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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 15, 2019 10:38 am

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film as a biology professor helping a Hasidic cantor deal with his wife’s...

February 7, 2019 8:20 am

New Play by Jewish Author Tackles the Environment and Sexual Harrasment

Calling a woman a “bird Nazi” isn’t usually the best way for a man to win an attractive woman. In the play Whirlwind, now at...

February 5, 2019 8:22 am

Bubbies Become Matchmakers in New TV Show

Linda Rich can sing, Bunny Gibson can dance, and S.J. Mendelson has sass. The three women star in a new show called Bubbies Know Best...

January 30, 2019 9:45 am

‘The Invisibles’ Tells the Amazing Tale of Four Holocaust Survivors

When death knocked at her door, Hanni Weissenberg refused to answer it. Living in Berlin in 1943 -- when the Nazis tried to wipe out...

January 22, 2019 7:51 am

A Jewish, Cancer-Surviving Comedian Is Up for an Adult-Themed Award

When Eitan Levine went to see the hit show Hamilton, he never imagined it could lead to possibly winning an award that would make him...

January 9, 2019 5:55 am

With Synagogue Membership Dwindling, Musician Looks to Show Meaning with Music

Joey Weisenberg may not look like a rock star. But staring at the crowd of more than 700 people on their feet at his recent...

December 26, 2018 9:24 am

‘Fauda’ Lead Writer Reveals Toughest Scene He Had to Write — and Thoughts on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

How do you craft the perfect scene between the hunter and the hunted? That was Moshe Zonder’s concern. The head writer of the award-winning show...

December 23, 2018 8:36 am

Is This the Jewish Tony Robbins?

While good and bad things happen every day, shootings like the one at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh don’t. Terrorist attacks in Israel...

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...


Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...


Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...


In Major Address to Jewish Community, French President Macron Pledges New M...

In the face of a continuing wave of antisemitic invective and violence, French President Emmanuel Macron offered reassurances to his country's Jewish...


Ceremony Marks 50th Anniversary of Notorious Hanging of Baghdad Jews

The 50th anniversary of the public hanging of nine Iraqi Jews and the subsequent killing and imprisonment of dozens more was marked by a ceremony held at the centuries-old Sephardi...

Middle East

Report: Qatar to Discontinue Funds for Gaza’s Electricity - The Qatari envoy to the Gaza Strip, Mohammad al-Amadi, told Hamas officials his country would discontinue its almost $10 million in funding towards the territory’s electricity amid a...