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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 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...

June 10, 2021 12:23 pm

HBO’s ‘Oslo’ Is a Mixed Bag

HBO Films deserves credit for tackling the difficult task of the behind the scenes negotiations of the Oslo Accords. For starters, one can't expect a...

May 30, 2021 11:11 am

An IDF Veteran Reflects on His Service — and the Recent Violence

In promoting his new book, A Line In The Sand -- about the time during which he served in the IDF from 2010 to 2013...

March 9, 2021 11:33 am

’60 Minutes’ Producer Reflects on New Book and Jewish Heritage

Ira Rosen has won 24 Emmy awards for his work as a producer for CBS' "60 Minutes" and "Prime Time Live" on ABC. In his...

March 2, 2021 1:02 pm

Celebs Save Purim With Slapstick Spiel to Benefit Charity

Purim is the time when Jews like to party. But with more than 500,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, great economic loss, and social restrictions, it...


Gold-Medalist kickboxer Waves Israeli Flag at World Cup in Turkey - Arab-Israeli kickboxer Loay Sakas won the gold medal at the seventh International Turkish Open Kickboxing World Cup in...

‘Integral’: New Exhibit Reveals Ancient Jewish Roots in Greece

i24 News – Little is known about the origins of Jews in Greece,...

In First, Jewish Asian Actor Takes Lead Role in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on Broadway

Jewish actor Zachary Noah Piser made history this week by becoming...


After Delay, US Senate Overwhelmingly Approves $40 Billion in Ukraine Aid

The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law...


Israeli Tech Training Schools Raise $100 Million to Go Towards Education - Masterschool, an Israeli network of tech training schools, announced on Wednesday that it had raised $100 million in funding to go towards more education. Target Global, Pitango Ventures, Dynamic...

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