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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?”

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.

End of Cuba Freeze Revives Memories of Jewish Havana - and Hopes for Future - Forward.com

m.forward.com — Emigres Trace Roots From Old Country to Island - and Back By Paul Berger On December 17, President Obama announced a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations and the release of Alan Gross, an American-Jewish contractor who had been held in a Cuban jail for five years.

End of Cuba Freeze Revives Memories of Jewish Havana - and Hopes for Future

forward.com — On December 17, President Obama announced a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations and the release of Alan Gross, an American-Jewish contractor who had been held in a Cuban jail for five years. Here's what a few Cuban-American Jews make of the announcement, both for themselves and for Cuban Jews in general.

Richard Joel Points Fingers Over Mushrooming Yeshiva Fiscal Crisis

forward.com — Yeshiva University's president, Richard Joel, has offered his first public explanation for Y.U.'s financial turmoil. Joel blamed several current and former members of staff, as well as the university's "antiquated and opaque" accounting systems, for concealing the true scale of Y.U.'s deficits.

Yeshiva U. Plan To Shed Albert Einstein Money Pit Collapses

forward.com — Yeshiva University's plan to shed its cash-draining medical school to Montefiore Health System has collapsed. The breakdown of Y.U.'s plan to hand over operational and financial responsibility for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, revealed in a December 9 report by Moody's Investors Service, has exacerbated Y.U.'s financial woes.

Yeshiva Plan To Dump Einstein Money Pit Collapses

forward.com — Yeshiva University's plan to shed its cash-draining medical school to Montefiore Health System has collapsed. The breakdown of Y.U.'s plan to hand over operational and financial responsibility for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, revealed in a December 9 report by Moody's Investors Service, has exacerbated Y.U.'s financial woes.

Midnight in Tennessee

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 - Footnotes

forward.com — Late one summer's night in Tennessee: Newspapers of the day carried many different versions of the lynching of Samuel Bierfield. I chose to rely upon the official report published by George Judd and Joseph Gelray in the "House Journal of the Extra Session of the Thirty-Fifth General Assembly of the State of Tennessee," Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Midnight in Tennessee

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.
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Dec 20, 2014

RT @NaomiZeveloff: ICYMI: @pdberger brings to life a long-forgotten tale of the first Jew lynched in America. Masterful storytelling: forward.com/articles/21033…

Dec 18, 2014

Teachers barred from telling N Koreans that internet exists. Amazing. 5 mins into NYTBR podcast. podcasts.nytimes.com/podcasts/2014/…

Dec 15, 2014

Samuel Bierfield didn't have a Wikipedia entry before @jdforward published my story last week. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Bi…

Dec 15, 2014

32 Things You Should Know About The Forward's 2014 Salary Survey. m.forward.com/articles/21070…

Dec 12, 2014

Everything you need to know about the implosion at The New Republic newyorker.com/news/news-desk… via @newyorker

Dec 12, 2014

Bingo! 68 pages of blah, blah, blah. Then...

Dec 10, 2014

Remember Y.U.'s plan to shed Albert Einstein College of Medicine? Not gonna happen: forward.com/articles/21068…

Dec 09, 2014

British Principal Who Resigned Believes He Was Seen as a Threat j.mp/1vM3cAw via @instapaper



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