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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: On "The Andy Griffith Show," Andy is a single parent. What happened to his wife, Opie's mother? Opie is an unusual name -- is there a story behind it? -- S.G., Millville, Pennsylvania

A: In the pilot episode, Andy says to Opie, "I lost your mom when you was just the least little speck of a baby." Viewers never learned her name, or anything else about her. As for the name Opie, I came across two possibilities: One is that Andy Griffith named him after bandleader Opie Cates. The other is that he was named for Opie Shelton, Griffith's childhood friend.

DID YOU KNOW? Susan Sarandon won the role of Hattie in the movie "Pretty Baby" (1978), over several better-known actresses of the time, including Glenn Close, Farrah Fawcett, Goldie Hawn and Liza Minnelli.

Q: When people refer to the film industry, it is common to call it Hollywood; when they refer to the U.S. government, they call it Washington. There is a word for this -- when a place name represents something else. Can you tell me what it is? My coffee group will buy you a cup if you know it. -- C.L., Belton, Texas

A: Am I being baited here? I think so, but I'm smiling. Yes, there is a word for this. "Metonymy" is "a figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated."

Q: Is there a special word for someone who enjoys rain?

A: There is; that person is a "pluviophile." A pluviophile probably loves "petrichor" -- the scent of rain.

Q: You recently answer a question about salmagundi, a plate of meats, fruits and vegetables arranged to make a colorful and beautiful presentation. As a child, my mother used to sing a nursery rhyme with a name similar to that. I forget the name. -- E.L.M., Monroe, Michigan

A: The nursery rhyme originated in the late 19th century, and the lyrics were first published in 1842:

"Solomon Grundy,
"Born on a Monday,
"Christened on Tuesday,
"Married on Wednesday,
"Took ill on Thursday,
"Grew worse on Friday,
"Died on Saturday,
"Buried on Sunday.
"That was the end
"Of Solomon Grundy."

The song was used as an educational tool for teaching children the days of the weeks.

The name of the nursery rhyme does in fact come from the food dish salmagundi.

Q: Quite some time ago, I read about a blundering official. The name seemed to be fitting and quite humorous. Do you know any such names for this type of person? -- G.C.L., Chattanooga, Tennessee

A: One of my favorite words is "dogberry," which describes a pompous, incompetent, self-important official. The word was used by William Shakespeare as the name of a foolish constable in "Much Ado about Nothing." Personally, I think it would be an appropriate name for the comic strip "Dilbert."

Q: In a commercial, a dog says, "Now don't get cata... on us." What is he saying? -- H.C., Peoria, Ill.

A: "Catawampus." There is more than one definition, but I suspect this one might be "an imaginary, fierce or destructive wild animal."


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