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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


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...

January 30, 2019 9:45 am
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‘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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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‘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...

Culture

Eurovision Fans Hit Tel Aviv Beach Ahead of Saturday Final

Hundreds of tourists and concertgoers packed into a seafront Eurovision park in Tel Aviv on Friday, soaking in the late...

Madonna Gets Into Eurovision Groove in Tel Aviv

Pop star Madonna took time out ahead of her scheduled guest performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, attending an...

Actress Rachel McAdams Attends Eurovision in Israel to Research New Film Role

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is currently in Israel researching for her upcoming role in the new...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

Polish Prime Minister: Reparations for Jewish Property Stolen During the Ho...

The Prime Minister of Poland has declared that paying compensation for Jewish property stolen during the Holocaust would be a...

Israel

White House Announces ‘Economic Workshop’ in Bahrain as First S...

The Trump administration has announced plans to host a regional "economic workshop” as the first stage of its much-anticipated Middle East...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Says It Seeks to Avert War, Ball in Iran’s Court

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets,...

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