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.
July 9, 2012 7:30pm
The “Project Mah Jongg” exhibit, which originated in New York, is making its way to Jewish museums across America, bringing back memories of bams and craks for generations of Jewish women and hopefully enticing new players.
May 29, 2012 8:15pm
A Navajo medicine man joins a rabbi for a series of cross-cultural discussions.
May 17, 2012 6:19pm
Just because there’s a debate about the public appropriateness on displaying the Ten Commandments doesn’t mean you can’t surround yourself with them at shul — or even in your front yard.
May 10, 2012 2:41pm
Using his late mother’s Torah Fund pins as an example, columnist Edmon J. Rodman offers his take on what to do when one inherits something that represents another’s commitment.