September 14, 2010 5:09pm
Bamboo mats may be fine for some, but others are looking for the real thing in sukkah roof coverings. Columnist Edmon J. Rodman offers a few examples.
September 8, 2010 9:34pm
Custom has Jews eating apples and honey together to ensure a sweet new year, but for those who want to shake things up, columnist Edmon J. Rodman offers some possibilities dripping with symbolism.
September 1, 2010 4:23pm
Some ways to prepare — actions that will help you stand and focus, getting you to the closing gates, before the final shofar blows — from JTA columnist Edmon J. Rodman.
August 29, 2010 11:03pm
With the coming of Selichot, a service of repentance-centered prayers said in preparation for the High Holidays, columnist Edmon J. Rodman mulls whether we can learn from the many aired mea culpas this year by public figures such as Tiger Woods and BP Chairman Tony Hayward.
July 26, 2010 11:03pm
Was the Vilna Gaon — 18th century Talmudic scholar, author and the major non-Chasidic Jewish leader of his age — part of his wife’s family tree? Edmon J. Rodman went on a search to find out.
July 13, 2010 1:42am
Edmon J. Rodman offers laments on Tisha B’Av, when the Jewish people darken their mood and grieve their losses, for what has happened in the Gulf of Mexico.
July 6, 2010 7:13pm
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is the product of a Jewish-Episcopalian collaboration, but Jewish songwriter Albert Von Tilzer and lyricist Jack Norworth go largely unrecognized by baseball, and Von Tilzer scores barely a nod in the Jewish community.
June 28, 2010 8:17pm
Bruce Zoldan and his family own the B.J. Alan Company of Youngstown, Ohio, the second largest importer and wholesaler of consumer fireworks in the United States.
June 17, 2010 6:36pm
With the arrival of Father’s Day, Yom Ha’Dad, it’s a good time to think about what it means to be a real Jewish mensch dad, columnist Edmon J. Rodman writes.
May 24, 2010 7:20pm
Since the U.S. Supreme Court now makes it seem acceptable to erect public war memorials using symbols once thought to be purely sectarian, Star of David memorials should be erected to remember the Jewish servicemen and servicewomen and all others who have died for their country, Edmon J. Rodman writes.