Possible link between marathon bombing suspect, murder of two Jews being probed

JTA Wire Service Boston-area investigators are considering a possible link between the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and the still unsolved murder of two Jews in 2011. A spokesperson for the Middlesex County District Attorney told the Boston Globe on Monday that prosecutors were eager to pursue new leads into an unsolved triple… Read More

Holocaust museum honors survivors and veterans at 20th anniversary

Standing together and ignoring the rainy, chilly weather of an April morning in 1993, recently inaugurated President Bill Clinton joined Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel to officially open the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Fittingly, rain fell again on Monday when the two joined more than 800 Holocaust survivors, nearly 150… Read More

Anti-Defamation League Celebrates 100 Years With Three-Day Conference

The Anti-Defamation League celebrated its 100th birthday by staging a three-day conference on anti-Semitism in America and abroad and on the need to combat all forms of terrorism and hate crimes. “We delude ourselves if we believe that the dark forces have been conquered,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, as he addressed a crowd… Read More

Jury Out on Hagel

Local leaders question Sen. Chuck Hagel’s views, but are yet to discount him as defense secretary.  
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Jewish groups nationally are div-ided while others are taking a wait-and-see attitude regarding the nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. Local leaders appear to reflect a guarded approach yet question Hagel’s views on Iran. “Obviously the Jewish community has some concerns,” said Baltimore Jewish Coalition Executive Director Dr. Arthur Abramson. “I… Read More

Spiritual Guidance

What kind of reaction does the heinous murder of 20 school children require? How do we make peace with what happened last Friday and how do we move on? Area rabbis addressed these questions and others in sermons last Shabbat. The following are excerpts from their talks: Rabbi Dana Saroken Beth El Congregation As rabbis,… Read More

Massacre

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Funerals for the 20 6- and 7-year-old victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting took place this week, beginning on Monday with the burial of Noah Pozner. Pozner, the youngest and only reported Jewish victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, was gunned down alongside his classmates and six school employees last Friday, when Adam… Read More