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 Fake Grass Is Greener

  In general, most people don’t see the draw of artificial grass, other than the obvious appeal of outdoor carpeting. If you’re living somewhere where you can swing a lawn,...

Prime Pesach

One of the more interesting group sites on Facebook this year was Kosher Costco. Now you might ask why I would consider Kosher Costco a top site when there are...

Some Kind Of Mouse

By Mordechai Schmutter My son Daniel came home with a gerbil the other day. These kids pick up the weirdest things in school. (Yes, his morah sent it home.) It...

Beginners’ Marriage

By Mordechai Schmutter Is it just me, or did you also notice that a lot of people seem to get married around Lag B’Omer? There are so many days of...

Schmutter: A Shabbos Walk in the Dark

  There comes a time in every marriage when your wife is going to want to go walking, and you’re going to want to go to sleep. That time is...

Espresso Cake

By Mordechai Schmutter You can always tell what time of year it is by reading the news. For example, I just read an Associated Press article titled “Austrian Thieves Make...

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....

Jokes About Jokes

One of the most common questions people ask me, once they figure out that I’m not as funny in person, is when my next book is coming out already. Well,...

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...
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  The week of February 4 was designated as PAUSE — Pausing and Understanding Speech’s Effect — Week at the Stella K. Abraham High School...

SKA Students Embrace Opportunities for Friendship

Ninth graders at  the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a great time “painting the night” on motzaei Shabbat, February 8. Led...

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THE JERUSALEM POST -- An Israeli couple who had been traveling aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday morning and are...

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