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What’s That You’re Wearing?

Shira Yehudit Djilimand

Most of us wear our clothes every day without giving a second thought to what they’re made of — or how. Would you believe that the threads in your clothing once grew in a field or on a sheep’s back or belonged to a plastic bottle or … join us to find out more!

 

Junior Trivia

Yael Mermelstein

Where Did That Expression Come From? A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Someone who hides his bad intentions by pretending to be kind. This phrase was introduced in Aesop’s fables where a wolf wore the skin of a sheep, deceiving the sheep into thinking he was one of them in order to secure food more easily. (In the story’s end, the shepherd comes to pick a sheep to kill for meat one day, and he mistakenly kills the wolf! Deceit never pays!)

 

Eat Well, Stay Well!

Yaffa Ganz

Dr. Mitzvah looked out the window from his study on Jericho Lane in Cedarville. It was a lovely day with lazy clouds drifting across the blue sky. “Perfect morning for doing a little research,” said Dr. Mitzvah to himself as he leaned back in his swivel chair and opened a big, black medical book. Just then the doorbell rang. Mr. Klinger and his son Yoni were standing there. Yoni was holding his stomach and looking very pale.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you