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.

High Holy Days Service Crashers

January 10, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jerusalem Blueprint

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When we first moved to New York City in the late ’90’s, my friends and I, being young, single, and low salaried, decided it wasn’t too big a sin to “crash” Yom Kippur services....

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Dershowitz: Carter, Tutu Have Gaza ‘Blood On Their Hands’

October 3, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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In Jewish Week interview, ex-Harvard Law professor charges that former president, South African archbishop ‘encourage’ Hamas’ ‘dead-baby’ strategy.

In his new book, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War...

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Pro-Israel Iraqi Official May Be Tapped For Key Post In New Cabinet

August 21, 2014

by Heather Robinson

From The Jewish Week

Mithal al Alusi, honored by AJC for moral courage, says U.S. should unite region against terrorism.

Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi, whose support for Israel earned him the American Jewish...

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How Men Are Like Apples: A Rosh Hashanah Meditation

September 12, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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In the late summer days before the onset of Rosh Hashanah, I went shopping for apples at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. Strolling past tables of farmers hocking their wares and couples walking hand-in-hand, I thought about how...

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New Einstein Play Reveals His Simple Complexities

August 15, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Blueprint
by Julia Gorin

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“Who was the real Einstein?” the creators of the original new Off-Broadway play “Einstein” ask rhetorically. “The man who cruelly mistreated his first wife, or the one who worked...

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A Jug Of Wine And Thou

August 8, 2013

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week
by HEATHER ROBINSON

One couple’s real NYC love story, and the road from Merlot to marriage.

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She thought she might not be able to overcome her fear of marriage after her parents’ divorce. He feared he wouldn’t meet...

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Miss Israel, Yityish Aynaw, Dishes With Blueprint

June 16, 2013

From NY Blueprint

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Yityish Aynaw, Israel’s Ethiopian-born beauty queen, mingled with New York singles Tuesday evening at a Manhattan rooftop party underneath a celestial sky. Crowned in February, Aynaw is the first black Miss Israel. In recent ...

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Q & A with Georgina Rose, MD

April 22, 2013

From NY Blueprint

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Georgina Rose [her pen name], a Manhattan internist, like many pretty, accomplished, charming professional women across the country (and the world), is looking for the right man. After several years of dating “players,” getting fed up,...

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Bread, Wine And Thou

April 8, 2013

From The Jewish Week

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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She thought she might not be able to overcome her fear of marriage after her parents’ divorce. He feared he wouldn’t meet someone who could understand his “old-world soul” — especially in New York City.

But two years ago, at...

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MatzoBall Founder Launches ‘MatzoBowl’

April 5, 2013

From The Jewish Week

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Billed as the world’s biggest “speed bowling” event, 15-city ‘MatzoBowl’ tour kicks off in New York and finishes in Los Angeles.

In 1987, prompted by desire to find the right woman, Andy Rudnick, who worked as a commercial...

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