The Way It Is: Say ‘Cheese!’

  Recently, a seemingly normal young woman in Arizona decided to take a selfie with a jaguar. When the story first broke, my assumption was that the jaguar referenced was...

The Way It Is: Racing to Save

There are some races that I am simply incapable of winning. I have repeatedly participated in one specific race without success. This race does not involve running since I...

Mordechai Schmutter Answers Your Questions!

Dear Mordechai, How come the first dance at a chasunah has so much pushing involved? Why is it so crowded? RS Dear R, I don’t know. But then, I’ve never really liked the...

The Way It Is: Programmed For Pesach

  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping away the crumbs from hamantaschen! At...

Humor: Folding Money

  What would you do if you had $18,000 to burn? We should all have such problems. In case you were wondering, yes, that was me in the Oorah catalog this year,...

From The Purim Press Service

Omar Sheitel Missing Since she assumed her Congressional seat in January, Representative Ilhan Omar has been seen wearing very colorful but also modest head coverings when she is in public. The...

Mah-Jongg Cures The Common Cold

These days, everyone uses abbreviations. They are all the rage. People don’t have time for full words. Jennifer Lopez is referred to as J-Lo and, years ago, when she...

The Emperor’s New Throne

“Throne Together, how can I help you?” “Yeah, hi. I ordered a chair a while back, and it hasn’t come yet … This is the king.” “Please hold.” “Hold? I’m the king!” “Sir?...

The Way It Is: A Purim Proposal

It’s a longstanding tradition to eat hamantaschen on Purim. As with so many of our traditions, there are multiple explanations for the custom, and in the case of hamantaschen,...

Schmutter: I Have a Theme

Every year around this time, we all ask the same basic question: “What do I want to give for mishloach manos this year?” But no one really asks, “What...

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U.S. Views Israelis Favorably, Less Keen on Israeli Government

According to a new Pew Research Poll, most Americans view Israelis favorably, but less than half feel the same way about the Israeli government....

Pro-Israeli Speakers to Join Teacher Training in Switzerland

Haute École Pedagogigue (HEP), a Swiss teacher-training institute in Lausanne in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud, has modified a teacher-training seminar on the Israeli-Arab...

FBI: Militia Group on U.S. Border Was Planning Attacks

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A New Mexico militia group that has been patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border and detaining would-be migrants was “training to assassinate...

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