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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

May 20, 2020 7:00 am

New Book of Poetry Finds Relevance During Coronavirus

David Caplan is a Hasidic professor and poet who once wrote about the works of Eminem and Jay-Z. His new collection of poetry, Into the...

April 1, 2020 7:31 am

A Jewish Tale of Surviving Coronavirus

Eli Schwebel, 40, a well-known Jewish singer from Brooklyn, worked hard to lose more than 150 pounds and was able to do 10k runs in...

January 23, 2020 9:35 am

Yitzhak Rabin’s Killer Is Portrayed On Screen in ‘Incitement’

In telling the story of the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin from the viewpoint of the assassin, Yaron Zilberman had to watch his step. The...

January 15, 2020 9:56 am

Snubbing Sandler and ‘Uncut Gems’

It's not even close. Joaquin Phoenix's performance in Joker is otherworldly, and he deserves to win the Oscar for Best Actor. But Adam Sandler's performance in...

September 19, 2019 6:57 am

Bringing Young, Diverse Jews Together — Over Kugel

Simone Weichselbaum and Yossi Rosenberg decided it was time to shake things up. The best friends wanted to hold events for Jews who were single....

August 13, 2019 7:59 am

Mourning a Jewish Man of Laughter

He was a prankster who loved to wear purple. He was a devoted father of two young girls. His phone contact for his wife Laura...

August 7, 2019 6:31 am

Baseball Card Documentary Has a Heartbreaking — and Jewish — Angle

Stuart Stone’s documentary Jack of All Trades is about the baseball card collecting phenomenon -- and its demise. It also forces him to confront a...

August 6, 2019 4:54 am

A New Play Tells the Amazing Story of Hannah Senesh

For her Off-Broadway debut, Lexi Rabadi knew it wouldn’t be easy. She had to portray an iconic figure whom she’d never heard of, learn to...

July 30, 2019 6:08 am

Remembering and Clarifying the Murder of Leon Klinghoffer

Former New York Times and Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Salamon is the author of An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer. Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old...

July 11, 2019 5:54 am

‘Other Story’ Film Hits Highs and Lows in Discussing the Orthodox World

Parents don’t always approve of who their children marry. But when they try to stop the wedding, things can get messy. That's the case in Avi...

May 20, 2019 6:32 am

Abraham Foxman Talks Antisemitism, BDS, and Mel Gibson

Abraham Foxman is the National Director Emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor. He is the author of several books, including Jews and Money:...

April 18, 2019 11:36 am

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The Jewish Journal, Paterson Literary Review and...

April 10, 2019 9:35 am

Comedian Will Head to Israel Armed With Passover Punch-Lines

Is it permissible to make jokes during the Passover seder? “Of course,” says comedian Eli Lebowicz. "It’s the only way to get people to stay awake.” The...

April 4, 2019 9:03 am

‘King Bibi’ Director Reflects on the Power of a Leader

Dan Shadur is the director of "King Bibi: The Life and Performances of Benjamin Netanyahu." The documentary uses archival footage to show Netanyahu’s rise to...


Netflix Airs Anne Frank Documentary That Also Features Stories of Holocaust Survivors

A documentary titled “#Anne Frank — Parallel Stories” began streaming on Netflix this...


The Overnight Camp Summer That Wasn’t

JNS.org - Dahlia Jones was looking forward to this summer. For six years, she’s been attending Eisner Camp, and this...

Jewish Day Schools Adapt to COVID-19

JNS.org - On a recent June night, 25 people, primarily young children, sat on their couches and watched as a...


Judea Pearl Among Recipients of Carnegie Corporation’s 2020 Great Imm...

Israeli-American scientist Judea Pearl and acclaimed Jewish-American graphic novelist Art Spiegelman were among those recently named as 2020 Great Immigrants by the...


Israeli Autonomous Vehicle Startup VayaVision Acquired by Canada’s Leddar...

CTech - Canadian company LeddarTech announced Tuesday it has acquired Israeli automotive company VayaVision Sensing. The financial terms of the...

Middle East

Currency Crisis Impoverishes Iranians, Strains Economic Defenses

Desperate to afford her daughter's overseas university fees, 58-year-old retired Iranian teacher Maryam Hosseini withdrew all her savings from the bank to buy US dollars. It was not enough. With three...


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