Jewish Journal

  • A Coming Out Tale: Getting Over My Embarrassment and Calling Myself Religious

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 12, 2014 | 12:30 pm

    I have always been cagey when detailing information about myself that might classify me as religious.  Not that I was ever embarrassed or cryptic about telling people I was Jewish.  Telling people I was Jewish when people asked what my Christmas plans were, or just offering up the... read on

  • Letters From the World of Cohabitation

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    April 26, 2013 | 10:07 am

    It's been a few months since I've moved in with my boyfriend and I'm happy to report that I couldn't be happier. I was more nervous than I probably let on before it happened but now that it has, I'm ever more resolute that I've made the right decision. Of course, that's not to say... read on

  • Facebook Family Photo Album Time (or A Rant On Why I Now Hate Facebook)

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    April 15, 2013 | 9:18 am

    I used to love Facebook. Of course, I would have never admitted it. But the truth is, up until about 2010, Facebook was mainly a website for young people. Young people doing stupid things. And it was glorious. But now, I can't stand it. Now, all it is is one big family photo album... read on

  • If I Lean In, Will I Still Get Checked Out?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    April 2, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Much of the discussion surrounding Sheryl Sandberg's dictum in her recent book Lean In that women self-sabotage their careers by not speaking up and failing to be assertive has revolved around a woman's struggle to fulfill a desire for motherhood and a career. Having not yet... read on

  • Is Signing a Lease the New Marriage?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 13, 2012 | 8:10 am

    I signed a new lease on a house last night and so officially on October 1st, I will move in with my boyfriend and become one of the millions of cohabiting unmarried un-engaged couples that have begun to define my generation’s demographics.  After an exhaustive, stressful search... read on

  • Maxim’s Hottest Nightlife Bloggers

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 9, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    According to Maxim  I've been selected as one of their favorite nightlife bloggers.  Let's not split hairs over the nightlife description.  It was an honor to be included.  Sorry, it's taken me so long to get it up here. I was on a vacation and then we've were updating our website,... read on

  • Stop Taking Those High Heels Off Please!

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    August 17, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Having spent a lot more time in an office lately, I’ve come to notice a troubling trend: women are constantly flinging those heels off for flats or flip-flops and I just can’t stand it any longer.  These women wear their heels for about two minutes total and the rest of the day,... read on

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Tamara Shayne Kagel is a twenty-something fixture on the Los Angeles scene currently living in Santa Monica.  Currently, Tamara is a successful freelance writer (just ask her...

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