In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
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

Stump Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: I was watching a detective show on TV with an older, wiser detective and his assistant, who is much younger and impatient. They are investigating a murder. The young man has many theories that he shares; the older man calms his thoughts and tells his partner to be aware of someone's razor. What kind of razor do you suppose he meant? -- M.J., Palm Springs, Florida

A: I'm sure he was talking about Occam's razor. The principle states that one should not make more assumptions than the minimum needed. Occam's razor helps us to "shave off" those extra concepts; by doing so, you created a model that is much easier to deal with, thus, taking less of a chance of introducing inconsistencies, ambiguities and redundancies.

The concept is named after William of Ockham, who was born in the village of Ockham in Surrey, England, about 1287. He was the most influential philosopher of the 14th century and a controversial theologian.


In the U.K., they say "candy floss"; in America, we say "cotton candy."

In the U.K., they say "Alsatian"; in America, we say "German shepherd."

DID YOU KNOW? William Hurt turned down the role of Dr. Alan Grant in "Jurassic Park" (1993); the part went to Sam Neill.

Q: I was watching "Antiques Roadshow," and one of the items brought in was a chain that was worn around the waist with other chains and objects hanging on it. I don't recall what it was called, but now I'm curious. -- B.L.K., Waco, Texas

A: It's called a "chatelaine." A chatelaine is a decorative belt with a series of chains suspended from it. Each chain is mounted with a household item such as scissors, thimble, watch or key, among many possibilities.

There is also a chatelaine bag, which is a bag suspended from a waistband by cord or chain. The bag was popular during the 19th century.

The dictionary also defines chatelaine as "the mistress of a household or of a large establishment."

DID YOU KNOW? Cate Blanchett was considered for the role of Clarice Starling in "Hannibal" (2001). The part eventually went to Julianne Moore.

Q: What's up with Jason? He's into murdering people for sure. Does he have a last name? Obviously I have never seen a movie with him, but his name and masked image is popular. -- V.G.L., Woburn, Massachusetts

A: Jason Voorhees is a fictional character from the "Friday the 13th" movie series. He first appeared in "Friday the 13th" (1980). Jason was born deformed. His mother, Pamela Voorhees, lived and worked as a cook at Camp Crystal Lake. As a child, Jason was constantly bullied. In 1957, he attempted to swim in the lake, but drowned instead. Two years later, two camp counselors were murdered and the camp was plagued with problems such as poisoned water and unexplained fires. So far there have been 12 films in the "Friday the 13th" movie franchise.

The town of Voorhees, New Jersey, inspired Jason's last name. Originally, Jason's name was to be Josh. After deciding that it sounded too nice, it was changed to Jason.

SUPER TRIVIA: Filming of the movie is at a Boy Scout camp near Blairstown, New Jersey. The camp still serves as an active Boy Scout camp.

Q: What is an Apgar score? -- F.T., Burlington, Vermont

A: An Apgar score is the very first test given to a newborn -- it is a measure of the physical condition of an infant. The score is determined by adding points for heart rate, respiratory effort, muscle tone, response stimulation and skin coloration. A score of 10 represents the best possible condition. The Apgar score was developed in 1952 by an anesthesiologist named Virginia Apgar, and is also referred to as an acronym for Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity and Respiration.

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