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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 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 desires, others with the details of nighttime angel rendezvous.In 1646, such a diary appeared. Titled the Maggid Mesharim, or “Preacher of Righteousness,” the odd and mystical book belonged to Rabbi Joseph ben Ephraim Caro, an esteemed Toledo-born scholar best known for the last essential codification…

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The Jewish Nazi Film That Was Too Nazi for the Jews

October 22, 2014
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The Jewish Nazi Film That Was Just a Little Too Nazi

What could scream “zeitgeist” louder than a 1942 American comedy about a troupe of Polish…

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The Amazing New Molecule Shaped Like a Jewish Star

October 13, 2014
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The Amazing New Molecule Shaped Like a Jewish Star

Even Isaac Asimov couldn’t dream this up. A team of University of Manchester chemists led by Professor David…

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The Refugees’ Japanese Savior

October 2, 2014
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The Refugees' Japanese Savior

With the Soviet Occupation of Lithuania in full…

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When Donald Duck Was Captured by Nazis

September 17, 2014
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When Donald Duck Was Captured by Nazis

Poor Donald Duck. He was just trying to…

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A New York City Anarchist Named Emma

September 11, 2014
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The 19th-Century Jewish Anarchist Named Emma

A far cry from mallrats sporting Che Guevara…

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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

September 8, 2014
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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

Imagine a digital wonderland where every Jewish text…

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The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin

September 4, 2014
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The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin

What modern lovers refer to as “casual sex”…

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Heil Honey, I’m Home!

September 2, 2014
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Heil Honey, I'm Home!

The setting: suburban 1950s-style Berlin apartment. The main…

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Introducing: The Golem, Weimar Germany’s Creepiest Film

August 28, 2014
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Introducing: The Golem, a Horror Film From Weimar Germany

Deep in the annals of obscure German cinema…

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The Israeli James Bond

August 8, 2014
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The Israeli James Bond

The name’s Cohen, Eli Cohen. Born to Jewish and…

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Southern Africa’s Lost Tribe of Israel

July 28, 2014
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Africa is positively peppered with peoples of Jewish…

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