That’s the Way It Is: Barring Ambien

Roseanne Barr is not my favorite human being. Years back, she was denounced for exhibiting crass behavior at a ballgame and she has made more than one disgusting comment...

Jokes About Jokes

One of the most common questions people ask me, once they figure out that I’m not as funny in person, is when my next book is coming out already. Well,...

Everything Was Delicious

It’s fun to go out for Shabbos meals, because it allows you to get together with friends at a time that you don’t have to run, and you can...

Nothing Funny About Summer Road Work?

  It’s finally summer. Time to get out and hit the open road — and find out that the open road is closed. Because unfortunately, road crews also hit the road...

The Way It Is: Squirrely Situations, Part 2

Several years after my first encounter with a squirrel in the basement of my house, I had the dubious pleasure of another face-to-face meeting. I was sitting in my backyard,...

Socially Acceptable Outerwear

By Mordechai Schmutter Purim costumes are a lot of fun. We should wear them all the time, right? Wait, why don’t we wear them all the time? Well, I guess we’d get...

Bent Out Of Shape

Loosely translated, the word schuckel means to bend back and forth while davening, and, in some extreme cases, even to sway from side to side. Schuckeling is something many...

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...

The Way It Is

Blame the Name Names are important. First names can be particularly important, but surnames can also become problematic for some people. We usually feel that a name should match the personality...

Sofa, It’s Not Working Out

Dear Mordechai, My boys killed my couches. What should I do? Should I replace them? Yes, definitely. Maybe replace them with girls. They don’t ruin couches as much. Oh, wait. It just...
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Ninth graders at  the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a great time “painting the night” on motzaei Shabbat, February 8. Led...

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