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Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known, best-selling author. His first book "Up, Up and Oy Vey!," received the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book of 2007. He has appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight and NPR, and has been profiled in leading publications, including The New York Times, The Miami Herald and The London Guardian. He is a contributor to The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), and other publications. He chairs the Religious Affairs Committee at the renowned New York art school, Pratt Institute. His latest book "Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century" is out now.

ARTICLES BY: Simcha Weinstein


May 17, 2010 12:53 am
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South Park: Seriously Funny

On April 14, Comedy Central's "South Park" celebrated its 200th episode of "take no prisoners" animated comedy by dressing up the Prophet Mohammed...

April 19, 2010 8:33 pm
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Kick-Tuchas

They call me the "Comic Book Rabbi." Given the chance to choose my own "superhero" nickname, I'd have picked something more dynamic, like "Super Jew"...

Culture

Singer Daddy Yankee Floats in Dead Sea, Visits Western Wall Ahead of Israel Concert

Popular Latin singer Daddy Yankee is touring Israel ahead of his concert on...

Jack Hughes Becomes First Jewish Player to Be First Overall Pick in NHL Draft

JNS.org - Jack Hughes became the first Jewish player to be the No....

Features

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

In an Era of BDS, Kids Connect to Israel at Summer Camp

JNS.org - Aviva Weinstein fell in love with Israel thousands of miles from the Jewish homeland -- at Camp Ramah...

An Incredible Auschwitz Exhibit and Experience Comes to New York

  JNS.org - A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled...

World

UK Labour Party’s Readmission of Corbyn Ally Accused of Antisemitism ...

A Labour member of the British Parliament and arch-ally of far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn was welcomed back into the party...

Israel

Ex-US Envoy to UN Nikki Haley Prays at Western Wall After Israel Arrival

Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley -- known for her strident defense of Israel during her two-year stint in Turtle Bay -- visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem...

Middle East

US Economic Plan Decried by Palestinians but Gets Cautious Nod in Gulf

Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but US Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise...

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