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Shiryn Ghermezian is a staff writer for The Algemeiner and a native New Yorker. She has a BA in English from the City University of New York's Queens College. Follow Shiryn on Twitter @ShirynGhermez.

ARTICLES BY: Shiryn Ghermezian

March 5, 2021 1:31 pm

New Kippahs Hand-Made in Bahrain Mark Surge in Visitors to Gulf’s Oldest Jewish Community

One-of-a-kind kippahs designed and hand-made locally in Bahrain debuted last month, celebrating the country's Jewish culture and community amid warming ties with Israel. The red and...

March 5, 2021 12:02 pm

NBA Legend Charles Barkley Jokes About Losing Weight for the Hora at His Daughter’s Jewish Wedding

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has lost weight to make sure guests at his daughter's upcoming wedding to a Jewish entrepreneur can lift him...

March 4, 2021 3:49 pm

NBA’s Deni Avdija Headlines Washington Wizards Jewish Heritage Night, With Performance by Israeli Singer

The Washington Wizards will celebrate Jewish Heritage Night on Thursday when the team hosts the Los Angeles Clippers, the National Basketball Association announced. Israeli singer Kobi...

March 4, 2021 11:54 am

New Haggadah Links Marvel Superheroes to Passover Story

An English-Hebrew haggadah published on Monday features original artwork, commentary, and conversation starters that draw on the Marvel universe of superheroes to tell the story...

March 2, 2021 12:47 pm

‘Shtisel’ Season 3 to Premiere on Netflix Ahead of Passover With New Cast Members

Season 3 of the Israeli drama series "Shtisel" will premiere on Netflix on March 25 just ahead of Passover, Israel’s yes Studios announced on Tuesday. The...

March 1, 2021 2:32 pm

New TV Series Announced About Judo World Champions Saeid Mollaei From Iran and Israel’s Sagi Muki

A scripted television series is being developed based on the lives of judo world champions Saeid Mollaei from Iran and his Israeli counterpart Sagi Muki,...

February 28, 2021 7:33 pm

Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food website over the weekend that called for cutting a bagel vertically and...

February 26, 2021 12:59 pm

Leading Israeli Actors Lior Ashkenazi, Sasson Gabay Star in New Israeli Film ‘Karaoke’

Lior Ashkenazi and Sasson Gabay, two of Israel’s most well-known actors, will co-star in the new Israeli film "Karaoke," Deadline reported on Thursday. The drama-comedy is about...

February 25, 2021 1:39 pm

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo of her 5-year-old self dressed up for Purim. "TBT 2000. Happy Purim!" the...

February 25, 2021 11:43 am

Producers Behind Controversial ‘Nurses’ Episode Apologize for False Portrayal of Orthodox Jews

Canadian producers apologized for the offensive and inaccurate portrayal of Orthodox Jews in an episode of its television medical drama "Nurses" following outcry from prominent...

February 24, 2021 2:11 pm

NBC Faces Jewish Community Furor Over ‘Dangerous, Pernicious’ Attack on Orthodox Jews in Show ‘Nurses’

For the second time this week, NBC is facing broad condemnation from top Jewish organizations, for a scene in the television show "Nurses" that features an...

February 23, 2021 1:14 pm

Set in Hasidic Brooklyn, Supernatural Horror Film ‘The Vigil’ Tackles Jewish Mysticism and Faith

In a Jewish-themed supernatural horror film set to debut Friday, a man is confronted by an evil entity as he provides overnight watch to a...

February 22, 2021 2:48 pm

Rapper Azealia Banks Gets Engaged to Jewish Artist With Ring Featuring Menorah

American rapper Azealia Banks is engaged to Jewish conceptual artist Ryder Ripps, who proposed with a Jewish-inspired family heirloom, the singer announced early Monday morning. Ripps,...

February 19, 2021 2:17 pm

Arab Nurse Recites ‘Shema Yisrael’ Prayer for Jewish Patient Before He Dies of COVID-19

The Arab head nurse at the COVID-19 unit of Ha'emek Medical Center in Afula, Israel, recited the Hebrew "Shema Yisrael" prayer for a Jewish patient...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Security Guards at French Jewish School Praised for Apprehending Suspected ...

Jewish organizations warmly praised security guards at a Jewish school in the city of Marseille in southern France after they...


Are Israel’s New $100 Million Helicopters Allergic to Dust?

CTech - A week after Israel's Minister of Defense Benny Gantz approved the Air Force's recommendation to purchase from the US the new CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter at $100...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Visits Sudan with Dam Diplomacy, Security on the Agenda

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Sudan on Saturday for the first time since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir, as the neighbors push to break a diplomatic deadlock...

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