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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


November 8, 2017 3:19 pm
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Gut-Wrenching Film Looks at Problems in the Hasidic World

Some horror films keep you up at night without a monster -- and the blistering and mesmerizing documentary "One of Us" is one of them. There is no...

October 25, 2017 1:05 pm
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What Woody Allen Wants to Do Before He Dies

Woody Allen told a sold-out crowd at the 92nd Street Y that he isn’t satisfied with his resume. “I would like to -- before I die, which...

October 4, 2017 10:23 am
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Gal Gadot Is Excited to Go ‘Live’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot took America by storm when she dazzled audiences as Wonder Woman this summer. But will she be able to take the small screen by...

September 3, 2017 11:01 am
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Jewish New York Giant Ready to Take Bite out of Big Apple — and Matzah

Adam Bisnowaty is well past the age of his bar mitzvah. The rookie offensive lineman for the New York Giants is 23, and -- at 6-foot-6 and 300...

August 13, 2017 12:13 pm
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The Jewish George Washington Takes His Final ‘Turn’

George Washington was not exactly the clean cut gentleman that you learned about in history class. You might know that if you’ve seen Ian Kahn’s stellar portrayal of...

August 7, 2017 3:53 pm
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The Inside Story Behind ‘Menashe’

Menashe Lustig stood in the back of a darkened movie theatre in New York City, laughing. Looking at his tzitzit, you might think that he had snuck...

August 1, 2017 12:08 pm
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Camping Trip Boasts Top Jewish Talent — and Jewish Unity

This weekend, hundreds of fans of great music and the outdoors will head to Sullivan County, New York, for what has been dubbed “The Jewish...

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...

Culture

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last...

Features

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

US Lawmakers Advance Measures to Block Aid to Hamas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday targeting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The approved measures include the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention...

World

Rutgers President Defends ‘Academic Freedom’ of Three Professor...

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey defended the free speech rights of three faculty members who have recently...

Israel

Cathay Pacific Airways to Open Israel Office, Upgrade Tel Aviv-Hong Kong Ro...

JNS.org – Cathay Pacific, the flagship airline of Hong Kong, is set to launch an office in Israel as well as...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parlia...

Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in "flagrant injustice" toward Christians in...

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