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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 19, 2018 12:01 pm

A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater. Now, the National Yiddish Theatre...

July 5, 2018 11:55 am

Amazing Story of Jewish Baseball Player and Spy Is Only an Average Movie

The story of a Jewish baseball player risking his life to potentially assassinate the Nazis’ top physicist seems tailor-made for a movie. But "The Catcher...

June 25, 2018 8:04 am

Readers Should Take a Walk on the Wildes Side

When your father is one of the best immigration attorneys on the planet -- and saves John Lennon from getting deported -- there is pressure to follow...

June 3, 2018 9:11 am

‘Fauda’ Creators Talk BDS, Critics, and Whether There Will Ever Be Peace

When Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff pitched their TV series about an undercover Israeli unit that hunts Palestinians preparing to launch terror attacks, Israel's Keshet...

May 28, 2018 8:06 am

Jewish Self-Defense Course Gains Steam, Changes Lives

When Ortal Kindell exited her car a block away from her Brooklyn home, she never thought that she’d be fighting for her life. Out of...

May 4, 2018 12:37 pm

At Tribeca Film Festival, Spielberg Reflects on ‘Schindler’s List’

Shooting "Schindler’s List" took an emotional toll on director Steven Spielberg, but he got by with a little help from a friend. Spielberg told a sold-out crowd...

April 24, 2018 9:28 am

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent or grandparent: “So, when are...

March 21, 2018 11:08 am

‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Is a Film That Can’t Be Rescued

Screenwriter Gregory Burke and director Jose Padilha have done something absolutely astounding with "7 Days in Entebbe": they’ve taken the story of one of the most...

February 7, 2018 3:01 pm

The Sad Demise of a Landmark New York Movie Theater

On a recent night in Manhattan, people argued about movies for the last time, crunched the last kernels of popcorn -- and lamented the demise of...

February 2, 2018 11:04 am

Does the Bible Predict a Super Bowl Win for the Eagles?

Rabbi Moshe Grussgott is one of many who celebrated the fact that the Philadelphia Eagles will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday. But he may...

January 31, 2018 11:36 am

Why Yemen Blues Will Make You Happy

Ravid Kahalani is not normal. That much was abundantly clear a few songs into the recent performances by Kahalani's band --- Yemen Blues -- at Joe’s Pub,...

January 18, 2018 1:21 pm

Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

Tatiana Wechsler will likely go down as the only actress to belt out a showstopper in a Yiddish musical, and then -- less than a...

December 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Jackie Mason Mocks Al Franken, Matt Lauer and Others in New Stand-Up Routine

Comedian Jackie Mason told a nearly sold-out crowd at B.B King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street that the flood of stories about sexual assault is...

December 8, 2017 2:39 pm

Regina Spektor Might Be An Alien

Watching Regina Spektor sing -- and taking her talent, her perfectionism and her humility into account -- you might think that she is an alien. I’d seen her perform at Radio...


A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...


Israeli Company’s Delivery Drone May Soon Take Flight in North Caroli...

An Israeli technology company that created a drone, designed to deliver food and other consumer goods to residential areas, is...

Middle East

Hamas Refuses to Work With Greenblatt, Kushner, Calling Them ‘Spokesm... – Hamas has rejected working with the United States on fostering peace between Gaza and Israel on Friday, despite...