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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.

The Medieval Rabbi Who Invented the Decimal Fractions System

June 25, 2015
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The Medieval Rabbi Who Invented the Decimal System

As you likely learned, the decimal system is the numerical system with a base of ten–the most widely used form in the world. But you were probably never taught that a rabbi named Immanuel ben Jacob Bonfils invented it. The French Jewish rabbi (not to mention astronomer and mathematician) published…

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The Holocaust-Memorializing Catholic Priest

June 19, 2015
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The Holocaust-Memorializing Catholic Priest

If there was a distinction for modern-day Righteous Gentiles, Father Patrick Desbois would be the…

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Meet the Mystical Mah Jongg Bubbe

June 17, 2015
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Meet the Mystical Mah Jongg Bubbe

Karen Gooen is a woman of many talents. She’s been a copy editor, a camp…

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Meet Red Buttons, the 8-Year-Old Vaudeville Star

June 12, 2015
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Meet Red Buttons, the 8-Year-Old Vaudeville Star

Legend has it, famed Ukrainian cantor and composer…

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A Jewish Ghetto Brother from the South Bronx

June 11, 2015
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A Jewish Ghetto Brother from the South Bronx

It wasn’t easy growing up in the gang-riddled…

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Meet the Jewish Bubbe Who Happens to Be a Literary Genius

May 20, 2015
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Discover the New England Bubbe Who Turns Out is a Literary Genius

It’s a beautiful thing when a writer gets…

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Australian Spies Take on Hitler in the Weirdest TV Show Ever

May 18, 2015
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Australian Spies Take on Hitler in the Weirdest TV Show Ever

Set in a strange, campy 1960s interpretation of…

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Exposing The Secrets Behind Nazi Propaganda Films

May 12, 2015
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Nazi Films in Theaters -- for Free!

Under the Third Reich, a staggering 1,200 feature…

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The Jewish Songwriters Behind the Elvis Presley Hit Machine

April 30, 2015
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The Jewish Songwriters Behind Elvis’s Jewish Hit Machine

Like Rodgers and Hammerstein before them, Leiber and…

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The Jewish Reggae King from Washington, D.C.

April 30, 2015
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The Jewish Reggae King from Washington, D.C.

Other than the connections between Judaism and Rastafarianism,…

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General Patton: Hero or Anti-Semite?

April 19, 2015
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General Patton: Hero, Anti-Semite

General George Patton was a real American hero—a…

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The Chinese Righteous Among the Austrian Nation

April 16, 2015
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The Chinese Righteous Among the Austrian Nation

The Holocaust revealed not only the extraordinary evil…

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