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Alan Zeitlin's articles have appeared in The Journal News, The Jewish Week, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel and other publications.

ARTICLES BY: Alan Zeitlin


May 11, 2022 11:17 am
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Former Orthodox Man Tells Stories of His Father — and Elvis — in One-Man Show

Steve Wruble is performing a one-man show at Manhattan’s Cherry Lane Theater as part of its "True Stories" series. The show — “Escape From Daddyland” —...

April 28, 2022 10:58 am
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Cantor’s Song Recorded Decades Ago Lands Him a Role in ‘The Survivor’

Acting isn’t easy, especially when you are a cantor with no acting experience. Having to lose 25 pounds doesn’t help, and being in a movie...

April 13, 2022 10:46 am
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Mayim Bialik’s Directorial Debut Is a Sensational Success

For her directorial debut, Mayim Bialik could have easily made a simple romantic comedy. Instead, “As They Made Us” is an emotionally gripping missile to...

April 8, 2022 8:55 am
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The Second Season of ‘The New Black’ Is Even Better Than the First

It's rare that a show's second season is stronger than its first. But that's definitely true in the case of "The New Black," available April 12...

March 30, 2022 10:47 am
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A Jewish Artist Finds Inspiration in Zelensky

New York artist Michelle Palatnik loves to draw faces, and while watching a mesmerizing speech by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, she decided to do his...

March 8, 2022 11:45 am
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Jewish Singer Pays Tribute to Her Father and Her Roots on Stage

Not long after her father passed away last year, singer/songwriter Emily Keating had the difficult task of performing at City Winery, one of Manhattan's best...

February 28, 2022 11:46 am
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Jewish Writer Gives Advice to Fellow Authors

If you have a question about the Torah, you ask a rabbi. But what if you want to know how to get a book deal?...

February 21, 2022 11:31 am
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Netflix’s ‘The Tinder Swindler’ Looks at an Israeli Con Artist

An Israeli man originally named Shimon Yehuda Hayut, who changed his name to Simon Leviev, swindled enormous sums of money from women who thought they...

January 26, 2022 11:45 am
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Outspoken Journalist Calls for Dialogue Amid Hate and ‘Wokeism’

If you're looking for a journalist armed with zingers, look no further than Batya Ungar-Sargon. ON CNN, for example, she ripped MSNBC's coverage of Virginia gubernatorial...

January 18, 2022 11:38 am
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Jewish Writer Talks ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot and Bar Mitzvahs

"So what the hell's a bar mitzvah anyways?" That's what Jason Hervey, as big brother Wayne, asks in a famed episode in the second season of...

January 11, 2022 12:04 pm
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New Netflix Show Featuring Jewish Characters Is a Huge Hit

I'm not usually a fan of shows that literally start with a bang. But when the music is tremendous, the writing is stellar, the acting is...

January 6, 2022 11:42 am
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French Show Features Jews as Marijuana Sellers for Laughs

The plot is absurd. The dialogue contains lines that a real human would never say. And some of the plot turns are beyond predictable. Even...

December 21, 2021 11:36 am
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‘The Shrink Next Door’ Is an Arresting Tale

Paul Rudd, who just hosted "Saturday Night Live" and was recently named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, isn't that attractive a character on the Apple...

December 15, 2021 10:50 am
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What if Jewish Creators Made ‘West Side Story’ About Jews?

Many people that are excited about the film remake of "West Side Story" that arrived in theatres over the weekend, might not be aware that...

Culture

Los Angeles City Council Officially Declares May 12 ‘Anne Frank Day’

JNS.org - The Los Angeles City Council has approved a resolution led by...

Auschwitz Survivor, 98, Wins Simon Wiesenthal Prize for Holocaust Education

JNS.org - A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp who became a social...

Orthodox Jewish YU Basketball Player, NBA Prospect Invited to Elite Draft Camp

Ryan Turell, a forward for Yeshiva University men's basketball team The Maccabees, has...

World

Azovstal Siege Ends as Hundreds of Ukrainian Fighters Surrender

More than 250 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered after weeks holed up in the labyrinth of bunkers and tunnels below Mariupol's Azovstal steel works as the most devastating siege of Russia's...

Israel

IDF Considers Use of Combat Helicopters in West Bank After Officer Killed i...

The Israeli military is weighing the use of combat helicopters in major operations in the West Bank, after a veteran...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Allies Likely to Lose Parliamentary Majority

Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies are likely to lose their majority in the Lebanese parliament after Sunday's election, three sources allied to the group said, in a major blow to...

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