Wednesday, February 15, 2017

a new publication--in Vancouver!



My article has gone live on the Vancouver Independent website!
Eight Rungs of Tzedakah

Check it out, it has good pictures. :)

--By the way, if you live in Winnipeg and this looks familiar to you, that's because it ran here in Winnipeg in our local Jewish newspaper....with a different title.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Nina Ruit said...

Great article, Joanne. We have some Little Free Libraries around here (although not in walking distance) and I have seen some food in there as well, but I like the idea of Little Free Food Pantries a lot. In our area the community is wonderful about charity of all types, and we have an amazing number of small farms who give much of their produce to the local food pantries. There is a huge movement now to send children home from school on Friday afternoons with a backpack that has enough meals for their family for the weekend. There are also some wonderful clothing exchanges in a few of the local churches as well. I love that your boys get so excited about it, too.

I hope your Lyme's disease is under control and that you are managing a healthy-ish winter. We have been slammed with multiple feet of snow in the past week and it's getting old :*)

February 16, 2017 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Hi Nina, I am glad to hear food and book sharing is alive and well in New England! I'm not sure if you get my responses here so will try to email you too!
short version: My boys have gone to a great preschool/kindergarten that is doing a good job of teaching them how to be grateful and to give to others. It is an amazing thing and I am so glad to have kids who do not take food/clothes, etc. for granted. (It helps that I make them clothing and fix it for them...they see the work involved.)

My health is very up and down. I am not "all better" yet. I had very disconcerting news when at the doctor's this week; basically, 'some' people feel all better after the antibiotics are done. I am halfway through--and not fixed yet. Very disappointing..

Our winter has been weird, warmer, colder, snowier...all over the place. However, my uncle lives in New England, and gosh, you guys really got hit. I feel your (back) pain. That is a lot of snow.

February 16, 2017 at 10:29 AM  

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