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A week after Pittsburgh shooting, hundreds #ShowUpForShabbat

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RNS At 9:52am, they stood in silence in the cavernous sanctuary of Congregation Beth Shalom in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood here, less than a mile from the Tree of Life synagogue, where at 9:52 last Saturday (27th October), a gunman had begun shooting. Then they sat down to continue the litany of prayers and Torah […]

Pittsburgh suspect’s hatred of Jews, HIAS part of larger anti-immigrant surge

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RNS No one knows yet why a gunman singled out the Tree of Life Congregation, out of all of Pittsburgh’s synagogues, as the site for a virulently anti-Semitic shooting spree.  But Robert Bowers, the man accused of gunning down 11 congregants in a rampage Saturday in the city’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood, was known to hate Jews […]


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Rabbi JEFFREY SALKIN, in an article for his column first published on Religion News Service, says the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was not only an attack on Jews or Judaism but an attack “on all that we hold sacred”…