July 28, 2014 3:18pm
Connecting with a holiday mourning lost Temples can be a challenge, but Tisha b’Av has special resonance this year, JTA’s Edmon Rodman writes.
June 23, 2014 5:31pm
A Carlebach-Cohan mashup, fireworks from a shul hilltop and a musical service honoring independence integrate the U.S. holiday and Jewish day of rest.
May 21, 2014 5:04pm
In the Ten Commandments, the Torah tells us to “Honor your father and your mother,” but on mothers-in-law, it’s mum. That is until we read the Book of Ruth,
April 7, 2014 3:18pm
With the hit film “Her” in mind, columnist Edmon J. Rodman introduces a a cool digital maven to run his yearly Haggadah-fest.
March 7, 2014 12:28pm
Looking for a better blotter of Haman’s name with an eye toward Purim-centered social action.
January 6, 2014 2:40pm
Doing a little planting for what some call the Jewish Arbor Day, columnist Edmon J. Rodman wonders about connecting the generations.
October 23, 2013 12:47pm
Thanksgivukkah, as the rare confluence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving is being called, presents opportunities for creativity along with challenges, columnist Edmon J. Rodman writes.
September 9, 2013 9:00am
After the chest pounding and pleading for his life of the High Holidays, columnist Edmon J. Rodman aims to find the energy to again build the sukkah he’s put up for many, many years.
August 31, 2013 4:36pm
On Yom Kippur, when we beat our chests during the confession, maybe we should be knocking instead on our heads, columnist Edmon J. Rodman wonders. After all, isn’t that where all the trouble starts?
August 27, 2013 4:50pm
Not wanting to take holiday honey for granted anymore, columnist Edmon J. Rodman suits up with a beekeeper at a hive of activity in California.