Natural salt is so important to health that salt licks are made available to animals. Giraffe and wildebeest enjoy this artificial salt lick at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa [1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_lick#/media/File:Pilanesberg-Salt_lick-001.jpg.  How those red & green food labels misdirect attention Like …

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One of the customs of the first night of Rosh Hashanah is to eat a number of foods that symbolically represent our concerns and hopes for a good judgment for the upcoming year. Among these foods is the head of …

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Rimonim/Pomegranates – Painting by Leah Laker

Rimonim/Pomegranates – Painting by Leah Laker Your lips are like a thread of scarlet, your speech is beautiful. Your cheeks are like a piece of pomegranate from behind your veil.                       …

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There was a surprise in store for me when I scrutinized the yogurt (יוֹגוּרט – yogurt) container.  What I discovered might surprise you, too. In the United States in the late ’70s, Dannon yogurt featured commercials extolling the longevity of Soviet …

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