The capital murder case against the perpetrator of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is dragging on; the Poway shooter who committed his synagogue attack six months later has already received a sentence of life in prison without parole.
A Reconstructionist congregation that was housed in the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha building in Pittsburgh targeted in a deadly shooting in 2018 is asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to “abandon its quest for the death penalty” in the case against the accused shooter.
“When I’m exploring ritual with other queer people, there’s just this sense of comfort.”
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“We have, since 2018, seen a dramatic increase in white supremacist-related violent incidents and in the overall presence of white supremacists.”
While Trump’s approach to Jewish issues can seem erratic, it’s clearly had a profound effect on the Jewish political world.
“We’re doing it 100% virtually because we didn’t want to have to limit the number of people who could attend.”
In the past 18 months, I have collected 189 boxes of things documenting the impact of those 83 minutes on the Jewish population.
“We have a desire to make something new – we’re not erasing anything but we need to look forward,” the congregation’s executive director said.
Freedman is an example of a Jewish American fighting the coronavirus on multiple fronts.