Jewish leaders express shock and condolences after Boston Marathon attack

JNS.org While the aftermath of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon continues to unfold, Jewish leaders in Boston and Israel have expressed shock and sympathy for the victims. Jeremy Burton, executive director of the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), told JNS.org, “I’m very shocked; it’s a horrible moment for our community. It’s a… Read More

Boston Marathon bombings: Jewish runner recounts ‘gruesome day’

Bob Jacob Cleveland Jewish News/JNS.org Kevin Goodman’s second Boston Marathon will be one he will never forget. That’s because just about 60 minutes after he concluded the race, two explosions rocked the finish line. “It’s a gruesome day,” Goodman, who lives in Cleveland, told the Cleveland Jewish News from the Fairmont Copley Hotel, where he… Read More

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

UPDATE: Caring Bridge Page Launched For Updates About Biker Mel Pachino

In an email today from Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, it was stated that, “the next few days are very critical for Mel Pachino.” The community is invited to join Suburban at 7:40 p.m. for a recitation of Psalms, followed by Mincha at 7:50 p.m.  The goal is to complete the entire Sefer Tehillim daily. Please click on the linkand… Read More

Jewish Museum Introduces Bessie Bluefeld, Its Newest Living History Character

Senior features reporter On Tuesday, April 30, when Jewish Museum of Maryland Director of Education Ilene Dackman-Alon introduced the museum’s new living history character, Bessie Bluefeld, many in the audience already knew her, or at least knew of her. Among the 100 guests who came to the JMM for a reception and one-woman show were… Read More

Torah Home Education Is Growing — Around The Country And In Baltimore

It’s a wow moment when your child’s face lights up as a new concept or idea he’s been grappling with clicks. That impression is one that could stick with you forever. It is those moments that keep Yehudis Eagle going. Eagle has been home educating her children for the past 20 years. The mother of… Read More

Sascha Hurwitz Serves As Catalyst For Donations To Benefit Homeless

Staff reporter It’s conceivable that somewhere in Baltimore tonight there is a family — one that previously lived on the streets — snuggling up in its very own home. That family may not know it, but its homelessness was put to a stop, in part, by a girl set to enter kindergarten next year. A… Read More