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Mordechai Schiller
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Yiddish is not my mother tongue. It was, however, my mother’s tongue. When my mother started school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the early ’20s, she only spoke Yiddish. That was…Read more »
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A recent breakthrough in the case of Jonathan Pollard has shed powerful new light on the injustice of his continued incarceration. Key portions of a critical classified document, on which…Read more »
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A man once came to the Satmar Rebbe, zy”a, and asked for money to marry off his daughter. “How much do you need?” “If the Rebbe can give me $500…Read more »
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In his column “Wizards of Oys,” (December 23, 2014) Mr. Schiller cited a purportedly “untranslatable” word in Yiddish:  “‘Trepverter” — A witty riposte or comeback you think of only when…Read more »
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“We are not freierim,” Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a 1998 interview about Mideast peace talks. “Israel cannot give and give and not get anything back in return.”…Read more »
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Muphry's Law struck again this week. Even though (or was it because?) I proofread it myself, the first line in my column went to print with a catastrophic error: Instead of "You can't be too rich or too thin," the first sente...
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It’s quiz time. (Relax. You won’t be marked.) I want you to close your eyes (no, not yet!) and picture this scene: You come home at night and reach into…Read more »
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  “Whenever I hear the word ‘culture’ … I release the safety-catch of my Browning.” — from Schlageter by Hanns Johst Hanns Johst was an SS officer and Nazi Poet…Read more »
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I have a confession to make. Nothing scandalous, mind you. But it’s a long way off to Yom Kippur and I want to get it off my chest. Besides, my…Read more »
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Dear Mr. Schiller, You must have already received quite a bit of mail on your recent language column “Poor Little Rich Word” (23 Teves/Jan. 14). The quotation you opened with…Read more »
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Fifty feet ahead of me, an Arab shepherd herded his flock of sheep, completely cutting off the dirt road. A young man stood in middle of the road, shaking his…Read more »
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“You can’t be too rich or too poor.” Barry Popik, contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), and the Sherlock Holmes of etymology, traces this slogan to several disreputable socialites.…Read more »
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I win customers and influence people--through the written word.
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Writer, Editor, Copywriter, Marketing Consultant
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Mordechai (Morty) Schiller is a wordsmith and marketing maven—a writer, copywriter, editor, writing coach, publicist, marketing strategist and tactician. Master of the art and science of writing that works.
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My mother told me it's not nice to brag, so I'll leave it to other people——Steve O'Keefe, author of "Complete Guide to Internet Publicity," wrote: "Morty Schiller is an awesome direct mail copywriter—old school, back when you had to pull three percent or hang up your pencil.... Morty is a copywriter extraordinaire... a blend of old-school copywriter and new school blogger.... The world needs writers like Morty Schiller—truly it does!" ——Ted Demopoulos, coauthor of "Blogging for Business," wrote "Morty knows his words and how to use them...truly great writing: simple, clear, easy to follow, apt to horrify your uptight unpleasant English teacher :)" —— Jason Alba, author "I'm On LinkedIn – Now What???" wrote: "Wordsmith Morty Schiller...is a professional writer. In fact, he writes junk mail. Lest you think that is bad, or he is evil, I point you to his Confessions of a Junk Mail Junkie article. This is a guy who understands his business, and the perception thereof, and is not afraid to address the perception. Morty Schiller’s brand comes across as someone who is competent. And passionate about what he does. And credible. And if I had something that could benefit from a direct mail strategy, I would be compelled to talk with Morty."——Direct Response copywriter and blogger Ryan McGrath wrote "Bob Bly has called him 'one of the nation's top mail order copywriters"…which is nothing to sneeze at!...What I really like about Morty is he’s been in direct mail for years and is still going strong. He’s not just a student of a particular medium – direct mail, Internet marketing, etc. – he’s a student of human nature."
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Brooklyn, NY
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Jerusalem, Israel - Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel - Far Rockaway, NY
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