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People minus propaganda = possibilities for peace

March 2, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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“Israel Apartheid Week,” a movement analogizing Israel to apartheid-era South Africa and calling for blanket boycotts of Israeli products, divestment from companies that do business with Israel, and an end to academic cooperation...

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Scarlett brave and beautiful

February 17, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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Although I’m a few weeks late, I wanted to mention that actress Scarlett Johansson deserves praise for honoring her contract with Israeli home carbonation company SodaStream. (To recap: she appeared in a halftime advertisement for the...

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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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It doesn’t take a professor to see academic boycott of Israel = dumb

December 29, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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It doesn’t take a professor to see academic boycott of Israel is just plain dumb

In the aftermath of the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the academic community across the U.S. has begun...

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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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Bachmann at Sunday’s ZOA dinner: Netanyahu may be forced soon to action on Iran

November 25, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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Midtown, New York City–In the wake of President Barack Obama’s announcement on Sunday that Iran will be given $7 billion in sanctions relief and no new sanctions will be imposed on the Islamic Republic, Jewish groups worldwide are...

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Obamacare looks to be D.O.A.; now what?

November 15, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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President Obama’s apology on Thursday for the first of Obamacare’s unforseen consequences is a reminder that the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.

This truism is perhaps especially the case when it comes to the...

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Halloweens past

November 15, 2013

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Obamacare is dead on arrival

November 15, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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With all the hubbub about the impossibility of signing up for Obamacare, why not just scrap it and create a smaller program insuring the 40 million uninsured?

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