September 15, 2011 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #599390
Mordechai Shmutter’s new book (This Side Up) is out and you can but it from Israel Bookshop, Amazon, or directly from him (In Amazon and Israel Bookshop is 22.50, from him it’s 20 + shipping)
Tell him coffee addict referred you, maybe I can get a commission 😉September 15, 2011 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #894354The FrumguyParticipant
He is truly hilarious without being insulting.September 15, 2011 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #894355
i really love his articles. you dont know how much i look forward to them every week! how do you know him? i wish someone would buy it for me!!!!!!!September 15, 2011 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #894356
I’ll buy it for you but I need your contact info 😉
My sister and bro in law live in Passaic and davens in the same shul as him (I met him personally) I also know his wife’s family
Oh and he told me no commission he’s not making that much money per book 🙁September 15, 2011 5:21 pm at 5:21 pm #894357bombmaniacParticipant
“I’ll buy it for you but I need your contact info ;)”
easy there big fella she already has a chassan :D:D:DSeptember 15, 2011 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #894358
I agree. Much of his material is a mirror image of what goes on at my place.September 15, 2011 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #894359
” live in Passaic “
Whaat?! He’s not from Brooklyn? You’ve gotta be kidding.September 15, 2011 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #894360
someone with that sense of humor has to be OOT, sorry bptSeptember 15, 2011 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #894361
oh and bomb,
I’m married too btw (and happily at that)
just wanted to figure out who she is (jk)September 15, 2011 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #894362
lol if you wanted to know who I am I dont really care telling you at this point. im engaged and you could have figured it out 100 times over but you told me you didnt want to.
if u buy the book for me its worth it!!!!!!!!!!September 15, 2011 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #894363krunchParticipant
love shmutter, but am I the only person who realizes he’s a frum Dave Barry? (that’s a good thing)September 15, 2011 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #894364
he’s amazing the way he never makes fun of people in particular but I feel like he lives in my house. My aunt dated him years ago!September 15, 2011 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #894365EzratHashemMember
Can someone PLEASE tell me how to get a copy of his Purim article from last year? I never laughed so much…..September 15, 2011 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #894366
“Someone with that sense of humor has to be OOT”
I’m willing to bet his roots are from Bklyn. Most people from NJ are.September 15, 2011 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #894367
I’m willing to bet his roots are from Bklyn. Most people from NJ are.
Ok bet’s on!
what’s ur wager
Oh and BTW my sis and bro in law live in Passaic, and neither of them are from NY sorrySeptember 15, 2011 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #894368Mordechai SchmutterMember
This is Mordechai — Thanks for all the compliments!
If you’d like to buy ,,idn 3PIS SIHL,, (read that while standing on your head) directly from me, my email address is edited. You can buy it from Amazon or Israel Book Shop, but they probably won’t inscribe it.
A few replies to previous posts:
EZRAT H. — Every article I write will hopefully make it into a book at some point, IY”H. Unfortunately, I’m mostly going chronologically, so it will be a while. If you want to catch the article again, it will probably be in the 5 Towns Jewish Times and the Lakewood Shopper (and maybe some other papers) this coming Purim.
KRUNCH — Yeah, I’m a frum Dave Barry. The world needed one. I have all his books on a shelf right outside my bathroom, and I wrote a college thesis on him.
ADDICT — Passaic is out of town? I can see Manhattan from any hill in my neighborhood! And driving-wise, if you’re coming from Brooklyn, and I’m coming from Passaic, I’m about three hours closer!
BPT — What do you call “roots”? I lived there until I was 6, but am primarily a Monsey kid. Neither of my parents are from there either.
ADORABLE – Who’s your aunt? I probably shouldn’t ask, but you mad me very curious. I was always wondering if someone is walking around, going, “I dated that guy! Boy am I glad it didn’t work out!”
Thanks again for everything,
PS — I’m on facebook now! But I don’t advertise it.
Sorry, we don’t allow email addresses. But we are really glad to have you here. I am a big fan. Mod-95September 15, 2011 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #894369
i actually think his roots are from Monsey. his sister went to HS with me.September 15, 2011 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #894370
Roots, from brooklyn? Yeah, I guess you could make that statement if you assume that maaseh bereishis happened in Boro Park in the 20th century….. This is as ridiculous as saying that the Rebbe’s previous gabbai is the source of his gadlus.September 15, 2011 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #894371
Mordechai- OMG I am rolling from you. you are one of the funniest people that I have ever met. Thanks for the laughs. Its funny that yo say that because she actually married my uncle who is way way wackier than you! I guess its good she didnt marry you because then she wont be my aunt. now at least we can make fun of her that she dated you!!!!!!!!!!!!September 15, 2011 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #894372
R’ Mordechai- How could you be the frum DB? I thought you were really Judy Blume (or whatever her name is)September 15, 2011 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #894373smartcookieMember
Hi Mr Shmutter and welcome!
I gotta tell ya how much I enjoy your Hamodia humor article week after week! Your humor is so down to earth! I love your real life scenerios!
I’m so glad you’re here, now maybe you can stay and liven up this place a bit?
Good luck on your book!September 15, 2011 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #894374
is the next article gonna be about this thread that we dedicated to you??????September 15, 2011 9:10 pm at 9:10 pm #894375
” what’s ur wager “
It would not be fair of me to place a bet now, as I’ve been proven right by Mr. Funny Guy himself (living in Bklyn until 6 counts!)
