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Not everything that spoils in the heat is food-related. Sometimes, people get spoiled in the heat. Every morning, I listen to the weather forecast for the day. I’m not sure...

The Way It Is: Soup Saga

Cooking is not my thing during hot and humid summer days. For this reason, when I was expecting a few friends for a light lunch last week, I chose...

Shalom Zachor: The Ideal Starter Simcha

By Mordechai Schmutter If you just had a baby boy, and you’re thinking, “Hey, I’m going to have a lot of simchas coming up over the next few years: bris,...

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...

The Way It Is: Medicare, Social Security Numbers Part Ways

My comfort zone has disappeared. This refers to the fact that my old Medicare number is gone. It was a familiar number since, for years, my number, like everyone...

Schmutter: Jealous Much?

Yom Kippur is a great time to work on our middos, and one middah that we all have to work on is the middah of jealousy. Sure, there are...

The Way It Is: Onward and Upward to Sukkot!

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have ended, and now we look forward to Sukkot. While we were all grateful for the opportunity to daven and get in every plea...

Schmutter: Sleeping Under The Stars

Dear Mordechai, Due to some unforeseen enthusiasm from my kids, I’m sleeping in the sukkah this year, apparently. Any advice? Also, there are no alarm clocks out here, and I’m...

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