On Tuesday, Nitzanim made cookies to give away to The Night Ministry, an organization that provides shelter, health and other support services. The Night Ministry serves cookies on its Health Outreach Bus because they discovered that folks were more likely to come for needed care if there were cookies involved.
Nitzanim showed great חסד (chessed – kindness) in making the cookies. The children didn’t eat a single cookie or chocolate chip. They worked out among themselves (without a grown-up’s involvement at all!) which of the five children would get to crack the two eggs. Children noted that they were trying to make the cookies as tasty as they could make them. After all, they wanted to give away the best they had, not the worst or what was leftover.