Uriel Heilman


For Older Cuban Jews, Opening To Havana Is Bad Idea

By Uriel Heilman

For Older Cuban Jews, Opening To Havana Is Bad Idea
For many Cuban Jews – the majority of whom now live in the United States – it has been a bittersweet week.Read More


Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz Backs Off Controversial Plan for Intermarriages

By Uriel Heilman

Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz Backs Off Controversial Plan for Intermarriages
Within days of floating a proposal that woud have allowed Conservative rabbis to perform interfaith marriages, Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz of Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., backed away from the controversial plan.Read More


When Zionism Comes With $1M Condo

By Uriel Heilman

When Zionism Comes With $1M Condo
If they buy it, they will come. That’s the philosophy behind a new luxury apartment project in Israel called The Hamptons in Herzliya PituachRead More


Orthodox N.J. Embraces Rabbi Pruzansky — Extreme Anti-Arab Views and All

By Uriel Heilman

Orthodox N.J. Embraces Rabbi Pruzansky — Extreme Anti-Arab Views and All
Why do so many of New Jersey’s Orthodox Jews accept Rabbi Pruzansky’s calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israeli and Palestinian ‘savages’?Read More


Federations Gather To Network, Organize Fret and — Of Course! — Shmooze

By Uriel Heilman

Federations Gather To Network, Organize Fret and — Of Course! — Shmooze
Part pep rally, part training and part family reunion, this week’s annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America drew some 3,000 people to a conference center outside Washington to cheer federations’ philanthropic work, listen to presentations ranging from European anti-Semitism to crowdfunding, and to schmooze.Read More



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