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Zachary Solomon

Zachary Solomon
Zachary Solomon is a Brooklyn-based writer and current Fiction MFA candidate at Brooklyn College. You can find him at zacharycsolomon.wordpress.com and on Twitter at @z_solomon.

Beatboxing for Passover

April 17, 2014
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backstage-pass

For a people so committed to explaining ourselves, it’s not terribly surprising that at some point, we’d find a way to fit beatboxing into the story of Passover if it could help us enliven the narrative. Backstage Pass(over), a new, free album produced by 3200 Stories, is just that: The story of four musicians—one…

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The Bathtub Carp that Inspired the Architect

March 24, 2014
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gehry-1

Inspiration can come from the strangest places. Famed architect Frank Gehry once explained how fish became such…

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The Little Prince’s Jewish BFF

March 17, 2014
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little-prince

It’s probably a bit surprising that The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved 1943 children’s book,…

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Love Notes to Israeli Traffic Cops

February 19, 2014
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Dear Officer

Leave it to Israelis to fight back against the Man.…

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The Bible’s Time-Traveling Camels

February 18, 2014
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The Bible's Time-Traveling Camels

Bad news for biblical literalists: Recent research conducted by two…

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Krusty the Clown’s Rabbinic Lineage

February 13, 2014
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Lrusty the Clown's Rabbinic Lineage

Just as the Colorado town in South Park has its resident…

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The Yiddish Separatists in the Siberian Wild

February 4, 2014
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Birobidzhan

Deep in the swampy climes of Siberia, tucked away…

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On the Road with Abraham: The Video Game

January 31, 2014
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On the Road with Abraham: The Video Game

Every Hebrew school kid fantasizes about teaming up with Abraham…

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The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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Aaron Lopez

At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron…

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Michael Jackson’s Sex Rebbe

January 22, 2014
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Shmuley Boteach

You might think of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach as the kosher sex…

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The Jazz Concert That Changed Black and Jewish History

January 16, 2014
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Benny Goodman

When Benny Goodman, the Jewish clarinetist and so-called “King…

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The Lost Jewish Tribe of China

January 8, 2014
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Kaifeng Jews

On the southern bank of the Yellow River…

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