With You In Spirit

A dyed-in-the-wool Bostonian, now in New York, on how personal the Marathon attack felt.
04/21/2013 - 20:00
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.
04/20/2013 - 20:00

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
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