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Mordechai Schmutter

Mordechai Schmutter is a freelance writer and a humor columnist for Hamodia and other magazines. He has also published seven books and does stand-up comedy. You can contact him at [email protected].

Articles by Mordechai Schmutter

This Isn’t Kindergarten

I’ve noticed that basically every time I write about teaching, I write about my experiences in a boys’ mesivta. I do realize there are other

The Conversation Never Ends

One of the biggest questions that people ask these days, more and more, is, “Should I be part of a group family chat?” And my

Vacation Menu

Correct me if I’m wrong here, but I feel like whoever designs most of these hotels and motels does not do so with the frum


There are two types of families when it comes to making Shabbos: those who are ready by chatzos on Friday, and those where the husband

Stepping Everywhere

I imagine my loyal readers are anxious to hear how my pedometer regimen is going, if only so they too can say, “Why do I

Color Me Annoyed

Growing up, I never liked Color War. It was literally the worst part of camp. First of all, Color War always has to be “broken

The Dangers of Technology

I feel like people in our circles don’t spend enough time talking about the dangers of technology. We talk about certain dangers, sure, but there

Knowledge of Trees

How lucky are we to be living in an age when we don’t have to be able to identify different types of trees by looking

Finding Everything Okay

I have a theory about why brick and mortar stores are going away. It’s the internet. No, I’m just kidding; we all knew that. My

Driving Parents Through a Wall

This week’s topic, which is really not funny, is: TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO DRIVE: A CRASH COURSE I actually started talking about this last week,

No Longer in the Driver’s Seat

Congratulations! Your child has passed his or her driving permit test, despite your tefillos! He has never passed a written test in his life, but

Forty Winks

One of the clearest things I’ve learned as an adult is this: No one cares if you’re tired. Adults’ default setting is “tired.” There are