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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.

Discover the Promised Land…in Lake Erie

April 4, 2014
By
arara-2

Imagine: It’s 1825, and the idea of Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel is a pipe dream. But a man named Mordecai Manuel Noah has a plan that starts small: with a temporary Jewish homeland on the border of the U.S. and Canada. He called this future settlement Ararat, after the mountain where…

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Is Chutzpah Dead?

March 28, 2014
By
chutzpah-2

When Jewish diners complete their annual tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas, their fortunate cookies…

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Politics, Protest, and Klezmer in Ukraine’s Freedom Square

March 26, 2014
By
pushkin

What does Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, also known as Freedom Square, sound like? There’s of course…

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Not Your Grandmother’s Shtetl

March 19, 2014
By
Eisiskese24

Pogroms. Fiddlers. Poverty. Coziness. Tradition! Are those the words…

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How The Hobbit Learned Yiddish

December 30, 2013
By
The Yiddish Hobbit

Your grandparents might have read Yiddish translations of…

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What an Ancient Bottle of Wine Has to Do With Feminism

October 9, 2013
By
ancient-wine

Next time you open a bottle of wine…

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“Godot” Goes Yiddish

October 8, 2013
By
godot1

If you thought Waiting for Godot was weird in English,…

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Jews for Hearth & Home

June 21, 2013
By
jewish-figurines

Old men with sidelocks and stethoscopes, violinists in black suits and…

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The Seven Dwarves of Auschwitz

May 8, 2013
By
7-d2

You probably know that very few families survived Auschwitz intact.…

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Hey Jews, Go Back to Poland!

April 18, 2013
By
jrmip1

We’re used to a certain kind of Jewish nostalgia for…

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The Other Gaga

April 16, 2013
By
gaga1

Lady Gaga’s bizarre videos and catchy lyrics launched the gibberish…

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