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Remember the Innocent – and Speak Up for Them

July 27, 2020

by Heather Robinson

This has been a brutal summer in America. We should remember what happened, all that happened. All of the unjust death and grievous injury, all of the violence, starting, but not ending, with the killing of George Floyd.

We should remember...

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COVID-19 and the Jewish elderly: Report from Miami, Pittsburgh and New York

July 18, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From The Jewish News Syndicate

As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of losses, particularly early on when COVID-19 swept through the boroughs of New York City and...

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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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Interview With a Coronavirus Survivor

April 20, 2020

by Heather Robinson

Shawn Cochran, 44, of Charleston, S.C. is fully recovered from coronavirus, and hopes to share his plasma with patients who have severe or life-threatening cases of Covid19. He is also sharing his story to provide others with hope and information...

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Top hotels should all be hosting health care workers now

April 13, 2020

by Heather Robinson

From The New York Post

The Four Seasons Hotel in New York recently opened its doors to first responders battling the novel coronavirus. A handful of other hotels, including the Plaza and the St. Regis, have followed suit, and this week...

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Bracing for the Virus, New Yorkers Carry On

March 21, 2020

by Heather Robinson

Sunday March 15th New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that due to coronavirus, the city’s public schools were to be closed, as would bars and restaurants for all but takeout and delivery of food. Prior to the closures, I spoke – from...

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Mayor de Blasio: Jewish Lives Matter, Too

December 30, 2019

by Heather Robinson

A terrible attack on the Jewish community in Monsey, New York took place Saturday night, the seventh evening of Chanukah, when a machete-wielding assailant entered and began wildly stabbing worshippers during a crowded holiday celebration in a...

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Debate #3: Democrats Imitate Donald

September 15, 2019

by Heather Robinson

The gloves came off toward Joe Biden in Democratic debate #3, which featured a group of 10 candidates who qualified based on polling and unique donor numbers, winnowing the field. Personally, I missed the antics of New Age guru Marianne...

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A Plea This Tragic Week: Unite Us

August 6, 2019

by Heather Robinson

Terrible, tragic weekend in America, as 22 Americans died in the El Paso massacre, and two dozen more, including children, were injured. In Dayton, Ohio, a shooter killed nine people and injured at least 27 others. These incidents followed a...

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