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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.

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? Sholem Aleichem’s book tour schedule? Published between 1908 and 1939, Haynt (along with Der Moment) was one of the two widest-circulation, longest-running Yiddish newspapers in Poland. Well-known writers (even some you’ve probably heard of), like I.L. Peretz and Sholem Aleichem, published columns in…

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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 past? Not into a famous battle, or…

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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? What about Buenos Aires, or the more…

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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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Rudolf Kasztner: Hero or Nazi Collaborator?

July 30, 2014
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A New Film Asks: Was Rudolf Kasztner a Hero or Nazi Collaborator?

The Talmud says that “he who saves one…

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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

July 10, 2014
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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

The name “London Jews’ Society” might conjure up…

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How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

July 3, 2014
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How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

Long before JDate parodies, Yiddish cinema was poking fun…

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