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,...

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...
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