "full monty"? -- W.N., Ames, Iowa

A: A "full monty" is, essentially, "the works." It's a common British slang term. There are several suggestions of the origins -- take your pick: One source says it came about from a tuxedo rental business in England, which was owned by Sir Montague Burton. If you wanted a complete dress suit, you would order the full monty. There is another explanation saying it derives from a Spanish card game, where the pile of cards on the table is called a "monte." And finally, some say it comes from Field Marshal Montgomery's alleged habit of wearing his full set of medals.

DID YOU KNOW? "Pomology" is the science and practice of growing fruit.

Q: Where was the first kindergarten formed? -- G.V., Salem, Mass.

A: Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) created the system of preschool education, kindergarten (German for "garden of children"), in 1837 in Bad Blankenburg, Germany. His idea was a less formal approach to learning, using creative play, games, stories and other activities instead.

Margarethe Meyer-Schurz founded the first kindergarten in America in 1856 in Watertown, Wis. She conducted the lessons in German.

Q: I came across an old advertisement for Bill Haley and His Saddlemen who were performing at a local establishment. By any chance is this THE Bill Haley? -- E.M., Trenton, N.J.

A: It is. In 1948, Haley was recording with a group named the Four Aces of Western Swing. The following year, the group broke up and Haley formed a new band, The Saddlemen, named to reflect their country style. In 1952, the group was renamed Bill Haley With Haley's Comets. Eventually, the group would be called Bill Haley and His Comets, and would go on to record hits like "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Rock Around the Clock."

Q: Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world. What is the tallest waterfall in North America? -- I.M.M., Andover, Md.

A: You are right, at 3,212 feet, Angel Falls, in Venezuela, is the highest waterfall in the world. In North America, Yosemite Falls in California is the tallest at 2,425 feet.

In comparison, Canada's section of Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls, is a mere 174 feet high, while the American Falls is 182 feet high (according to the National Geographic Society). But with a combined width of 3,600 feet, Niagara Falls is nearly 400 feet wider then the height of Angel Falls.



Q: Where was Dolly Parton born? What is her given name? What was her first hit recording? -- J.K., Vincennes, Ind.

A: Dolly Rebecca Parton was born Jan. 19, 1946, and grew up in Locust Ridge, Tenn. At age 10, she got started in show business when she appeared on a TV variety show. Her first hit was "Dumb Blonde" in 1967. Parton says, "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know I'm not blonde."

Q: When and where was actor James Garner born? How did he get into acting? -- K.H., Spokane, Wash.

A: Born April 7, 1928, in Norman, Okla., Garner was named James Scott Bumgarner. He was the youngest of three children. He was drafted into the Korean War, where he earned two Purple Hearts. After the war, he received his first acting role, a small part on Broadway.

In 1955, Garner won a few bit parts on TV's "Cheyenne," and later got a $175-a-week contract at Warner Bros. Studio boss Jack Warner insisted he drop the first syllable of his last name. Garner became the biggest star on television, but his paycheck did not reflect his star status. In 1960, he sued to get out of his contract and turned his back on television to concentrate on the big screen. In all, he has appeared in more than 40 films and in numerous TV series and movies.


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