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.
May 13, 2010 1:03am
Torah all-nighter will leave you refreshed and reconnected, writes columnist Edmon J. Rodman.
April 26, 2010 10:49pm
On Lag B’Omer you can light a bonfire, and you can use the fire to light up your mind, columnist Edmon J. Rodman writes.
April 15, 2010 2:05pm
The twists and turns in planning a special Yom Ha’Atzmaut dinner.
April 9, 2010 10:18am
As Yom Hashoah nears, a walk through the unfinished Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust brings some unexpected personal connections.