The Way It Is: Size vs. Speed

In most physical confrontations and competitions, size is a major consideration. The most notable example of this might be in the world of boxing. There were traditionally eight weight...

Spring Has Spr—Oh, It’s Gone

Hey, remember the old days, when, between winter and summer, there was a season called spring? I kind of feel like spring used to be this whole major season. When...

Mobile Assistants

For many years, there was a store on Central Avenue that sold and serviced mobile phones. There was a large Verizon sign outside, which led me to believe that...

Hannah Berman: Self-Explanatory

  Recently, I saw a post on Facebook that admonished people not to use self- checkout registers. The information provided stated that self-checkouts kill jobs and that the machines don’t...

Schmutter: Awkward She’eilos

It just recently occurred to me that I have no idea how to find a rav. It’s not like all the rabbanim are hiding. They’re not getting unlisted numbers. But...

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,...
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