The Calvary Episcopal Church reached out to the congregation just days after the October 27 attack that left 11 Jewish worshippers dead, offering
Jonathan Perlman of the New Light Congregation cited religious tradition and his congregants’ still-opened wounds.
As the Book of Lamentations says, of then and now: “Alas, priest and prophet are slain in the Sanctuary of the Lord!”
More than $60,000 of that total was raised by the Tree of Life congregation, which was targeted by an anti-Semitic gunman five months prior.
The post was a meme that shows the interior of an oven and read “Jewish bunk beds for sale.”
The lawyers say that FBI agents have dissuaded witnesses from meeting with their defense team.
The couple said the decision “just felt right,” as she exemplified someone “that every parent would want their child to turn out to be like.”
The mayor praised one Chabad congregant, an off-duty border patrol agent who he said was able to gain access to a weapon not on his person.
The special joint session came a day after the mayor signed into law gun control legislation introduced in the aftermath of the October shooting.
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security had accused the FBI and Department of Justice of “stonewalling” a briefing on the issue.