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Articles, Essays and Statements on the Shooting in Pittsburgh


Community Responses

Pittsburgh tries to see the future through the darkness (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Pittsburgh Synagogue Rabbi Tells What Happened (video, Forward)

‘Respond to Hate With Love’: Muslim Organizations Raise Thousands to Benefit Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims (TIME)

‘It’s just frightening’: Area Jewish congregations react to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Dor Hadash

Attacked Jewish congregation responds to neo-Nazi gunman: ‘Many of us, frankly, feel great pity for this man’ (Los Angeles Times)

What to Know About the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting (New York Magazine)

11 killed, 6 injured in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting; FBI investigating as hate crime (WHYY)

Commitment to Social Justice and Immigration Reform

HIAS, the Jewish Agency Criticized by the Shooting Suspect, Has a History of Aiding Refugees (New York Times)

HIAS Statement on Pittsburgh Tragedy (HIAS)

Reconstructionist Responses

‘We Are All Dor Hadash’ (Reconstructing Judaism)

Statement on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre (Reconstructing Judaism)

Responding to Today’s Tragedy (Reconstructing Judaism)

Initial Statement on the Pittsburgh Shootings (Reconstructing Judaism)

Pittsburgh suspect’s hatred of Jews, HIAS part of larger anti-immigrant surge (Religion News Service)

Religious Leaders on Pittsburgh Attack (video) (MSNBC)

The Reconstructionist Response to Antisemitism (audio, WNYC)

Jewish Groups Escalate Call For Assault Rifle Ban After Shooting ‘Proved Our Worst Fears’ (Huffington Post)

Jewish life in Philadelphia has changed (Deutschlandradio, article and radio interview with Rabbi Deborah Waxman in German)

The Importance of Holy Conversation (Camp Havaya)

Jerry Rabinowitz

Remembering Jerry Rabinowitz: ‘Kind, gentle’ doctor among the victims in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting (Trib Live)

Synagogue shooting victim Jerry Rabinowitz remembered as ‘one of the finest people’ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Synagogue attack victim Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz rushed at gunfire to help the wounded (NBC News)

Slain Pittsburgh Doctor Treated My HIV When No One Else Would (Forward)

Dan Leger

UPMC chaplain, in critical condition, identified among Squirrel Hill shooting survivors (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Active member of Dor Hadash congregation ID’d by brother as victim of Squirrel Hill shooting  (Trib Live)