Schmutter: A Camp Newsletter

  Whew! Another exciting week has come and gone at Camp Zareinu V’Chaspeinu! We, the head staff, are literally falling off our feet, and we’re not sure if our hearing...

The Way It Is: Give Me Some Space

  There are times when people don’t think before they speak. When that happens it may cause hurt feelings to the listener. Occasionally, it gets out of hand and leads...

Taking the Shul on the Road

My shul is moving. To be fair, it’s been “moving” for about two years now. But it’s actually moving as I’m writing this. I’m supposed to be helping. We’ve been...

The Way It Is: Packing It Away

  When my three oldest grandsons were very young, I accompanied my daughter and son-in-law on a trek up to “the mountains” on a miserably hot and humid Sunday which...

Mazal tov! It’s a teenager!

If you’re rolling your eyes at that headline, you’re probably the parent of a teenager. Or you’re a teenager. If you are one, this is not the article for...

A Host Of Questions

Quick, how do you convince people to move to the town you’re living in? I need to know, because they’re coming for Shabbos. See, I have a friend from yeshiva...

The Height Of Fright

The Wallendas are a multi-generational circus family often referred to as “The Flying Wallendas.” The family’s American circus history began in 1928 when Karl Wallenda and his troupe of...

The Way It Is: Giver’s Remorse

  Regardless of how frequently I buy clothes, I all too often wind up behind the eight ball. Being “behind the eight ball” indicates that one is in a bad...

Schmutter: One Small Step for Hotels

  Today we have great news for anyone who is looking to get away from it all, and by it “all,” we mean literally everything — human beings, air, gravity...

Schmutter: Between Me and Me

  OK, I’ll admit it: I talk to myself. I am literally talking to myself right now, as I plan this article. And why shouldn’t I? I like me! I...
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