Commentary

Opinion pieces that have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, and The New York Sun.

From Belarus, Without Love

June 3, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

Changing dating expectations in a city where men won’t grow up.

At 20, living in a small town in Belarus, Olga (not her real name) placed her picture on a website for American men interested in meeting Russian...

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Valentine’s Is A Rotten Day To Be Single

April 28, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From New York Post

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The day after New Year’s, the assault begins. Scanning the drugstore’s aisles for cold medicine, you come face-to-face with a pink and white teddy bear holding up a heart-shaped “Be mine” sign. Turn the corner to...

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Table for One: Product Placement

April 28, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

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“… fools give you reasons, wise men never try.”
— From Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”

Alison Greenberg, 40, a Manhattan marketer, has been online dating...

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The Real ‘Her’ Or The Virtual One?

January 29, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

Cyber-stalking and the search for real intimacy.

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In writer-director Spike Jonze’s new film “Her,” Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a personalized greeting card writer who has trouble connecting with women....

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Women and Intermarriage

December 2, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

Nearly six in 10 U.S. Jews married since 2000 have a non-Jewish spouse. Are we losing identity or gaining family?

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Jennifer Marcus Crivella, a 43-year-old stay-at-home mother and former elementary school teacher, the...

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Boxed-In By Online Dating

December 2, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

For those who view life and romance holistically, online dating services focus frustratingly on surface glitter.

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Note: This is the first in a series of columns about online dating.

A few years ago, Paige  S., a...

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What would JFK have thought of the Tea Party and Obamacare?

October 28, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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With the anniversary of JFK’s death approaching next month, it is intriguing to speculate as to what the 35th president would have made of recent domestic political developments including the election of President Obama, and...

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Waiters and Jumpers: When’s the Right Time to Marry?

October 28, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

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We’ve seen him around, that salt-and-pepper-haired, 40-something Paul Newman lookalike. At the center of a Jewish young professionals’ event, he’s surrounded by a bevy of dark-haired women. He’s charismatic....

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Table for One: Watch out for the Weiners

August 8, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From NY Blueprint
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The ongoing controversy about Anthony Weiner’s lewd sexting raises political questions about whether the man is fit to govern. But as a single woman living in New York, there’s something...

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Media Pros Analyze Media Bias, Call for Harder-hitting Journalism at CSP Conference

December 20, 2012

From The Jewish Voice

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Last Tuesday in Manhattan, media leaders tackled the subject of media bias at the National Security and New Media Conference & Mightier Pen Award Luncheon organized by the Washington D.C.-based Center for Security Policy (CSP).

The...

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