Questions Out Of The Blue

By Mordechai Schmutter I can’t believe I still don’t really understand why the sky is blue. When I was a kid, this is something I really wanted to know. But then...

Schmutter: Whose Peers Are These?

If there’s one thing I learned from my recent stint in jury duty, it’s that when they make everyone hold up one hand and they say, “Do you swear...

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...

Schmutter: Something’s Going Around

  These days, it seems like more and more people are into insisting that the Earth is flat, and that we all believe it’s round because of a grand conspiracy....

It’s Pure Sugar!

  A lot of people complain that there’s nothing to eat on Pesach, but the truth is that it’s a great opportunity to eat healthy. You can’t eat most carbs,...

Ask the Columnist, Please

While Pesach cleaning, I found a whole bunch of questions that were sent in at some point that I somehow haven’t gotten to. So I’m going to address them...

The Way It Is: Say ‘Cheese!’

  Recently, a seemingly normal young woman in Arizona decided to take a selfie with a jaguar. When the story first broke, my assumption was that the jaguar referenced was...

The Way It Is: Racing to Save

There are some races that I am simply incapable of winning. I have repeatedly participated in one specific race without success. This race does not involve running since I...

Mordechai Schmutter Answers Your Questions!

Dear Mordechai, How come the first dance at a chasunah has so much pushing involved? Why is it so crowded? RS Dear R, I don’t know. But then, I’ve never really liked the...

The Way It Is: Programmed For Pesach

  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping away the crumbs from hamantaschen! At...
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