Ed Rampell


Zayd Dohrn's 'Muckrakers' Is Ripped From His Radical Royalty Bloodline

By Ed Rampell

Zayd Dohrn's 'Muckrakers' Is Ripped From His Radical Royalty Bloodline
Zayd Dohrn’s new play is a politically charged thriller for the Wikileaks era. What else would you expect from the scion of ’60s Jewish radical royalty?Read More


Love, Sex and Hummus

By Ed Rampell

Love, Sex and Hummus
Filmmaker Trevor Graham spent months on a quest for the best hummus. For him, love and the chickpea spread have been inextricably linked since he dated a Jewish girl as a teenager.Read More


The World's Best Hummus

By Ed Rampell

At Hummus Lina in Jerusalem, bowls of hummus are topped with mashed fava beans. Photo: Courtesy of ‘Make Hummus Not War.’ Read More


A Different Kind of 'Right of Return'

By Ed Rampell

A Different Kind of 'Right of Return'
The Jewish people’s “right of return” is a cornerstone of Zionist philosophy, and was enshrined into law shortly after the creation of the State of Israel. According to this principle, any Jew from around the world can relocate to Israel and become a citizen.Read More


Finding ‘Homeland’ at L.A. Women’s Theatre Fest

By Ed Rampell

Photo Credit: Caideco Productions Read More






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