Another shooting in America. Another attack at a synagogue. Another day of mourning for the Jewish people and our allies. On Twitter, thinkers, celebrities, and other public figures reflected on the loss of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, the suffering and trauma of the injured and the rest of the survivors, and the question — Where does America go now?
I’m so sad to be writing about another attack on a Synagogue today on the Shabbat and on the last day of Passover. I’m so sorry for the loss and we are with you San Diego.
I’m sad and angry, but also proud of the strength of our community.
You can’t break us. 🇮🇱— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 27, 2019
Jason Alexander, actor
Yit’g’dal v’yit’kadesh sh’may raba…
Prayers and love to my brethren.#poway— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) April 27, 2019
Miz Cracker, drag performer (hey, don’t knock her — she’s a fierce defender of Jews):
Chabad of Poway - Terrible to mark another synagogue shooting. Our thoughts are with you.— Miz Cracker (@miz_cracker) April 28, 2019
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“Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.” — Elvis Presley … … … … #chabad #poway #peace #prayer #hope #compassion #tolerence #notoviolence #unity #love #loveoverfear #lovewins #nohate #healing #loveoverhate #ca #starofdavid #graphicart #illustration #winforlove #graphicillustration #elvispresley #onelove #strongerthanhate #lovenothate #lovetrumpshate #one #humanity #californian #onehumanity
Deesha Dyer, civil servant
Thinking this morning of Lori Gilbert Kaye who died shielding her Rabbi in the California synagogue shooting yesterday. Standing firm and strong with people of the Jewish faith. This is tragic and I am sorry.— deesha (@DeeshaDyer) April 28, 2019
Professor Deborah Lipstadt, historian
Do not think of the murderers in Charleston, Pittsburgh, Christchurch, San Diego (#Poway) as lone wolves. They are inspired by the same white supremacist antisemitic websites. There are no fine people here and there were none in Charlottesville #antisemitism_here_now— Deborah E. Lipstadt (@deborahlipstadt) April 28, 2019
Judy Gold, comedian
ENOUGH ALREADY#ChabadofPoway #GunControl— Judy Gold 🇺🇸 (@JewdyGold) April 27, 2019
Bette Midler, performer
Just heard about the #SanDiegoShooting. My sorrow is compounded by the escalation of anti-semitism in America, where all are free to practice their religious beliefs. The inertia by social media to curb hate speech on all platforms is outrageous, terrorizing and unacceptable.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 28, 2019
Wajahat Ali, public thinker
I know I speak for many when I write that Muslims appreciated the outpouring of love, prayers and support from our Jewish brothers and sisters after the New Zealand mosque shooting. Let us know what our communities can do to help after this latest #Poway synagogue shooting.— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) April 27, 2019
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“We stand together.” Outside #Poway High School, messages of strength and unity following a deadly synagogue shooting over the weekend. Poway Unified School District is encouraging students to wear blue on Monday to support victims and their families. Teachers are prepared to deal with potential questions about the shooting and extra counsellors will be on hand. #ChabadShooting #PowaySynagogue #NBC7
Arielle Angel, writer
My grandparents spent the rest of their post-Holocaust lives “hiding,” never joining a synagogue, never gathering publicly with other Jews.
These past few months, I’ve begun to see the appeal of disappearing. That hurts me.— Arielle Angel (@ArielleLAngel) April 27, 2019
Ezra Furman, singer
6 mos after the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, I’d like to assert that Jew-hatred is real, & the threat does not come from American Muslims or criticism of Israel’s government. The threat comes from neo-Nazis. Have a clear-eyed, resilient & joyful Passover— Ezra Furman (@ezrafurman) April 26, 2019
Seven tips for honoring Poway, from Jews For Racial And Economic Justice (JFREJ):
7. Learn a Jewish text, and dedicate your learning to someone. Here’s a guide for how to do that from SVARA, a traditionally radical yeshiva: https://t.co/faDG6l9mgQ— Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (@JFREJNYC) April 29, 2019
Marlee Matlin, actress
Another synagogue shooting this time in Poway California - on Passover! - and six months to the day after the Tree of Life tragedy in Pittsburgh. My heart goes out to them. Meanwhile, we must STOP hate and the means to carry it out. https://t.co/YIbQkwn3t5— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) April 27, 2019
San Diego Padres
We are saddened to hear of the shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire community.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 27, 2019
Mia Farrow, actress
Praying for the victims of Chabad of Poway Synagogue shooting. Heartache. We desperately need rational gun legislation— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 27, 2019
Adam Lambert, musician
My heart goes out to the families affected by the senseless shooting at Chabad of Poway. May Lori Kaye RIP.— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) April 28, 2019
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This story "Twitter Reacts To Poway Synagogue Chabad Shooting" was written by Adrianna Chaviva Freedman.