Features

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

Don Quixote Comes to Israel

July 25, 2008

From The Jerusalem Post Magazine

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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It is fitting Daniel Lubetzky would grow up to be an entrepreneur who tries to bring peace to the Middle East. He recalls how, one summer when he was 12 and working for a textile wholesaler in Mexico City, he overheard people on the...

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1-800-Mattress.com Founder Thinks Outside the Box Spring

June 25, 2008

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Napoleón Barragán, the founder, owner and CEO of 1-800-Mattress.com, believes in thinking outside the box. In the late 1980s, Barragán approached radio talk show host Howard Stern about advertising on his radio program.

On a...

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City Lawyers Set To Rally for Their Pakistani Counterparts

November 14, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 13, 2007

Lawyers from firms across the city will stop billing clients for half an hour today to rally in support of the lawyers and judges of Pakistan.

The rally, planned for 1 p.m. in front of the New York County Courthouse at 60 Centre...

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U.S. Attorneys Rally in Support of Pakistani Brethren

November 14, 2007

From The Jewish World Review

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 14, 2007

The steps of the New York County Courthouse in downtown Manhattan were a sea of black and white Tuesday as hundreds of New York City attorneys gathered in support of their counterparts in Pakistan, thousands of whom have been...

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Walter Monheit: The Oldest Club Kid

November 12, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

July 23-25, 2004

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On the New York City nightclub scene, Walter Monheit is a fixture, an icon even.

Since the days of ballroom dancing clubs in the 1950’s, this now-78-year-old man has been clubbing two to three nights per week from around...

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Double Standard Seen Among Terror Critics

June 15, 2007

From The New York Sun

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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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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