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Illustrating City's Pain, Compassion After Synagogue Shooting

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In the wake of last weekend's shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the city and the world have come together. That is especially true, writes The Washington Post's Michael Cavna, in the work of the city's cartoonists, who have shown both the hurt and the hope being felt:

Randy Bish, 57, has lived in the Pittsburgh area all his life and worked as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review cartoonist for 31 years...

So he created editorial art that reflected a rooted sense of deep compassion...

“All Pittsburgh’s communities were built by hard-working, decent, honest people who would gladly give their neighbors the shirt from their own back if it would help in any way,” says Bish, who still draws several cartoons a week...

“We were taught by Fred Rogers to love, cherish and respect our neighbors,” says Bish, referring to the late children’s TV host who lived in Squirrel Hill. “One look at the recent photo of the young child offering cookies to a police officer shows the compassion of Pittsburgh’s people...

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