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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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

The Opening Day quiz: Take a swing at these questions

By George Will



JewishWorldReview.com | As the unendurable monotony of the offseason ends, celebrate baseball’s return with mental calisthenics. Everyone knows it was former Atlanta Manager Dave Bristol who said, “Only trouble I ever had with chewing tobacco was that the orthodontist said my daughter was going to have to give it up because of her braces.” But do you know:

1. What pitcher in a 25-3 season had more complete games than home runs allowed?

2. What four players hit home runs in four decades?

3. What three players hit home runs as teenagers and after their 40th birthdays?

4. What two teams lost a World Series after being one strike away from winning?

5. Which National League team has won the most World Series games?

6. Which four players won multiple MVP awards between 1940 and 1949?


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7. Since the Cy Young Award began in 1956, what player won 25 or more games three times but never won the award?

8. Which team has had the most Cy Young winners?

9. Which four National League pitchers have won two consecutive Cy Young Awards?

10. Who received the highest percentage of Hall of Fame votes in history?

11. What four former MVPs have won the Manager of the Year awards?

12. Of the 106 switch-hitters with at least 5,000 at bats, which two hit .300 or better from both sides?

13. What switch-hitter holds the record of hitting home runs from both sides in 13 games?

14. Which two Hall of Fame second basemen were on the woeful (66-96) 1964 Houston Colt .45s?

15. Who pitched no-hitters at ages 43 and 44?

16. What Hall of Famer participated in 12 double plays in 1929 (BEG ITAL)playing right field(END ITAL)?

17. Who led the majors in hits in the 1980s?

18. Who has the highest stolen base success percentage (minimum 500 attempts)?

19. Who holds the record for most shutouts (69) by a left-handed pitcher?

20. Who is the only reliever who had a season with more saves than baserunners allowed?

21. What four third basemen have hit 400 home runs while playing third base?

22. What was the last World Series in which a pitcher on each team pitched three complete games?

23. Which two all-time leaders in sacrifice flies were teammates in their prime years?

24. What pitchers threw the most one-hitters?

25. Which Minnesota Twin won batting titles in his first two full seasons?

26. Which Hall of Fame pitcher retired the side with nine pitches and nine strikes, once in each league?

27. Which two players hit more than 400 home runs and more than 150 triples?

28. Who hit more than 40 home runs and batted over .400 in the same season?

29. Among active players with 100 or more career home runs, which two have more walks than strikeouts?

30. What pair of teammates hit home runs in the same game the most times?

31. How many Hall of Fame pitchers did Joe DiMaggio face during his 56-game hitting streak?

32. Who played on the losing team while setting the record for most RBIs (12) in a seven-game World Series?

Bonus Question: What Hall of Famer said, “The Mets just had their first .500-or-better April since July of 1992”?

Answers:

1. Ron Guidry (1978)

2. Ted Williams, Willie McCovey, Rickey Henderson, Omar Vizquel

3. Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub, Gary Sheffield

4. 1986 Red Sox, 2011 Rangers

5. Cardinals (56)

6. Stan Musial (1943, 1946, 1948), Joe DiMaggio (1941, 1947), Ted Williams (1946, 1949), Hal Newhouser (1944, 1945)

7. Juan Marichal

8. Dodgers (Don Newcombe, 1956; Don Drysdale, 1962; Sandy Koufax, 1963, 1965, 1966; Mike Marshall, 1974; Fernando Valenzuela, 1981; Orel Hershiser, 1988; Eric Gagne, 2003; Clayton Kershaw, 2011.)

9. Sandy Koufax, Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, Tim Lincecum

10. Tom Seaver (98.84 in 1992)

11. Frank Robinson, Don Baylor, Joe Torre, Kirk Gibson

12. Frankie Frisch, Chipper Jones

13. Mark Teixeira

14. Nellie Fox, Joe Morgan

15. Nolan Ryan

16. Mel Ott

17. Robin Yount

18. Tim Raines

19. Eddie Plank

20. Dennis Eckersley (1990)

21. Mike Schmidt (509), Eddie Mathews (486)

22. 1968 (the Tigers’ Mickey Lolich, the Cardinals’ Bob Gibson)

23. Eddie Murray (128), Cal Ripken (127)

24. Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan (12)

25. Tony Oliva

26. Nolan Ryan

27. Stan Musial, Lou Gehrig

28. Rogers Hornsby (42 and .401 in 1922)

29. Albert Pujols, Todd Helton

30. Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews (75 times)

31. Four (Bob Feller twice, Hal Newhouser twice, Lefty Grove, Ted Lyons)

32. Bobby Richardson (1960 Yankees)

Bonus: Ralph Kiner, of course.

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