Too bad I lost on your sister / BIL. Can’t win ’em all ;(September 15, 2011 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #894376hello99Participant
“PS — I’m on facebook now! But I don’t advertise it.”
you just did!!!September 15, 2011 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #894377
If you can marry someone like who you married that’s OOT enough for meSeptember 15, 2011 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #894378
“Maaseh Bereishis happened in Boro Park in the 20th century”
Maybe not in the literal sense, but as someone who was in Bklyn in the 70s, I can tell you that Yiddishkeit took a quantum leap in the 70s-80s, and while it may not have been as landscape-altering as maaseh berashis, it was surely something to behold
“the Rebbe’s previous gabbai is the source of his gadlus.”
In today’s arena? Not counting a few notable exceptions (like the Skuleneh Rebbe, Shlita, for example) this statement is more true than you can imagine.
Squeak, spend a little less time in the CR and a bit more time in the “Kaaveh Shteeb” and you’ll see what I meanSeptember 15, 2011 9:43 pm at 9:43 pm #894379
I am HIGHLY insulted to be called OOT. walking to school i saw Manhattan mamash every day (school is at the top of a hill). and Coffee, i wonder if i know your sis and BIL lolSeptember 15, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #894380oomisParticipant
This is one seriously funny (is that am oxymoron?) guy.September 15, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm #894381PrincessEagleMember
Presuming you really are who you say – than whoa! An easy way to say thank you!!! You’re the funniest!!
Just have to add my two cents on a thread which is actually being read by you – esp. if it will make its way into your next hamodia article! Jk,
Squeak – the name is Judy Brown 😉September 15, 2011 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #894382
bpt… the things you say….
I hope you at least don’t take yourself seriously.September 16, 2011 2:13 am at 2:13 am #894383minyan galMember
PrincessEagle: If you are referring to the author of books for teenage girls, her name is Judy Blume.September 16, 2011 3:21 am at 3:21 am #894384
Taking a break,
do u know Mordechai Schmutter?September 16, 2011 3:38 am at 3:38 am #894385wanderingchanaParticipant
<—- wiping drink from screen after reading July Blume reference
FWIW, the people in NJ who aren’t from Brooklyn can spot the ones who are, sometimes from several feet away.September 16, 2011 4:21 am at 4:21 am #894386ronrsrMember
is he the American Ephraim Kishon?September 16, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am #894387
I know him by name and reputation only. But now I’m kinda confused. You’re related to him or you met him when you were visiting?September 16, 2011 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #894388
I met him when I was visiting but my brother davens in the same shul as him (however my bro in law does daven in another shul also (I think I davened in 3 different shuls over shabbos) so maybe you do.September 16, 2011 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #894389
if i do know them i prob know the mrs and not your brother and bil. can i ask which shuls you went to?September 16, 2011 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #894390
” <—- wiping drink from screen “
Gem of a line, Channah. Wish I’d thought of it myself.
And Yes, Squeak, depending on the subject matter (like the ones you are reffering to) I do take myself seriously. Very seriously.
Care to poke holes in my theories? I’d love to argue it out.September 16, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm #894391
sorry taking a break I forgot to put in the words in law (I have no brothers)
Idk the names of the shulsSeptember 18, 2011 12:38 am at 12:38 am #894392
Oh was just curious what side of town Mr. Schmutter davens on. Not mine thoughSeptember 18, 2011 2:03 am at 2:03 am #894393
I know there’s somewhat of a grocery that is kosher and indians work there (can’t remember the name though)September 18, 2011 2:08 am at 2:08 am #894394
do you mean Kosher Konnection and Rajani the indian women at the checkout counter?September 18, 2011 4:16 am at 4:16 am #894395
adorable, even if schmutter writes an article about this right now, it won’t be printed till pesach!!!September 18, 2011 4:27 am at 4:27 am #894396
so cool! I read Reb Mordechai’s article every week in the Hamodia magazine 🙂September 18, 2011 4:37 am at 4:37 am #894397
therealgama~”adorable, even if schmutter writes an article about this right now, it won’t be printed till pesach!!!”
it ain’t necessarily so. I used to fax in R’ Abraham Stone’s Torah parsha article in to the Jewish Press every week for publication for the next issue.September 18, 2011 4:45 am at 4:45 am #894398
Taking a break,
Yes that’s what its calledSeptember 18, 2011 4:52 am at 4:52 am #894399
always here, that means you don’t read schmutter’s articles! he always talks about how (for instance) the readers are in middle of pesach cleaning and he’s in middle of a chanuka party (or something to that effect)
I think Hamodia is very strict about getting their articles way in advance…
(unless I take Schmutter too seriously! lol!)September 18, 2011 5:34 am at 5:34 am #894400
therealmgama~ I have a subscription (home delivery) to Hamodia & I don’t lie.September 18, 2011 6:37 am at 6:37 am #894401
oops! I forgot that you’re the one who wrote that you read his articles every week. I would never accuse someone of lying!
But if Schmutter is serious, Hamodia is more strict about this than the Jewish Press…September 18, 2011 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #894402
therealmgama~ k. I did write that “it ain’t necessarily so”.
(besides being a song title), they very well may have different submission time policies.
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