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October 29, 2018 2:19 pm

Pittsburgh Rabbi Regrets Not Being Able to Save More of His Congregants From Massacre

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People mourn the loss of life as they hold a vigil for the victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Reuters / John Altdorfer.

The rabbi of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh where 11 Jews were murdered by a white supremacist gunman on Saturday has told an interviewer that he regrets that he was unable to save more people.

“I could only save some,” Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said in a conversation with “CBS This Morning” co-host Bianna Golodryga. “The people in the back of the sanctuary I could not save.”

Asked whether the shooter — 46-year-old Robert Bowers, who was arrested at the scene — could ever be forgiven, Myers replied, “Wow. Big question. I just don’t know. The wounds are too open to answer that. I have to really think about that. Can you really forgive everybody for all evil is one of those big theological questions and right now I can’t answer it.”

Watch the CBS interview with Myers below:

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