Humor: Why? Why Not?

I want to take a moment to address one of the most pertinent problems of today, as measured in the amount of mail I got this month. Actually, I got...

The Way It Is: Give Me Some Space

  There are times when people don’t think before they speak. When that happens it may cause hurt feelings to the listener. Occasionally, it gets out of hand and leads...

The Height Of Fright

The Wallendas are a multi-generational circus family often referred to as “The Flying Wallendas.” The family’s American circus history began in 1928 when Karl Wallenda and his troupe of...

The Way It Is: Week Five (or More)

  This is Week Five of staying alone in my house. Actually, it might be week six. Or perhaps it’s only week four. To put it bluntly, I am confused...

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

Pushing the Envelope There are a number of things that annoy me, or, as I usually say, there are a number of things that get on my nerves. It isn’t...

Schmutter: Father of the United States

  This week is Presidents Day, when we celebrate our great country in which we have all the freedoms we can want — most importantly, the freedom to practice our...

Schmutter: Zooming Around Town

  Welcome back to “How Should I Know?” — the advice column that is perfect for these uncertain times, as it itself is never really certain. Dear Mordechai, Is there a good...

We’ll Daven For You

  Welcome back to our tutorial, which we began last week, on how to start your own shul for real once all this is over. It takes more than a...

Schmutter: Cheap Imitation

  The Nobel Prizes aren’t for everyone. What do you get if you win a Nobel Prize, other than a medal and a certificate and fame and a million dollars? Nothing. And...
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