Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Sivan 8, 5775

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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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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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The journalist arrested in connection with an attack on an Israeli Embassy car in New Delhi reportedly was in touch with an Iranian intelligence officer and visited Iran before the attack. New Delhi Police will announce the breakthrough in the case in the coming days, the Economic Times newspaper reported, citing sources “in the security establishment.” Indian...
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One stands on a chair to deliver a re-enactment of the Scopes Trial to his history classes at a Jewish day school. Another breaks from teaching English to serve as a confidante for public high school students in crisis, even as he deals with his own battle with cancer. Both men will be among 20 teachers honored March 14 at...
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Bowling was never a favorite pastime, Marnie Markowitz says, watching with amusement as a group of friends groan after a teammate misses a chance at a spare. Still, she came to this trendy Northern Liberties alley several years ago to check out the Jewish bowling league her sister had emailed her about, figuring it would be a good way to...
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