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On the Soapbox

Rhona Lewis

Are you one of those kids who wash their hands as soon as they walk through the front door after a day at school? If you aren’t, there’s a good reason to become one: 80% of infectious diseases like colds and flu are spread through touch. If you wash your hands with soap, you’ll destroy and wash away the viruses and bacteria you picked up from touching all those everyday objects like cafeteria tables, computer keyboards, and doorknobs. Wait a minute … what is soap anyway?

 

Check It Out!

Surela

Nothing Is Too tiny— To make a great big mess, Still… Nothing Is Too terrible— If it comes from Hashem’s address, Itching to hear all about it? Introducing Mrs. Sara Shaindel Hamburger of Brooklyn, veteran nit-checker.

 

Cleaning Up

Rachel Stein

“Call if you need anything,” Mrs. Unger directed, running a brush through her wavy blonde sheitel and reaching for her pearl earrings. “Don’t worry, Ma,” Shifra replied. “Everything will be fine. Enjoy the wedding.”

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