Can We Have a Straw Poll?

  I can’t believe we’re living in a country where everything’s going to be legal soon except straws. I’m referring, of course, to the ongoing Straw Ban, in which the government,...

The Way It Is: Creepy Crawlers

By Hannah Berman This summer has posed an unusual problem for me. On a Sunday in early July, as I sat in my den watching television, I spotted movement on...

Schmutter: Yeshiva Packing List

  So you’re sending your son away to dorm, finally, but it didn’t occur to you that you’re going to have to update your school-supplies list from things like 72...

Berman: It’s The Solstice, Silly

  My beloved mother, of blessed memory, had a calendar concept all her own. The memory of this comes to me every year just before Labor Day. Along with most...

Schmutter: Heads Up!

I write a safety article every year during the Nine Days, and everyone thinks, “OK, so I won’t do anything dangerous.” But things can still happen, chas v’shalom, even...

The Way It Is: Anti-Aging Defense

My mother used many amusing expressions. Some of them I understood and others I did not. One of her favorites was: “Louie Nizer for the defense.” She would mumble...

Squirrely Situations, Part 1

By Hannah Berman This will be a trilogy. Not because I want it to be, but because it just is. Over the years, I have had a unique relationship with those...

When It Rains, It Pours

As I wrote in last week’s column, we were concerned about the weather forecast for the weekend of Shavuos. We were bracing ourselves for three days of steady rain....

Schmutter: Building a Border Wall

  My wife and I are building a border wall, and we’re making the Mexicans pay for it. Well, technically we’re paying for it, but the Mexicans are building it....

The Way It Is: Problem With ‘No Worries’

  What happened to the expressions we once used, expressions that made sense? For years, when people wanted to indicate that they were disinterested in something or didn’t care about...
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