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  • Exchanging gifts on Yom Ha’Dad

    With the arrival of Father’s Day, Yom Ha’Dad, it’s a good time to think about what it means to be a real Jewish mensch dad, columnist Edmon J. Rodman writes.

  • Making a trip to the stars of Memorial Day

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court now makes it seem acceptable to erect public war memorials using symbols once thought to be purely sectarian, Star of David memorials should be erected to remember the Jewish servicemen and servicewomen and all others who have died for their country, Edmon J. Rodman writes.

  • Visiting the alef garden on Shavuot

    Torah all-nighter will leave you refreshed and reconnected, writes columnist Edmon J. Rodman.

  • Trying to set the ‘lag’ on fire

    On Lag B’Omer you can light a bonfire, and you can use the fire to light up your mind, columnist Edmon J. Rodman writes.

  • Watching your language at a Made-in-Israel meal

    The twists and turns in planning a special Yom Ha’Atzmaut dinner.

  • Constructing Holocaust memories: Where mind meets museum

    As Yom Hashoah nears, a walk through the unfinished Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust brings some unexpected personal connections.

  • At Passover, finding a kosher path out of Egypt

    Going the kosher route for a year since last Passover has had its difficulties, but columnist Edmon Rodman says he’s not going back.

  • At Purim, communal connections heat up

    Coming together for annual hamantashen fund-raiser brings the bakers closer to their Southern California temple. But now there’s a tinge of controversy over flavors.

  • A Valentine for Jews: Return to sender?

    Jews — because of their looks, humor or good character — are attracting “the other.” Should they accept their Valentines?

  • A down-to-earth, ‘Avatar’ Tu B’Shvat

    Like the Na’vi who worship trees in “Avatar,” Jews will celebrate the New Year for Trees on Jan. 30, expressing in song and seder a kind of tree love as well.