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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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