In the wake of Saturday’s massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, members of Pittsburgh’s old and well-established Jewish community reflect on the attack that took 11 lives:
Tanya Cohen, who emigrated from Russia and lives near Tree of Life, always knew anti-Semitism existed but never thought it would strike so close.
“It seemed like here, those things were really far away and really removed from our reality,” said Cohen, whose 12-year-old daughter was shaken by the sight of rifle-carrying men in fatigues passing by their home. “Those are the things that we read in on a newspaper or in a book or watch in a movie.”
Join Rabbi Eckstein on October 30 for a Town Hall discussion about the attack in Pittsburgh, the threat of anti-Semitism, and how all of us, Christians and Jews alike, must unite in prayer during these divisive times. Find more information here.