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After Texas synagogue siege, rabbis wonder: welcome the stranger, or lock the doors?

The imperative to welcome the stranger comes from one of the earliest stories in Scripture. It’s never been easy.

‘Now it is an imperative:’ Synagogue hostage-taking prompts a hard look at security

The meeting comes three days after a rabbi and three congregants were taken hostage at a Texas synagogue.

‘We needed all the prayers’: Hero rabbi leads first service after escaping hostage crisis

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker emphasized the need for empathy and said he was grateful to be alive in a “healing and resilience” service Monday.

As MLK Day and Tu B’Shvat coincide, a ‘really special’ opportunity to pursue justice

‘There’s an invasive species original to the United States. That species is called white supremacy.’

Texas rabbi details standoff: Gunman ‘literally thought that Jews control the world’

Beth Israel Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker said that the British gunman believed the “Chief Rabbi of America” could meet all his demands.

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