Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
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Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

What’s with all that chest thumping on Yom Kippur?

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 LOS ANGELES — On Yom Kippur, when we beat our chests during the confession, maybe we should be knocking instead on our heads....

Honey of a story: Beekeeper’s take on Rosh Hashanah sweetness

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION SECTION D PAGE 6 LOS ANGELES — Here’s the buzz about Rosh Hashanah: Beyond a congregation or family, it takes a hive to have a holiday. You may...

On Tisha b’Av, feeling the loss from the flames

LOS ANGELES — On Yom Kippur, we ask “Who by fire?” Sadly, this year at Tisha b’Av we already know who — the 19 firefighters who perished in Arizona. “This is as...

Finding your place in the Torah

LOS ANGELES — On Shavuot, we celebrate the revelation of the Torah by reading from it. But first we need to find the place. How do we find our place in the Torah?...

Following the ancient Egyptian signs to the Red Sea

PASSOVER EDITION SECTION C PAGE 10 LOS ANGELES — If the Passover Haggadah seems like hieroglyphics to you, it could be a good thing. Though the Israelites left Egypt...

‘Tolkien’ b’Shevat

LOS ANGELES — What lore does Bilbo Baggins have to share with us about Tu b’Shvat? While viewing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and hearing the Middle Earth...

Pilgrims and Jews go forth together at Thanksgiving seder

SITTING down to the well-set table every November, even though it is filled with family and food, I always feel that something is missing — a Jewish connection to the...

Kristallnacht Torah: One man’s escape from Germany

LOS ANGELES — It was the “Night of Broken Glass” in Germany, Kristallnacht — a national pogrom of death and destruction of Jewish property and the rounding up of...

Jewish and Navajo leaders speak of sacred lands

LOS ANGELES — A Reform rabbi, a Navajo medicine man and a professor walk into a museum. It sounds like the opening of a joke, but on a recent May Shabbat at Window...

Chanukah: The holiday of Jewish identity and integrity becomes very public

LOS ANGELES — It doesn’t get more “only in America” than this: A Christian president with an African-born Muslim father throws a Chanukah party at the White House,...