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Staff Writer — Jewish Daily Forward

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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?”

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?

Can an Orthodox Charity Help Save Lives in This Man's Church?

forward.com — David Sarna's problem began a little more than 20 years ago with an ear infection. While they were examining him, doctors discovered he had high blood pressure and a small amount of kidney damage. For Sarna, who was in his early 40s, it was the first inkling of kidney disease.

Germany Seeks Compensation for $57M Holocaust Fraud

forward.com — Ever since the world's leading Holocaust charity discovered a massive insider fraud in 2009, its leaders have insisted that German taxpayers, rather than needy Holocaust survivors, had to foot the bill. But a letter obtained by the Forward suggests that politicians within the German Parliament want the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany to compensate for the $57 million that was lost.

A Cherokee Passover Tale?

forward.com — While researching the first Jew to die in the Revolutionary War, Paul Berger uncovered a strange and perhaps apocryphal tale. Was the signal to prevent Indian attacks called a Passover pole?

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.
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Apr 28, 2015

RT @JewelTopsfield: All eight prisoners refused blindfolds and met their fate staring straight ahead according to Father Charles Burrows #Bali9

Apr 27, 2015

93 y.o. man emails to say he read my story and wants to be a live kidney donor "my mind is still in good shape, and my kidneys are too."

Apr 26, 2015

Let's say your buddy really wanted to be murdered. Would you oblige? medium.com/matter/have-yo…

Apr 23, 2015

BREAKING: @YUNews lost $84 million last financial year. Y.U. Pres says deficits this year much reduced: forward.com/news/306650/ye…

Apr 22, 2015

Richard Joel email to @YUNews faculty: "We are strategically right-sizing our academic departments..." = "Some of you will be fired."

Apr 22, 2015

Which president said burden of peace lies on Israeli shoulders? Wrong! forward.com/news/israel/30…



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