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  • Whether a bed, or help figuring out what to do in one, some kosher options for Valentine’s Day

    On Valentine’s Day, for a people tasked in the Bible with being fruitful and multiplying, what goods are good for the Jews?

  • Pulling off an ugly Chanukah Hoodie

    With ugly Christmas sweater contests all the rage this holiday season, what’s a Jew to do, if he or she wants to compete? Where were the Chanukah sweaters emblazoned with bearded and bronzed Maccabees, anthropomorphized grinning dreidels, and mighty menorahs, that would be needed to compete with the long established garish patterned and appliquéd Christmas…

  • West Point’s Jewish choir sings for the president and diversity

    The Jewish — and non-Jewish — members of the West Point Jewish Chapel Cadet Choir took center stage at this year’s White House Chanukah party.

  • The making of a Hollywood Maccabee wannabee

    Columnist Edmon J. Rodman figures even with two Judah Maccabee movies in production, there’s room for a third — and he’s just the guy to make it.

  • Linking to Jewish fair trade: The bike chain menorah

    Judaica made without exploitation: a bike chain menorah created in India. And there’s a website that promotes fair trade Judaica and helps design new works.

  • Oy, Tannenbaum! The Hanukkah Tree Topper

    With the high intermarriage rate, the Jewish creator of a a 6-inch plastic Star of David attached to a stainless steel coil that allows the star to sit atop a Christmas tree says the potential market is enormous. But he’ll have to deal with the naysayers.

  • Licensed to kvell: The return of Oy-Oy 7

    Fearful of Hamas rockets? Iranian nukes? Never fear. Secret agent Israel Bond is on the case.

  • 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.