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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

JFNA lauds Obama on charitable deduction backtrack

JTA February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Federations of North America commended the Obama administration for maintaining the deductibility rate of charitable donations.  In a Feb. 6 news release, the JFNA said that it wrote a Jan. 30 letter to White House Chief of...

Jack Lew, center, helps light the national menorah organized
by American Friends of Lubavitch, with the groups director, Rabbi
Levi Shemtov, left, and his father, Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, the
director of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, Dec. 20, 2011. Baruch Ezagui,
courtesy of American Friends of Lubavitch.

With chief of staff appointment, Jewish community regains White House address

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON January 11, 2012

President Barack Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, his director of the Office of Budget and Management-a Cabinet-level position-would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff. Lew, 56, was chosen for his long years in government and...

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