The Way It Is: My New Friend Alexa

  For Rosh Hashanah I slept at the home of one of my daughters. The following week, I slept at my friend Claire’s house. That was the night of Kol...

Schmutter: That’s Bananas!

  If there’s one bad thing you can say about fruits and vegetables, it’s that there are no new products out there. Fruit is fruit. It was here long before...

The Way It Is: Picture Perfect

  Somehow, perhaps because I have not recently traveled outside the country, I managed to let my passport expire. On a recent evening, while out to dinner with friends, the...

Hay! It’s a Sukkah!

  This year, I built the most pasul sukkah I’ve ever built in my life. And I built it in June. Every year, my kids’ school has some kind of academic...

The Way It Is: Stenosis Solutions

  The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 8 to 11 percent of the population suffers from a condition known as spinal stenosis. As with just about everything in...

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,...

The Way It Is: Somebody Special

  My dad, Willie, was a special man. He was hardworking, kind, and generous. He was both a gentle man and a gentleman. A wonderful husband to my mom, Helen,...

Can We Have a Straw Poll?

  I can’t believe we’re living in a country where everything’s going to be legal soon except straws. I’m referring, of course, to the ongoing Straw Ban, in which the government,...

The Way It Is: Creepy Crawlers

By Hannah Berman This summer has posed an unusual problem for me. On a Sunday in early July, as I sat in my den watching television, I spotted movement on...

Schmutter: Yeshiva Packing List

  So you’re sending your son away to dorm, finally, but it didn’t occur to you that you’re going to have to update your school-supplies list from things like 72...
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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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