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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?”

New York City Changes Policy on Controversial Circumcision Rite

forward.com — New York City mohels suspected of infecting babies with herpes during a controversial circumcision rite will have to undergo DNA testing, according to a tentative agreement announced today between the city and ultra-Orthodox rabbis.

Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp of Approval

forward.com — Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State - but only on doctor's orders. Rabbi Moshe Elefant, head of the Orthodox Union's kosher certification agency, said he has held "preliminary discussions" with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana.

Why Yeshiva Is Only University Out of 92 With $1 Billion Endowment To Lose Value - Forward.com

m.forward.com — Fiscal Crisis Drains Fund by 8% Last Year By Paul Berger Ninety-two universities in North America have endowments of more than $1 billion. Yeshiva University's was the only one that shrank last year. Y.U.'s endowment fell $90 million, from $1.18 billion to $1.09 billion, according to an annual survey by Commonfund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Why Yeshiva Is Only University Out of 92 With $1 Billion Endowment To Lose Value

forward.com — Ninety-two universities in North America have endowments of more than $1 billion. Yeshiva University's was the only one that shrank last year. Y.U.'s endowment fell $90 million, from $1.18 billion to $1.09 billion, according to an annual survey by Commonfund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Yeshiva U. Finally Closes Deal To Shed Money-Losing Einstein Medical School

forward.com — Yeshiva University has finally shed its prestigious but money-losing medical school, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine amid a crushing financial crisis that has drained $90 million - or 8% - of its endowment in the past year. The university still faces grim financial challenges as well as the task of reassuring a faculty that has become increasingly nervous about Y.U.'s future.

Yeshiva Revives Deal To Offload Einstein College of Medicine

forward.com — Yeshiva University has revived a deal to offload its costly medical school. Students learned today that Montefiore Health System is close to finalizing the on-again off-gain agreement take over the operations and financial responsibility for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Montefiore Will Take Over Yeshiva University's Einstein College of Medicine - Forward.com

m.forward.com — Yeshiva University has finally offloaded its costly medical school. Students learned today that Montefiore Health System will take over the operations and financial responsibility for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Montefiore Health Systems Will Take Over Yeshiva University's Einstein College of Medicine

forward.com — Yeshiva University has finally offloaded its costly medical school. Students learned today that Montefiore Health Systems will take over the operations and financial responsibility for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Einstein's dean, Allen Spiegel told 200 students a rally on Tuesday morning that the final legal documents for the deal were still being signed.

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.
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Feb 26, 2015

The program is "a step forward as it appears that the Orthodox community is admitting that the HSV-1 infection is a result of the ritual.”

Feb 26, 2015

NYC's MBP consent form rule "was well intended but didn't really pan out."



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