If You Can’t Beat the System …

Dumb criminals get a bad rap. They make one mistake in their lives — besides for the crimes, obviously — and everyone makes fun of them. If you’re a dumb...

Schmutter: A Shabbos Walk in the Dark

  There comes a time in every marriage when your wife is going to want to go walking, and you’re going to want to go to sleep. That time is...

Schmutter: Awkward She’eilos

It just recently occurred to me that I have no idea how to find a rav. It’s not like all the rabbanim are hiding. They’re not getting unlisted numbers. But...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m supposed to be helping. We’ve been...

The Way It Is: Give Me Some Space

  There are times when people don’t think before they speak. When that happens it may cause hurt feelings to the listener. Occasionally, it gets out of hand and leads...

Schmutter: Building a Border Wall

  My wife and I are building a border wall, and we’re making the Mexicans pay for it. Well, technically we’re paying for it, but the Mexicans are building it....

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...

Ask the Columnist, Please

While Pesach cleaning, I found a whole bunch of questions that were sent in at some point that I somehow haven’t gotten to. So I’m going to address them...

The Way It Is: Problem With ‘No Worries’

  What happened to the expressions we once used, expressions that made sense? For years, when people wanted to indicate that they were disinterested in something or didn’t care about...

The Way It Is: Picture Perfect

  Somehow, perhaps because I have not recently traveled outside the country, I managed to let my passport expire. On a recent evening, while out to dinner with friends, the...
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