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  • Criticism is not Islamophobia

    By David Suissa

    April 22, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Criticism is the oxygen of journalism. Here at the Jewish Journal, we will criticize anything that we believe deserves criticism, including religion. We will criticize preachers who use Christianity to express hatred and bigotry toward gays as much as we will criticize religious...

  • Boston suspect won’t be treated as enemy combatant, White House says

    April 22, 2013 | 10:18 am

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the ethnic Chechen college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, will not be treated as an enemy combatant in the legal process, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

    "He will not be treated as an enemy combatant," Carney told reporters at a briefing. "We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions."

    Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; editing by Christopher Wilson

  • What Boston hospitals learned from Israel

    April 22, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene — severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin.

    For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Boston suspect’s web page venerates Islam, Chechen independence

    April 19, 2013 | 9:03 am

    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on a Russian language social networking site.

    Abusive comments in Russian and English were flooding onto Tsarnaev's page on VK, a...

  • 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...

  • This week in power: Marathom bombing, French rabbi, Class assignment, Independence Day

    By Danny Groner

    April 18, 2013 | 3:15 am

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

    Boston bombings
    After Monday's bombings in Boston, everyone is looking for hope and answers. For some, that's come in the heroism that followed. "This is what first responders do....

  • Boston bomb suspect spotted on video, no arrest made

    April 17, 2013 | 11:49 am

    Investigators believe they have spotted a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing from security video, a U.S. law enforcement source said on Wednesday, but no arrest had yet been made.

    Police may make an appeal to the public for more information at a news conference scheduled for...

  • Boston bomb suspect identified, no arrest

    April 17, 2013 | 10:58 am


    [UPDATE: 12 p.m.] “Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack,” the FBI said in a statement.  “Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on...

  • 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...

  • Humanity Among Carnage: The Boston Marathon

    By Beit T'shuvah

    April 16, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    By Michael Welch

    Whenever I hear about a tragedy, I ask myself, “What would I do if I witnessed it firsthand?” This is not as selfish as it may seem; I just want to know whether or not I am one of the courageous, kind, and humane people that I always hear about. What is going...

  • A prayer of hope after the Boston Marathon bombing

    April 16, 2013 | 11:13 am

    “Behold days are coming, says the Lord…and they shall rebuild.” From our Haftarah this Shabbat Amos 9:13

    God of peace, God of healing
    God of the grief-stricken,
    We call You, we invoke You
    We pray to You:
    Oh my God, we called out to You
    as a day of celebration
    Turned to...

  • ‘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....

  • Boston hospitals scramble to care for wounded after blasts

    April 15, 2013 | 9:56 pm

    At Boston Children's Hospital, the list of the wounded included a 2-year-old boy with a head injury, a 9-year-old girl with leg trauma and six other children under the age of 15.

    Over at Massachusetts General Hospital, which was caring for 29 victims, injuries ranged from cuts...

  • Jewish community ‘vigilant’ in the wake of Boston Marathon bombings

    April 15, 2013 | 2:47 pm

    The head of the security network for U.S. Jewish organizations said the community is "standing vigilant" following bombings at the Boston Marathon.

    Two people were killed and more than 30 injured in two blasts at the marathon on Monday, according to reports. One of the bombs...

  • Two explosions hit Boston Marathon finish line, at least 2 killed

    April 15, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 23 on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch one of the world's best known marathons.

    Pictures from the scene showed blood...

  • Running for life: 52 marathons in 52 weeks

    By Rachel Heller

    February 27, 2013 | 8:56 am

    Of all Julie Weiss’ memories of her father, his larger-than-life personality stands out most: Maurice Weiss was a drummer — a regular on the radio by age 5 — a bandleader, a stock broker, and a tennis and racquetball player who took up acting at the ripe age of 70. 


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