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On Your Bike, Get Set, GO!

Cindy Scarr and Meira Feinman

It's used by five-year-old children, and 80-year old men. It's used to deliver messages, and to win races. Songs have been written about them, and there are over 1 billion of them in the world today, that’s more than double the amount of cars. Would you believe we're talking about … the bicycle?

 

On the Job: Volunteer Crossing Guard and Shabbos Party Coordinator

C.B. Gavant

In Montreal, Canada, many girls in Bais Yaakov D’Rav Hirschprung walk to school each day. On Sunday mornings, the crossing guard provided by the government isn’t there. Enter Mr. Reuven Stein, who volunteers his services every single Sunday — rain, shine, or Canadian snow.

 

Cook with Kids Around the World

Miriam Walfish

Cooking and Baking with Fruit Pies were originally filled with meat or cheese and were viewed as a good alternative to bread, as they required less flour and did not need to be baked in a brick oven. Early English settlers brought pie recipes with them when they came to North America. It wasn’t until the 19th century that pies were regularly filled with seasonal fruits, such as apples, peaches, or berries. Ashkenazic Jews were introduced to fruit pies when they arrived in the United States in the late 19



 
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