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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


July 17, 2017 11:07 am
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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...

July 5, 2017 11:09 am
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The Carpenter Who Almost Killed Hitler

In November 1939, Georg Elser tried to kill Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately, the bomb missed Hitler by mere minutes, and history proceeded apace. The new film "13 Minutes" is...

June 9, 2017 12:26 pm
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Israel’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Slays on the Silver Screen

Israeli actress Gal Gadot has the looks of a goddess. But in order to fill the shoes of a superhero, you need more tricks up your...

May 11, 2017 12:18 pm
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Survivor of Six Nazi Death Camps Tells His Story

At the age of 14, Moshe Avital stood before Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Mengele sent Avital’s father to the left, which meant death, and...

April 20, 2017 5:43 pm
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Richard Gere Plays a ‘Macher’ in New Film

In the movie Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, Richard Gere doesn’t fall in love with any pretty women. But he...

March 22, 2017 6:53 am
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Israeli Star of Netflix Terrorist Drama to Appear at New York Synagogue

Lior Raz stars as Doron in "Fauda," and is also the creator of the groundbreaking Israeli show, which won the Ophir (Israeli Oscar) for Best Drama Series...

March 8, 2017 8:00 am
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Using Humor to Expose Hatred

Tuvia Tenenbom's fantastic new book, The Lies They Tell, uses humor as a weapon to expose hatred. The playwright, who runs the Jewish Theater of New York...

February 20, 2017 7:29 am
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Iddo Netanyahu Remembers the Entebbe Raid

One of the most daring rescue operations in military history was saved by a faulty pickup truck. That's what Dr. Iddo Netanyahu told a crowd of more...

February 7, 2017 9:02 am
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Actor Has Breakthrough Playing Boston Marathon Terrorist

How do you get into the mind of a madman? That’s what Themo Melikidze wondered when he was cast as terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the film...

January 26, 2017 7:59 am
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This Book on Jewish Boxers Is a Knockout

One Jewish boxer killed another man in the ring. The other killed 22 Japanese men on the battlefield in World War II. One seemed to be addicted...

January 24, 2017 7:36 am
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Brother of Slain Civil Rights Worker Warns Against Racism

On a scale of 1 to 10, how is America doing when it comes to race relations? Only a 4, according to Stephen Schwerner, who recently spoke with Rabbi...

January 18, 2017 5:06 am
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Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be spine-tingling television into a yawn-fest. But...

January 11, 2017 5:33 am
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Israeli Artist Sings Marley and Talks Godly

Contestants on singing competitions can expect judges to criticize their voices -- not their choice of religious observance. Unless, of course, you live in Israel. After Avi...

January 6, 2017 2:47 am
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Sex-Ed in the Synagogue

Sex can be a difficult subject to talk about in any venue. In a synagogue, it can be especially awkward. But that wasn’t the case...

Features

Ex-Israeli Diplomats: US State Department Whitewashes Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org - Two prominent former Israeli diplomats are charging that the US State Department...

Former Congressman: Saudi Curriculum Used in US Still Promotes Radicalization

Saudi Arabia has made progress in ridding its school textbooks and curricula of comments...

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

World

Anti-Israel Professor Announces He’s Leaving Academia, Blames ‘...

A professor who gained attention in 2014 for a series of controversial tweets about Jews and Israel has announced that he...

Israel

Israel’s NeuroDerm Acquired by Japanese Company for Record-Setting $1.1 B...

JNS.org - Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) acquired the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm for $1.1 billion this week, in the...

Middle East

President Rouhani: Iran Will Respond if US Missile Law Passes

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country will respond if a bill in the US Congress imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program becomes law. The House...

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