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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

November 16, 2018 1:12 pm

Israeli Product Featured on TIME Magazine Cover, Included in List of 2018 Best Inventions

An Israeli product was recognized in the latest issue of TIME magazine as one of the best inventions of the year. Included in TIME magazine's list, titled "Best Inventions 2018," is...

November 14, 2018 10:31 am

Marilyn Monroe’s Jewish Prayer Book Sells at Auction for $21,000 to ‘Obsessed Fan’

A Jewish prayer book owned by American actress Marilyn Monroe sold on Monday at an auction house in Long Island, NY, for $21,000. Jonathan Greenstein, the owner...

November 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Actor Gerard Butler Taunted for IDF Support After Sharing Photo of Burnt California Home

Actor Gerard Butler faced a wave of criticism and taunting from pro-Palestinian activists on social media for supporting Israeli soldiers after he shared a photo...

November 11, 2018 11:39 am

Debra Messing Supports Fellow Actress Alyssa Milano in Criticizing Women’s March Leaders for Not Condemning Farrakhan

Jewish actress Debra Messing has followed in the footsteps of fellow performer Alyssa Milano in distancing herself from leaders of the Women's March movement due...

November 8, 2018 4:09 pm

Famed Violinist Itzhak Perlman Performs at Ed Sullivan Theater 60 Years After His Showcase as Child Prodigy on Same Stage

Famous violinist Itzhak Perlman performed last week at New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater as part of a segment for "The Late Show with Stephen...

November 7, 2018 4:21 pm

Actress Alyssa Milano Refuses to Support Women’s March Until Organizers Denounce Louis Farrakhan Over Antisemitism

Actress Alyssa Milano has announced that she will not speak at another Women's March event until its organizers denounce notorious antisemite Louis Farrakhan. In a recent interview with The...

November 5, 2018 3:24 pm

Pittsburgh Deli Receives Orders From Around World to Feed Families of Shooting Victims

A kosher deli in Pittsburgh has been receiving orders from across the globe to send platters of food to those mourning the 11 victims of...

October 31, 2018 3:54 pm

‘This Man Took a Bullet for the Jewish People,’ Rabbi Says of Officer Injured in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

A police officer who was wounded after being one of the first responders to arrive at the scene of Saturday's shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue...

October 29, 2018 11:23 am

Empire State Building Goes Dark in Memory of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims

The lights of the Empire State Building in New York City were turned off on Sunday night in honor of the victims of the Pittsburgh...

October 28, 2018 10:28 am

Jewish Celebrities Share Messages of Solidarity, Heartbreak Following Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

A number of Jewish actors and actresses posted on Twitter messages of solidarity in the aftermath of Saturday's deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, in which 11...

October 26, 2018 3:23 pm

Pro Hoops Player Talks About Journey to Orthodox Judaism, Feeling ‘Unstoppable’ Wearing Tzitzit

Professional basketball player Chris Smith opened up about the role Judaism plays in his life in a new YouTube video uploaded on Wednesday. In the clip, posted by the...

October 24, 2018 3:24 pm

Israeli Businessman to Be Honored by Queen Elizabeth II for Creating UK-Israel Tech Partnerships

An Israeli businessman will be honored by Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday for building partnerships between the UK and Israel in the field of technology, Buckingham...

October 23, 2018 4:34 pm

Rappers Cardi B and Rich the Kid Perform at Lavish Bar Mitzvahs in NYC

Rappers Cardi B and Rich the Kid performed at two separate extravagant bar mitzvahs in New York City over the weekend, Page Six reported. Howard Lutnick, the...

October 23, 2018 8:04 am

Two Kosher Businesses Compete for Investments on ‘Shark Tank,’ One Leaves With a Deal

Two kosher businesses were vying for investments Sunday night on ABC's "Shark Tank," and one of them left with a deal from two of the...


Devastated California Jewish Communities Fight Fire with Light - Their voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in...

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...


German Neo-Nazis Use New WhatsApp Stickers Option to Spread Antisemitic Ima...

German far-right and neo-Nazi groups are exploiting the text application WhatsApp's new option to create custom stickers in order to...


Palestinian President Abbas’s Fatah Party Mocks ‘Fearful’...

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party reacted with glee to last week's massive rocket barrage on Israel's south. According to monitoring...

Middle East

Jordanian MP Who Praised Murder of Seven Israeli Schoolgirls Feted in UK Pa...

A Jordanian Member of Parliament who hailed the murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was feted in the British...