Inspire, Don’t Require

Because virtually all of the zero-waste books I’ve read are written by people who have no kids, with a handful by people who have one or two kids. When I started getting serious about reducing our family’s waste, things were a little more complicated than that. I had to take into account one very busy... Continue Reading →

Poor Me?

In a lot of ways, the frum world is miles ahead of the secular world when it comes to not being wasteful. But when it comes to the amount of trash we generate, we’re miles ahead of the secular world, too.

I needed a small bag to keep extra nitrile gloves in my purse. Perfect fit! Poteach et yadecha umasbia l’chol chai ratzon.

Starting with One Small Step

In Parshas Vayishlach, we read the story of Yaakov crossing back over the river to retrieve the small vessels he left behind the night before he was due to meet Eisav. He didn’t know what he was facing the next morning; he was planning to minimize deaths in his family if the meeting turned violent... Continue Reading →

Cleaning Up the Messiest Holiday

It’s almost Purim, and I’m beyond excited. It’s my second-favorite Jewish Holiday (Sukkos can’t be surpassed in my heart). I love the achdus of sending and receiving mishloach manot, especially in Cleveland, where we don’t see so much of our neighbors in the cold and dreary months. I love the incredible creativity of costumes and... Continue Reading →

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