Real Estate with Anessa: What’s Black And White All Over?

  In the 1980s, people became infected with what I call the “yin and yang” fetish. Everything was translated into black and white. Clothes had to be combinations of black...

The Way It Is: Message Received

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining. For me, never have these words been truer than with regard to the almighty answering machine. I learned this...

What To Do During A Power Failure

By Mordechai Schmutter To be honest, not many people really have a minhag of what to do during a power failure. Seriously, what did your great-grandfather do when his...

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...

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...

The Way It Is

Pushing the Envelope There are a number of things that annoy me, or, as I usually say, there are a number of things that get on my nerves. It isn’t...

Kids On The Phone

My wife and I are trying to teach our kids to use the phone. Don’t ask me why. But so far they’ve got the dialing part down. Even our...

The Way It Is: It Could Always Be Worse

  There is an oft-used expression that goes like this: “Things could always be worse.” Never has this been more evident than it is right now. I recently vented about...

The Way It Is: Anti-Aging Defense

My mother used many amusing expressions. Some of them I understood and others I did not. One of her favorites was: “Louie Nizer for the defense.” She would mumble...

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...
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