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Posts Tagged: Tree of Life synagogue

November 25, 2018 11:17 am

Jewish Band Haim Sells Hanukkah Shirt to Support Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue

The pop rock band Haim is selling a Hanukkah-inspired shirt and proceeds of all sales will be donated to the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where...

November 11, 2018 11:21 am

Pittsburgh, Politics, and the President

JNS.org - Antisemitism hovered like a ghost, especially after the Pittsburgh massacre, over the US midterm elections, and it has unexpectedly become a key word for...

November 4, 2018 8:57 pm

Jewish Nurse Who Treated Pittsburgh Shooter Is Son of Rabbi, Experienced Antisemitic Bullying as a Child

The nurse who treated Pittsburgh murderer Robert Bowers after he killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue last Saturday is both Jewish and...

November 4, 2018 8:15 pm

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Wears Star of David Cleats to Honor Tree of Life Victims

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers football team, will be wearing special cleats emblazoned with the Star of David during Sunday's game against the...

November 2, 2018 11:38 am

Yes, Freedom of Speech, but Not Freedom to Hate

Adapted from remarks delivered at a community vigil at the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial on Oct 27th, 2018.  Ladies and gentlemen, as you know, there is...

November 1, 2018 4:35 pm

Howard University Distances Itself From Professor Who Claimed Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Was ‘Strictly Political’, Not Hate Crime

Howard University in Washington, DC, has dissociated itself from a former faculty member who claimed that the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was a "strictly political" attack, as...

October 31, 2018 8:32 am

Trump Visits Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Site, as Funerals for Victims Get Underway

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday visited the Pittsburgh synagogue attacked by an antisemitic gunman and lit candles for each of the 11 slain worshipers,...

October 30, 2018 4:16 pm

European Jewish Security Body on Pittsburgh Massacre: ‘American Jewry Is Only Now at Beginning of Long Journey’

The European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Centre's CEO said on Tuesday that American Jews were "only now at the beginning of a long journey"...

October 30, 2018 3:52 pm

Is America Any Different When It Comes to Antisemitism?

On November 9th, communities around the world will mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous antisemitic pogrom that symbolized the acceleration of Hitler’s murderous campaign...

October 30, 2018 2:08 pm

Pittsburgh Bids Farewell to Rosenthal Brothers Murdered in Synagogue Massacre – ‘The Sweetest Human Beings You Could Ever Meet’

The first of the funerals of the 11 victims of Saturday's antisemitic massacre in Pittsburgh took place on Tuesday afternoon, as almost 2,000 mourners bade...

October 30, 2018 10:23 am

Inspired by Jewish Friend, Iranian Immigrant Raises Nearly $1 Million Online for Tree of Life Synagogue

JNS.org - Iranian immigrant Shay Khatiri created an online fundraiser for the victims of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh after waking up on his...

October 30, 2018 9:56 am

Tree of Life Community in Pittsburgh Seems Split on Planned Visit by Trump

JNS.org - The Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue community is apparently split regarding a potential visit on Tuesday by US President Donald Trump after a gunman killed...

October 30, 2018 8:16 am

Trump to Visit Pittsburgh as Mourners Prepare to Hold First Funerals

US President Donald Trump was due to visit Pittsburgh on Tuesday, as mourners prepared to hold the first funerals for victims of the synagogue massacre. Trump...

October 29, 2018 10:31 pm

Pittsburgh’s Jewish Schools Seek Understanding, Healing After Synagogue Massacre

On Monday afternoon, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stood outside the independent Jewish Community Day School (CDS) deep in conversation with a small gathering of staff and...


Baseball Icon Dykstra Takes on a New Hobby: Torah Study

JNS.org - As part of bettering his life since serving six months of a three-year sentence behind bars for grand...


Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...


UK Jews Applaud Office for Students for Adopting IHRA Definition of Antisem...

The regulatory body for higher education in England has adopted an internationally-recognized definition of antisemitism -- a move welcomed by...


Airbnb Refutes Israeli Government Claim It Reversed West Bank Settlement Ba...

The Israeli Tourism Ministry claimed on Monday that Airbnb had backtracked on its recent decision to remove listings in West...

Middle East

Turkey May Start New Syria Operation at Any Moment, Erdogan Says

Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that US President Donald Trump had given a positive response...