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  • J Street delineates why it pulled out of Boston pro-Israel rally

    July 22, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    J Street withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns.

    The liberal Jewish Middle East lobbying group, a constituent of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, publicized its stance on the...

  • With shul scandal and school closing, Conservative Jews reeling in Sharon, Mass.

    May 27, 2014 | 2:40 pm

    It’s been a rough few weeks for Conservative Jews in the Boston suburbs known as the South Area.

    First, Rabbi Barry Starr, the longtime spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Sharon, resigned amid allegations that he used synagogue discretionary funds to pay about $480,000 in hush...

  • Al-Quds University president denounces extremist rally

    November 21, 2013 | 9:46 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    A Nov. 5 rally at the West Bank-based Al-Quds University that featured demonstrators from the Islamic Jihad flashing Nazi-like salutes resulted in Brandeis University recalling its faculty from a joint program. Divisions racked...

  • Breslow’s bad night, and a save for a Cardinal with a Jew-y name

    October 25, 2013 | 9:30 am

    The St. Louis Cardinals tied up the World Series with Thursday night’s 4-2 win over Boston. The save went to Trevor Rosenthal.

    Regrettably, unlike A.M., Lefty, Hannah and the NFL’s Mike Rosenthal, the Cardinals’ Rosenthal is not a Jew. But the reliever is sometimes mistaken...

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  • Israeli hope for kidney disease

    August 28, 2013 | 3:17 pm

    It’s been decades since Dr. Karl Skorecki did his medical training at what is now called Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Boston teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, but he still vividly recalls the patients with kidney disease he met there.

    He remembers their names,...

  • Last of Boston Marathon bombing victims released from hospital

    June 3, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The last person hospitalized with injuries from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings was discharged on Monday, still facing a long recovery from the loss of her left leg and severe injuries to her right leg.

    Three people were killed and 264 injured, many losing legs, when two...

  • No one loves the stranger

    By Gina Nahai

    May 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    I know what happened with those three women in Cleveland, how one man was able to imprison and torture them in the middle of a residential neighborhood for 10 years, even though he had grown children, brothers, cousins who visited the house for hours at a time. It’s not a pretty...

  • Boston bombing suspect’s family struggles to find burial site

    May 6, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept him.

    Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding...

  • A suit and a story

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 2013 | 10:51 am

    It had been a tough week. The more news I read about the Boston bombing, the less I understood. Who were these young men, full of grievance, using a fresh start in America to maim and kill innocents?

    In the midst of the mess, I decided to finally buy myself a new suit. I have...

  • Medical examiner keeps private how Boston bombing suspect died

    April 29, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    An autopsy on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev determined precisely how he died after a bloody shootout with police but the results can't be made public until the body is claimed, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Medical Examiner said on Monday.

    FBI agents also...

  • My cousin Bruce: a Boston hero

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 26, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    When the first bomb went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Bruce Mendelsohn was partying in an office overlooking Boylston Street. The blast knocked him off of his seat. 

    “Get everybody away from the window,” Bruce yelled to his brother, who had finished the marathon...

  • Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet’ gesture to Boston [VIDEO]

    April 23, 2013 | 2:18 pm

    After a horrible week in their city, one Bostonians surely want to forget, singer Neil Diamond brought them a memorable moment.

    Diamond came to Fenway Park on Saturday, when the Red Sox played their first home game following the Boston Marathon bombing five days earlier. It was...

  • Rabbi leads interfaith service at Boston Marathon bombing site

    April 22, 2013 | 10:34 am

    About 100 people attended a rabbi-led interfaith service for the victims of the Boston Marathon attack at the site of the bombing.

    Rabbi Howard Berman of the Central Reform Temple in Boston led the short service of prayer and songs for runners, marathon volunteers and first...

  • Suspected marathon bomber may never speak again, Israeli director of Boston hospital says

    April 22, 2013 | 7:57 am

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may never speak again, the expatriate Israeli director of the Boston hospital where Tsarnaev is being treated told an Israeli news site.

    Tsarnaev, 19, was wounded in his throat, Kevin Ilan Tabb of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

  • Obama: ‘The entire country is behind the people of Boston’

    April 19, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    President Barack Obama called Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino on Friday to offer ongoing federal help in the Boston bombing investigation, and to express condolences for a police officer killed in the search for suspects.

    "The President said...

