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Solidarity and comfort after Pittsburgh

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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 9:42 am

It was Solidarity Shabbat and the pews were full. So upsetting was the murder of 11 Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, so saturated was the media coverage of the victims and survivors, so pained were the commentaries, and so overwhelming was the compassionate and supportive response to the tragedy that even if last Saturday hadn’t been given a special name, synagogues would have been the place to turn to for comfort and community.

And so they came. All over the country. Jews who don’t normally attend Shabbat or even any services — joined by pained and supportive neighbors of all faiths and creeds who were shaken by the hate and death brought upon innocent people at the three synagogues in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life building.

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