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Shiryn Solny 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.

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March 15, 2018 3:41 pm

Jewish ‘Hamilton’ Star Says Her ‘Bubbe’ Pushed Her to Pursue Her Love of Singing

A Jewish actress who stars in the Broadway hit "Hamilton" credits her grandmother for encouraging her to pursue her passion for singing. “I spent every weekend...

March 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Netanyahu Meets ‘Superman’ Actor Dean Cain, Jokes, ‘Now You’re Coming?’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American actor Dean Cain, known for his iconic portrayal of Superman, met on Tuesday in Israel for the first...

March 9, 2018 3:17 pm

Caitlyn Jenner Expresses Her Love for Israel and the Jewish People at Awards Gala in New York

Caitlyn Jenner talked about her admiration for Israel, Jewish values and more while accepting an honor at an awards ceremony in New York City on...

March 8, 2018 4:34 pm

In Honor of International Women’s Day, Israeli Embassy in the Netherlands Shares Video About Female Leaders in Jewish State

To mark International Women's Day on Thursday, the Israeli Embassy in the Netherlands shared on Twitter a video that highlights female leaders in Israel and also pokes...

March 7, 2018 5:02 pm

Soccer Star Lionel Messi Says Argentinian Team Visiting Jerusalem Ahead of FIFA World Cup ‘Will Do Us Good’

Soccer star Lionel "Leo" Messi believes visiting Jerusalem with his Argentinian team this summer will bring them luck as they head into the FIFA World...

March 6, 2018 5:03 pm

Actress Mayim Bialik Invites Comedian Tiffany Haddish for Passover After Discovering Her Jewish Roots

Jewish actress and "Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik invited comedian Tiffany Haddish to her home for the upcoming holiday of Passover after learning about the...

March 5, 2018 4:56 pm

Actress Criticized for Blasting Hasidic Jewish Men on Twitter After Attempted Attack in Brooklyn

Actress and film director Amber Tamblyn came under fire for blasting Hasidic Jewish men on Sunday on Twitter after talking about a harrowing ordeal in Brooklyn. Tamblyn, 34, tweeted on Sunday that...

March 2, 2018 11:37 am

Jared Kushner Hosts Haim Saban for Purim Celebration at DC Home

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban was among the guests at a Purim celebration hosted by senior White House adviser Jared Kushner at his home in Washington,...

March 1, 2018 3:13 pm

For Purim, Australian Ambassador to Israel Dresses as ‘Marvel’ Superhero Played by Aussie Actor

Australia's ambassador to Israel dressed up as a famous superhero for Purim that's played on the big screen by a well-known Aussie actor. Ambassador Chris Cannan shared...

February 27, 2018 12:14 pm

Orthodox Jewish Rapper Headlines Tribute Concert for Florida Shooting Victims Organized by Local Synagogue

Orthodox Jewish rapper Nissim performed at a tribute concert in Florida on Monday held in honor of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The event...

February 26, 2018 11:52 am

Brother of Florida Shooting Victim Says He Wore Kippah During Meeting With Trump Because Jewish Pride Is Important

The brother of a Jewish student killed in the Florida high school shooting on Feb. 14 said there was a strong message behind his decision...

February 23, 2018 4:52 pm

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London are the reason for his recent weight gain, the UK's Daily Mail reported on Thursday. After the 49-year-old...

February 21, 2018 3:57 pm

New Video ‘Things Not to Say to Jewish People’ Addresses Common Misconceptions, Stereotypes

People with Jewish backgrounds discussed some of the most common misbeliefs and stereotypes about Jews in a new video posted on YouTube on Tuesday. The clip "Things Not To...

February 20, 2018 5:24 pm

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary laws of kashrut during a guest appearance on his colleague's YouTube show...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...