October 28, 2014 11:24am
Yes, Halloween has murky pagan origins. But its multibillion-dollar costume, decoration and candy industry has morphed so far beyond that, columnist Edmon J. Rodman decides to wade in.
September 30, 2014 12:10pm
A Jewishly observant space expert provides the lowdown on the “blood moon” rising at holiday time.
September 18, 2014 4:31pm
Columnist Edmon J. Rodman on his bid to fit in at his L.A. shul — and not to stand out on a day when God takes note of us.
September 17, 2014 11:45am
Columnist Edmon J. Rodman sees firsthand the impact of his wife’s shofar blowing on a road trip around L.A.
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.
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