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How Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s training helped fellow hostages survive the Texas synagogue attack

How Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s training helped fellow hostages survive the Texas synagogue attack

Behind Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker’s warm, disarming smile is a leader who’s willing to attack an armed man holding his congregants hostage. On Saturday, a stranger knocked on the door of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The rabbi, assuming the stranger needed shelter from the cold, invited him in and made him tea, Cytron-Walker told…MORE

What it was like inside the Colleyville, Texas, synagogue during the 11-hour hostage standoff
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What it was like inside the Colleyville, Texas, synagogue during the 11-hour hostage standoff

It started like most any Saturday for members of Congregation Beth Israel. Families of the Reform Jewish synagogue just outside Dallas-Fort Worth had gathered — in person and online — to participate in the Sabbath service, even amid the twin perils of a fresh pandemic wave and a swelling tide of attacks on Jewish people…MORE

Los Angeles nurse dies after being attacked at bus stop

Los Angeles nurse dies after being attacked at bus stop

A woman is dead after she was violently attacked while waiting for a bus in downtown last week, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). She was a longtime nurse who “worked tirelessly and selflessly” according to her employer. Police ​say they responded Thursday ​around 5:15 a.m. to a call of an assault at…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell ends fight to keep eight ‘John Does’ secret, court to decide whether names should be unsealed
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Ghislaine Maxwell ends fight to keep eight ‘John Does’ secret, court to decide whether names should be unsealed

Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer fight to keep the names of eight ‘John Does’ secret and will leave it to the court to decide whether the names should be unsealed, according to a letter dated January 12. The documents are part of a 2015 defamation lawsuit against Maxwell brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claimed…MORE

Jewish communities across the US are on heightened alert after the Texas standoff: ‘Is our community under attack again?’
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Jewish communities across the US are on heightened alert after the Texas standoff: ‘Is our community under attack again?’

Jewish communities across the United States once again find themselves on edge in the wake of another attack on worshippers at a synagogue, this time at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, where a man interrupted Saturday’s Shabbat service and held four people hostage for hours. No hostages were killed and the suspect is dead,…MORE

The FBI is investigating the Texas hostage standoff as a ‘terrorism-related’ incident, the agency says
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The FBI is investigating the Texas hostage standoff as a ‘terrorism-related’ incident, the agency says

As investigators seek to learn more about the man killed after holding hostages at a synagogue over the weekend, the FBI on Monday is investigating the Colleyville, Texas, attack as “terrorism-related,” the agency said. Expressing its relief the hostages were not physically hurt and touting its focus on extremist threats to the Jewish community, the…MORE

13-year-old boy dies after presumed fentanyl exposure at his Connecticut school, police say

13-year-old boy dies after presumed fentanyl exposure at his Connecticut school, police say

A 13-year-old boy who was found unconscious after a presumed fentanyl exposure at his Hartford, Connecticut, school last week has died, police said. The boy died Saturday at approximately 5:35 p.m. Two other male students who were also taken to a nearby hospital on Thursday were later released, police said in a news release. The…MORE

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