Who is Mordechai Schmutter?

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  • #610130
    Shopping613 🌠
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    I always thought that was his real name, till i read an article and found out it wasnt, so who is he???? I personally think he is PBA, the similarities are endless……

    #967024
    Git Meshige
    Participant

    It is his real name. The article you saw was a lie. Actually they thought it was a joke but they actually lied and distorted and confused the facts. Its amazing how a Jewish publication can get away with such distortions and not face consequences

    #967025
    yeshivaguy45
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    It’s his real name. In one of his books, (which was taken from his articles), he debates whether it’s his real name or a pen name. I happen to know for a fact that it’s his real name. I know one of his family members and that person’s last name is Schmutter.

    #967026
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    For what it’s worth, I can also attest that it is his real name.

    #967029

    lol yah, now that i think of it- he DOES resemble PBA! lol

    #967030
    Git Meshige
    Participant

    yekke, it is quite apparent that you don’t appreciate Shmutter’s HUMOR, becuase you are from gloomy old Britain.

    #967031

    There is a huge difference between pba and schmutter (it’s his real name).

    Schmutter is funny while never insulting anyone and doesn’t say things that are inappropriate.

    On the other hand, PBA, for the sake of writing something …………….

    #967032
    writersoul
    Member

    I don’t think they’re alike at all.

    I think he might know my cousin’s husband or something- definitely a real person.

    #967034
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    What would Popa sound like if he’d have to churn out a column every week, as opposed to whenever he comes up with something?

    #967035
    Ender
    Participant

    Moderator: Sorry to be a party pooper, but this thread needs to close.

    #967036
    Jersey Jew
    Participant

    He is a REAL person and VERY funny too EVEN in person! We are friends of the family. In fact, one of the stories in his book had to do with me!

    #967038
    oomis
    Participant

    Yekke, I think Mordechai Schmuittdr is one of the funniest people on the planet. It’s a shame you don’t get his sense of humor, because I have often laughed out loud in public places while reading his columns, often maniacally! He is RIGHT on target!!!!!! Read his article about mowing the lawn…His humor is so filled with truth, and THAT’S why it’s so funny. I wish I knew him IRL.

    #967039
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    Thank you Ender, your post was not up when I posted.

    #967040
    GG yekke
    Member

    i actually heard that Mordechai Shmuyer is a female…

    #967041

    Ender, you are true to your name!

    #967043
    midwesterner
    Participant

    All these comments about the skill of a specific person at the task from which he earns his ????? are very inappropriate. I would agree very strongly that this should be shut down, and probably be deleted.

    #967044
    squeak
    Participant

    Mordechai Schmutter

    Part of writing is that some people will like what you write and others won’t. I hardly think that a few people expressing their inability to appreciate Mordechai’s columns needs to be silenced. I didnt see anything personal about it.

    That said, most people with a good sense of humor love his stuff.

    #967045
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    I read his articles every week. I have also practically memorized Don’t Yell Challah In a Crowded Matzah Bakery.

    PBA is excellent too, but we get to see his best work all the time because he doesn’t have a deadline.

    It’s not a competition.

    #967046

    No, I think this thread is okay. I need to hear what people don’t like about my humor so I can see if I can try to improve in those ways (hopefully without detracting from the aspects that everyone else likes). I don’t really see how it’s different from saying, “I don’t like Store X, because it doesn’t carry these products.” Maybe Store X will read your post and decide to carry them.

    I don’t think everyone has to pretend to like me just because saying they DON’T like me will affect my parnassah. How am I supposed to grow without the people who know of ways for me to be better?

    But maybe, instead of saying a blanket statement, they should actually be specific about WHAT they don’t like about my humor, or ways that they think I can improve.

    #967047
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    What would Popa sound like if he’d have to churn out a column every week, as opposed to whenever he comes up with something?

    This is the real point.

    I think M Schmutter is hilarious. And I follow him on facebook. And read his articles when I have the opportunity. And definitely say all the mandatory divrei torah at my seder.

    #967048
    midwesterner
    Participant

    Reb Mordechai:

    ??? ???? ???? for sanctioning this discussion. But before you did that, I think that one should apply the famous vort of the Chofetz Chaim that if you say the rav can’t sing and the Chazan can’t learn, then you are over Lashon Hara. But if you say the rav can’t learn and the Chazan can’t sing, then you are over retzicha!

    #967049
    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    Im still upset you didnt pick one of our forty or so titles for your book! But, its ok, we got our names in and had alot of fun making up silly names that made us crack up. My family loves your work. But that article seemed so serious about you starting another column under a different name, and it didnt seem at all like a joke, sorry if i thought wrong.

    #967050

    I can’t really comment on that article without stooping to loshon hora, which, while I’m all for it, is against Yeshiva World’s policies. But I did rush an article out a couple of weeks afterward that, while not directly addressing that article, did speak about identity theft in general, and had some pictures of me.

    #967051
    golfer
    Participant

    Mr. Schmutter,

    I consider you personally and entirely responsible for preserving my sanity and well-being during a particularly difficult Pesach by writing “Don’t Yell Challah…”

    And I’m sure you know what they say about kol hamekayem nefesh achas…

    #967052
    golfer
    Participant

    As for how you can improve, sorry, I really have no advice for you in that department.

    But perhaps if you could take the time to publish a small kuntriss on shidduchim (with impressive haskamos encompassing all chugim) you could also personally and entirely be responsible for solving the shidduch crisis.

