Aliyah Chronicle: Simchas Yom Tov As a Business Owner

Several years ago, I wrote an article about two-day yomim tovim and how, in my opinion, one of the great benefits of living here is not only that we...

The Way It Is: It Could Always Be Worse

  There is an oft-used expression that goes like this: “Things could always be worse.” Never has this been more evident than it is right now. I recently vented about...

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...

Mysterious Waze

Whenever you want to go anywhere, there’s traffic. And people know this. That’s why when you get there, everyone asks, “How was traffic?” “Traffic was the best. I got a...

The Way It Is: A Remote Possibility

The list of errors I make on a regular basis continues to grow. It was not long ago, after leaving the supermarket while talking on the phone with my daughter,...

Spring Has Spr—Oh, It’s Gone

Hey, remember the old days, when, between winter and summer, there was a season called spring? I kind of feel like spring used to be this whole major season. When...

The Way It Is: A Delusional Pipe Dream

The deranged individual who mailed more than a dozen pipe bombs to high-profile members of the Democratic Party was caught, thank G-d. Within just a few days he was...

Grand Gestures

In some instances, firstborn grandchildren get more out of their grandparents than the younger ones do. Clearly, that was the case in my family. All of my grandchildren have...

Schmutter: Dust To Dust

I know that the past few weeks, my articles have been about family simchas, but not this week. This week, I regret to inform you of the petirah of...

My Journey: What’s in a Name?

  What is Sara, other than a nice Jewish name? It’s also one of the names on the alphabetical list of 2018 Atlantic hurricanes, which are named in advance by...
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