February 16, 2011 2:26am
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.
February 15, 2011 10:23pm
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.
February 9, 2011 8:22pm
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.
February 1, 2011 6:41am
A friendly competition between religious schools in Green Bay and Pittsburgh is part of the game plan of fun and tzedakah-oriented events being executed for adults and children on Super Sunday.
January 11, 2011 8:40pm
The Jewish green day of Tu b’Shvat is not just the new year for trees anymore. It’s also about “tikkun olam,” repairing the world. But how about getting to that broken dishwasher first?
December 28, 2010 3:52am
Has the time come for a real Jewish football league? (Note: Flag footballers need not apply.)_
December 28, 2010 3:25am
When the football team at Texas Christian University takes the field for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday, some of the hometown team’s loudest fans will be Jews from the school.
December 19, 2010 9:59pm
Playing on Christmas Eve, which this year falls on Shabbat, is the imaginary film “When Malka Meets Santa.”
November 27, 2010 1:57am
Someone once proposed that we light the whole menorah on the first night, then cut back one candle each night. With the difficult economic times, has the time come for that change, columnist Edmon J. Rodman asks.
November 22, 2010 1:17am
A new market of holiday offerings is featuring Jewish toys that flash, spin and challenge — including No Limit Texas Dreidel, a poker version of the classic top game. There’s even something for the family pet.