Let There Be Light: What to Watch During Passover Holidays

That special time of year has come again. Seder plates, cups of Maneshevitz, and whacking families members with onions during Dayenu fill our homes every March. As a child, my cousins and I loved searching for the Afikomen, a half-piece…

Historical Ha’Am: “30 Year After and the Threefold Identity of Iranian-American Jews” By Diane Bani-Esraili

In “30 Year After and the Threefold Identity of Iranian-American Jews,” Diane Beni-Esraili explores the dual identities Iranian-american Jews and the struggles of representing her countries, ethnicities, and her faith. Beni-Esraili explains the importance of taking an active role in…

Historical Ha’Am: “Gay and Orthodox: A Struggle for Religious Rights” By Yona Remer

It is always hard to balance different identities especially when facing discrimination. In “Gay and Orthodox: A Struggle for Religious Rights,” Yona Remer discusses the struggles of homosexual Orthodox Jews and their fight to be accepted. Remer explores the discrimination…

Free Speech Is Often Conditional.

While the first amendment specifically protects you from the government, it is the private sector where punishments are doled out. The now infamous anti-communist McCarthyism of the 1950’s was only superficially a government movement. The most glaring example of the…

Jewish Representation in Hollywood

Midge Maisel, Schmitt, and Larry David have all found their ways into our homes. I watched Seinfeld as a kid on my television and streamed “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “New Girl” on my laptop, like many others. I learned…

Media to Watch and Look Forward to in 2021

New year, new media. As we wait for the fate of the world, new movies and books are being released and TV shows renewed. Here is a list of some Jewish related media to look out for: Movies:  “Wonder Woman…

Exploring the Jewish-Owned Delis of Los Angeles

North Beverly Drive. Pico. Fairfax. The homes Nate ’n Al’s, Factor’s Famous Deli, and Canter’s Deli respectively. During my time in quarantine and in the spirit of supporting Jewish-owned businesses, I explored the closest Jewish delicatessens the LA area had…

Escaping the Zoom-verse

If you’re like most of us, you have spent 2020 with your butt glued to a chair, brain numb, eyes glazed over, staring at a screen that now encompasses your entire universe.  This universe, or Zoom-verse, is where you conduct…

It’s never a bad time to bake. Here are some recipes to try out at home!

Whether you bake for fun, to de-stress, for friends and family, or just to eat delicious goods we understand your need to bake. So here are some fun recipes to try out, and eat too!  Want something with chocolate?  Smitten…

“Off UCLA”: Jewish Resources, Organizations, and Events available during COVID-19

The pandemic has not only changed most students’ lives it has also changed the way Jewish communities on campus operate. Generally, pre-Covid, Jewish organizations such as; OU-JLIC, Hillel, Chabad and JAM would be a safe haven and a place for…