February 14, 2013 9:52pm
Purim coincides with the Academy Award ceremony this year. But columnist Edmon Rodman discovers there’s no need to go Hollywood to find an award-winning costume.
January 14, 2013 8:38pm
Columnist Edmon J. Rodman unearths the connections between the Jewish holiday dedicated to trees and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
November 30, 2012 8:53pm
Columnist Edmon J. Rodman suggests a tip of the stovepipe hat to Lincoln for ordering General Grant to cancel the expulsion of Jews from some Dixie areas on the first day of the holiday in 1862.
November 12, 2012 6:23pm
Turning to Mayflower passenger William Bradford for inspiration, columnist Edmon J. Rodman offers an orderly Jewish way to say “hodu,” or thanks, on the quintessentially American holiday.
October 24, 2012 9:38pm
Seventy years after her great-great-grandfather rescued a German community’s Torah from the tragedy of Kristallnacht — and her family found it — a California bat mitzvah will read from the scroll.
September 21, 2012 5:50pm
Amid a presidential campaign, how best to keep a holiday sense of joy and camaraderie in the sukkah? Columnist Edmon J. Rodman goes to an expert for some advice.
September 20, 2012 8:14pm
Preparing to lead the evening service on Kol Nidre, columnist Edmon J. Rodman takes a short drive to the resting place of Al Jolson for some inspiration and checks in with a real live cantor for advice.
September 14, 2012 3:15pm
On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, a body of flowing water with fish and some bread crumbs are all that’s needed to begin the transformative process of tashlich. (Edmon J. Rodman) LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Can ridding oneself of a year’s sins really be as simple as tossing a piece of bread into the…
September 10, 2012 8:32pm
A dance to interpret tahara, the seldom-discussed ritual preparation for burial of a Jewish body, is introduced at a Los Angele conference.
July 16, 2012 8:11pm
The upcoming gathering in Albuquerque of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies is part of a continuing effort to reveal the stories of those who may have had a hidden Jewish past.