The Way It Is: Binging With Your Eyes

By Hannah Berman Until recently, the term “binge” was almost always associated with food. “Binging” was used to describe the act of mindless overeating. This is no longer the case....

Schmutter: Part of This Complete Breakfast

  One of the most difficult decisions every parent has to make, on a regular basis, is what kind of cereal to buy. It seems pretty trivial, but it’s a...

If You Can’t Beat the System …

Dumb criminals get a bad rap. They make one mistake in their lives — besides for the crimes, obviously — and everyone makes fun of them. If you’re a dumb...

The Way It Is: Eye-Opening Prayer

  I give tzedakah very frequently, and I pray very often. This excessive davening followed up by charitable donations is self-serving. I do both in order to locate items I've...

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...

Aliyah Chronicle: Time With Family

By Shmuel Katz It’s our bar mitzvah year in Israel, and the changes, which once popped up with shocking regularity, are much fewer. And they seem to creep up on...

The Way It Is: Baking Memories

Recently, my oldest grandson asked if I would teach him how to make my onion cookies. “Cookies? They are not cookies! We call them tzibbeleh pletzlach or tzibbeleh kichlach....

Computers 102: It’s A Software Problem

  We now begin Part II of our tutorial on how to set up your new computer, mostly based on secondhand knowledge. We started this topic last week, and are...

Computers 101: It’s A Hardware Problem

In this day and age of computers doing everything for us, one of the few things that we still have to do manually is set up a new computer. This...

The Way It Is: Cable Call

  Because my savvy friend Nechama always knows how to get a bargain or to strike a good deal, I complained to her about the exorbitant cost of my cable....

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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...

PSEG Long Island Offers Customer Assistance Programs

  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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