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Staff Writer — Jewish Daily Forward

Staff writer @jdforward. Send tips/thoughts to 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?”

America's Oldest Synagogue Wrestles With Court Battle - and Its Own Decline

forward.com — Rabbi Marc Mandel's voice filled Touro Synagogue one recent Saturday morning, drifting past the wooden columns that line the basilica and rising toward the women's gallery, just as the voices of baalei tefillah , or prayer leaders, did 250 years ago. Tourists stream through this, the oldest synagogue in America, five days a week.

Who's Investigating Rabbis Who Cross the Line?

forward.com — A rabbi who surfs the Internet for transsexual escorts stands trial for borrowing and stealing almost $500,000 from his congregation to pay off an extortionist. Another rabbi is sentenced to more than six years in jail for videotaping naked women in his synagogue's ritual bath.

Marc Schneier Booted From Rabbinic Group Over Affair

forward.com — Rabbi Marc Schneier, the spiritual leader of a tony congregation in the Hamptons, has been expelled from the Rabbinical Council of America, the Forward has learned. The five times married Schneier was quietly expelled from the Orthodox rabbinical group earlier this year in relation to allegations, in 2010, that he had an extramarital affair with a congregant, according to a source with first-hand knowledge of the expulsion who did not wish to be named.

Manny Waks crosses the globe to confront his alleged abuser

haaretz.com — Manny Waks stands on a street corner in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He drank so much the night before that he doesn't remember what time he got back to his hotel room. His voice is hoarse and his eyes are hidden behind a pair of black sunglasses.

Manny Waks Travels Around World To Confront His Alleged Abuser

forward.com — Manny Waks stands on a street corner in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He drank so much the night before that he doesn't remember what time he got back to his hotel room. His voice is hoarse and his eyes are hidden behind a pair of black sunglasses.

Manny Waks Travels 10,400 Miles To Confront His Alleged Abuser

forward.com — Manny Waks stands on a street corner in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He drank so much the night before that he doesn't remember what time he got back to his hotel room. His voice is hoarse and his eyes are hidden behind a pair of black sunglasses.

Pamela Geller Vows To Repeat Muhammed Caricature Event After Attack

forward.com — Pamela Geller is vowing to push ahead with another event showcasing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed - even after radical gunmen attacked the first one. "We feel compelled to hold another event to demonstrate that we refuse to be silenced by violent intimidation," Geller, one of the organizers of the May 3 event in Garland, Texas, told the Forward.

Pamela Geller's Strident Voice Sparks Debate - and Violence

forward.com — Pamela Geller has long been written off by mainstream critics as an Islamophobic crackpot. But Geller, whose anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, was attacked by gunmen May 3, has had wide-ranging impact, galvanizing opposition to a proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in Manhattan and forcing city transport agencies to run inflammatory ads denouncing Muslims with a broad brush.

Yeshiva U. Loses $84M as Fiscal Woes Snowball

forward.com — The bottom line just keeps getting uglier for cash-strapped Yeshiva University. The flagship Modern Orthodox school ran an operating deficit of $84 million in fiscal year 2014, according to its latest audited financial statements. That's the seventh year in a row that Y.U.

When It Comes to Kidney Donation, What Is Altruism?

forward.com — What is altruism? If I donate one of my kidneys to a stranger after reading about her health struggle in a newspaper, am I acting altruistically? Or is my donation only an altruistic act if I allow doctors to decide whom to give my kidney to?
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Jun 19, 2015

I love the sound of someone clipping their nails on the train in the morning. #apocalypseNJT

Jun 18, 2015

Thank you to the woman on the PATH train who just pointed out the lion and chipmunk stickers my 3yo stuck on my bum.

Jun 17, 2015

Women account for one-third of staff on inmate sexual assault cases. themarshallproject.org/2015/06/17/pre…

Jun 12, 2015

Because I can't go anywhere without visiting a Jewish cemetery. (Though for this special site, you… instagram.com/p/312HXsk_UW/

Jun 12, 2015

Bonkers. I called Schneier about his expulsion on Fri. Now, he says he first learned of it in my story next day. twitter.com/urielheilman/s…

Jun 11, 2015

RT @joshnathankazis: Three largest rabbinical groups have suspended or expelled 14 rabbis in past five years, @pdberger reports: forward.com/news/309828/wh…

Jun 08, 2015

RT @NaomiZeveloff: In #Gaza, post-traumatic stress disorder does not apply. There is no post-war there. My Gaza #longread on @jdforward: forward.com/news/309460/ga…

Jun 05, 2015

High profile rabbi expelled from rabbinical organization following investigation into affair. forward.com/news/309558/ra…



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