2 Dead in Attack on German Synagogue

2 Dead in Attack on German Synagogue


On Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, a gunman has murdered two people in an attack targeting a synagogue in Halle, a city in eastern Germany:

Max Privorotzki, who heads the Jewish community in Halle, told Spiegel Online that the perpetrators had apparently sought to enter the synagogue in the Paulus district but security measures in place helped to “withstand the attack.”

He added that between 70 and 80 people were in the synagogue at the time.

Please pray for the loved ones of the victims of this heinous crime, and thank God that the security measures were effective in saving lives. The Fellowship is engaged in an urgent effort to secure the world’s synagogues, and we will continue until horrific attacks like this are a thing of the past.



Tags: Anti-Semitism Germany Halle security synagogue Terrorism

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