The lineup of guest speakers ready to once again argue before the Houston ISD school board that Dodson Elementary should be saved never got their chance Thursday night. In an unexpected move, Houston ISD trustee Harvin Moore made a motion that "the item be tabled indefinitely." As people throughou ... More >>
The Jewish holiday of Passover starts tonight. Passover celebrates the Jews escaping Egypt and God smiting the cruel pharaoh in the process. Passover is also called "The Festival of Unleavened Bread." According to the Torah, God sent ten plagues, punishing the pharaoh for not listening to Moses a ... More >>
Father and son Talmudic scholars grapple with each other and the truth in Footnote.
The New York Times took a look at the story of the Beren Academy, a Jewish school that was initially going to have to forfeit its playoff run because the schedule conflicted with the Sabbath. The organization making that decision was the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, which ove ... More >>
Happy New Year! Forget that pesky diet; start off 2012 on the right (lucky) foot with some black-eyed peas. (We're talking the legume, not the music group.) Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's for good luck and prosperity has long been a southern tradition. Some say it stems from Rosh Hashana, ... More >>
Avital PinnickLike many other Jewish holidays, Hanukkah has distinctive food that are really only eaten at certain times a year. For this holiday, most of the traditional foods are fried, which is a nice gut punch after the gluttony of Thanksgiving. Every year, I like to bring something to w ... More >>
Aunt Mo goes gavel to gavel with the judge in charge of her case
Jerks in Your Area is a website that scours the net for postings on Craigslist, Backpages and message boards looking for, as it puts it, "posts written by or about the biggest jerks out there."Today's featured guest: A Houstonian.A once-Jewish Houstonian who's now a "born-again Wiccan." One who w ... More >>
You won't find any jazz hands here
The JCC's annual Dance Month kicks off with a program honoring local movers and shakers
This Israeli writer's been getting some impressive reviews
Touching the face of God is a lot easier if you know what he looks like
There are sure to be many Rosh Hashanah celebrations this weekend, but here at Rocks Off, we'd like to suggest you "think outside the box," as the kids say, and shake up your holiday musical selection by considering a few acts that you might not have realized were composed (in some part, anywway) of ... More >>
It's one thing to get a band tattoo. It's quite another to appropriate as your own makeshift family crest.
Love is a messy, messy affair in this Israeli film
Dionysus Theatre shows us that the able-bodied and differently-abled arent so different when it comes to affairs of the hear
Anjali Center for Performing Arts presents traditional Indian dance
This family has more dirty secrets than the Sopranos
Sunday, July 8, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., 281-363-3300.
And one of the most intriguing personalities of the 20th century
Finally, a Jewish film festival debuts in the Bayou City
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
Born in a city quick to bury its past, Sandi Wisenberg still grapples with her own
An alternative to usual Christmas fare
Kenny & Ziggy's
Prince of Egypt goes wrong with Good Book rewrites
The Governess looks good but turns unlikable
Jewish Worlds is back after two years. It should have waited a third.