Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Mark R. Eskin
Attention, IRA owners! If you are over 70 and take required minimum distributions from your IRA account each year, a new law may allow you to support a favorite charity without incurring federal income taxes on the distribution. A bit of background is appropriate. Each year after the owner of a traditional IRA account reaches age 70, the IRS requires...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
To those who ask about highlights of the new Pension Protection Act that was recently signed into law, here's what you need to know: The Pension Protection Act of 2006 that was signed into law this past Aug. 17 focuses primarily on pension plans, but also includes provisions affecting IRAs, 529 plans and defined contribution plans. In particular, the new...
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Gratz College is planning to establish a policy institute that will focus on Israel and Middle Eastern affairs. To be called the Center for Democracy in the Middle East, it will analyze the nature of the discourse taking place on college campuses across the country about these hot-button subjects. Administrators at the Elkins Park school, as well as backers of...
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Hans Koebler had heard stories from his grandfather, who had been a member of the Hitler youth. And he had learned about the Holocaust in school, but the youth had trouble wrapping his mind around events that took place before he was born. "It's not personal for us anymore as kids," said Koebler, 17. "It's dimensions we can't think of...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
If you thought the circus was just for children, you haven't been dating much lately. The dating world might be renamed the "Greatest Show on Earth." Nowadays, dating sometimes almost feels like a three-ring circus: part-spectacle, part-freak show. Of course, dating has long been part-show business. Every date is like a little show. You put on your nice clothes, a...
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