Jewish Journal

Jonathan Udren

  • The Cost of Marriage

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    After two years of single life in Israel, I looked forward to the new perspectives that marriage would bring to my Israeli immigrant experience.

    I knew that the normal adjustments from bachelorhood were inevitable, such as putting down the toilet seat and washing linens more...

  • An Oleh Love Story

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    During my first visit to Israel when I was 24, fantasies of aliyah and Israeli women captured my imagination.

    I pictured myself waking up every day to the tangerine Jerusalem sun in a narrow Nachla'ot apartment that overlooked the city.

    Then I imagined falling in love with one of...

  • Missing Family

    February 26, 2004 | 7:01 pm

    My weekly phone call with my parents brought some sad news recently. "We're going to have to move G.M. to a different nursing home," my mother said to me of my grandmother. "They just don't have the facilities to take care of someone with her level of dementia."

    I knew my...

  • Hebrew U. Marks Tragic Anniversary

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Inside the cafeteria next to Hebrew University's Frank Sinatra Building, Arab and Jewish students gather for lunch. Though they sit at separate tables, they chat and laugh together, seemingly carefree.

    The blown-out windows have been repaired, the blackened walls repainted. Almost...