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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.

The Jewish Chicken Farmers of New Jersey

May 23, 2016
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The Jewish Chicken Farmers of New Jersey

Think “New Jersey Jews.” What do you see? Kids swimming at Jewish day camps, suburban synagogues surrounded by parking lots, Yiddish-speaking peasants raising chickens–Oh wait, not that last one? Think back to 1882, when 43 families fled pogroms in Russia and settled in southern New Jersey, to begin a new…

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This 1936 Illustrated German Children’s Book Makes Anti-Semitism Look So Cute

May 17, 2016
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Trust No Fox

How did Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic ideas transform from the ravings of an outsider to official…

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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,…

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The Fascinating Yiddish Origins of “Death of a Salesman”

October 22, 2015
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yiddish death of a salesman

Linda Loman’s famous speech in Arthur Miller’s Death…

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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…

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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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