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...

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...

Chanukah Gifts Nobody Wants

What do you buy for the person who has everything? Well, first of all, it’s important to note that no one has everything. Even someone who has everything you could...

Schmutter: One Small Step for Hotels

  Today we have great news for anyone who is looking to get away from it all, and by it “all,” we mean literally everything — human beings, air, gravity...

Schmutter: Taking Us To The Cleaners

  I will freely admit that I don’t understand how dry-cleaners work. How do they get that stuff clean? And without water! Everyone says, “They use chemicals.” They say it like...

Hannah Berman: Self-Explanatory

  Recently, I saw a post on Facebook that admonished people not to use self- checkout registers. The information provided stated that self-checkouts kill jobs and that the machines don’t...

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...

Can We Have a Straw Poll?

  I can’t believe we’re living in a country where everything’s going to be legal soon except straws. I’m referring, of course, to the ongoing Straw Ban, in which the government,...

The Way It Is: Holiday Tips

December is a fun month. Chanukah begins on the 25th of Kislev, and while that Hebrew date occasionally arrives in late November, it most often appears in December, just...

Minhagim You Will Want to Take On!

The period of Aseres Yimei Teshuvah is a serious time, and we do a lot of things in all seriousness. But in all seriousness, it’s sometimes difficult for our kids...
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