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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

July 24, 2017 3:02 pm

Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew body ink and kosher food cravings in a recent interview with the New...

July 20, 2017 5:05 pm

Jewish ‘Sopranos’ Actress Announces Pregnancy, Says She Discovered the News After Trip to Israel

  Former "Sopranos" star Jamie-Lynn Sigler announced on Tuesday on Instagram that she was pregnant with her second child. The Jewish actress -- her father is of Greek...

July 19, 2017 4:27 pm

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Gushes About ‘Crazy Jewish Deli Cravings’ During Her Pregnancy

Actress Laura Prepon -- from the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" -- revealed to Us Weekly on Monday that during her current pregnancy...

July 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Jewish Woman’s Tale of Helping Soothe Child on Autism Spectrum During Overseas Flight Goes Viral

A Jewish woman's story of how she comforted a child with autism on a recent flight from Europe to the US has gone viral after being shared on Facebook...

July 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Jewish Hairdresser Fired Over Shabbat Dispute Wins Discrimination Case Against Former Employer

A Jewish hairdresser in Montreal won a discrimination lawsuit against a former employer who fired him after he was told he was not allowed to...

July 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Miami Beach Teens Cancel Participation in Roger Waters’ Concert Due to Antisemitism Allegations Against Rock Star

A group of teenagers from Miami Beach, Florida cancelled their participation in former Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters' concert on Thursday following accusations of antisemitism against...

July 13, 2017 11:11 am

Daughter of American Actor Tyrese Gibson Asks Him for Tickets to Popular Israeli Singer’s Concert for Her Birthday

The daughter of American actor Tyrese Gibson asked her father for tickets to a concert of popular Israeli singer Eyal Golan for her 10th birthday on...

July 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Top Entertainment Industry Execs Sign Open Letter Thanking Lincoln Center for Ignoring BDS Efforts Against Israeli Play

More than 45 high-level executives in the entertainment industry signed an open letter on Monday thanking New York City's Lincoln Center for not yielding to pressure...

July 10, 2017 3:00 pm

Canadian Food Company Fined $25,000 for Selling Fake Kosher Cheese to Jewish Summer Camps

A Canada-based food distribution company is being forced to pay a fine of $25,000 for forging food certificates and selling non-kosher cheese to Jewish summer...

July 6, 2017 3:12 pm

Jewish Actor Andrew Garfield Says He Watched Popular Drag Series to Prepare for Latest Theater Role

Jewish actor Andrew Garfield said he prepared for his latest theater role by watching back-to-back episodes of a popular reality television show about drag queens, E!...

July 5, 2017 5:08 pm

Russell Simmons Defends Jay-Z Against Claims of Antisemitism

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons came to Jay-Z's defense on Tuesday after the superstar rapper was accused of using an antisemitic stereotype about Jews in a song on...

July 4, 2017 12:34 pm

Prince William and Duchess Kate Set to Visit Holocaust Sites During Upcoming Tour of Poland, Germany

Prince William and Duchess Kate will visit Holocaust memorials and the site of a former Nazi concentration camp during their trip to Poland and Germany...

July 3, 2017 10:09 pm

Israeli-Indian Singer, Set to Perform National Anthem for PM Modi, Gave Up Blossoming Bollywood Career to Return to Jewish State

The Indian-Israeli singer expected to sing the countries' national anthems when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Jewish state this week reportedly gave up a...

June 29, 2017 5:02 pm

Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Is Among Newest Members of Academy of Motion Pictures

Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is one of the newest members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The academy announced on...


Jewish Giants Player Talks About Judaism, His Hebrew Tattoo and Kosher Food Cravings

An offensive lineman for the New York Giants talked about his Jewish heritage, Hebrew...

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...


Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of...

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...


Expert: $3K Per Month PA Salary for Halamish Killer Will Give ‘Moment...

The monthly salary of approximately $3,o00 that the Palestinian Authority will pay to terrorist Omar al-Abed could be a powerful spur to...


Israel Removes Temple Mount Metal Detectors in Favor of ‘Advanced Tec...

JNS.org - Israel decided on Monday to remove the metal detectors at the Temple Mount, which had been installed following the...

Middle East

Turkey’s President Erdogan Urges All Muslims to ‘Visit’ a...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over...