It’s Pure Sugar!

  A lot of people complain that there’s nothing to eat on Pesach, but the truth is that it’s a great opportunity to eat healthy. You can’t eat most carbs,...

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...

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...

A Clever Title Goes Here

By Mordechai Schmutter Bar Mitzvah Planning As someone who’s making a bar mitzvah for the first time, people keep asking me, “Are you excited to be making a bar mitzvah?” Excited? I don’t...

A Humorous Chanukah Safety Primer

  The safest place to light your candles, fire-hazard-wise, is outside. Lubavitch holds it should also be atop a huge menorah so the whole neighborhood can keep an eye on...

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: 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...

Got A Match?

If I would have known what a pain it would be to find clothes to wear to my wife’s brother’s wedding, I probably never would have sent in the...

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...

Mazal tov! It’s a teenager!

If you’re rolling your eyes at that headline, you’re probably the parent of a teenager. Or you’re a teenager. If you are one, this is not the article for...
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