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Shiryn Solny is a staff writer for The Algemeiner and a native New Yorker. She has a BA in English from the City University of New York's Queens College. Follow Shiryn on Twitter @ShirynGhermez.

ARTICLES BY: Shiryn Solny

September 17, 2018 11:14 am

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including one praying at the Western Wall, on Instagram on Saturday with a...

September 17, 2018 10:19 am

Gal Gadot Shows Support for Shiri Maimon Ahead of Israeli Singer’s ‘Chicago’ Broadway Debut

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed well wishes to Israeli singer Shiri Maimon last Thursday ahead of the latter's debut in the lead role in the...

September 14, 2018 12:28 pm

Viral Video Star Uses Shofar for Rendition of Missy Elliot Song on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

A woman who became famous after a video of her performing a popular Missy Elliott rap song went viral over the summer used a shofar when she did...

September 13, 2018 3:51 pm

Actor Jon Voight Reveals Close Connection to Jewish Culture, Says He Feels ‘Responsibility’ to Combat Antisemitism

Actor Jon Voight opened up on Sunday about his close connection to Jewish culture, stemming from his father's childhood, and why he feels it is his...

September 12, 2018 2:51 pm

Kosha Dillz Pays Tribute to Fellow Jewish Rapper, the Late ‘Musical Genius’ Mac Miller

Kosha Dillz wrote a tribute to fellow Jewish rapper Mac Miller on Friday, the same day the latter was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home of...

September 12, 2018 10:19 am

Israeli Singer Shiri Maimon ‘Excited’ Ahead of Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

Israeli pop star Shiri Maimon is both excited and nervous about her Broadway debut in the record-breaking hit musical "Chicago" and representing the Jewish state...

September 6, 2018 10:49 am

US Actor Danny DeVito Defends UK Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn Amid Antisemitism Scandals

American actor Danny DeVito defended British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn this week amid the ongoing antisemitism scandals roiling his Labour Party. Speaking in Los Angeles at...

September 5, 2018 11:53 am

Orthodox Jewish Teen Becomes First ‘Chopped’ Champion Who Keeps Kosher

A 12-year-old from Staten Island, NY, became the first Orthodox Jew to win the Food Network cooking competition "Chopped" in an episode that aired on Tuesday night. Rachel Goldzal,...

August 29, 2018 3:32 pm

‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Shares Photos From His Jewish Wedding

Saturday Night Live star Beck Bennett has shared pictures with his Instagram followers from his Jewish wedding this past weekend. Photos from the 33-year-old comedian's outdoor wedding ceremony...

August 27, 2018 3:02 pm

Retired Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez Wishes Fans ‘Shabbat Shalom’ During Outing With Jennifer Lopez

Former New York Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez told his fans, "Shabbat shalom," on Friday in a video posted on Instagram. In the clip, Rodriguez was sitting...

August 24, 2018 12:52 pm

Entertainment Industry Execs Back Lana Del Rey as She Faces BDS Backlash Over Upcoming Israel Show

Fifty-four entertainment industry executives applauded musician Lana Del Rey on Thursday for refusing to cancel her upcoming concert in Israel, despite pressure to do so by supporters of the...

August 23, 2018 3:31 pm

Jewish Actor Nick Kroll Discusses His Role of Mossad Agent in ‘Operation Finale’

Jewish actor Nick Kroll talked on Wednesday about his new role in a film that tells the story of the Mossad's 1960 capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf...

August 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Singer Lana Del Rey Responds to Ongoing Criticism of Upcoming Israel Concert

Even after issuing a public statement defending herself, American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey responded to Twitter users on Sunday who continued to criticize...

August 16, 2018 5:04 pm

Fashion Photo Shoot at Holocaust Monument in Canada Condemned as Unacceptable ‘Desecration’ of Site

A fashion photo shoot that took place last weekend at the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, Canada, has been deemed inappropriate and an insult to the site, the Ottawa...


Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...


A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...


US Ready to Resume North Korea Talks, Seeks Denuclearization by 2021

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its...


Israeli Police Thwart Arab Terrorism in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur - An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted on the night of Yom Kippur by Israeli police in Jerusalem. Just after the beginning of the holiday at 7 pm, a 26-year-old man...

Middle East

Russia, Turkey Still Working on Idlib Deal but Optimistic: UN

Russia and Turkey told a weekly meeting of the UN Syria humanitarian taskforce in Geneva on Thursday that they were still working out the details of their plan to avert...