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  • Trick or tweet (the Anthony Weiner mask)

    Costumes of the disgraced congressman are big business this Halloween season. Bernie Madoff masks, not so much.

  • Should my sukkah have a debt ceiling?

    JTA columnist Edmon J. Rodman mulls the rehabbing of his sukkah in tough financial times.

  • Yom Kippur: It’s fourth and long

    On Yom Kippur, the ultimate game day for Jews, columnist Edmon J. Rodman says we can apply football’s well-known pattern of timed territorial struggle to the personal struggle being played out for our attention, intention and understanding.

  • 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.