is JTA's managing editor, responsible for coordinating JTA's editorial team. He re-joined JTA in 2007 after a stint doing independent reporting in Israel and the Arab world. Before that, he served as New York bureau chief of the Jerusalem Post. An award-winning journalist, he has worked as a reporter for a variety of publications in the United States and in Israel.
March 14, 2013 12:27pm
We Jews have a thing about infallibility. We don’t like it. We don’t trust it. Even Moses wasn’t infallible. So when the white smoke rose Wednesday night at the Vatican signaling that a new pope had been chosen, there didn’t seem to be much envy among MOTs (at least, not in the twittersphere). Sure, the…
March 13, 2013 8:49pm
The New York Times has an interesting piece today about how Syria’s army is ill-equipped to fight a civil war. Designed to repel an Israeli invasion, the army is having a hard time holding ground against rebels who have risen up against Bashar Assad’s regime. There’s a lesson in here for Arab autocracies: Your own…
March 7, 2013 6:54pm
Few Jews probably shed tears this week when longtime Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez succumbed to cancer. The populist president who came to power in 1999, seven years after a failed coup attempt, transformed not just his country, but Venezuela’s relationship with the Jews. In a country that had virtually no history of anti-Semitism, Chavez allowed…
March 6, 2013 4:50pm
Hugo Chavez leaves behind him a Venezuela wracked by violent crime, mired in economic turmoil and tainted by anti-Semitism. It’ll be a while before Venezuela’s Jews, most of whom left during the Chavez regime, are ready to exhale, writes JTA Managing Editor Uriel Heilman.
March 4, 2013 7:07pm
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February 6, 2013 3:12pm
Israeli First Lady Sara Netanyahu is no Michelle Obama — for so many reasons. Here’s one. The outfit Sara chose for Tuesday’s inauguration of the 19th Knesset was a form-fitting, lacy number with a transparent top. Except for a black band covering her bust, everything north of the waist was on full display. Who does…
February 5, 2013 9:37pm
Don’t like your current workspace? No problem! Just go wok for Google in Tel Aviv. Check out their swank new digs here. If only (sigh).
January 31, 2013 11:47pm
The National Council of Young Israel voted to eliminate a rule barring member synagogues from withdrawing from the franchise.
January 30, 2013 4:02pm
Rabbi Dov Lipman, who won a Knesset seat on Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid list last week, will be the first American-born Knesset member since Meir Kahane. But, as of today, Lipman is no longer an American. In order to be eligible for Israel’s Parliament, he denounced his U.S. citizenship. From Lipman’s Facebook page: Today, in…
January 29, 2013 8:22pm
Pretty much the entire political universe seemed taken by surprise by Yair Lapid’s stong showing in last week’s Israeli elections, when his Yesh Atid party took 19 seats. But if you go back and look at JTA’s coverage of Lapid’s entry into politics a year ago, the script pretty much followed as expected. Here’s how…