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How 2015 Debunked the ‘War on Women’

December 31, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Considering all we’ve heard about the supposed “war on women,” you might be surprised to hear that 2015 was a great year for the fairer sex in America. And 2016 will probably be, too.

Despite ubiquitous political...

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There’s A Saving Grace For Victims of Prostitution

December 23, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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They’re teenagers and young women. They like to braid each other’s hair, and to do glittery arts-and-crafts projects. Some are as young as 12 or 13. Many hope to receive an iPod for Christmas, but would be happy to...

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Activist Returns From Addis in Wake of Obama’s Visit

August 19, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The Huffington Post

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Sudanese-American human rights activist Simon Deng traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 11th to be a “voice of peace” as Southern Sudanese leaders faced President Obama’s August 17th...

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Why New York Women Wish They Lived in the ‘Mad Men’ Era

May 15, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

The final episode of AMC’s “Mad Men” this Sunday heralds the end of a TV era. The show’s seven seasons covered the turbulent decade from 1960 until 1970, dramatizing changing styles and social mores in the...

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JICNY Gala Combined Retro Charm With Big Town Glam

January 13, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint

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Over 380 turned out for Gatsy-themed eve in Times Square

Hundreds of young professionals broke out their bow ties, feather boas, and pearls for Jewish International Connection New York’s...

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Sparkling Winter Galas For Good Causes

January 13, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint

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As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, it may be tempting to crawl under the covers after work and induge in Netflix binges (House of...

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A Date With Moses?

January 13, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint

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JDate Haggadah aims to spice up Seder

“A long long time ago, in a desert far away, there was a land where people worshipped cats, and men wore eyeliner. No, this wasn’t the Internet; it was the land...

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Reflections On The Matzo Ball

January 13, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From New York Blueprint

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In which one Jewish Woman reflects on a tradition

First off, a confession: I’ve been to a few Matzo Balls. Okay, more than a few. But this year my good friend Rachel, who recently moved back to the U.S. from Mexico...

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10 Succoth Customs That Never Really Caught On

January 13, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint

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These ideas sounded exciting, but their execution proved problematic

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9. The Succoth Seance* (* Conjuring ancient Israelite spirits to stimulate fertility)

8. Succoth VIP Manischewitz...

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Top 10 Things Not To Say/Do at a Passover Seder

January 12, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint

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G-d commanded us to relax and enjoy at Passover. But some of these lines/moves might get you booted from the Seder.

10. “Mr. Greenberg, I love your recipe for hard matzoh balls. Oh, these are the soft...

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