Boston marathon bombing

Mother Of Boston Suspects Told Son To 'Go To Palestine,' Report Says

04/28/2013 - 20:00


The mother of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers spoke with her older son about going to "Palestine."

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, in a telephone conversation from Russia with her older son Tamerlan, suggested that he go to Palestine during a discussion about jihad, The Associated Press reported. Russian security services intercepted the phone conversation, according to AP.

B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund To Help Boston Blast Victims

04/17/2013 - 20:00

Some victims of the April 15th bomb bast at the Boston Marathan will benefit from B'nai B'rith's Disaster Relief Fund, the organization announced Thursday.

Three died and scores were injured by two bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon. Getty Images

Three Lessons from Boston

Making Meaning out of Tragedy When Nothing Makes Sense
04/15/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Explosions at the Boston Marathon kill three (so far) and injure over a hundred more.

And all I can think is: here we go again.

When man-made tragedy strikes, I do what most of us do: stop, drop and search for meaning. I scan the newspapers, hunker down in front of the television, check Facebook and call friends and family to: first, make sure that everyone I know and love is safe; second, to see who knows something that I don’t yet know; and three, to see who might be able to offer something resembling a lesson to be learned.

Deborah Grayson Riegel

Who Bombed Boston? The Word For Now Is Caution

04/15/2013 - 20:00

The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say -- a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.

Hours after the attack Monday that killed three and injured scores, Obama in a television address refrained from using the word “terrorism.” He did use it Tuesday, but wrapped it deep in caveats.

In Boston, The Familiar Feel Of Terror

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

04/15/2013 - 20:00

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
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