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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


September 19, 2019 6:57 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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...

February 22, 2019 1:26 pm
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Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving it a controversial title that...

February 15, 2019 10:38 am
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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
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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
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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...

Culture

Netflix to Change Nazi Guard Documentary After Polish Complaint

Netflix said on Thursday it would make changes to maps in a documentary that showed German Nazi death camps inside...

US Director Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Rent House in Tel Aviv

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick,...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Jewish Historic Sites in Venice At Risk as Floodwater Rises in Historic Ita...

Jewish institutions in Italy reported on Friday that the catastrophic flooding in Venice had impacted many of the city's sites...

Israel

Israel Says It Is Probing ‘Harm to Civilians’ From Deadly Gaza ...

Israel's military said on Friday it was investigating "harm caused to civilians" from an air strike it carried out in...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Safadi Agrees to Be Next PM Amid Economic Crisis: Bassil

Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday. The consensus on...

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