About Laurie Heifetz

Laurie Heifetz is a journalist who lives in New York and was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She contributes to publications including the New York Post, the Forward, and Nick Magazine.

Comedian Yisrael Campbell Explains Why He Converted to Judaism Three Times

By June 5, 2008

"My aunt was a nun, which makes Jesus my uncle! That's church doctrine — I'm not making that up. She was the bride of Christ. She's my aunt. He's my uncle. I only mention that in Jerusalem for parking! It … Read More

Hello Phillip Roth, Goodbye Norman Mailer

By April 17, 2008

Last week was a big one for Jewish literary elder statesmen: Carnegie Hall held a tribute to the late Norman Mailer Wednesday, and Columbia University saluted Phillip Roth's 75th birthday two days later. That Norman Mailer was Jewish was never … Read More