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.

‘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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Rising to the Occasion

May 17, 2006

From The New York Daily News

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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“When you rise to the occasion, there’s no ‘just getting by,’” says Thabiti Boone of his efforts to be a strong black male role model to inner city children. “My best is connected to my family, my future, my community, and...

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Jewish Community Helps Victim of Russian Hostage Crisis Recover

November 14, 2005

From The Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

November 14, 2005

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Shifting from foot to foot in Kennedy Airport here, Anya Kadalaeva waited for the plane that would bring her father and sister.

In her jeans and lavender winter coat, her light brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, she...

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CD Re-release Explores Mixing of Latin Music and Jewish Music

August 24, 2005

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

August 24, 2005

In 1959, when Irving Fields was playing piano at the Sherry Biltmore Hotel in Boston, two couples approached him with competing requests.

“One couple requested, ‘I Love You Much Too Much,’ a nice Jewish song,” Fields...

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Almost By Accident, Jazz Pianist Helped Spark Musical Fusion Craze

August 24, 2005

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

August 24,2005

The CD of “Bagels and Bongos” features an interview with 90-year-old pianist Irving Fields, who still plays six nights a week at a Manhattan nightclub.

The liner notes describe Fields’ life story as one “of cultural...

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The Dating Game

May 11, 2005

From Time Out New York

by HEATHER ROBINSON

CHECKOUT: A Smart Buyer’s Guide to Styles, Shops, Sales, and Services

THE DATING GAME

Photographs by Britt Carpenter

Ask the people who run dating services why their help is sorely needed, and they’ll tell you that most New Yorkers are...

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Iraqi Politician’s Support for Israel Costs Him Dearly, But He Presses On

May 9, 2005

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency

by HEATHER ROBINSON

May 9, 2005

For daring to visit Israel, Mithal Al-Alusi has paid with more than his life: It cost him his two sons.

A Sunni Moslem who founded the Democratic Party of the Iraqi Nation, or DPIN, Al-Alusi believes the new Iraq should defy...

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The Rabbi Guides the Rehab

March 12, 2004

From The Wall Street Journal

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Friday, March 12, 2004

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Faith helps recovery–and gets in the way of some funding.

LOS ANGELES–It’s Friday night, and Rabbi Mark Borovitz is ministering to his flock. A fatherly man with a bushy...

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Way Up South

April 2, 2001

From Time Out New York

by HEATHER ROBINSON

Summer 2001

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Caption: WATER MAINE BREAK Higgins Beach in Scarborough offers a half mile
of uncrowded sand and surf.

The world is your oyster on the southern coast of Maine, where salty air, cozy B&Bs and all the shellfish you can pry...

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