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  • Giving up Bread or Internet for Passover? Finding Balance and Freedom on Tax Day

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 15, 2014 | 9:05 am

    Giving up Bread or Internet for Passover? Finding Balance and Freedom on Tax Day

    For the last year and a half I have been living in Asia and eating rice. As I thought about Passover approaching, I figured giving up bread for eight days would not be meaningful as I really only eat...

  • The Shutdown

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    What the $%#@ is happening?

    I’m writing this 17 minutes after the Federal government shut down — for the first time in 17 years.  I remember clearly the last time this happened.  It was stupid and superfluous and self-destructive then.  It’s stupid, superfluous and...

  • Founder of L.A. Kabbalah Centre dies

    By Ryan Torok

    September 17, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles and a spiritual adviser to A-list celebrities such as Madonna, has died, according to an announcement made on the Kabbalah Centre’s Web site on Sept. 16.

    “Today we believe the Rav has begun to share with us from...

  • IRS’ ‘return free’ bad for most vulnerable

    June 6, 2013 | 10:53 am

    As April 15 nears each year, American taxpayers take inventory of their income and expenses and hand over a year’s worth of detail to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Many of us utilize the expertise of accountants to prepare what will become a complex analysis of the many life...

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  • ZOA regains tax-exempt status

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 20, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    After 15 months, the nonprofit pro-Israel Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has regained its tax-exempt status.

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revoked the ZOA’s status in February 2012 after the group failed to file its required forms for three consecutive years, an act...

  • What happened to Obama?

    By David Suissa

    May 20, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    You know things are getting rough for President Barack Obama when even The New Yorker, that bastion of liberal thought, starts ridiculing him. Reacting to how the president is distancing himself from his administration’s three emerging scandals — the mishandling of the embassy...

  • This week in power: WoW scuffling, IRS scandal, Newseum, Shavuot message

    By Danny Groner

    May 16, 2013 | 3:46 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    Kotel fight
    Last Friday, the Kotel was a spot for outrage and bickering as the Women of the Wall again arrived to pray on the date of the new month. Only this time they encountered...

  • Is Obama George W. — or even Nixon? The secrecy factor

    May 14, 2013 | 10:05 am

    The Obama administration has in recent weeks suffered a 1-2-3 scandal outbreak:

    – The Benghazi tragedy-as-fiasco gained legs when internal emails emerged suggesting a massaged timeline of who knew what, when;

    – The IRS owned up to focusing on conservative groups in delaying...

  • Worcester, Mass., synagogue, day school building seized by IRS

    December 24, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    A building housing a synagogue and Jewish day school in Worcester, a city in central Massachusetts, has been seized by the Internal Revenue Service.

    Yeshiva Achei Tmimim synagogue and Yeshiva Academy day school in Worcester were seized for “nonpayment of internal revenue taxes,”...

  • The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles under IRS investigation

    May 6, 2011 | 10:35 am

    For more information on the investigation visit jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew.

    The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal division.

    The probe reportedly also involves two charities that are connected with Madonna, the...

  • Letters

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Mensches, Menschen

    The plural of "mensch" has always been "menschen" ("Mensches: Some Big-Hearted Angelenos You Would Be Proud to Know," Jan. 6). Come Purim, will we read about "hamentasches"?

    I was impressed, though, by the dedication of those featured in the accompanying article.

    ...

  • All Saints’ IRS Fight Gets Jewish Support

    By Eric Berkowitz

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    For a church facing an assault from the Internal Revenue Service, the outspoken clergy of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena acted neither fearful nor repentant Sunday.

    The IRS is "welcome in our pews," said Rector J. Edwin Bacon to loud applause, but "not welcome in our...

  • Car Donations May Hit IRS Roadblock

    By Adam Wills

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Get rid of your old car, help out a charity and get a write-off. What could be easier?

    With the April 15 IRS deadline drawing near, charities are tapping taxpayer frustration by increasing their appeals for vehicle donations. But a proposed government crackdown on the value donors...

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