Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

Goodbye for the Present

February 5, 2013 1:23 am 1 comment

Heather Robinson.

My mother is fond of saying that with one body, you can’t be everywhere. And although in today’s cyber-reality, as a writer you pretty much can (be in multiple places, that is), contractual arrangements prevent me from doing so. I have accepted a position as editor of Blueprint Jewish Event Guide, and will be covering personalities, trends, arts, culture and events with a focus on the single life. With three publications covering New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, I’ll be busy, and delighted to work with Blueprint’s staff in writing and editing fresh, smart, funny and thought-provoking stories that speak to what it means to be single, young and Jewish in 2013. Please visit the sites, nybluebrint.com, losangelesblueprint.com, and jerusalemblueprint.com – whether you are young, Jewish and single or just young at heart, Jewish-friendly, or single-friendly; we are excited to welcome you.

It has been a pleasure contributing to The Algemeiner under the leadership of Dovid Efune, who has spearheaded the rapid growth of this up-and-coming source of U.S. political and Israel news. I will continue to write about U.S. politics and Mideast affairs with a focus on Israel and courageous dissidents and allies of Israel in the Muslim world on my blog, www.heatherrobinson.net, which will be upgraded soon. I will also continue my career as a pundit on Israel and Mideast affairs by contributing to broadcast and print news publications across the political spectrum, and am available for speaking engagements about my areas of expertise. I hope you’ll visit my blog and follow me on Twitter at HE_Robinson.

Thank you to my readers and commenters. Scrutiny of the status quo (both in government and media), dialogue, and discussion are the lifeblood of our democracy. It is an honor to be catalyst and reporter, but I’m neither without a readership and so, whether we agree or disagree, thank you, and don’t be strangers.

1 Comment

  • I haven’t read any of your reports…however I hope your great beauty
    externally has been reflected in sane reporting. What I have seen so far places this paper squarely inside the fanatical-zionist realm. I admit that I don’t have enough experience with it to be absolute in terms of ‘long experience’ with it.

    Your comment “Scrutiny of the status quo (both in government and media), dialogue, and discussion are the lifeblood of our democracy. It is an honor to be catalyst and reporter, but I’m neither without a readership and so, whether we agree or disagree, thank you, and don’t be strangers.” gives me a feeling you might not be one of the doctrinaire fanatics set on the subjugation of the goys and the sadistic mass murder of anyone which get in its way…..as well as official lies which were pinnochio telling them would have encircled the world so may times that sunlight would hardly enter our atmosphere.

    If you were an honest researcher and reporter…then I’ll miss you even though I don’t know you.I do hope that your new posting will not include the dissemination of the currilous racist cartoons and slurs seen in several Jewish newspapers…and especially I have noted them in Australia…aparently a zionist paradise.

    Please Heather DO show us the good side of Jewery and the art it has.

    a Bientot.Voila.

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition. Comments written in all caps will be deleted.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

    Read more →
  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

    Read more →
  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Sports Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust. “Everywhere I go, I want people to know where I’m from, my background and where my family came from because of the struggle they had to go through,” she told the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “Every week when I play and I see the Israeli flag, it brings me a lot […]

    Read more →