is JTA's senior writer and former managing editor. Follow him on Twitter at @urielheilman.
November 4, 2014 10:16am
Prejudice, isolation and laughably bad blind dates are just some of the challenges that Orthodox converts say they face after their conversions.
October 31, 2014 11:24am
Enrollment in Haredi Orthodox schools has seen a sharp rise, non-Orthodox schools are down, and New York and New Jersey have about 75 percent of the nation’s day school students.
October 29, 2014 4:34pm
Getting Birthright to open up their alumni lists? Check. Creating a Wikipedia of Jewish knowledge and a national map of young adult opportunities? Not so much. How are CEO Jerry Silverman’s other priorities faring?
October 28, 2014 2:12pm
After Rabbi Barry Freundel’s arrest, would-be converts say there’s a wider problem in Orthodox conversion than voyeurism: lack of clarity and consistency about the requirements and timetable.
October 21, 2014 3:37pm
Rabbi Barry Freundel didn’t just make conversion candidates take practice dunks in the mikvah where he allegedly spied on them in the shower — he also compelled them to do clerical tasks and donate money to the local rabbinical court.
October 13, 2014 3:51pm
Miami has become a magnet for Latin American — and Israeli — Jews.
October 13, 2014 11:50am
In dueling Op-Eds, a Boston College senior argues with Hillel International’s chief over whether Hillel chapters should ban discourse on Israel that includes support for the BDS movement.
October 6, 2014 10:56am
How to become a Jew is no simple matter. JTA’s Uriel Heilman has a special report on conversion in America.
October 6, 2014 10:53am
Can conversion be revoked? Is there a test to become Jewish? How are children converted? Some of the answers may surprise you.
October 6, 2014 10:50am
Do you want a Reform, Orthodox or Conservative conversion — and what does each entail? Compare the denominations.
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