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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.

A Partisan Heroine for the Ages

December 19, 2014
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A Partisan Heroine for the Ages

Legendary, selfless, with a spirit inextinguishable, Vitka Kempner-Kovner is a Jewish hero for the history books. Claiming that she would “not be humiliated” after witnessing the brutality of the SS in her home country of Poland, Kempner-Kovner escaped to Vilna where, in 1942, she joined the United Partisan Organization. Once the…

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The Book of the All-Virtuous Wisdom of Joshua Ben Sira

December 19, 2014
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The Book of the All-Virtuous Wisdom of Joshua Ben Sira

Believe it or not, the fact that the prophet Jeremiah is both Ben Sira’s father…

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The German Jewish Director With a Magic Touch

December 11, 2014
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ernst-lubitsch

Like déjà vu, or the uncanny ache of nostalgia, there is something very particular about…

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How Does Abraham Always Get Away With It?

December 2, 2014
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How Does Abraham Always Get Away With It?

The binding of Isaac is classic Old Testament. You…

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A Hilarious New Film About Israel’s Women Soldiers

December 1, 2014
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zero-motivation

Bleakly funny, poignant, and timely, Zero Motivation is Israel’s…

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Gehazi The Unfairly Punished

November 21, 2014
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Gehazi The Unfairly Punished

Part 4 of 4 in this week’s “How a…

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Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)

November 20, 2014
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Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)

Part 3 of 4 in this week’s “How a…

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Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer

November 19, 2014
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Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer

Part 2 of 4 in this week’s “How a…

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Evil Balaam and His Talking Donkey

November 18, 2014
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Evil Balaam and His Talking Donkey

Part 1 of 4 in this week’s “How…

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How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity

November 17, 2014
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How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity

If you’re a Jew, here’s what happens when…

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Meet Saul Kripke, The Smartest Jew In Philosophy

November 6, 2014
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Meet Saul Kripke, The Smartest Jew In Philosophy

The philosopher and logician Saul Kripke is a…

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The Ancient Rabbi’s Secret Diary

October 29, 2014
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The Ancient Rabbi’s Secret Diary

Some people fill their diaries with secrets and…

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