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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 Jewish Boy Who Shot the German Diplomat

July 28, 2015
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The Jewish Boy Who Shot the German Diplomat

Herschel Grynszpan was­­­n’t yet eighteen when, on November 7, 1938, he took 300 francs from his impoverished uncle, bought a revolver, marched into the German embassy in Paris, and shot German diplomat Ernst vom Rath five times in the abdomen. But this was no random act of violence. Grynszpan, shy…

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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

July 17, 2015
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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

Coney Island is famous for its seashores, sideshows, and salty breezes. But, of course, it’s…

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Israel’s Favorite Writer Looks Inward

July 10, 2015
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etgar-keret

Etgar Keret—Israel’s favorite magic realist—is back, and this time with a memoir: The Seven Good…

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That Nasty Ol’ Rumor About Jews Eating Jesus

July 9, 2015
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That Nasty Ol' Rumor About Jews Eating Jesus

From the bowels of the Middle Ages comes…

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A Jewish Mystery of Dominican Proportions

July 3, 2015
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A Jewish Mystery of Dominican Proportions

Like many juicy mysteries, Forgiving Máximo Rothman, AJ…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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