Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

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In the early years of the 20th century, American Jews had an ambivalent relationship with sports. The stereotype had it that Jewish mothers did everything in their power to keep their precious sons from playing football or stepping into a boxing ring. And yet, in time, there were many great Jewish athletes -- and as fans, Jews proved themselves to...
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The fall of communism in Eastern Europe ushered in a period of intense debate in Poland over how the nation should appropriately interpret the Holocaust, as well as the fate of Poland's lost 3 million Jews. The change in the political climate in the 1990s also set off a related debate that continues today as to exactly what that nation...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
The following is the first in a series of articles about the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools program. An estimated 80 percent of Jewish children receive their formal religious training through a synagogue supplemental school. For many of these youngsters, research has revealed what their parents have known for years -- that the experience inside the classroom has been less...
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More consumers are filing their taxes online, and fewer are concerned about Internet security, according to reports from the Conference Board, the global business research and membership organization, and TNS, a global market insight and information group. This year, 39 percent of consumers intend to file their 2006 federal taxes online, up from 28 percent just three years ago. Online...
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The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to take a moment before they file their income-tax returns to be sure they received all benefits to which they are entitled. "Many taxpayers are missing out this year on the special telephone-excise tax refund and other benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit," according to IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson. "If...
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