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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

December 5, 2022 8:20 am

With Her Hamas Comment, Whoopi Goldberg Makes a Fool of Herself Once Again

In February, when ABC suspended Whoopi Goldberg after making moronic comments about the Holocaust, one might have thought she would try to at least sound...

November 22, 2022 9:48 am

Why Is Jon Stewart Ignoring and Excusing Antisemitism?

Jon Stewart must be out to lunch -- because instead of condemning Dave Chappelle's antisemitic rhetoric on "Saturday Night Live," Stewart chose to defend him. We...

November 16, 2022 11:46 am

‘The Fabelmans’ Is an Inspiring Jewish Story

Sammy Fabelman’s got problems. He's been punched by one bully, called the worst slur a Jew can be called by another, and slapped by his...

November 11, 2022 3:10 pm

Sports Journalist’s Defense of Kyrie Irving Is a Disgrace

For the first time in my life, I cried while reading sports social media accounts. It was because there were endless comments of people saying they...

November 2, 2022 11:05 am

Has an Orthodox Jewish Boxing Champion Become More Impressive as a Promoter?

Some people dream of having a fairy-tale career. Dmitriy Salita is on his second one. But it wasn’t magic. Hard work and dedication led to his success....

October 19, 2022 10:58 am

Jewish Director’s ‘Last Flight Home’ Tells of an Ill Father Deciding He Wants to Die

In one of the many jaw-dropping moments in the new documentary, "Last Flight Home,” Eli Timoner asks about “goodbye powder.” Some four decades ago, at 53,...

September 28, 2022 1:18 pm

New York’s Funniest Realtors Are Also Jewish

The judges got it right in picking the winner for the Funniest Realtor in NYC contest, which was held at the Gotham Comedy Club in...

September 19, 2022 10:58 am

‘Four Winters’ Highlights Courageous Jews Who Fought Against the Nazis

The question was horrifically nonchalant: “You’re gonna be killed anyway, why can’t my daughter have your clothes?” Gertrude Boyarski recalls her mother being asked this by...

September 12, 2022 11:02 am

New Documentary Examines the Murder of Jews by Latvians and Lithuanians in the Holocaust

In one scene from the powerful and horrific documentary “Baltic Truth,” Riga Ghetto survivor Marger Vesterman plays the piano to the tune of a song...

September 8, 2022 11:03 am

Jewish Filmmaker Shows the Pain of Losing a Mother and Power of Becoming One

One of the saddest truths of life is that we will lose our mothers. Long Island native Judith Helfand also had to grapple with the harsh...

August 29, 2022 11:12 am

Jewish Journalist Tries to Crack the Case of Great-Grandmother Who Was Murdered in 1913

The story he heard about a sniper didn’t make sense. How could it be that in the cold Canadian winter, a woman would go to the...

August 22, 2022 11:20 am

Netflix Comedy Has a Jewish Problem, Indeed

I’m not a mathematical wizard, but something doesn’t add up. When Netflix first aired “Never Have I Ever,” friends asked me if I thought the writing...

August 17, 2022 11:20 am

On HBO, Jewish Comedian Nathan Fielder Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

Jewish comedian Nathan Fielder is an enigma. That’s partly because nobody knows if his shows are scripted or real, or if the people on them are...

August 12, 2022 10:44 am

’13: The Musical’ Features a Jewish Plot and Great Songs

  A bar mitzvah is when people talk backwards and everyone gets circumcised, says Lucy, the popular cheerleader in Netflix’s “13: The Musical.” Of course, Evan...


IDF Counts 6,900 Lone Soldiers; Half Come From 73 Different Countries

The Israel Defense Forces currently include some 6,900 lone soldiers, nearly half of whom immigrated from 73 different countries. The lone soldier label applies to recruits who serve with no parental...

Middle East

Iran Protesters Call for Strike, Prosecutor Says Morality Police Shut Down

Protesters in Iran called on Sunday for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police whose detention of a young...

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