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Jews gather for Shabbat one week after massacre

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/03/18, 04:46 pm

About 100 people gathered in Pittsburgh on Saturday for what was called a healing service outside the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue, which is still closed after a shooting rampage there killed 11 people one week ago. “We will reopen, but it will not be for quite a while,” Rabbi Jeffrey Meyers said. Synagogues across the country saw increased attendance at Show Up for Shabbat services Saturday to honor those who died in the massacre. On Friday evening, worshippers of multiple faiths gathered for a Shabbat service at the Temple Sinai synagogue in Squirrel Hill, the Jewish neighborhood that is also home to Tree of Life. Shooting suspect Robert Bowers is still in custody and faces the death penalty if convicted of federal hate crimes charges.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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