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Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known, best-selling author. His first book "Up, Up and Oy Vey!," received the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book of 2007. He has appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight and NPR, and has been profiled in leading publications, including The New York Times, The Miami Herald and The London Guardian. He is a contributor to The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), and other publications. He chairs the Religious Affairs Committee at the renowned New York art school, Pratt Institute. His latest book "Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century" is out now.

ARTICLES BY: Simcha Weinstein

July 24, 2013 8:49 am

Will the Royal Baby Make Having Children Fashionable Again?

Mazel Tov! After much anticipation, at 4:24 p.m. in London on July 22, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth. The Royal bundle is an 8lbs....

June 7, 2013 11:02 am

Mensch of Steel

With the newest Superman film, "Man of Steel," set for release, it seems only fitting to look back at the two men who created the...

January 1, 2013 3:21 am

New Year’s Resolution from the Most Famous Person of 2013

The most famous person of 2013 hasn't even been born yet. I'm talking, of course, about the royal baby - the future heir to the...

November 2, 2012 5:29 am

Finding Our Humanity: The Calm After the Storm

You know things are bad when a Hollywood production of the biblical story of Noah is shut down because of a flood! Having witnessed a...

May 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Manchester City’s Title Win Provides Wisdom to Us All

I'm not prone to tears. I didn't even cry when my children were born. That's why my wife may not like what I'm about to...

November 2, 2011 1:11 pm

Population boom? Why 7 billion isn’t enough

I may be a rabbi who lives and works in the heart of New York City -- in fact, I was just voted one...

October 6, 2011 7:09 am

Death of a Visionary

I'm sitting here on my Macbook, trying to write my sermon for Yom Kippur. (Yes, rabbis also cram in our homework at the last minute)....

June 7, 2011 11:31 am

Does Father’s Day Matter?

I may be a rabbi, living and working at the heart of New York City, but believe it or not, I occasionally catch a glimpse...

April 28, 2011 1:11 pm

Why I Won’t be Watching the Royal Wedding

In case you have spent your Passover vacation on another planet, you have not heard that the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine...

February 13, 2011 2:19 pm

Hallmark Holidays

Of all the annual "Hallmark holidays", I hate Valentine's Day the most. In high school, we ran to our lockers, hoping to see a bunch...

November 21, 2010 9:18 pm

No Gelt, No Glory

Welcome to "Extreme Sports: Jewish Style." I'll leave the suicidal skateboarding to the kids. Being a rabbi, I'm more of a dreidel blackbelt! While...

July 30, 2010 9:34 pm

In Your Dreams: The Kabbalah of Inception

It turns out that my mundane reality of morning school runs and chai tea lattes on the way to the office may not...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Mulling Bid for Senate, Former Legendary Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Cha...

A legendary baseball player mulling a run for the US Senate on the Republican ticket asked his interviewer on Friday why Jews...


IDF Coed Commandos Step Up Training for Potential ISIS Attack on Israel Fro...

The IDF battalion charged with safeguarding Israel’s border with Egypt has been stepping up its preparation for potential ISIS attacks from...

Middle East

Dozens of ISIS Militants Killed by Egyptian Airstrikes in Sinai

Around 70 Islamic State militants were killed Sunday morning after Egypt's air force struck a number of outposts in the northern Sinai peninsula, according to local reports. Most of the air...