    If you look through some of the threads around here you will see that it seems, ba’u mayim ad nefesh.

    #967053
    Ender
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    All of a sudden because someone makes an account named “mordechai Schmutter” everyone assumes that it is him, and is therefore allowed to continue this conversation. While it may be him, it just as likely may not be him. For the last time, Mods, close this thread.

    Even YWN moderators are familiar with the humility, self-effacement and sterling middos of Mordechai Schmutter, which cannot be imitated or faked successfully. -127

    #967054

    Thanks. I don’t really know why I care if people believe that it’s me, and there’s no way I will ever get anyone to believe it anyway. I mean, look at the topic of this thread. If people don’t believe I exist, how will they believe the guy posting as me is actually me?

    The best I can do is tell you what my next six Hamodia articles are going to be about:

    July 24 — a guy in England who makes jet-powered bicycles, strollers, and kettles

    July 31 — My stint as a dummy at a Hatzolah training session.

    August 7 — Scientists discovering why we itch.

    August 14 — The construction we’re doing on the entranceway of our house.

    August 21 — My experience as a mascot at my kids’ camp.

    August 28 — A quiz that I give my returning students on the first day of school.

    The only possible way I could know all that is if I’m me. Sure, you could claim I’m someone else who works at Hamodia and has the inside track, but that’s pushing it. And anyway, I didn’t hand in my August 28th article yet, so even Hamodia didn’t know what it was until just now. (I assume they use Yeshiva World. How else do they get their news?)

    #967055
    JustHavingFun
    Participant

    I am not Mordechai Schmutter… although I play him on TV.

    #967056
    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    Mazel Tov construction! Youve written in many articles that its been needed for quite a few years!!!!! Wont your students know somewhat what to expect on their quiz if you have it in the Hamodia???

    #967057
    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    OOC, how did you find this? Randomly looking through the CR, or did someone tell you that you have a thread named after you??

    #967058

    1. The whole point of the quiz is mainly to remind them of the rules. So it doesn’t matter if they’ve seen it before.

    2. Hold your mazel tov until you read the article. If you’ve read any articles about my house, you’ll know it’s never that simple.

    3. I have Google Alerts set to send me an email whenever my name is mentioned anywhere online. As well as some common misspellings.

    #967059
    pixelate
    Member

    Mordechai Schmutter, your stuff is truly amazing, and you possess great talent. The most hysterical humor-article I’ve ever read was one of yours, about the stages of life. If you recall that one, can you please post it here and introduce the CR critics to your work.

    #967060
    notasheep
    Member

    I have to stand by yekke (whether or not he is acutally English, just because he spells humour with a ‘u’) since the British sense of humour is based on wit, whereas Americans seem to favour slapstick and funny happenings. Wit is far more intelligent, and we are certainly not dull.

    However, I have had moments where I have laughed out loud at a particular phrase in a humour column, but on the whole I can read through a whole article without cracking a smile. I understand it can’t be easy to write a humour column every week but sometimes I feel like he’s been sitting at the desk for ages trying to come up with something funny instead of letting it flow.

    #967061
    Shopping613 🌠
    Participant

    Cool, how can I do that for my name????????

    I should of guessed as much, BTW do you still have the burnt spot from over you guyz used to do havdalah cuz of your sister??? That has got to be my favorite article, every five seconds i burst out laughing!

    #967062
    oomis
    Participant

    Mordechai, take a look in the mirror. If it’s YOU, you’re all set…

    #967063
    batseven
    Participant

    The fact that we are having a whole discussion about Mordechai shows how successful and widespread his work has become.

    I am personally a major fan of his humour as is my whole family.

    And by the way, I 1,000% believe that the guy behind the account is really him. He does not need to prove himself anymore.

    May you have continued hatzlacha in brightening up klal yisroel!

    #967064
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    I think you are so funny mostly because so much of what you describe is taking place in my own house. I laughed until I cried at the Pesach columns, and then there was a tu bshvat column that compared trees to boys. The kids thought it was funny but not the parts I thought was funny, which made them think I was just loony tunes or something. But I was laughing so hard at one line that I could hardly breathe and now, anytime I laugh at something that my kids think I am over-responding to they will say to me, “and sometimes he eats a piece of fruit”.

    #967065
    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    I think you are so funny mostly because so much of what you describe is taking place in my own house. I laughed until I cried at the Pesach columns, and then there was a tu bshvat column that compared trees to boys. The kids thought it was funny but not the parts I thought was funny, which made them think I was just loony tunes or something. But I was laughing so hard at one line that I could hardly breathe and now, anytime I laugh at something that my kids think I am over-responding to they will say to me, “and sometimes he eats a piece of fruit”.

    #967066
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    The best I can do is tell you what my next six Hamodia articles are going to be about:

    July 24 — a guy in England who makes jet-powered bicycles, strollers, and kettles

    July 31 — My stint as a dummy at a Hatzolah training session.

    August 7 — Scientists discovering why we itch.

    August 14 — The construction we’re doing on the entranceway of our house.

    August 21 — My experience as a mascot at my kids’ camp.

    August 28 — A quiz that I give my returning students on the first day of school.

    You’ll need better proof than that. Basically you’re telling us to believe its you because you write about camp on visiting day and school while doing back to school shopping, and itching during the 9 days. I could have guessed that with my eyes closed.

    #967067
    HaLeiVi
    Participant

    Actually, British humor is like the sharp answer we all have a day after we needed it.

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