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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

January 18, 2022 11:38 am

Jewish Writer Talks ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot and Bar Mitzvahs

"So what the hell's a bar mitzvah anyways?" That's what Jason Hervey, as big brother Wayne, asks in a famed episode in the second season of...

January 11, 2022 12:04 pm

New Netflix Show Featuring Jewish Characters Is a Huge Hit

I'm not usually a fan of shows that literally start with a bang. But when the music is tremendous, the writing is stellar, the acting is...

January 6, 2022 11:42 am

French Show Features Jews as Marijuana Sellers for Laughs

The plot is absurd. The dialogue contains lines that a real human would never say. And some of the plot turns are beyond predictable. Even...

December 21, 2021 11:36 am

‘The Shrink Next Door’ Is an Arresting Tale

Paul Rudd, who just hosted "Saturday Night Live" and was recently named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, isn't that attractive a character on the Apple...

December 15, 2021 10:50 am

What if Jewish Creators Made ‘West Side Story’ About Jews?

Many people that are excited about the film remake of "West Side Story" that arrived in theatres over the weekend, might not be aware that...

November 16, 2021 1:06 pm

Jewish Comedian Makes a Splash on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

Larry David is not just a pretty, pretty good guy, according to a Jewish comedian who was thrilled to make his first appearance on "Curb...

November 1, 2021 11:48 am

The Nazis Made Jewish Boxers Fight for Their Lives

During the Holocaust, some Jews had to fight for their right to live by boxing fellow Jews for Nazi amusement, where the loser would die,...

October 14, 2021 11:49 am

Israeli Writer’s ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ Is a Hit

Israeli writer and show creator Hagai Levi's "Scenes From a Marriage" shouldn't have worked. True, Levi has the chops from HBO's “Our Boys" and Showtime’s...

August 23, 2021 11:33 am

A Stunning Holocaust Documentary — But Not for Reasons You Suspect

The congregants at Temple Beth Torah in Massachusetts hang on every word of Misha Defonseca's story. She is a Holocaust survivor who, at the age...

August 10, 2021 11:34 am

‘Talking To God’ Is a Whimsical, Joyous Film

If you had the chance to talk to God for one day, what would you ask for? In the new film "Talking To God," the lead...

July 26, 2021 11:55 am

How Tyrants Rise to Power

Netflix's "How to Become a Tyrant" is an exceptionally interesting series that examines how evil leaders like Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar...

July 5, 2021 11:39 am

‘Shiva Baby’ Will Give You Something to Talk About

Danielle doesn't want the secret of her sugar daddy to come out -- certainly not at a shiva call. And the young woman is hiding...

June 28, 2021 11:47 am

Examining Meyer Lansky on Film

In one of the best moments of the new film Lansky, Ben "Bugsy" Siegel and his Jewish buddies beat the living daylights out of Nazi...

June 21, 2021 10:45 am

How an Israeli Film Director Learned Patience and Resilience

Director and writer Ruthy Pribar got two great pieces of news in one day, but never expected the second to so greatly impact the first. The...


Portugal Opens Inquiry Into Roman Abramovich’s Citizenship

The Portuguese authority responsible for nationality matters has opened an internal inquiry into the granting of citizenship to billionaire Chelsea...


Top Presbyterian Reverend in MLK Day Sermon: Israel ‘Enslaves’ Palestin... - A top Presbyterian reverend on Sunday accused Israel of enslaving the Palestinians and American Jews of not doing...


The Mysterious Israeli Cybersecurity Startup That Has Raised $100 Million U...

CTech – Israeli cybersecurity startup Island has been operating in stealth mode for over a year, raising some $100 million...

Middle East

Hamas, Fatah Delegations in Algeria to Discuss ‘Palestinian National Unit... - A senior Hamas delegation arrived in Algeria as part of the country’s attempts to foster Palestinian unity, Turkish...

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