Uriel Heilman


After 5 Years, Scant Progress on Restitution for Holocaust Survivors

By Uriel Heilman

After 5 Years, Scant Progress on Restitution for Holocaust Survivors
When a 2009 Holocaust-era assets conference concluded with a landmark statement of principles on Holocaust restitution, many restitution advocates had high hopes that a corner had been turned in the struggle for survivor justice.Read More


Do Orthodox Rabbi Groups Hold Too Much Sway Over Conversion — in Israel and U.S.?

By Uriel Heilman

Do Orthodox Rabbi Groups Hold Too Much Sway Over Conversion — in Israel and U.S.?
The battle over conversion is heating up as the main American Orthodox rabbinic group says it cannot vouch for all conversions presided over by its members.Read More


Winnipeg Jewish Community Seeks New Blood — With Mixed Results

By Uriel Heilman

Winnipeg Jewish Community Seeks New Blood — With Mixed Results
When the leaders of Winnipeg’s Jewish federation sat down 13 years ago to try to figure out a way to reverse the community’s decline, they came up with a novel idea: recruit Jews from overseas.Read More


'Partnership Minyan' Spreads Among Orthodox — and Rabbis Fire Back

By Uriel Heilman

'Partnership Minyan' Spreads Among Orthodox — and Rabbis Fire Back
If it wasn’t clear before, it should be abundantly clear now: The Orthodox establishment will not sanction so-called partnership minyans, and it’s willing to go to the mat to fight them.Read More


With Venezuela in a Tailspin, Jewish Community Continues To Shrink

By Uriel Heilman

With Venezuela in a Tailspin, Jewish Community Continues To Shrink
With Venezuela now roiled by anti-government demonstrations – the death toll reached 18 last Saturday – Venezuelan Jews who remain have yet another reason to leave their country: growing despair.Read More






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