Hannah Berman: Problems and Solutions

  Most problems have a solution, and some solutions serve a dual purpose. A perfect example of this duality regards the loss of socks. My washing machine, or perhaps it...

The Way It Is: Programmed For Pesach

  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping away the crumbs from hamantaschen! At...

From The Purim Press Service

Omar Sheitel Missing Since she assumed her Congressional seat in January, Representative Ilhan Omar has been seen wearing very colorful but also modest head coverings when she is in public. The...

Mordechai Schmutter Answers Your Questions!

Dear Mordechai, How come the first dance at a chasunah has so much pushing involved? Why is it so crowded? RS Dear R, I don’t know. But then, I’ve never really liked the...

It’s Pure Sugar!

  A lot of people complain that there’s nothing to eat on Pesach, but the truth is that it’s a great opportunity to eat healthy. You can’t eat most carbs,...

The Way It Is: A Purim Proposal

It’s a longstanding tradition to eat hamantaschen on Purim. As with so many of our traditions, there are multiple explanations for the custom, and in the case of hamantaschen,...

Mah-Jongg Cures The Common Cold

These days, everyone uses abbreviations. They are all the rage. People don’t have time for full words. Jennifer Lopez is referred to as J-Lo and, years ago, when she...

Purim Panic

One of the most annoying things about being a humor writer is Purim. Everyone says, “You’re a humor writer. You must love Purim.” Why? Imagine you were a doctor, and...

Ask the Columnist, Please

While Pesach cleaning, I found a whole bunch of questions that were sent in at some point that I somehow haven’t gotten to. So I’m going to address them...

Humor: Folding Money

  What would you do if you had $18,000 to burn? We should all have such problems. In case you were wondering, yes, that was me in the Oorah catalog this year,...
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

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  On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: The Complex Role of Parents”...

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Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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