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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 December 27, 2013/ 24 Teves, 5774

A nine-pack of revelations

By Celia Rivenbark

Celia Rivenbark




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) I don't play any of those games on "The Facebook" as Aunt Verlie calls it, mostly because I'm way too busy doing important stuff like practicing saying "I need the room" like the President does in "Scandal." I would love to walk into a room and just say that one time and have everybody scurry away, papers in hand, leaving me to just talk it out with the one person who can stay.

OK, so I've given that way more thought than I should. But back to Facebook games, there are loads of them and I honestly don't have the time to crush candy or bejewel anything. That said, I DO have time for a little ditty that has been going around Facebook lately, a sort of "tag; you're IT!" that gives you a number and asks that you share that number of "things no one knows about you."

Oh boy.

When you've written a newspaper column for 20 some years, it's hard to imagine that I haven't told y'all everything there is to tell. (A few of you have said as much, citing my confession of having accidentally passed gas in front of the guy remodeling my kitchen a few years ago.) Yes, once you've publicly shamed yourself like that, there can't be anything left to confess.

Or so I thought. Truth is, when my friend gave me the number 9, I managed to come up with a few Never-Told-Before Tidbits and it wasn't even all that hard to do.

1: I talk to my clothes when I buy them. Yeah, you read that right. When I am putting away new clothes, I always welcome them to my closet with a little speech out loud. I do not welcome shoes, belts or purses because, well, that would be crazy.



2: I had a cat that won a calendar contest and millions got to know "Carmine."

3: When I was a teenager, I pushed a little kid out of the path of an oncoming car. Which is all well and good unless he grew up and became a serial killer, in which case I am totally responsible.

4: I once saw someone kill himself by jumping off a bridge in California. It was awful.

5: Let's lighten up a bit, shall we? In my 20s, I won an essay contest sponsored by a TV network and the prize was a breakfast date with two of the stars from "Days of Our Lives." And, yes, it was awesome.

6: I didn't go to college.

7: I was baptized in the Atlantic Ocean on a freezing January day.

8: When I was a young thing, I wanted to be a deejay on the radio but I failed the physics test required to get a broadcasting license four times. See No. 6 above.

9: I was born in a doctor's office.

That was fun but I'm afraid I must go now. I've got some pants to talk to.

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Celia Rivenbark is the New York Times bestselling author of 'You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl'.


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