Edmon J. Rodman


Yom HaTax Day — Rules for Observance, Bloch by Bloch

By Edmon J. Rodman

Yom HaTax Day — Rules for Observance, Bloch by Bloch
How Jewish is tax time? It’s not like there’s a special feast or fast to commemorate it. Yet, there is a principle in the Talmud that discuses your obligation to pay.Read More


Chai Designs For Less

By Edmon J. Rodman

Chai Designs For Less
Many of us grew up in homes where there was little or no Jewish art. It seemed kitschy, or people were simply not ready to go wall-to-wall Chagall. Today, however, we are looking with fresh eyes at Jewish art and, when the price is right, schlepping some of it home.Read More


Life on the Kibitz

By Edmon J. Rodman

A book about talking should seem as natural as moving your jaw, especially for a Jewish audience: people who love to comment, question and, yes, complain. Daniel Menaker’s new book, “A Good Talk — The story and Skill of Conversation” (Twelve, 2010, $20), a nicely framed approach to the art of conversation utilizing digression, humor, even impudence, is a useful kibitz on this almost proprietary Jewish subject.Read More


Beyond Best Sellers

By Edmon J. Rodman

Beyond Best Sellers
Jews are the People of the Book, but it has to be the right book: inspiring, life defining, readable on a plane. Sometimes it’s not even the book everybody else is reading.Read More


For the Woman Who Has Everything, a Hanukkah Pap 'Shmear'?

By Edmon J. Rodman

For Hanukkah, what do you give the woman who has everything? According to CBS, a pap “shmear.”Read More






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