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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.

Did You Know That “Kugel” is South African for JAP?

July 23, 2014
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Did You Know That "Kugel" is South African for JAP?

Behold the kugel: a calorie-packed classic Ashkenazi comfort food typically made from egg noodles or potato and baked till the top crisps golden brown. It may just be your bubbe’s signature dish. Perhaps you avoid it like the plague. But at a South African tish, the word “kugel” has a very different meaning.…

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Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?

July 18, 2014
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Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?

So yes, he may have been the greatest composer of the 20th century. He may have…

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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

July 16, 2014
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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

 You probably think of Betty Friedan as a feminist, activist, or writer, but there was another side…

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Kosher Locusts For Pakistan

July 8, 2014
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Kosher Locusts For Pakistan

It might be old hat that locusts—those hair-raising Passover…

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First He Rescued Jews, Then He Lost His $4 Million Violin

June 26, 2014
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The Righteous Gentile With The $4 Million Violin

Founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, rescuer of over…

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Groucho Marx’s Favorite Boy Violinist

June 19, 2014
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Groucho Marx's Favorite Boy Violinist

Long considered perhaps the greatest violinist of his…

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The Jewish Giant at the Freak Show

June 17, 2014
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The Jewish Giant at the Freak Show

When you think about tall guys today, most people…

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The Pre-Hitler International Yiddish Culture Club

May 21, 2014
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kultur-lige

Ah, the soothing poetry of a Jewish intellectual…

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Jews: Not Funny Anymore

May 12, 2014
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when-jews

You want we should make you laugh? “Too…

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The Yiddish Writer and the Siberian Exile

May 7, 2014
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der-nister1

All manner of genius can be found in…

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The Greatest Soviet Jewish Artist You Never Heard Of

May 5, 2014
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El-Lissitzky

In a climate that spawned heavyweights like Marc Chagall, Sholem…

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The Quirky Film That’s Saving an Italian Synagogue

April 30, 2014
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italian-synagogue

A new indie Italian comedy will change the…

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