Schmutter: A Stiff-Necked People

This week’s column is about stiff necks. Nothing to do with the fact that many of us slept in the sukkah last week. Stiff necks are a real pain in...

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 Emperor’s New Throne

“Throne Together, how can I help you?” “Yeah, hi. I ordered a chair a while back, and it hasn’t come yet … This is the king.” “Please hold.” “Hold? I’m the king!” “Sir?...

Spring Has Spr—Oh, It’s Gone

Hey, remember the old days, when, between winter and summer, there was a season called spring? I kind of feel like spring used to be this whole major season. When...

Making a Simcha: We Still Have Leftovers

  People often ask me, “Mordechai, you clearly don’t make a lot of money. How do you save money on simchas?” And to that I answer, “By being anti-social,” and...

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: Making Seder At The Seder

It is the first day of chol ha’moed as I type this. Our two Sedarim have passed. For those in Israel, their single Seder has passed. In both cases,...

Schmutter: That’s Bananas!

  If there’s one bad thing you can say about fruits and vegetables, it’s that there are no new products out there. Fruit is fruit. It was here long before...

Well, Look at the Time!

I just came across a news article titled “Massachusetts is Considering Leaving the Eastern Time Zone.” Good for them. It’s about time. Apparently, last year, the government of Massachusetts formed...

Humor: The Kids Need Oral Support

I got the feeling that I don’t take my kids to the dentist often enough when, at the end of their latest appointment, on their way out, they were...
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