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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.

Battling rare illness, journalist forges ahead with musical tribute to Jewish moms

June 17, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From The Jewish News Syndicate

“Artists are free to perform what they want, but the themes are love, healing and mothers,” said Alan Zeitlin.

Sometimes, even the most adult person just wishes their mom could make it stop...

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Mira Rosenblatt: A story of leadership, resilience and survival

April 26, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From The Jewish News Syndicate

At 96, she has eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is a reminder that a strong legacy will live on after the Holocaust.

Mira Rosenblatt will never forget Aug. 12, 1942. On that day, the...

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Sick of (or now possibly from) Jewish dating? There’s another option …

March 13, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From The Jewish News Syndicate

“We envision a virtual dating experience that mirrors the authenticity of a night out—daters will still dress up, have stimulating conversations. … The only difference will be the screen...

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Former Iraqi parliamentarian says most Iraqis support Soleimani assassination

January 8, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From Jewish News Syndicate

Mithal al-Alusi says most Iraqis “are very happy” about the assassination of IRGC Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Mithal al-Alusi, former Iraqi parliamentarian and a longtime friend of Israel, said in a...

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Israelis Support Iraqi Youth

November 27, 2019

by Heather Robinson

In a far-ranging phone interview last week, retired three-term Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi spoke to me about massive popular uprisings in Iraq, Iran’s interference in his country’s government, and Israel’s support for...

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Why Religious Movies Like ‘Breakthrough’ Are Attracting Non-Believers

May 19, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

In the movie “Breakthrough,” a Midwestern Christian mother, played with uncanny realism by Chrissy Metz of NBC’s prime-time hit “This is Us,” relentlessly prods doctors to save her son, even after...

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Booker, Gillibrand Defy Progressive Group’s Call to Boycott AIPAC

March 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

From The Allgemeiner

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) defied progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org’s call for Democratic presidential candidates to boycott the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington DC,...

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Authenticity Lets ‘Insecure’ Rise Above America’s Divisions

August 29, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

HBO’s hit comedy series “Insecure,” now in its third season, has been holding steady with a loyal and diverse audience, and it’s no wonder: In a time of divisive tribalism in America,...

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What We Can All Learn From the Trapped Thailand Soccer Kids

July 13, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

This week, the world watched with bated breath as 12 boys, members of The Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach were rescued from deep inside an underwater cave in Thailand.

It was a situation that had...

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Iraqi Parliamentarian, Friend of US and Israel, Calls for ‘Mideast Summit’ as Islamists Burn Ballots in Baghdad

June 19, 2018

by Heather Robinson

From The Algemeiner

Last week, as Islamists burned ballot boxes in Baghdad, Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi — whose unconventional career in Parliament has included championing normalized relations between his country...

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