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Know Your Charity: Some of the Best Sounding Names Might be Frauds

The Federal Trade Commission announced enforcement actions against four charities with great names: Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, and Breast Cancer Society. The complaint charges the charities and their top officers with wasting nearly $200 million of donations.

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Following My Family Tree to Biblical Days has more than 28,000 names listed in it, mostly descendants of one of the ancestors of my wife Helen and myself. In this article, I will discuss the origins of my family tree and describe how it has grown over the years.

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month at Adas Israel Congregation May 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. ObamaÕs visit to the synagogue also coincides with Solidarity Shabbat, "when government officials in Europe and North America take part in synagogue visits and other events to highlight their commitment to combating anti-Semitism."

Obama Talks to Jews

Jeff Goldberg published an interview with the President covering the war against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, the nuclear deal with Iran, his relationship with Israel and the Jewish people. Two parts leaped out at me.

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Living Judaism

Hotel Moscow

Book Review: Hotel Moscow

Talia Carner’s novel ill serves the thousands of courageous Eastern European and Western women who serve in, and benefit from, the support of non-governmental organizations bringing aid, training and spiritual support to post-Soviet states.

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The Kosher Table

We do not know whether this bar was one of the "vegan" chocolate bars that the FDA found to contain milk.

Your “Dark” Chocolate Might Contain Milk

If you need to be concerned with whether there is dairy in your chocolate, either for religious or health reasons, you might be surprised at the limitations of the ingredient lists. Sometimes they are complete, but recent studies indicate that might not always be the case.

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