Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization. The Treasury Department is seeking to subpoena records of payments made by backers of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or MEK, an Iranian dissident group, to Rendell for his speaking engagements on behalf of the group,...
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BERLIN (JTA) — Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled a wax figure of Anne Frank depicted sitting at her desk, pen in hand, smiling dreamily. The unveiling took place last week amid some criticism about including a Holocaust victim at such a frivolous location, according to the Bild Zeitung, Germany’s most popular daily. Others say that as long as there is...
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Ben Harris | JTA
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a hotly debated issue — but not in the Florida Legislature.
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Boaz Arad | JTA
Tears run down the face of Kohata Yuriko as she recalls the events of March 11 last year, when a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Japan in the early afternoon.
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Justin Sacharoff
Edith Rosen, a longtime resident of Elkins Park who is not afraid to call herself “the best,” celebrated her 106th birthday last week with her friends and family at Sunrise Senior Living in Abington. Surrounded by many of her friends, Rosen was treated to the tunes of decades past, sung by the two-person group known as Unforgettable. She’s always been...
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