The Way It Is: Baking Memories

Recently, my oldest grandson asked if I would teach him how to make my onion cookies. “Cookies? They are not cookies! We call them tzibbeleh pletzlach or tzibbeleh kichlach....

Computers 102: It’s A Software Problem

  We now begin Part II of our tutorial on how to set up your new computer, mostly based on secondhand knowledge. We started this topic last week, and are...

Computers 101: It’s A Hardware Problem

In this day and age of computers doing everything for us, one of the few things that we still have to do manually is set up a new computer. This...

The Way It Is: Cable Call

  Because my savvy friend Nechama always knows how to get a bargain or to strike a good deal, I complained to her about the exorbitant cost of my cable....

Schmutter: Gender-Political Minefield

By Mordechai Schmutter As an observer of human behavior — but not in a creepy way — I firmly believe that the best way to solve a lot of shalom...

The Way It Is: Going Rogue

By Hannah Berman When my car lease expired three months ago, I opted to get a vehicle that was different from the one I had leased and driven for the...

Rabenko: My Emotional Dental Pain

By Gary Rabenko I was taught and firmly believe that being a photographer is about how we see — not how we shoot, expose, or record. Being a photographer is certainly...

The Way It Is: Tipping Point

  Recently, I wrote in my column, right here in this paper, that I no longer give tips to my three sanitation men. They are not actually my men; I...

Schmutter: Taking Us To The Cleaners

  I will freely admit that I don’t understand how dry-cleaners work. How do they get that stuff clean? And without water! Everyone says, “They use chemicals.” They say it like...

Schmutter: Driving Makes You Dumber

A new study in Britain says that driving makes people less intelligent. And I say, “Baruch Hashem.” I thought it was just me. But that does explain a lot. For...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

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BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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