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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.

Where Drug Lords Once Reigned, Colombian Jewish Converts Now Pray

May 3, 2016
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Where Drug Lords Once Reigned, Colombian Jewish Converts Now Pray

Bello, the Medellín, Colombia suburb largely known for drugs and gang violence, is an unlikely destination for Israeli backpackers, foreign rabbis, and Jewish tourists. But thanks to a former pastor named Juan Carlos Villegas, Bello is now home to a burgeoning, passionate community of Orthodox Jewish converts. As brought to…

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Move Over, Cairo. The Afghan Geniza Will Blow Your Mind.

April 27, 2016
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First there was the discovery of the Cairo Geniza. And now there’s this. In 2011,…

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The Most Jewish Goyish Choir Leader in Europe

April 26, 2016
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The Most Jewish Goyish Choir Leader in Europe

Dr. Tomáš Novotný isn’t Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at his CV.…

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The Austrian Jewish Refugee With Over 650 Patents to His Name

April 18, 2016
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You Benefit From This Austrian Refugee's Inventions; Now Learn His Name

The prodigy is an almost mythical character: a…

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That Episode Where Mary Tyler Moore Defended the Jews

April 11, 2016
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A current exhibit at New York City’s Jewish…

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The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks

April 6, 2016
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The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks

Did you hear about the time Microsoft created…

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A Jewish Mother-Daughter Relationship Like No Other

April 4, 2016
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In a telling scene midway through Emmy award-winning…

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Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New “Polish Death Camp” Plug-In

March 25, 2016
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Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New "Polish Death Camp" Plug-In

“Words can insult or distort reality,” announces a…

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The Kibbutznik Linguist Who Teamed Up With Einstein to Fight Fascism

March 21, 2016
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The Kibbutznik Linguistic Genius From Pennsylvania and Ukraine

Time to add another name to the ever-expanding…

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The 85-Year-Old Avant-Garde Eco-Feminist Artist From Orthodox Brooklyn

March 18, 2016
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The 85-Year-Old Avant-Garde Eco-Feminist Artist From Orthodox Brooklyn

Helène Aylon’s work is counted among the permanent…

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Chicago “Bean” Artist’s Shocking Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti

March 16, 2016
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Chicago's "Bean" Artist's Unusual Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti

If you’ve visited the Windy City anytime since…

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The Swastika-Shaped California Naval Base That Doesn’t Seem To Be Going Away

March 14, 2016
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The Swastika-Shaped California Naval Base That Doesn't Seem To Be Going Away

The Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, located south of…

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