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Staff Writer — Jewish Daily Forward

Staff writer @jdforward. Occasional contributor elsewhere. Co-author/contributing editor of 8 books. Email pdberger@gmail.com.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2012 - Investigative Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
“Exposing sex abuse in the Orthodox community."

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2011 - Reporting by Newspaper with a Circulation under 100,000
“Where’s Washington’s Letter?”

Is Controversial Circumcision Ritual Dangerous?

forward.com — To many, it's a disgusting ritual. But is it dangerous? For years, New York City health officials have cited scientific evidence that metzitzah b'peh, in which a mohel uses his mouth to suction blood from the circumcision wound, infects babies with the potentially fatal herpes virus.

Was Millions in Terror Compensation Cash Diverted to Orthodox Yeshivas?

forward.com — Thirty years after U.S. serviceman Kenneth Welch was killed in a Beirut suicide bombing by a terrorist group believed to be linked to Iran, a multimillion-dollar payout from seized Iranian assets seemed finally in sight. Welch's brother, Michael Welch, wanted to thank the man he credited with this success: Michael Engelberg.

Herpes Illnesses From Circumcision Rite Rise But Mayor Bill De Blasio Stays Silent

forward.com — When Bill de Blasio was running for New York City mayor in May 2013, he said that he would "come in day one to City Hall with a new policy" to protect babies from contracting herpes during a controversial circumcision rite while respecting "religious tradition."

Illnesses From Circumcision Rite Rise But Mayor Bill De Blasio Stays Silent

forward.com — When Bill de Blasio was running for New York City mayor in May 2013, he said that he would "come in day one to City Hall with a new policy" to protect babies from contracting herpes during a controversial circumcision rite while respecting "religious tradition."

Savannah Sex Abuse Lesson Rabbi Quits Synagogue

forward.com — A rabbi whose sex abuse lesson to children divided a Savannah community has decided not to pursue a new contract at his synagogue. Rabbi Ruven Barkan decided not renew his contract with Congregation Agudath Achim and "will be seeking other rabbinic opportunities," according to a January 6 email from the synagogue board and the rabbi to congregants.

The Last Jewish Lox Slicer at Zabar's - Forward.com

m.forward.com — At 84, Len Berk Sees the Sensual Side of Smoked Salmon By Paul Berger Lox Me Tender from Jewish Daily Forward on Vimeo. Anne Rothstein stared through the counter glass, transfixed, as the knife slid through the fleshy pink salmon. "Amazing," Rothstein said to herself. "You are amazing."

The Last Jewish Lox Slicer at Zabar's

forward.com — Lox Me Tender from Jewish Daily Forward on Vimeo. Anne Rothstein stared through the counter glass, transfixed, as the knife slid through the fleshy pink salmon. "Amazing," Rothstein said to herself. "You are amazing." The subject of Rothstein's praise, Len Berk, kept his eyes on the knife as it slid through the fish.

The Last Jewish Lox Slicer at Zabar's

forward.com — Anne Rothstein stared through the counter glass, transfixed, as the knife slid through the fleshy pink salmon. "Amazing," Rothstein said to herself. "You are amazing." The subject of Rothstein's praise, Len Berk, kept his eyes on the knife as it slid through the fish.

Untold Story of the First Jewish Lynching in America

forward.com — Late one summer's night in Tennessee, in 1868, Samuel Bierfield sat in the back of a dry goods store with his black clerk Lawrence Bowman and another black man, Henry Morton. Fists pounded on the back door. A voice demanded that Bierfield open up.

Midnight in Tennessee - The untold story of the first Jewish lynching in America

haaretz.com — FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE - Late one summer's night in Tennessee, in 1868, Samuel Bierfield sat in the back of a dry goods store with his black clerk Lawrence Bowman and another black man, Henry Morton. Fists pounded on the back door. A voice demanded that Bierfield open up.
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In which I make a cameo appearance in this week's Forward. instagram.com/p/yZy7Bmk_aW/

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