is JTA's senior writer and former managing editor. Follow him on Twitter at @urielheilman
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.
September 29, 2014 5:26pm
Between Benjamin Netanyahu’s show and tell and Mahmoud Abbas’ genocide tirade, there was some drama at the U.N. General Assembly — but few real surprises.
September 24, 2014 5:44pm
How do some of the issues the president discussed in his 2013 U.N. General Assembly speech look through a 2014 lens?
September 22, 2014 4:58pm
The Counter Extremism Project, which launched Monday, aims to expose the financial, ideological and recruitment architecture that supports Islamic extremists.