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Monday, October 29, 2018

Anti-Semitism comes to a city of tolerance

Why Pittsburgh matters
Religion News Service: The attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was not only an attack on Jews. It was not only an attack on Judaism. It was an attack on all that we hold sacred, says Jeffrey Salkin.
Forward: The right has blood on its hands after Pittsburgh carnage -- and so does the left

Anti-Semitism comes to a city of tolerance
The New York Times: In the eternal mix of irony and tragedy that is the human story, an anti-Semitic rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue has inflicted deep wounds on perhaps the least anti-Semitic city in the country.

The synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill was an attack on sanctuary
CityLab: The neighborhood that was home to the Tree of Life Synagogue is a model of inclusivity in Pittsburgh. That's why it was so vulnerable.
The Atlantic: A broken Jewish community

'There is still so much evil': growing anti-Semitism stuns American Jews
The New York Times: The massacre on Saturday of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue was for many a shocking wake-up call.
Associated Press: Before shooting, anti-Semitic incidents were on the rise
Vox: The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting comes amid a yearslong rise in anti-Semitism

How to help the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Quartz: Americans are looking for concrete actions they can take to help those who were directly impacted by the event. Here are some ideas.

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