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Newsfeatures and service pieces exploring topics ranging from life on the West Bank to finding the perfect afternoon tea in Manhattan's swankiest salons.

Double Standard Seen Among Terror Critics

June 15, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Special to the Sun
June 15, 2007

A lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government claims there is a double standard by which Muslim clerics are criticized for not condemning Islamist terrorism when “rabbis are...

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Recruited To Die

June 1, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

June 1, 2007

In 2004, 24-year-old Brooke Goldstein spent her summer in the West Bank filming more than five hours of in-person interviews with terrorists — all of which she conducted without a bodyguard and without a weapon. A Cardozo...

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Helping Mexican Immigrants Find Dignity — and a Better Life

March 3, 2007

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

March 3, 2007
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Joel Magallan

Former Brother Joel Magallan has headed the Association Tepeyac for 11 years.

“Our Lady of Guadalupe is an icon of dignity,” says Joel Magallán, the head of the Asociación Tepeyac de New York,...

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‘It Was Skin and Bones’: Soldiers Remember Auschwitz

January 17, 2007

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

January 17, 2007

When they were young, they fought the Nazis, and then bore witness to the extreme depravity of which human beings are capable.

Now in or nearing their 80s and 90s, the Allied soldiers who liberated the concentration camps of...

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Marching For Freedom: Ex-slave Simon Deng Plans New Walk to Spotlight Sudan’s Plight

August 31, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

August 31, 2006

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It was “desperation” to raise awareness about the plight of black Africans in his native land of Sudan, Simon Deng says, that prompted the Harlem resident to walk the 300 miles from the United Nations to...

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Rising to the Occasion

May 17, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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“When you rise to the occasion, there’s no ‘just getting by,’” says Thabiti Boone of his efforts to be a strong black male role model to inner city children. “My best is connected to my family, my future, my community, and...

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Jewish Community Helps Victim of Russian Hostage Crisis Recover

November 14, 2005

From The Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 14, 2005

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Shifting from foot to foot in Kennedy Airport here, Anya Kadalaeva waited for the plane that would bring her father and sister.

In her jeans and lavender winter coat, her light brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, she...

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CD Re-release Explores Mixing of Latin Music and Jewish Music

August 24, 2005

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

August 24, 2005

In 1959, when Irving Fields was playing piano at the Sherry Biltmore Hotel in Boston, two couples approached him with competing requests.

“One couple requested, ‘I Love You Much Too Much,’ a nice Jewish song,” Fields...

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Almost By Accident, Jazz Pianist Helped Spark Musical Fusion Craze

August 24, 2005

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

August 24,2005

The CD of “Bagels and Bongos” features an interview with 90-year-old pianist Irving Fields, who still plays six nights a week at a Manhattan nightclub.

The liner notes describe Fields’ life story as one “of cultural...

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The Dating Game

May 11, 2005

From Time Out New York

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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THE DATING GAME

Photographs by Britt Carpenter

Ask the people who run dating services why their help is sorely needed, and they’ll tell you that most New Yorkers are...

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