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Shooting at a synagogue

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. oragator1

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  3. StrangeGator

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    That area is a big part of Pittsburgh's Jewish population. Several orthodox shuls nearby. There would be hundreds of Jews walking to Shabbat morning services at that time.
     
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    Looked it up. It's a conservative shul, same as ours. We are permitted to drive on Shabbat but a lot of people will choose to walk. I was about to walk to services myself before I saw this on CNN.
     
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    Not surprising given what he did, but apparently he said this when arrested:

     
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    Just remember, there are good people on both sides.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims (and future victims, because this will keep happening).
     
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    So they arrested the shooter?
     
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    Confirmation evil does in fact exist in this world.
     
  11. orangeblue_coop

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    Shooter is in custody.

     
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    At least 8 dead in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue -- live updates
     
  13. duchen

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    Baruch Dyan Haemet. Blessed is the true judge. I have friends from the orthodox community in Pittsburgh. Very close knit community. Sickening.
     
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    Trump's resonse is that that all churches and synagogues should have armed guards. As the link above notes, this synagogue had three small minyans (prayer groups). Edit: apparently 3 police officers among the wounded
     
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    I wish I had gone today. I usually do go to shul. To show SOB’s like this anti-Semite murderer that we will not back down fr his ilk. Motive was apparently anit-Jewish immigration. A reminder that we are always targets of these bigots, and have been since Jews were attacked by Amalek on the way out of Egypt, even in a country as welcoming as the US.
     
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    Armed guards at every service? We have them for the high holidays but it costs a fortune. Only the largest congregations could afford that. That was a stupid thing to say.
     
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    Agreed. I go to two small congregations. This one in Pittsburgh was a soft target bc it had three small minyans.
     
  18. oragator1

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    There is a temple I am associated with in Florida. They have off duty police officers provide protection at every event. They aren’t in the temple, but sit in a car in view of the entrance as a deterrent. Costs them several hundred K a year.

    It’s crazy and beyond sad that this is actually needed in a country that constantly brags about its freedoms, religious included. I am sure mosques and Sikh temples need it too.
     
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    We have a special scholar in residence visiting this weekend from Israel. He spoke last night at the kiddush after the Shabbat evening service but I was at my dojo. I was planning to go to Havdalah service tonight and the discussion forum afterwards. I hope they don't cancel it. That would be backing down.
     
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    Not all Jewish synagogues are large enough for this. But, that is Trump’s perspective.