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.
November 2, 2010 6:07pm
Here’s one way for San Francisco Giants fans to keep the good times rolling and for everyone else to kill time until spring training — check out “Jews and Baseball, An American Love Story.”
October 28, 2010 3:08pm
With a name like Ian Kinsler, the second baseman on the Texas Rangers might just be Jewish. So how do you find out for sure? Ask Shel Wallman and Ephraim Moxson, co-publishers of The Jewish Sports Review.
October 24, 2010 10:02pm
With the anniversary nearing of Harry Houdini’s death on Halloween 1926, a New York exhibit joins an annual seance and a graveside ceremony in remembering the daring Jewish escape artist.
October 13, 2010 1:07am
The snack bar is always kosher and the games are never on Friday night. The players huddle up to say Sh’ma before the game. And the quarterback calls the plays in Hebrew. Meet the San Diego Jewish Academy Lions.
September 22, 2010 8:34pm
Columnist Edmon J. Rodman does his version of Arthur Murray for the seven hakafot, or circle dances, to send Jews into the fresh circle of the new year.
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.