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Y.U. Comes Up With Shortlist To Replace Richard Joel

As the flagship institution of American Modern Orthodoxy is looking for a new president, a number of prominent rabbis — including Shmuley Boteach and Jonathan Sacks — have been overlooked.

“We are looking for someone with the right qualifications,” said a university spokesman. “We need someone who can work with the Torah-observant community but who has experience running a large organization that, due to circumstances totally beyond their control, happened to go bankrupt.”

A leaked shortlist includes Bernie Madoff, Dick Fuld, Michael Milken and the late Charles Ponzi as well as Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay of Enron.

When asked whether there were any women being considered, a spokesman reiterated to the Backward that, “We are confident we’ll find the right man for the job.”


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