Schmutter: Heads Up!

I write a safety article every year during the Nine Days, and everyone thinks, “OK, so I won’t do anything dangerous.” But things can still happen, chas v’shalom, even...

Schmutter: A Camp Newsletter

  Whew! Another exciting week has come and gone at Camp Zareinu V’Chaspeinu! We, the head staff, are literally falling off our feet, and we’re not sure if our hearing...

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 Way It Is: Packing It Away

  When my three oldest grandsons were very young, I accompanied my daughter and son-in-law on a trek up to “the mountains” on a miserably hot and humid Sunday which...

The Way It Is: Giver’s Remorse

  Regardless of how frequently I buy clothes, I all too often wind up behind the eight ball. Being “behind the eight ball” indicates that one is in a bad...

Schmutter: Whose Peers Are These?

If there’s one thing I learned from my recent stint in jury duty, it’s that when they make everyone hold up one hand and they say, “Do you swear...

Hannah Berman: Problems and Solutions

  Most problems have a solution, and some solutions serve a dual purpose. A perfect example of this duality regards the loss of socks. My washing machine, or perhaps it...

The Way It Is: Thou Shalt Not Hate

    Having been born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, I attended the Providence Hebrew Day School. It was the first and, at the time, only day school in the...

The Way It Is: Size vs. Speed

In most physical confrontations and competitions, size is a major consideration. The most notable example of this might be in the world of boxing. There were traditionally eight weight...

Mobile Assistants

For many years, there was a store on Central Avenue that sold and serviced mobile phones. There was a large Verizon sign outside, which led me to believe that...
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  MTA is thrilled to welcome new faculty members for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, including: Rabbi Danny Konigsberg (‘05) as director of Student Activities and...

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