Pesach is just around the corner and a reader asks for suggestions on how much matzah to order. We get around 1 kg (2 lbs) per person. Organized readers, please share your experience.
Gil Troy has written a blog post which appears on the Jerusalem Post, on how we should push back against anti-Israel propaganda. It seems that March 1st-7th will be a time for a wave of anti-Israel activities on campuses in North America. He argues, rightly, that we should be planning ahead instead of reacting after the fact.
Israel Peace Week is one effort in the right direction.
When three small children from her block end up in the hospital with respiratory problems, Penniless Parenting wonders about the effects of pollution from a nearby factory.
We all know how hard it can be to keep up in shul when you are unfamiliar with the prayers. But have you ever done anything about it? Makor Rishon reported on a class action suit being waged against prayerbook publishers Artscroll, Yediot, Shai LaMora, Eshkol and Miller. Their siddurim claim to contain all of the prayers in order, when in fact worshippers must ruin their concentration by flipping back and forth “as if the siddur or machzor is a type of adventure story with page references or a navigation exercise.”
Shomer Shekalim explains how to choose a keren hishtalmut (mutual fund with employer contributions).