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.
December 13, 2013 11:30am
JTA’s Uriel Heilman is covering the biennial convention of the Union for Reform Judaism on Twitter.
December 2, 2013 11:45am
For the first time, the Reform movement’s conference — which will be held next week in San Diego — will be open to participants who are not members of Reform congregations.
November 26, 2013 10:21am
From her humble beginnings as a 14-year-old mother, Yemenite immigrant and cleaning lady, Jerusalem’s Rabbanit Bracha Kapach — who died Tuesday at 90 — rose to win the Israel Prize.
November 22, 2013 9:12am
With Schechter schools in serious decline, the network’s board just took a vote that could dramatically alter the way Conservative day schools approach the question of who is a Jew.
November 19, 2013 2:17pm
Reform leader Rabbi Rick Jacobs is hailing Naftali Bennett, Israel’s modern Orthodox religious services minister, as a breath of fresh air even as Bennett draws some red lines on religious pluralism in Israel.
November 19, 2013 1:14pm
New York Times editors conceded they were wrong to use a sympathetic photograph of a Palestinian mother to illustrate a story about her son’s stabbing to death of an Israeli soldier.
November 19, 2013 11:16am
Though Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of religious services, has blazed a quick path on some religious reforms, don’t expect him to rush into some of the areas considered most crucial to American Jewish pluralism advocates: civil marriage and non-Orthodox conversion.
November 13, 2013 11:54am
Need kosher food on the slopes? Something for the kids or non-skiers in your family? JTA runs down the five best spots in America for Jews to test the powder this year.
November 13, 2013 11:07am
The question of how Conservative synagogues treat non-Jews cuts to the heart of a philosophical and practical debate within a movement struggling over its middle-of-the-road identity.
November 11, 2013 1:52pm
Attorney Alan Dershowitz is asking Israeli President Shimon Peres to intervene in the case of the apparent blacklisting of Rabbi Avi Weiss by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.