Articles written by: Zachary Babtkis

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Finding Zion in Libya

As I watched a streaming video of 56-year-old David Gerbi hack away at a wall of brick and mortar surrounding his childhood synagogue in Tripoli, Libya, I couldn’t help but facepalm. To me, his tears and apoplectic breakdown seemed to be a cleverly placed advertisement for maintaining a stalemate in […]

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Greece: A Porn Fallacy

Tsk, tsk. Heracles would be ashamed. Greece has come a damn long way since the days of Aristophanes and men flying through the air on chariots (that’s what the ancient Greeks did, right?). Really, my most prominent memories from my two-week visit to the country last winter are of the […]