Books I Love – Justice, Not Vengeance

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Millions of words have been written about the Holocaust, but none are more important than those authored by Simon Wiesenthal in Justice, Not Vengeance.

Nicknamed “The Nazi Hunter,” Wiesenthal was a former architect and Concentration Camp survivor turned detective. From the tail end of WWII to his death in 2005, Wiesenthal devoted his life to finding Nazi murderers and bringing them to justice.

A true believe in the judicial system, his aim was always to publically expose, prosecute, and convict these monsters. Not once did he advocate vigilante justice, even though both he and his wife had suffered in unimaginable ways—losing their entire families to Hitler’s death machine.

It would have been easy for the Wiesenthals to emigrate to America or Israel, yet they chose to remain in Austria, unable to “move on” and unwilling to “let go,” as so many seemingly well-intentioned people advised. In an incredibly brave and single-minded fashion, their only concern was to right the wrongs committed against the Jewish People. (Cyla Wiesenthal was not a public figure like her husband, but her role should never be underestimated. She was an amazing Jewish Lady, and will always be remembered as such!)

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Justice, Not Vengeance is a detailed account of this dedication, covering his role in capturing Adolph Eichmann, Franz Stangel, Hermine Braunsteiner, and many others; plus, his unsuccessful attempts to locate “Doctor of Death” Josef Mengele.

There is some dispute over the Eichmann case; I’m not sure how accurate it is. Regardless, he did have some part, no matter how small and quite frankly, it detracts from the overall importance.

Wiesenthal was a prolific author of nine exceptionally good books, including Sails of Hope (where he explored some interesting theories on Christopher Columbus) and The Sunflower, an honest and introspective work on the limitations of forgiveness. His most famous book is probably The Murders Among Us, an autobiography that was given the Hollywood treatment in a movie starring Ben Kingsley.

Due to a lifetime of selfless labor, Wiesenthal was gifted with a center named in his honor. The Simon Wiesenthal Center was founded in 1977 and is located in Los Angeles. I truly believe everyone should visit if they are ever in California. The Center continues to do critical work in the areas of Holocaust remembrance and education and in combatting worldwide anti-Semitism.

Justice, Not Vengeance is not an easy read, but it is a vitally important one! The subject matter is dark, harsh, and truly unreal—especially when we realize that these atrocities happened not so long ago and very well could happen again if the human race ever chooses to forget…

Target: Super Cheap Yes To Products!

 

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We can get Yes To products at Target super cheap with coupons!

Buy any Yes To wipes, 30-ct, regular price $5.79. Use a $2.00 Manufacturer’s coupon stacked with a $1.50 Target coupon. Total: $2.29!

I’ve only tried Yes To Cucumber, but the carrot, tomato, and grapefruit look really good, too. Don’t want wipes? Hand cream is only slightly more expensive.

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Buy Yes To Coconut Protecting Hand Cream, 3-oz, regular price $5.99. Use a $2.00 Manufacturer’s coupon stacked with a $1.50 Target coupon. Total: $2.49!

This is a great price for such a high quality brand that has 95% natural ingredients and no parabens, phthalates, petroleum, or silicones.

Two Winners!

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We have two new winners to announce!

The winner of the Menorah Tree T-shirt Giveaway is Fiona from Hawaii!

The winner of the Gorgeous Handmade Card Giveaway is Melissa from California!

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Mazel Tov, Fiona and Melissa! Plus, a big thanks to our sponsors, Bat Zion Apparel and Shine516!

Didn’t win this time? Try another one of our many giveaways.

Where To Find Organic Food Coupons

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There’s a pervasive myth that all coupons are for processed junk food. While the majority tend to be, there are many great resources for organic coupons! No matter how picky and/or restrictive your diet is, you can find healthy foods that are budget-friendly.

I’m not strict about buying organics, but I do like to eat healthy whenever I can. All of these companies have been a great resource for me:

Amy’s Kitchen – Printable coupons offered on their site occasionally and in the newspaper. The frozen dinners are decent.

Santa Cruz Organic – Coupons for juice, peanut butter, and syrups.

Rice Select – Coupons for rice, couscous, and orzo.

Cascadian Farms – Coupons for delicious frozen veggies/fruit and dry goods.

Snikiddy – Coupons for snack foods.

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Organic Valley – Many coupons for dairy products with newsletter sign-up.

Earthbound Farms – Printable coupons for fresh and frozen fruits and veggies. I love their carrots!

Crunchmaster - Printable coupons for crackers and chips.

Lifeway – Printable coupons for Kefir products. Coupons are emailed monthly with their newsletter.

Stonyfield Farms – Great yogurt coupons from an amazing company based in my home state of New Hampshire!

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Silk – Look for newspaper coupons and printables when you sign up on their site. Not all Silk milks are organic, but some are.

Whole Foods – If you have access to a Whole Foods market, check out their printable coupons and in-store coupon booklet.

Mambo Sprouts – Tons of printable coupons and occasional mailers.

Common Kindness – Huge variety of organic and healthy coupons.

Earth Fare – Lots of good coupons.

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If there’s a particular product you like that’s not on the list, try reaching out to the company directly. Many companies will gladly send coupons for feedback.