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Shiryn Ghermezian is a staff writer for The Algemeiner and a native New Yorker. She studied English and journalism at City University of New York's Queens College.

ARTICLES BY: Shiryn Ghermezian

March 22, 2017 2:10 pm

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson with kids at a Chicago cultural center on Tuesday into a jam...

March 21, 2017 12:55 pm

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans to Play Mossad Agent in New Film About 1984 Airlift of Thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

Actor Chris Evans of "Captain America" fame will star in a new movie about the Mossad's role in Operation Moses -- a clandestine endeavor to extricate Ethiopian Jews from...

March 19, 2017 7:26 am

‘Here We Go!’ Tweets Former New York Giants Running Back Tiki Barber at Starting Line of Jerusalem Marathon

“Here we go!” tweeted former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber along with a selfie at the starting line of the 2017 Jerusalem Winner...

March 16, 2017 11:58 am

‘Jews Don’t Ride Horses,’ Says ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Co-Star Josh Gad, Quipping That Animal He Rode in Film Was an ‘Antisemite’

The co-star of the new movie "Beauty and the Beast" had the audience of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" roaring with laughter on Tuesday night, when...

March 15, 2017 1:47 pm

Report: Israeli NBA Basketball Player Omri Casspi Weighing Options After Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Other Teams Express Interest in Signing Him

The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are among several NBA teams expressing interest in signing Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi, after he was waived by the New...

March 15, 2017 11:54 am

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress and Third-Generation Holocaust Survivor Hosts Lavish Fundraiser in Role as ‘Ambassador’ for Israel’s Sheba Medical Center

The actress who plays Quaithe in the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" hosted a lavish fundraiser Tuesday night in her role as "ambassador" for Israel's Sheba...

March 14, 2017 10:21 am

Vogue Touts Benefits of Keeping Shabbat, Even For Non-Jews: ‘It’s an Ancient Antidote to Our Modern Ailments’

Observing Shabbat is something everyone -- even non-Jews -- should do for their well-being, according to a recently published Vogue magazine article. "It doesn’t matter if you’re Jewish, Hindu,...

March 9, 2017 3:40 pm

‘Entourage’ Star Adrian Grenier in Jerusalem: ‘Contemplating Ancient City in Modern Times; Holy Land, History, Humanity’

Actor Adrian Grenier, famous for his lead role as Vincent Chase on the hit HBO series “Entourage,” published a photo of himself on Thursday looking out...

March 9, 2017 3:22 pm

Ivanka Tweets Golda Meir Message About ‘Making the Most of Yourself’ in Honor of International Women’s Day

Ivanka Trump tweeted a meme on Thursday with a quote by the late Golda Meir, Israel's fourth prime minister, as part of a belated International Women's Day greeting. "Make...

March 8, 2017 2:01 pm

3 Anonymous ‘Stupid Teenagers’ Send Letter of Apology, $50 to Pennsylvania Library Whose Parking Lot They Vandalized With Shaving-Cream Swastika

A letter of apology and $50 in cash were found on Monday at a Pennsylvania library whose parking lot had been decorated with a shaving-cream swastika, the local news station NBC10...

March 7, 2017 3:58 pm

Traveling Photo Exhibit Honoring the Late Elie Wiesel Opens in Paris, Where Holocaust Survivor Nobel Laureate Began His Journalism Career

A traveling photo exhibit launched this weekend in Paris honors the life and legacy of world-renowned Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, its...

March 7, 2017 10:49 am

Ivanka Trump Accompanies Parents-in-Law on Tour of DC Holocaust Museum, Founded With Help of Husband Jared’s Late Paternal Grandmother

Ivanka Trump and her in-laws took a private tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum last Monday morning, a source told Bloomberg. The insider said that US...

March 3, 2017 10:16 am

George Washington’s Historic Letter to the Jewish Community Set to Music for Synagogue’s 170th Anniversary

A famous pledge penned by American Founding Father George Washington in 1790 to the Jewish community to give “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no...

March 1, 2017 3:26 pm

‘I’m a New Yorker, So I’m an Honorary Jew,’ Says Actor Richard Gere About Title Role of ‘Norman’ in Upcoming Film

Movie star and activist Richard Gere told the Miami New Times on Tuesday that he considers himself an "honorary Jew" by virtue of his living in New York. Talking...


Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and...

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...


As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...


Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Hints at Keeping Previous Vow to Assass...

“Talk to me about [former Hamas Prime Minister Ismayil] Haniyeh at the end of my term,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...