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Shiryn Solny is a staff writer for The Algemeiner and a native New Yorker. She studied English and journalism at City University of New York's Queens College.

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September 19, 2017 5:40 pm

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video of him trying to swoon an Israeli woman during a recent visit...

September 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Israeli Aid Teams Dispatched to Florida to Help With Cleanup Following Hurricane Irma

Humanitarian aid organizations in Israel sent teams to Florida early this week to help with cleanup efforts following Hurricane Irma, Israel21c reported on Monday. A team from Israel Rescue Coalition...

September 8, 2017 4:26 pm

Former ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Star Talks About Jewish Upbringing, Spirituality and Its Connection to His Acting Career

Josh Radnor, star of the former hit CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," spoke to a group of students at Cornell University on Wednesday about his...

September 7, 2017 3:19 pm

Key West Rabbi Readies for Hurricane Irma, Fears Potential Loss of Life in Florida

A rabbi in Key West, Florida expressed the fears shared by many local residents on Wednesday as Hurricane Irma approached the area, and detailed the measures...

September 5, 2017 4:01 pm

‘We’re Here to Help:’ Israeli Disaster Relief Experts From ZAKA on the Ground in Houston Following Harvey

A leading Israeli humanitarian organization that has worked with survivors of numerous natural disasters and terrorist attacks is on the ground in Houston helping residents...

September 1, 2017 12:27 pm

Kosher Catering Companies From Across US Head to Houston to Serve Free Food to Jews Affected by Hurricane Harvey

A number of Kosher catering companies from across the US are heading down to Houston to provide free food to Jews who were affected by...

August 31, 2017 2:07 pm

Jewish Couple Postpone Houston Wedding Due to Hurricane Harvey, Volunteer to Help Those in Need Instead

A Jewish couple was forced to postpone their wedding in Houston this week after Hurricane Harvey flooded the city and ruined their plans for their...

August 30, 2017 2:35 pm

Battered by Harvey, Houston’s Jewish Community Braces for Punishing Clean-Up in Aftermath

Houston's Jewish community has a strong tradition of voluntary work for those in need -- but it wasn't until Hurricane Harvey ripped into the city...

August 29, 2017 2:34 pm

Netanyahu Hosts Conan O’Brien at His Home for Meal and Conversation About Dog Food

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted American late night talk show host Conan O'Brien at his home on Monday for a meal and a chat about...

August 28, 2017 5:05 pm

TV Show Host Wears Yellow Star of David Badge, Co-Star Sports ‘Jew’ T-Shirt at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

A television show host and his co-star made bold fashion and political statements on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, the...

August 27, 2017 11:23 am

Conan O’Brien Tries ‘Amazing’ Shakshuka, Jokes About Middle East Heat and Attends a Bar Mitzvah While Filming Travel Show in Israel

Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been sharing with his social media followers all of his escapades during his ongoing week-long visit to...

August 25, 2017 9:23 am

Israeli Legal Rights Group Pushes for NYC Mayor to Remove All Traces of Antisemitic Dutch Leader From the City

A Israel-based legal rights organization is demanding that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio remove all monuments honoring a late antisemitic Dutch colonial governor, Peter Stuyvesant -- including a...

August 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says Her Holocaust Survivor Grandfather Helped Her Relate to the Values ‘Wonder Woman’ Stands For

Israeli actress Gal Gadot had an easy time relating to what Wonder Woman -- the superhero she plays on the big screen -- stands for...

August 22, 2017 4:30 pm

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included an antisemitic stereotype about Jews. The controversial lyrics are on the track “The...


New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...


The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...


Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...


Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Iran-Sponsored Hackers Said to Be Targeting Companies in US, Middle East, A...

A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has...