  • Marathon bomb suspect eludes police, hunt shuts Boston down

    April 19, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    Black Hawk helicopters and heavily armed police descended on a Boston suburb Friday in a massive search for an ethnic Chechen suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, hours after his brother was killed by police in a late-night shootout.

    The normally traffic-clogged streets of...

  • A heart to heart letter from an Israeli to Americans

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 19, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    Dear Americans,

    What you've dealt with this week is not new to me, I'm afraid. In fact, it is something I almost got used to. Why almost? Because no matter how many times you hear about an "event" on the news, no matter how many times you call all your friends and family to make...

  • The Insecurity of Freedom

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 19, 2013 | 11:53 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    What a week! I woke up to hear about the shoot out with the two suspects in the tragedy of the Boston Marathon. I am struck again by the insecurity of freedom that all of us face, yet most of us don't think about. "In a free society, some are guilty and all...

  • Israel at 65

    By Rob Eshman

    April 19, 2013 | 11:15 am

    I watched the video of the Boston Marathon bombings and thought, of course, of the bus bombings that wracked Jerusalem and Tel Aviv a decade ago. The mundane calm violently shattered. The screams giving way to sirens. The bodies sprawled on the ground. And the smoke — movies never...

  • Chechnya, Tsarnaev and terror

    April 19, 2013 | 10:16 am

    According to media accounts based on police reports, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is a 19-year-old man named Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a resident of Boston who lived in the former Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan and may or may not be Chechen in origin. He...

  • Bombing suspects in dramatic shootout and manhunt [TIMELINE]

    April 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Police emptied the streets of suburban Watertown on Friday in a house-by-house search for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the day after killing his brother in a shootout.

    The night of shooting and explosions in the streets followed the authorities' release...

  • Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque’s imam replaced as speaker at service for Boston Marathon attack victims

    April 19, 2013 | 9:17 am

    The imam of a mosque that is managed by the Muslim Brotherhood-founded Muslim American Society (MAS) was initially invited to speak at Thursday’s interfaith service in Boston to honor the Boston Marathon attack’s victims, but that invitation was later rescinded by Massachusetts...

  • One suspect dead, another on the run in Boston bombings

    April 19, 2013 | 7:12 am

    Police killed one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing in a shootout and mounted house-to-house searches for a second man on Friday, with much of the city under virtual lockdown after a bloody night of shooting and explosions in the streets.

    Authorities cordoned off a section...

  • FBI identifies two suspects in Boston Marathon bombing [PHOTOS]

    April 18, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Investigators released pictures of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Thursday, seeking the public's help in identifying two backpack-toting men photographed on the crowded sidewalk on Monday before bombs exploded near the finish line.

    The blasts that killed three...

  • Obama in Boston vows U.S. will find perpetrators of bombings

    April 18, 2013 | 9:58 am

    "You will run again," President Barack Obama told an interfaith service on Thursday for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, in a stirring speech aimed at bringing solace to the city and settling the nerves of a rattled nation.

    At a Boston cathedral about a mile from the...

  • Israel Police chief to meet with FBI on Boston Marathon attack

    April 17, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino in U.S. meetings with FBI and law enforcement officials is expected to discuss the Boston Marathon attack, among other topics.

    Danino and other senior Israel Police officers left Israel on Tuesday for 10 days of meetings in New York and...

  • ‘Running Rabbi’ recounts chaos at Boston Marathon, vows to run in next year’s race

    April 16, 2013 | 10:00 am

    “It was a beautiful day. I was so excited to run and having such a good run. The crowd was unbelievable. The whole experience was amazing. It was almost magical."

    That’s how the Boston Marathon began for Rabbi Benjamin David, head rabbi at Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel, N.J....

  • In the wake of Boston Marathon bombings, Israeli Independence Day fetes are toned down

    April 16, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Independence Day celebrations in Boston were muted and security was increased in the wake of bombings that left three dead and dozens injured at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

    Mike Rosenberg, director of community relations at Maimonides, a Jewish day school in...

  • Yankees offer Youkilis $12 million

    December 7, 2012 | 11:48 am

    The New York Yankees reportedly offered Jewish free agent Kevin Youkilis a one-year, $12 million contract.

    Youkilis, a three-time All Star for the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Chicago White Sox in June, was leaning toward accepting the offer, a source told The New York Times.

    The offer would have Youkilis play third base, replacing Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to be sidelined until next June because of hip surgery. The Cleveland Indians are also said to be interested in signing Youkilis, according to the Times.

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