14 Days: Pittsburgh Tragedy

A roundup of news of the last two weeks.

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November 6, 2018 15:58
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14 Days: Pittsburgh Tragedy

Police near the "Tree of Life" synagogue in Pittsburgh. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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PITTSBURGH TRAGEDY
Eleven Jewish worshipers were killed and six others, including two policemen, were wounded in a shooting rampage at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during Shabbat prayers on October 27. The gunman, identified as Robert Bowers, is reported to have yelled, “All Jews must die,” as he entered the Conservative synagogue and began firing during a baby-naming ceremony. Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett flew to Pittsburgh to stand in solidarity with the community.

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