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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.

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April 14, 2017 2:47 pm

In Honor of Autism Awareness Month, IDF Highlights Roles Played by Autistic Soldiers

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Israeli military published a video on Thursday highlighting the contributions of autistic soldiers. In the video, 21-year-old IDF soldier...

April 10, 2017 4:53 pm

Don Rickles’ Rabbi on Late Insult Comic: ‘From the President to Frank Sinatra, He Made Us All Feel Like Equals’

Famed insult comic Don Rickles "did not discriminate" and made everyone feel like an equal target of his jokes, his former rabbi said in an...

April 10, 2017 4:39 pm

American Jewish Actress Mayim Bialik Hails Passover as ‘Healthiest 8 Days of the Year’

American Jewish actress Mayim Bialik said on Sunday that the Passover holiday is "often the healthiest eight days" of the year for her and her...

April 10, 2017 10:34 am

Prince Charles Tells Holocaust Survivors About His ‘Amazing’ Grandmother Who Hid Jewish Family During World War II

Britain's Prince Charles spoke with Holocaust survivors last Thursday about his grandmother's efforts to save a Jewish family by hiding them from the Nazis during World...

April 7, 2017 7:29 am

Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Expresses Enthusiasm for ‘Special Trip’ to Israel Upon Return From Forbes’ ‘Under 30 EMEA Summit’

Plus-size American model Ashley Graham, who returned to the US on Thursday after spending a few days in Israel, gave a shout out on social...

April 6, 2017 7:22 am

US Navy Officer to Lead Passover Seder for Thousands of Crew Members Aboard Military’s Oldest Aircraft Carrier

A Jewish officer in the United States Navy is organizing a Passover seder on an aircraft carrier that has more than 5,000 crew members, reported on Tuesday. Lt....

April 4, 2017 12:12 pm

‘The Essential Quality of Jewish Food Is Allegiance to Dietary Laws,’ Says Award-Winning Chef Joan Nathan With the Release of Her Latest Cookbook

Award-winning chef and best-selling author Joan Nathan gave her take on the definition of "Jewish food" on Tuesday, with the publication of her latest cookbook. In an...

April 4, 2017 8:04 am

Ahead of Passover, Artistic Siblings Collaborate on Depiction of 10 Plagues of Egypt in Face Paint

A New York Jewish photographer told The Algemeiner on Monday about a collaborative project with his sister, a professional face painter, to create Passover art...

April 2, 2017 7:50 am

Israeli Olympic Medalists Yarden Gerbi, Ori Sasson Highlight Connection Between Judo and Patriotism: On the Mat, ‘We Are Fighting for Our Country’

Star Israeli judokas, both of whom won bronze medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, told a gathering of American Jews in the Big Apple last...

March 29, 2017 12:08 pm

Newly Released ‘Harry Potter’ Haggadah Parallels Biblical Exodus With Hogwarts Journeys, Messages

A new Passover haggadah inspired by J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter illustrates an analogy between the global best-seller's main character and the biblical story of the Exodus, the holiday...

March 29, 2017 7:51 am

‘Shark Tank’ Investor, Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban: ‘Being Jewish Has Given Me a Foundation for Everything’

The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and investor on the hit ABC show "Shark Tank" said on Sunday that "being Jewish has given me...

March 28, 2017 7:19 am

Pakistani Granted Right to Identify as Jewish Celebrates ‘Passover Seder Gift’ Ahead of Upcoming Holiday

A Pakistani recently granted permission by his government to identify as Jewish celebrated his triumph Sunday on social media. Fishel Benkhald -- whose father is Muslim and...

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...


New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...


Israel Reportedly Strikes Pro-Regime Military Base in Syria - The Israeli military launched an attack on a military base belonging to pro-regime forces in Syria Sunday, according to local reports. According to a statement issued by the National Defense...

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Asks UN to Help on Permanent Ceasefire With Israel - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of...