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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.

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February 23, 2018 4:52 pm

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London are the reason for his recent weight gain, the UK's Daily Mail reported. After the 49-year-old Craig,...

February 21, 2018 3:57 pm

New Video ‘Things Not to Say to Jewish People’ Addresses Common Misconceptions, Stereotypes

People with Jewish backgrounds discussed some of the most common misbeliefs and stereotypes about Jews in a new video posted on YouTube on Tuesday. The clip "Things Not To...

February 20, 2018 5:24 pm

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut during a guest appearance on his colleague's YouTube show...

February 19, 2018 1:32 pm

‘It Changed My Perspective,’ NFL Player Says After Visiting Terror Tunnel Discovered by IDF in Southern Israel

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said visiting a terror tunnel in southern Israel on Thursday changed his outlook on the constant terrorist threats that the Jewish...

February 18, 2018 9:49 pm

Sarah Silverman Faces Twitter Rebuke for Calling on Jews to Defend Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi

American comedian Sarah Silverman faced a flurry of criticism from Twitter users over the weekend after she urged fellow Jews to support the release of Ahed Tamimi,...

February 15, 2018 3:47 pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared struggle with their critical Jewish mothers. Schwimmer appeared on Emanuel's podcast "Chicago Stories"...

February 15, 2018 2:18 pm

Father of Jewish Teen Murdered in Florida High School Shooting Urges Parents to ‘Hold Your Children Tight’

The father of a Jewish student killed in the Florida high school mass shooting on Wednesday is asking fellow parents to appreciate every moment they have...

February 13, 2018 7:18 am

Dogsled Racer Talks About Being the Only Jew in Her Community, Trying to Integrate Jewish Culture in Her Town

A successful dogsled racer opened up in a recent interview about the struggle of being the only Jewish person in her town and how she is...

February 9, 2018 5:38 pm

Florida Lawmaker Demands Local Venues Cancel Lorde Concerts Over Her Support for BDS Movement

A Florida lawmaker is demanding that venues in Miami and Tampa cancel upcoming concerts by New Zealand pop star Lorde, who called off a show in Israel to...

February 8, 2018 12:33 pm

Meet Israel’s Largest-Ever Winter Olympics Team

This year's delegation of athletes competing for Israel in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games includes sabras, as well as competitors who were born in Ukraine, the...

February 5, 2018 3:34 pm

Athlete Representing Israel at 2018 Olympics Says Helmet With Design of Jewish Biblical Figure Represents His ‘Impossible Journey Made Possible’

An athlete who will be representing Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games told The Algemeiner on Sunday that the Jewish-inspired helmet he will be wearing...

February 2, 2018 3:49 pm

New York Kosher Restaurant Serves $1,000 Sandwich in Honor of Super Bowl

A kosher restaurant in New York is selling a $1,000 pastrami sandwich in honor of the Super Bowl, which takes places on Sunday. Doma Land +...

January 26, 2018 4:09 pm

Mother of Duchess of Cambridge’s Fashion Designer Recalls Holocaust Atrocities

The mother of the Duchess of Cambridge's fashion designer opened up recently about being a young Jewish girl who witnessed her mom's execution by Nazis. Eighty-year-old London...

January 24, 2018 1:01 pm

Lebanese Director Arrested in Past for Filming in Israel Gets Historic Oscar Nod

A Lebanese director who was arrested for filming in Israel had his movie receive an Oscar nomination on Tuesday for best foreign language film. Ziad Doueiri -- director...


British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...


Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...


European Union Leader Warns Poland Must Stop Antisemitic Remarks

Poland's ruling party must do everything it can to stop antisemitic remarks that are hurting Poland's standing in the world and putting its interests at risk, European Council President Donald...


Israeli Military: Tear Gas May Have Caused Palestinian’s Death in Cus...

The Israeli military said on Friday that initial findings of an investigation into the death of a man that Palestinians say...

Middle East

Saudi Journalist: Ditch Mosque Microphones and Reduce Number of Mosques - Saudi journalist Mohamed Al-Suhaimi said he was in favor of silencing microphones in mosques, saying that the “terrifying” sound of the adhan call to prayer “coming from all directions”...