Most searched for articles:

·         Housing Allowance for Clergy ("Parsonage") - FAQ (Draft for discussion purposes only)

·        Social Security Administration as a Genealogical Source



·        Tax Return Fraud (interview, Long Island Business News, April 2017)

·        “F is for Fraud” (interview Long Island Business News, February 2017)


·        Comments to New York State Department of Financial Services on Proposed New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (Principal drafter, November 2016)

·        The Tale of the Partners and how disputes start (White Collar Crime Fighter, June 2016)

·        Technology, Risk Management, and the Audit Process (CPA Journal, May 2016)


·        A Software Solution for Leases May Prove Elusive (CPA Journal, June 2015)

·        Four questions that small firms should ask about Cyber-security (interview, Trusted Professional, Feb. 2016)

·        Cyber-security Risks to CPA Firms (CPA Journal, May 2015)

·        HIPAA Security Rule – Demystified (CPA Journal, April 2015)

·        Letter to the Editor – Can Professionalism and Commercialism Co-exist in a CPA Firm (CPA Journal, April 2015)


·        The role discovery sampling in fraud investigation (White Collar Crime, November 2014)

·        Understanding the Basics of Crowdfunding (CPA Journal, November 2014)

·         Comments on Regulation Crowdfunding under the Securities Act of 1933 (NYSSCPA, Principal Drafter, January 2014)

·        Back to Basics: IT and Audit Risk Assessment (Trusted Professional, Feb. 2014)

·        Letter to Editor: Flat Tax Rate (CPA Journal, January 2014)

2013 and prior:

·        Book review: NIST publication 800-30: risk assessment (CPA Journal, March 2013)

·        NYSSCPA Comments to ISACA - ITAF IS Audit and Assurance Standards (Principal drafter, December 2012)

·        CPAS report smooth transition to XBRL (Sept. 2012, Trusted Professional)

·        NYSSCPA Comments to AICPA ASEC on Audit Data Standard (principal drafter) Sept. 2012

·        Addressing fraud risks in audit - using IT (Trusted Professional, October 2010)

·        Evaluating Software Risk as Part of a Financial Audit (CPA Journal, June 2009)

·        NYSSCPA Comments on AICPA ED GAPP final 09.05.29.pdf(principal drafter)

·        Does your firm have a policy on using the latest Internet trend? (Accounting Today, Feb. 2008)

·        Comments on AICPA Exposure Draft for AT501 (princpal drafter))

·        How to Nab the Rogues: 10 Fraud Tips CFO.COM (Jan. 2008)

·        Book Review: International accounting (June 2007, CPA Journal)

·        Letter to editor: Extraordinary items June 2007, CPA Journal)printout

·        Taxation of Clergy: Complex and Controversial (May 2007, Trusted Professional)

·        Regarding `Assessing Materiality: A New "Fuzzy Logic" Approach' (October 2006, CPA Journal)

·        Comparing IT Auditing Frameworks (Trusted Professional, August 2006)

·        Forensic Computing: A review of a Growing Technical Field (CPAJ July 2006)

·        Fair-Value Accounting: What's So Fair? (letter to editor, CPAJ, July 2006)

·        Comments to ISACA on Proposed IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes Oxley - 2nd Edition (July 2006, principal drafter)

·        Option Valuation Model (The Journal of Accountancy)

·        Reader response to The trouble with COSO (CFO, March 2006)

·        Comments on ISACA Proposed Information Systems Auditing Standard on Audit Evidence (Nov. 2005, principal drafter)

·        Collision Imminent (Aug. 2005 practicle accountant)

·        SAS 70 for IT Audits(CSO Magazine, Feb. 2005)

·        SAS 70 for IT Audits(CSO online Magazine)

·        Inefficient Audits Inevitable?(CFO-IT Magazine, September 2005)

·        Revenue Recognition for Software(letter to editor, CPA Journal July 2005)

·        CITP cred needs stronger member growth, marketing(Accounting Today, August 2005)

·        Wireless 802.11b is not secure(CITP Technology Newsletter)

·        Navigating the Standards of IT Audit Frameworks(CPA Journal, July 2005)

·        Open source Implication on Audits

·        Open-Source Software: Implications for CPAs (CPA Journal)

·        Comments on ISACA Proposed Information Systems Auditing Standard on Irregularities and Illegal Acts (Dec. 2004 NYSSCPA, principal drafter)

·        Comments to ISACA on Proposed Information System Auditing Guidelines and Information System Auditing Procedure (Mar. 2004 NYSSCPA, principal drafter)

·        Comments on PCAOB Proposed Auditing Standard - An Audit of Internal Control over Financial Reporting Performed in Conjunction with an Audit of Financial Statements (Nov. 2003, NYSSCPA, principal drafter)

·        On Valuing Intangibles CPA Journal 2003

·        Fear or Pity? SOX and Whistle Blowers (CFO magazine, Letter to Editor, Dec.2003)

General Accounting Topics: Drafts


·        Software Revenue Recognition (Draft)

·        Privatizing Social Security - A Critique Paper  (Draft)

·        Statement of Cash Flow - Hypothesis (Drafy)

·        Accounting treatment of expenditures for a non qualified pension plan("Rabbi Trust") (Draft)

·        Accounting for Incentive Units In an Limited Liability Corporation (Draft)

·        1120H for Condominiums and Cooperatives (CIRA) (Draft)

·        Accounting for National Cooperative Bank Stock and Dividend by CIRA  (Draft)

·        Benford's Law and Fair Value Accouting (Draft)

·        Accounting for Intangible Assets (Draft)

Other Writing

·        Interview with Yigal Rechtman

·        Object Oriented/Fuzzy Logic

·        SQL and Random number generation

·        Audit Components "Risk Bleed"

·        Wrestling with being Jewish

·        Israel in Difficult Times

·        Beware of the Genealogy Bug!!

·        Time Capsule

·        Mac and Samba question, error=-36



Data bases & genealogy

·        Family Genealogy - Research on line

·        New and Improved The COMPLETE Family Tree on the Web!

·        Yigal's Archive Catalog

·        The Stories of Eight Families(Temporary name) - a sample of the book's content and one unedited chapter of my family history book.

·        In memory of Alec Marcus (Hebrew)

·        In memory of Solly Rechtman

·        The Stories of Eight Families

Yizkor Books & Jewish Indices

·        Read the article: What is a Yizkor Book?

·        Lomza Cemetery Photographs index

·        Lomza The Complete Document about the Lomza Yizkor Book Index Project

·        Augostow: Yizkor Book index.

·        Chicago's cemeteries' Index.

·        Posen death books 1831-1835

·        ·  Jews of Khazaria : Book review

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

·        Social Security Administration as a Genealogical Source (also good for finding lost relatives, friends etc.) Click here to read the article

·        Using FBI Records for Genealogy - FAQ Click here to read the article

·        Military Records FAQ: How to search Army/Marines/Navy records


Other Genealogical Sources:

Library of Congress | Education & Genealogy | Everton's Publishers | JewishGen | Cyndi's List | Gateway Press | Lomza Shtetlink | Agasi family | American Newspapers Database

·        Genealogy of 86 4th Place, Brooklyn, New York 186?-1995.

·        Bar Mitzvah - Kibutz Tzora class of 1980

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