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From Gal Gadot To Pres. Obama, Here Are The Reactions To The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

After a tragedy, we look to the people around us for support. Our families, rabbis, politicians, and neighbors can help us process our painful reality. For many of us, luminaries in the arts and pop culture make up that supportive network and thinkers. Here are the words of many of the Jewish and non-Jewish influencers who publicly mourned the 11 victims of anti-Semitic violence in the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting this weekend.

Director Jason Reitman ruminates on miracles:

Lena Dunham talks generational trauma:

Ben Platt plans for the future:

Michael Twitty resists:

Gal Gadot remembers where we came from:

Lena Dunham quotes Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai:

Barbra Streisand memorializes Jewish and non-Jewish black victims:

Seth Rogen responds from the ground:

Jason Alexander prays:

Gary Shteyngart honors HIAS (the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society):

Mark Hetfield of HIAS grieves:

Non-Jewish friends gave their support as well.

Cher sends her love:

Rob Delaney shares his connection:

Ellen lends warmth:

Samantha Power connects to sports:

Barack Obama offers wisdom:

Tom Hanks shares his heart:

Kathy Griffin gives a history lesson:

Jenny Singer is the deputy lifestyle editor for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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