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Hamas’s child victims and Israel’s survival

July 19, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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Today I am thinking of Israelis and Palestinians, and all the children on both sides who deserve so much better than what they have, especially Palestinian children, because their leaders in Gaza simply do not value these children’s...

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Should the Stain of a Youthful Mistake Last Forever?

July 8, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

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In June’s Vanity Fair magazine, Monica Lewinsky, now 40, asks the world to reconsider who she is. In her essay, “Shame and Survival,” she writes about how, since 1998, when the news broke about her affair with...

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Eric Cantor: dumped for having a heart?

June 11, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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Yesterday brought the stunning political news that U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his seat to a Tea Party challenger, David Brat, who accused Cantor of betraying conservative principles on spending, debt, and...

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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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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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