Jewish Journal

Shabbat Dinners | Keep it Light, Keep it Brief

Arta Wildeboer, JD, Contributing Author

August 20, 2012 | 10:07 pm

Because I’ve never made a bad decision or mistake in my life, I have decided to pen an advice column. 

Dear Arta,

I’m anxious regarding what to talk about when I attend Persian... read on

  • Smoking Culture | Why We Do It | How To Stop

    By Nicole Behnam

    August 8, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    Rarely have I spent a day out of the house without coming across a smoker. The surgeon general’s warning on the cigarette cartons mean nothing to them. The electronic billboards that count smoking deaths per year are overlooked. It doesn’t scare them when they are informed that... read on

  • Growing Up | This Summer in Los Angeles Let Us Reminisce

    By Nicole Behnam

    July 12, 2012 | 3:17 am

    Every year we seem to accumulate more and more responsibilities. Sure, the feeling of independence is great and somewhat liberating, but this summer, as I drive around and watch children and teenagers interact, my mind races back to a time when summer merely meant beaches and road... read on

  • 5 UNIQUE New Year’s Resolutions | Change The Way You Think | Make Your Own List

    By Nicole Behnam

    December 22, 2011 | 12:31 am

    People often joke that a New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.

    If you type “most popular new year’s resolutions” into the Google search engine, you will notice that most resolution lists stay relatively static from year to year.

    Are we... read on

  • You now have a Timeline | Changes on Facebook | New Facebook Profile

    By Nicole Behnam

    December 17, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    Issues regarding the privacy of old posts are becoming a primary concern on Facebook for users who log in and post statuses or pictures frequently. Now that Facebook is introducing a new feature, people are becoming frantic.

    Facebook began with a simple mission: to connect... read on

  • The Kardashians on “10 Most Fascinating People of 2011”—Why?

    By Nicole Behnam

    December 16, 2011 | 8:58 pm

    “I have never heard more anger and dismay than when we announced that the [Kardashians] were on our list.”
    -Barbara Walters

    Celebrities are an integral part of our culture. The more we know about their personal lives, the more intrigued we become.  The more they spend, the more... read on

  • SAG Kicks off Award Season with Nomination Announcement

    By Nicole Behnam

    December 14, 2011 | 7:47 am

    Judy Greer (“The Descendants”) and Regina King (“Southland”) were greeted with a mixture of anticipation and excitement when they approached the podium to announce the nominees for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

    “The Help” dominated as the #1 feature film nominee, with... read on

  • Society: Obsessed with Prestige, Interfering with Happiness

    By Nicole Behnam

    December 12, 2011 | 3:24 am

    “Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.”
    -William Arthur Ward

    Let’s be real here. You belong to a community. In fact, you probably belong to many communities that have formulated... read on

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When Nicole Behnam was 15, she joined the school newspaper and discovered that journalism was one of her passions. To take her passion one step further, she called Brentwood...

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