is JTA's senior writer and former managing editor. Follow him on Twitter at @urielheilman
January 2, 2014 3:51pm
Despite its financial problems, Yeshiva University made the list of recipients for the top 10 charitable donations of 2013, thanks to a $160 million gift.
January 2, 2014 3:23pm
Last fall the Israeli Rabbinate began rejecting the imprimatur of Rabbi Avi Weiss of Riverdale, N.Y., when it came to affirming the Jewishness of immigrants to Israel. Now the Rabbinate is saying why.
December 17, 2013 12:55pm
What exactly happened Monday night at the 92Y that prompted Commentary editor John Podhoretz to storm off the stage and get into a spat with Forward editor Jane Eisner?
December 17, 2013 11:56am
What do you get when you bring together 5,000 of the Reform movement’s faithful for a conference in sunny San Diego in mid-December?
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.