Ed Rampell


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


Hard Questions About the Holocaust

By Ed Rampell

Hard Questions About the Holocaust
Those who forget the past may be doomed to repeat it, and Jews and others strive to ensure that the Shoah does not disappear down the collective memory hole. Remembrance is one thing, but Helene Cixous raises another perplexing point in her poignant, aptly named drama “Oy,” now being performed in Los Angeles by The Actors’ Gang. Refugees Selma (Mary Eileen O’Donnell) and Jenny (Jeanette Horn) are octogenarian German Jewish sisters who, in 1995, are invited by the mayor of Osnabrück, the city where they grew up, to travel back to talk about the Holocaust to the younger generation.Read More






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