As the funerals for the victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting are commencing, people of all faiths around the world are gathering to remember those killed and to stand against this act of anti-Semitism in a show of interfaith unity.
Jewish and interfaith vigils were held around North America in memory of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
In Boston, one of the speakers Sunday at an emotional vigil on the Boston Common was Ariel Stein, a Boston University student who is a member of the Tree of Life Congregation, where Saturday’s attack took place.
“It is up to all of us to love each other … and to stand up for the other in society,” Stein told about 1,000 people. As a young girl, Stein said she often sat in the Tree of Life synagogue alongside her grandmother.
"On Yom Kippur, I look forward to praying alongside my father because I want to be sealed in the Book of Life,” she said. “Yesterday, those same people who prayed to be sealed in the Book of Life were killed.”