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Waste Not, Want Not

Barbara Bensoussan

American families reportedly waste close to 25 percent of the food they buy — combined, enough to fill up a football stadium every day. Farms and supermarkets might be even worse offenders, with acres of less-than-perfect food left to rot. What’s causing the problem? And how can we minimize the waste?

 

“My Embassy Is Open”

Dina Spira

Exuding warmth, yet cool, calm, and collected when the need arose, the Bluzhever Rebbetzin’s giving heart and quick thinking saved many Jews during the Holocaust. After the war, too, the rebbetzin was involved in countless chesed activities and her home was open to all. A daughter-in-law remembers.

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Drop the Nagging
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