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...

Some Kind Of Mouse

By Mordechai Schmutter My son Daniel came home with a gerbil the other day. These kids pick up the weirdest things in school. (Yes, his morah sent it home.) It...
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