Boston Marathon

Authorities Probing Link Between Bomb Suspects And Jews Murdered In Waltham


The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings are being investigated in connection with the savage killings of three men – two of whom were Jewish -- in a Waltham, Mass., apartment in September 2011, according to authorities.

With You In Spirit

A dyed-in-the-wool Bostonian, now in New York, on how personal the Marathon attack felt.

Special To The Jewish Week

Friday morning, in the midst of what was literally a 24-hour news cycle, I awoke to a text from my mother: “I’m glad you’re not living in Cambridge anymore.”

The author, a New York-based writer, longs to be in his hometown of Boston for vigils like this one, held Sunday. Getty Images

Shabbat On Lockdown

A Watertown parent realizes the child's blessing takes on even more meaning during a manhunt.


Shelly Levy and Ken Lebowitz had planned to bake their own challah for Shabbat on Friday, but then came the lockdown.

Boston area residents were supposed to stay inside on Friday, which made Shabbat preparations a challenge. Getty Images

In Boston, The Familiar Feel Of Terror

For two rabbis at marathon carnage, blasts evoked prior catastrophes; Jewish community vigilant as investigation unfolds.


Rabbi Mayer Zarchi recognized the loud blasts he heard, and the smell of burnt flesh in the air, when he stepped out of a café in downtown Boston Monday afternoon.

He had been near a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv several years ago. “It was a very similar sound.”

Boston police survey the scene of the marathon after the bombings. Getty Images

Jewish Community 'Vigilant' After Bombing


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

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