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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.

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 life, it is as if he saved the entire world.” So a person who saved 1,684 lives during the Holocaust would surely be considered a hero. But Rezsö (Rudolf Israel) Kasztner, a lawyer, journalist, and head of the Zionist Aid and Rescue Committee…

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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 images of proper Brits at a Hadassah…

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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 of Jewish assimilation, values both “traditional” and “American,”…

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Crocheting Holocaust Rape Into Disturbing Art

June 24, 2014
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Crocheting Holocaust Rape Into Art

Israeli artist Gil Yefman doesn’t hesitate to shock. His most recent…

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Why Does the Pope Wear a Kippah?

June 12, 2014
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Why Does the Pope Wear a Kippah?

You probably know that Pope Francis visited Israel not long…

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An Israeli Film Popping With Lipstick and Guns

June 11, 2014
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Policeman

Shirtless men on bicycles, male bonding, gender relations,…

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Stomping Through Warsaw in Search of the Past

June 10, 2014
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the-property

In a complicated tale of family ties, old…

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A Love Song to the Jewish Redhead

May 28, 2014
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Don't Kick the Redhead!

Whether lionized or demonized, redheads seem to hold…

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A New Romantic Comedy for the Manhattan Jewish Set

May 14, 2014
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putzel

“There are two types of people in the…

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How Mother’s Day Came to Israel

May 9, 2014
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mothers-day

On November 14, 1951, an 11-year-old girl named…

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A Polish Nun Finds Her Jewish Roots

May 1, 2014
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ida1

What happens when a young Polish aspiring nun…

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On Loving and Hating the Pope

April 25, 2014
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jp

John Paul II: interfaith advocate, sometime-supporter of Israel,…

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