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Naomi Zeveloff (Editor)

Naomi Zeveloff is an American reporter, editor, and writing coach based in Jaffa. The former Middle East correspondent of The Forward, she has written for The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, CityLab, and many other outlets. Her story tracking down the child stars of a 1990s documentary on Jerusalem was awarded a Sigma Delta Chi prize from the Society of Professional Journalists. She grew up in Ogden, Utah but can’t stand green Jell-O, the official state snack food.

Stories By Naomi Zeveloff (Editor)

The Pandemic Ruined My Poly Relationship—But Saved My Marriage

I should have expected my relationship with my boyfriend to crumble during quarantine. More surprising is that I fell back in love with my husband.

I Professed My Love at Mile 15…But Not to My Husband

I married my childhood best friend when we were still young...then fell in love with my running partner. Welcome to a love triangle more intense than any marathon.

Conscripted Into The Emperor’s Private Orchestra

What do a crew of talented musicians do when forced to serve at the pleasure of a notoriously cruel dictator? They play like their lives depend on it.

My Secret Life as a Personal Assistant to “America’s Most Eligible Man”

He was the former star of an uber-popular reality dating show. I was a feminist lesbian 19-year-old — a.k.a. the least likely person on Earth to become his coach in life and love.

My Name-Twin Was Arrested for Robbery…and Everyone Thought It Was Me

When I bumped into the other Davon Clark in college, it was funny. When friends confused our dating profiles, it was weird. When he got in trouble with the cops, my life started...

The Million-Dollar Scammer and His Many Mormon Marks

How an audacious con man with fake ties to the pinnacles of the church ran an epic scheme and swindled those who trusted him most.

That Time I Conducted an Autopsy Without Any Medical Training

I thought it was hilarious when my friend in medical school snuck me into the exam room—until I was asked to lead the procedure.

The Great Everywoman Outfit Contest of 1915

A century ago, a cadre of women demanded to be freed from the tyranny of fashion. Their innovative ideas and radical demands—pockets!—took the country by storm.

History’s Greatest Horse Racing Cheat and His Incredible Painting Trick

In the sport’s post-Depression heyday, one audacious grifter beat the odds with an elaborate scam: disguising fast horses to look like slow ones.