Sofa, It’s Not Working Out

Dear Mordechai, My boys killed my couches. What should I do? Should I replace them? Yes, definitely. Maybe replace them with girls. They don’t ruin couches as much. Oh, wait. It just...

Bent Out Of Shape

Loosely translated, the word schuckel means to bend back and forth while davening, and, in some extreme cases, even to sway from side to side. Schuckeling is something many...

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...

Socially Acceptable Outerwear

By Mordechai Schmutter Purim costumes are a lot of fun. We should wear them all the time, right? Wait, why don’t we wear them all the time? Well, I guess we’d get...

The Science Of Parenting

By Mordechai Schmutter School science fairs will always be a staple of our educational system, because research shows that about 78% of scientific discoveries are made by students the night...

Rules For Riding The Elevator

By Mordechai Schmutter When you get into an elevator, you must immediately turn around and face the door. This is non-negotiable. Everyone has to face this direction. This is...

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...

What To Do During A Power Failure

By Mordechai Schmutter To be honest, not many people really have a minhag of what to do during a power failure. Seriously, what did your great-grandfather do when his...

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...

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...
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