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  • Dozing on the Days of Awe

    What if you “accidentally” hit the snooze button while sitting in Rosh HaShanah or Yom Kippur services? JTA columnist Edmon J. Rodman says it isn’t so terrible — and could even help spiritually.

  • Milken Community loses first football game to San Diego Jewish Academy

    Two West Coast Jewish high school football teams squared off in a game dubbed the Bagel Bowl.

  • Seeking a conversion in time for Shavuot

    On Shavuot, Jews read about Ruth, the Bible’s most famous convert, making the holiday a good time to reassess attitudes toward Jews by Choice in our own communities.

  • That Aching Matzah Belly

    The Passover haggadah hopes that next year we will all be free, but what about now? Does consuming all that matzah have you feeling a little less "free" than usual?   To keep you on the march to freedom, no less a food authority  than Bon Appetit magazine has published a timely "5 Ways to Cure Matzo Belly."…

  • Pass Go, collect frogs

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  • Escaping the box: 18 minutes to Passover freedom

    JTA columnist Edmon J. Rodman decides this year that he will personalize his Exodus story by baking his own matzah. How hard could it be? he figured. Check out his unleavened adventure.

  • Retelling Purim: Q & A with Mordechai, Esther, Vashtie and Hayman

    Interviews with some prominent folks whose names either come from the Megillah or sound like they are straight from the scroll.

  • How to throw a Jewish Oscar party

    How do you make an Oscar party Jewish? Should there be a set ritual, like the seder? Or, like Purim, an evening filled with costumes, beauty pageants, shouting at bad guys and lots to drink? JTA’s Edmon Rodman is on the case.

  • Collecting Lincoln: The making of a national treasure

    Little known outside of bibliophiles and Civil War buffs, one of the greatest private collectors of works about Abraham Lincoln was a Jewish clothing manufacturer executive from Chicago named Alfred Whital Stern.

  • For Justin Bieber, ‘Scooter’ and the Shema play a major presence

    With the biographical documentary and concert film recounting the rise of Justin Bieber opening Feb. 11, a look at the teen sensation’s Jewish manager, Scott Samuel “Scooter” Braun, his “Jewish road dad” who introduced the Shema to the singer’s pre-concert repertoire.