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 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....

The Way It Is: Going Rogue

By Hannah Berman When my car lease expired three months ago, I opted to get a vehicle that was different from the one I had leased and driven for the...

Schmutter: You’re fired!

Having a job is stressful. Not having a job is plenty stressful, too, I suppose, but even when you have a job, you never know when you’re going to...

The Way It Is: Adjustable Loans

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be / For loan oft loses both itself and friend” is a famous passage from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and indeed those words ring...

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...

The Way It Is

Blame the Name Names are important. First names can be particularly important, but surnames can also become problematic for some people. We usually feel that a name should match the personality...

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...

Schmutter: Sleeping Under The Stars

Dear Mordechai, Due to some unforeseen enthusiasm from my kids, I’m sleeping in the sukkah this year, apparently. Any advice? Also, there are no alarm clocks out here, and I’m...

Smart Appliances

By Mordechai Schmutter Sometimes I wonder if our appliances are having conversations about us when we’re not listening. It certainly seems that way. It’s probably group-therapy sessions: Crock-Pot: “OK, let’s start. Anyone...

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