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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

March 2, 2021 1:02 pm

Celebs Save Purim With Slapstick Spiel to Benefit Charity

Purim is the time when Jews like to party. But with more than 500,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, great economic loss, and social restrictions, it...

February 24, 2021 1:26 pm

New Thriller Movie ‘The Vigil’ Highlights Jewish Mysticism and Horror

All he must do is survive the night. But that is easier said than done for Yakov Ronan (Dave Davis), a young man who has decided...

February 17, 2021 10:37 am

New Israeli Movie Ironically Explores the ‘Happy Times’

When the kids are away, the adults will play. But they don't play nicely in Happy Times. The film, written by Guy Ayal and Michael...

February 9, 2021 12:00 pm

New Movie Highlights Jewish Comedy for Valentine’s Day

Is there only one person destined for you? When I was in college, I thought I had found 'the one.' We dated, spent hours together --...

February 7, 2021 5:39 am

New Apple+ Show Highlights Amazing Israeli Talent

How in the world can people who marry actors stand to see their husband or wife have sex scenes on screen with other beautiful people?...

January 24, 2021 7:38 am

Ultimate Fighting Championship Signs Its Third-Ever Israeli Fighter

Natan Levy knew that for his dreams in the Ultimate Fighting Championship octagon to become a reality, one of two things had to happen: he...

January 12, 2021 5:22 am

Mayim Bialik Discusses Her New Sitcom, COVID, and Judaism

Award-winning actress Mayim Bialik shone on the TV screen in Blossom and The Big Bang Theory, and now stars in the hilarious Call Me Kat,...

January 6, 2021 6:47 am

Terror Attack Survivor Seeks Answers in Award-Winning Documentary

Jack Baxter was only a few feet outside Mike's Place in Tel Aviv in 2003 when a suicide bomber sent him flying in the air,...

December 30, 2020 5:56 am

Gal Gadot Is Flawless, but ‘WW84’ Has Some Flaws

After I -- and so many people across the world -- loved the first Wonder Woman movie, there were big expectations for Wonder Woman 1984, newly...

December 20, 2020 4:32 am

Why ‘Valley of Tears’ Will Make You Cry

Most of us will be lucky enough to never be an active combat soldier. No whizzing of bullets by your ears. No smatterings of blood...

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...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Security Guards at French Jewish School Praised for Apprehending Suspected ...

Jewish organizations warmly praised security guards at a Jewish school in the city of Marseille in southern France after they...


Are Israel’s New $100 Million Helicopters Allergic to Dust?

CTech - A week after Israel's Minister of Defense Benny Gantz approved the Air Force's recommendation to purchase from the US the new CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter at $100...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Visits Sudan with Dam Diplomacy, Security on the Agenda

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Sudan on Saturday for the first time since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir, as the neighbors push to break a diplomatic deadlock...

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