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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

Shared Space

One of the most important things about flying, besides getting to your destination and maybe having your luggage get there as well–preferably on the same

Recycled Material

My first-grader, Heshy, just had something called a “Recycling Fair” in school. A few weeks ago, he came home with a note saying that his

Eating It Too

Today we bring you some exciting new studies in the field of losing weight. Losing weight is a subject that weighs heavily (ouch) on the

Saying Over

A while back, I wrote a couple of columns on annoying expressions that people use all the time. For example, you can be speaking to

There’s No Winning

I would have to say that Chinese auctions are, hands-down, the best type of auction. Unless you count those car auctions that people are always

Hold the Phone

I don’t think most of my younger siblings have home phones. Sure, most of them are still in the apartment phase. But for instance, I

Basket Case

Recently, our shul organized a game of shul basketball—although “organized” is a very strong word. (“Shul basketball” is like real basketball, except that the players

Like Pulling Teeth

This week’s column is about dentists. Nothing to do with the fact that, in the last week, you ate about 500 bags of candy. Maybe

Some Kind of Mouse

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

Pieces of Fruit

Most of what I know about Tu B’Shvat, I learned as an adult. As a kid, I don’t think I was taught that much about

Speaking of Kids

I seriously dread Parent-Teacher conferences. And I say this as a teacher (I teach high school English at a local mesifta.) As a parent, I