Schmutter: How Should I Know?

Welcome back to “How Should I Know?” — the column that puts the “um” in “advice column.” Dear Mordechai, I need to sign up for something, and the computer wants me...

The Way It Is: A Question of Good Humor

Some people love to laugh. One might even say that they live to laugh. These are folks who know that laughter is healthy. I am one of those people,...

The Way It Is: Full Transparency

  Some people are always on the lookout for a way to acquire a windfall. My late husband Arnie always said he would like to “make a killing in the...

Schmutter: It’s The Gesture

  Have you ever seen someone making hand gestures while talking on the phone and you wondered why? After all, the other party can’t see it, right? I’m making a “Why?”...

The Way It Is: Fall Holidays

  Never did my children, or any of their friends, celebrate Halloween. However, several years ago, I reluctantly let some people in on a well-kept secret. In an attempt to...

Schmutter: Musical Notes

  Welcome back to “How Should I Know?” — the column that four out of five doctors recommend as a way of dealing with insomnia on Friday nights. Dear Mordechai, How come...

The Way It Is: Consider Others

Every Jew is aware of antisemitism. We know that it is alive and well everywhere. We now fear that it won’t be alleviated any time soon. This is true...

Schmutter: That’s Enough For The Year

  Now that yom tov is over, I think it’s time to get back to my diet. Not that I’ve been dieting at all before yom tov. But it’s been...

Hannah Berman: Weathering Mother Nature

  In the days and weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah, we endured many blisteringly hot and humid days. The heat was bad but the humidity was worse. Since many...

Schmutter: Sukkos Minhagim

  From time to time, I run a yom tov article that is really not written for you — it’s just a way of recording my family’s apparent minhagim. Minhagim...
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