Schmutter: To Dorm or Not to Dorm

  If you have a son in eighth grade, you’ve probably put some serious thought into where your son is going for high school, unless you work at one. You want...

Mysterious Waze

Whenever you want to go anywhere, there’s traffic. And people know this. That’s why when you get there, everyone asks, “How was traffic?” “Traffic was the best. I got a...

Clean Before She Comes

The cleaning lady came today. We don’t actually have a cleaning lady, so it’s a little weird. OK, it’s not so weird. We’re making a bar mitzvah, and someone suggested...

Aliyah Chronicle: Simchas Yom Tov As a Business Owner

Several years ago, I wrote an article about two-day yomim tovim and how, in my opinion, one of the great benefits of living here is not only that we...

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...

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...

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...

Schmutter: Gender-Political Minefield

By Mordechai Schmutter As an observer of human behavior — but not in a creepy way — I firmly believe that the best way to solve a lot of shalom...

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...

War And Peace: A Camp Newsletter

Wow! Yet another exciting week at Camp Agudas Eizov! How surprising! With the Nine Days fast approaching (ouch), we really tried to pack in the activities this week: Musically Inclined Early...

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The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA’s...

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  As winter bills arrive and the cold weather continues, PSEG Long Island reminds customers heating assistance is available. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is...

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By Marion Fischel On June 6, 1944, the Allied Forces of the United States, Great Britain, and Canada landed on the beaches of Normandy, France,...

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