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...

Humor: Folding Money

  What would you do if you had $18,000 to burn? We should all have such problems. In case you were wondering, yes, that was me in the Oorah catalog this year,...

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Omar Sheitel Missing Since she assumed her Congressional seat in January, Representative Ilhan Omar has been seen wearing very colorful but also modest head coverings when she is in public. The...

Mah-Jongg Cures The Common Cold

These days, everyone uses abbreviations. They are all the rage. People don’t have time for full words. Jennifer Lopez is referred to as J-Lo and, years ago, when she...

The Emperor’s New Throne

“Throne Together, how can I help you?” “Yeah, hi. I ordered a chair a while back, and it hasn’t come yet … This is the king.” “Please hold.” “Hold? I’m the king!” “Sir?...

The Way It Is: A Purim Proposal

It’s a longstanding tradition to eat hamantaschen on Purim. As with so many of our traditions, there are multiple explanations for the custom, and in the case of hamantaschen,...

Schmutter: I Have a Theme

Every year around this time, we all ask the same basic question: “What do I want to give for mishloach manos this year?” But no one really asks, “What...

Schmutter: Dust To Dust

I know that the past few weeks, my articles have been about family simchas, but not this week. This week, I regret to inform you of the petirah of...

The Way It Is: Master Move

My late father, a truly warm, sincere, and wonderful person, was both a gentleman and a gentle man. He also happened to be a chess master. He played some...

Twins: Buy One Get One

  There are lots of little complications that people don’t think about when someone has twins. We’re just like, “Oh, so cute!” Because two of anything small is cute. That’s...
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