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Jacob W. Heller: Model Jewish-American Lawyer

My father took Yeshiva University debating into the national spotlight when he competed in the individual National Collegiate Debate finals.
Jacob W. Heller, z"l

Jacob W. Heller, z"l

The author acknowledges the valuable contributions to this article by his brother Maurice W. Heller.

Ira Heller is a singer/performer and attorney, currently practicing law in New York City. He can be reached at singer721@aol.com.

About the Author: Ira Heller is a singer/performer and an attorney practicing law in New York City. He can be contacted at singer721@aol.com.


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