Monday, December 10th | 2 Tevet 5779


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Alan Zeitlin's articles have appeared in The Journal News, The Jewish Week, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel and other publications.

ARTICLES BY: Alan Zeitlin

December 3, 2018 10:53 am

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green. The Virginia native, who has...

October 17, 2018 9:31 am

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her wishes come true when her...

September 18, 2018 6:22 am

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a difficult question to grapple with, and more often than not, the parent tells...

September 3, 2018 9:01 am

New Movie Takes a Look Back at the Tumultuous Oslo Accords

Is there any reason to be optimistic that there can be a true peace deal for the Israelis and Palestinians? “I don’t think there is another...

August 26, 2018 8:41 am

Israel’s Glushko Qualifies for US Open

Moments after her match was over on Court 9 on Friday, Julia Glushko put her hands over her eyes -- as if she could not...

August 13, 2018 7:47 am

New York Jewish Professional Looks for Love on ABC Reality Show

Michael B. Chadwick has baked challah from scratch, rented an apartment to Grammy-winner Joss Stone, and been to every American state except Alaska. Now he...

August 7, 2018 7:20 am

An Interview With the Director of the Controversial New Film ‘The Captain’

Robert Schwentke has directed films such as "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Insurgent." His new film, "The Captain," which he wrote and directed, is based on the...

July 31, 2018 4:55 pm

Documentary on Jewish Brothers Separated at Birth Is Stranger Than Fiction

It starts out like a scene from "The Twilight Zone." But even Rod Serling would have thought it too unbelievable to write the fascinating and...

July 19, 2018 12:01 pm

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater. Now, the National Yiddish Theatre...

July 5, 2018 11:55 am

Amazing Story of Jewish Baseball Player and Spy Is Only an Average Movie

The story of a Jewish baseball player risking his life to potentially assassinate the Nazis’ top physicist seems tailor-made for a movie. But "The Catcher...

June 25, 2018 8:04 am

Readers Should Take a Walk on the Wildes Side

When your father is one of the best immigration attorneys on the planet -- and saves John Lennon from getting deported -- there is pressure to follow...

June 3, 2018 9:11 am

‘Fauda’ Creators Talk BDS, Critics, and Whether There Will Ever Be Peace

When Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff pitched their TV series about an undercover Israeli unit that hunts Palestinians preparing to launch terror attacks, Israel's Keshet...

May 28, 2018 8:06 am

Jewish Self-Defense Course Gains Steam, Changes Lives

When Ortal Kindell exited her car a block away from her Brooklyn home, she never thought that she’d be fighting for her life. Out of...

May 4, 2018 12:37 pm

At Tribeca Film Festival, Spielberg Reflects on ‘Schindler’s List’

Shooting "Schindler’s List" took an emotional toll on director Steven Spielberg, but he got by with a little help from a friend. Spielberg told a sold-out crowd...


Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children...

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green....


Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...


Huawei CFO Bail Hearing to Resume in Canada as Beijing Steps Up Pressure

A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies is due back in a Canadian court on Monday where she'll fight for her freedom with the help of pressure from...


Israel Civil Administration Reports PA Planting Trees to Lay Claim to Land - According to a report by the Israeli Civil Administration, the Palestinian Authority is attempting to lay claim to hundreds of thousands of acres of land by planting millions of...

Middle East

Qatar Book Fair Continues to Sell Antisemitic Books, Despite ADL Pressure - The Anti-Defamation League has asked the US ‎Embassy in Qatar to pressure Doha to remove antisemitic titles from its government-sponsored ‎book fair, which it said “has a record of...