In the famous story from the Talmud, the destruction of the Second Temple is explained as coming about in the wake of a long-simmering feud between two Jews and a party invitation meant for a man’s friend Kamtza going instead to his enemy Bar Kamtza. It used to bother me that I had to look... Continue Reading →
Man Plans . . .
Back in March, as I was getting ready to launch the Bal Tashchit Balabusta, I wrote a pair of extra blog posts to have ready to go for weeks that became especially busy. My plan was to always have at least one post prepped and ready, like an apple kugel in the freezer for Shabbos.... Continue Reading →
You Sustain Us
Does it make sense to be throwing out bread when you are buying breadcrumbs? More thoughts on food waste and braised celery.