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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

July 12, 2010 12:31 am
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Goldman, Lipman and Spider-Man: All Jewish Names

My Spidey sense is starting to tingling, 48 years after the Spider-man was first concocted by Jewish artist Stan Lee; Jewish actor Andrew Garfield will...

May 27, 2010 5:31 pm
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Fergie’s Fall

As an Englishman living in New York, I've become rather ambivalent towards the Royal Family over the years. The latest scandal rocking Buckingham...

Culture

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions Found in Galilee Synagogue

JNS.org - Two ancient Hebrew inscriptions dating back some 1,800 years were found in the courtyard of an ancient synagogue in the...

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles...

Features

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

World

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: All Hands on Deck Required for Fight Against An...

The fight against antisemitism in the US requires “all hands on deck,” the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner said during an i24...

Israel

IDF Soldier Handed 18-Month Prison Sentence for Killing Neutralized Palesti...

JNS.org - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier Elor Azaria, convicted on manslaughter charges for shooting and killing an incapacitated terrorist...

Middle East

Israeli Military Chief: We Are Operating ‘Under the Radar’ to Keep Hezb...

The IDF is “operating under the radar to prevent Hezbollah from getting stronger,” Israel’s military chief told a key Knesset...

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