February 13, 2009 8:50pm
Valentine’s Day may not be Jewish, but a card with a “yasher koach” would be awfully nice right now for a community rocked by affinity scams, budget meltdowns and protest demonstrations.
February 3, 2009 2:21am
In California, who needs a market to celebrate the new year for trees? Assembling the foods for your seder is definitely doable and helps make connections to the mystics and your roots.
January 4, 2009 10:58pm
Perhaps a holiday inspired by the work of Martin Luther King will get Jews to follow the mitzvah most cited in the Torah — the need for awareness of and justice for the stranger.
December 23, 2008 8:44pm
Jewish thrift shopping provides an opening not only to stretch one’s budget in tough times but to support organizations hard at work repairing our communities.
November 14, 2008 1:29am
With relatives flying in from eretz everywhere, with drama in the kitchen and at the table, and a time to give thanks and say shehechiyanu for being able to celebrate together another year, Thanksgiving surely is as an adopted Jewish day of family gathering.
October 29, 2008 9:00am
As Friday, Oct. 31 approaches, a debate between traditions is raging in many Jewish homes: challah vs. candy, the Sabbath Queen vs. the Pumpkin King, blue homes vs. orange.
October 2, 2008 9:00am
Creating a personal list of ushpizin, guests for your sukkah, can add to the season of joy.
September 10, 2008 9:00am
In a year of sustainability and carbon footprints, high gas and hybrids, the shofar is the simplest, most eco-friendly method of reaching the Jewish community with a vital message.
July 28, 2008 9:00am
Writing your own kinah, or dirge, could help forge a more intimate connection with Tisha B’Av, the fast day that commemorates a series of tragic events in Jewish history.
May 14, 2008 9:00am
As Shavuot and its focus on receiving the Torah approach, Los Angeles writer Edmon J. Rodman unfurls a paean to the scroll.