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Sarah Zarrow

Sarah Zarrow
Sarah Zarrow is a Ph.D. candidate in Hebrew & Judaic Studies and History at New York University, focusing on the history of the Jews in Eastern Europe. In her spare time she dances and dreams of her next research trip.

When Jewish Palm Readers Rubbed Elbows With Pushcart Peddlers

December 28, 2015
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When Jewish Palm Readers Rubbed Elbows with Pushcart Peddlers

If you peel back the layers of wallpaper in any older New York City apartment, you’re bound to find something intriguing—even if it’s only more ugly wallpaper. A decade ago, though, renovations at 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side led to something more mysterious—an advertisement for a “palmist…

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The Fascinating Yiddish Origins of “Death of a Salesman”

October 22, 2015
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Linda Loman’s famous speech in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman demands that “attention must…

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Why the Warsaw Zoo Has a Jewish Museum

October 7, 2015
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Why the Warsaw Zoo has a Jewish Museum

Warsaw’s newest addition to its zoo isn’t another monkey cage or dolphin show. It’s—wait for…

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See The Yiddish Paper Beloved by Polish Jewry Before the War

March 20, 2015
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Looking for news from the provinces? A husband?…

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The New Site That Lets You Snoop Around an Old Polish Jewish Kitchen

February 25, 2015
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Go Through the Drawers of a 1930s Polish Jewish Kitchen

Have you ever wanted to step into the…

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Yiddish Theater Takes the Web

January 12, 2015
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Yiddish Theater Takes the Web!

Want to know about Yiddish theatre in Cairo?…

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Discover the Jewish Cemetery Inside the General Motors Plant

December 30, 2014
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The Jewish Cemetery Inside General Motors

Oddly enough, one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries…

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Young Polish Women Discovering Their Jewish Roots

November 12, 2014
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Young Polish Women Discovering Their Jewish Roots

All the talk about Jewish cultural revival in Poland has…

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The Filmmaker And the Hasid Who Met on Craigslist

November 7, 2014
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The Filmmaker And the Hasid Who Met on Craigslist

When filmmaker Annie Berman posted an ad in…

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The Legend of the Jews’ Arrival in Poland

November 5, 2014
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The Legend of the Jews' Arrival in Poland

Legend has it that when the first Jews…

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Ga-ga, The Israeli Dodgeball

November 3, 2014
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Ga-ga, The Israeli Dodgeball

When New York dance studios began offering Gaga classes, some…

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Fashion Tips From NYC’s Most Stylin’ Bubbes

September 29, 2014
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Fashion Tips From NYC's Most Stylin' Bubbes

Is your bubbe your style inspiration? If you…

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