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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

February 7, 2018 3:01 pm

The Sad Demise of a Landmark New York Movie Theater

On a recent night in Manhattan, people argued about movies for the last time, crunched the last kernels of popcorn -- and lamented the demise of...

February 2, 2018 11:04 am

Does the Bible Predict a Super Bowl Win for the Eagles?

Rabbi Moshe Grussgott is one of many who celebrated the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. But he may...

January 31, 2018 11:36 am

Why Yemen Blues Will Make You Happy

Ravid Kahalani is not normal. That much was abundantly clear a few songs into the recent performances by Kahalani's band --- Yemen Blues -- at Joe’s Pub,...

January 18, 2018 1:21 pm

Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

Tatiana Wechsler will likely go down as the only actress to belt out a showstopper in a Yiddish musical, and then -- less than a...

December 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Jackie Mason Mocks Al Franken, Matt Lauer and Others in New Stand-Up Routine

Comedian Jackie Mason told a nearly sold-out crowd at B.B King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street that the flood of stories about sexual assault is...

December 8, 2017 2:39 pm

Regina Spektor Might Be An Alien

Watching Regina Spektor sing -- and taking her talent, her perfectionism and her humility into account -- you might think that she is an alien. I’d seen her perform at Radio...

November 8, 2017 3:19 pm

Gut-Wrenching Film Looks at Problems in the Hasidic World

Some horror films keep you up at night without a monster -- and the blistering and mesmerizing documentary "One of Us" is one of them. There is no...

October 25, 2017 1:05 pm

What Woody Allen Wants to Do Before He Dies

Woody Allen told a sold-out crowd at the 92nd Street Y that he isn’t satisfied with his resume. “I would like to -- before I die, which...

October 4, 2017 10:23 am

Gal Gadot Is Excited to Go ‘Live’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot took America by storm when she dazzled audiences as Wonder Woman this summer. But will she be able to take the small screen by...

September 3, 2017 11:01 am

Jewish New York Giant Ready to Take Bite out of Big Apple — and Matzah

Adam Bisnowaty is well past the age of his bar mitzvah. The rookie offensive lineman for the New York Giants is 23, and -- at 6-foot-6 and 300...

August 13, 2017 12:13 pm

The Jewish George Washington Takes His Final ‘Turn’

George Washington was not exactly the clean cut gentleman that you learned about in history class. You might know that if you’ve seen Ian Kahn’s stellar portrayal of...

August 7, 2017 3:53 pm

The Inside Story Behind ‘Menashe’

Menashe Lustig stood in the back of a darkened movie theatre in New York City, laughing. Looking at his tzitzit, you might think that he had snuck...

August 1, 2017 12:08 pm

Camping Trip Boasts Top Jewish Talent — and Jewish Unity

This weekend, hundreds of fans of great music and the outdoors will head to Sullivan County, New York, for what has been dubbed “The Jewish...

July 17, 2017 11:07 am

The Synagogue Vegan Challenge

Could your synagogue go vegan for a year? Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz -- who has eaten only plant-based foods since his wedding day, six years ago -- is hoping that it...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...