Monday, January 26, 2015 Shevat 6, 5775

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Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel
On Monday, Patriots’ Day, the day that commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord that launched the American revolution, two explosions tore through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Mara­thon just a few miles east of those famous battlefields.
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Two rabbis who completed the Boston Marathon just before the bombings describe the aftermath and vow not to lose sight of the true spirit of the marathon.
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A Philadelphia-area rabbi details the trauma and drama in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack. It wasn't the first close encounter with terror for this Jewish spiritual leader.
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The Jewish professional basketball team that made its mark on sports history got its own historical marker in Philadelphia.
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Gilles Bernheim resigned this week as chief rabbi of France after admitting to several instances of plagiarism and falsely using an academic title.
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