Synagogues in New Zealand close for Shabbat following massacre

For the first time in history, New Zealand's synagogues will be closed this coming Shabbat following the massacre of muslims in Christchurch.
The Jewish Agency and New Zealand Jewish Council, according to the Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, do this as an act of solidarity with the bereaved families.
"We are united in fighting violent hatred and racism," Herzog shared on his Twitter page.