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  • Boston Marathon fans return with defiance and resolve

    April 21, 2014 | 10:28 am

    A year ago, Piper Peterson was achingly close to finishing her fifth Boston Marathon, having just turned right onto Hereford Street, when two homemade bombs stopped the race, sending thousands of runners and spectators fleeing the course.

    This year, the 67-year-old from Spokane,...

  • The Dr. David Applebaum z’l Symposium: Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events

    November 26, 2013 | 11:29 am

    The Symposium on Preparedness for Mass Casualty Events is in commemoration of the 10th Yahrzeit of Dr. David Applebaum, who was the Director of the Emergency Room at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Dr. Applebaum and his daughter Nava were victims of a terror attack on...

  • Political Correctness and Honesty—Time for a Change

    David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    May 8, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    The bombing of the Boston Marathon last month has called into question some notions that have been close to sacrosanct in the civil rights/human relations communities for decades.

    That act of terror has raised profound questions about the nature of our democracy, the rights of...

  • Burying Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    May 6, 2013 | 11:01 am

    CNN and other media outlets have been reporting the difficulty Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family is having as they try to find a place to bury his body.  Tsarnaev, of course, is the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died after a firefight with law enforcement officers.

    Not only are...

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  • Report: Tamerlan Tsarnaev sought ‘Protocols’ copy

    April 24, 2013 | 7:54 am

    Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the slain man suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his younger brother, told a relative he was seeking a copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

    Elmirza Khozhugov, who was married for a time to Tsarnaev's sister, Ailina, told the...

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

    JTA Staff

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Simple Things (Justice, Decency)

    By Aryeh Cohen

    April 18, 2013 | 5:34 pm

    This week has been the week when we have had to repeat simple truths over and over again.

    Nobody should be killed by a bomb while watching a marathon.

    Weapons of war should not be in the hands of civilians.

    And yesterday I found myself standing with car wash workers outside...

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