Uriel Heilman


After Freundel Scandal, Converts in Waiting Complain of Unexpected Obstacles

By Uriel Heilman

After Freundel Scandal, Converts in Waiting Complain of Unexpected Obstacles
Tzipporah Laura LaFianza and her family have been living as Orthodox Jews for four years now. They reside in a heavily Jewish suburb of Washington, go to shul every Shabbat and keep a strictly kosher kitchen.Read More


Rabbi Barry Freundel Urged Women To Take 'Long Showers' and Mikveh 'Dunks'

By Uriel Heilman

Rabbi Barry Freundel Urged Women To Take 'Long Showers' and Mikveh 'Dunks'
Bethany Mandel found it odd when Rabbi Barry Freundel demanded she ttake a “really long shower” in the mikveh prior to her formal conversion to Judaism.Read More


Miami Jewish Community Grows by 9% in Decade

By Uriel Heilman

For the first time in 40 years, Miami Jewry is growing. Fueled by immigrants and Orthodox, the estimated population grew by 9% in a decade to 123,000.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Brings a Prop and Anti-Iran Rhetoric to United Nations

By Uriel Heilman

Benjamin Netanyahu Brings a Prop and Anti-Iran Rhetoric to United Nations
In the end, there was much to talk about at the U.N. General Assembly but few genuine surprises.Read More


Is Yeshivah of Flatbush 'Predatory' In Its Scrutiny of Girls' Attire?

By Uriel Heilman

Is Yeshivah of Flatbush 'Predatory' In Its Scrutiny of Girls' Attire?
It’s common for Orthodox high schools to require girls to wear skirts. But new, stricter dress codes at Brooklyn’s Yeshiva Flatbush have female students feeling ambushed.Read More



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