Back-to-School Links

Now that the crisis has been resolved and the kids are back in school, I’ve collected links for your reading pleasure:

This Borough Park woman makes $100 to $200 for combing lice out of people’s hair.

Jill Miller Zimon updates on an Ohio Supreme Court Case about a woman fired for taking too many breaks during the day—to pump milk for her baby.

Here’s a good guide by psychologist Sara Silber on getting organized this school year.

The Kosher Cooking Carnival is being hosted by Healthy Jewish Cooking, and West Bank Mama hosts Haveil Havalim, the Jewish Blog Carnival.

Commenter Annie sent me a guide to tying scarves, in Hebrew with detailed illustrations.

Abbi sent me this sad story of adoption termination.

ProfK has an important message about Rosh Hashanah.

Neshama is concerned about side effects of Tamiflu in children, and sent  these links: Eurosurveillance and Times Online.

Wishing you all a successful, healthy start to the new school year.


  1. That scarf-tying site is great! Thanks for providing the link.

  2. Thanks for the link. 🙂

    I hope you have a wonderful new year, and easy fast and a good school year for your kids – peace somewhere in there too.

  3. Love the scarf-tying site. And the lice lady? Would be worth every penny. And then some.

  4. Maybe I missed it, but did you explain how the crisis was averted? I found that post fascinating.

    • mominisrael says

      Tesyaa: (Let me know next time you like a post.) The education ministry signed a statement withholding their funds and they agreed to accept the children under the original conditions. Abbi, the Haaretz article did not mention any kind of compromise. But apparently a lot of children were misdirected and there were quite a few in the state religious schools who did not find their place.

  5. I’ve read that elderberry (which is produced in Israel and tested there, too) is more effective against flu than Tamiflu. But you aren’t going to read that in the mainstream press.

  6. OK, I should have commented favorably on the original post. I even forwarded it to my blog-averse husband because I found it so interesting! (I don’t know if he actually read it).

  7. great list! thanks:-)