Judaism

November 04, 2018 - 10:32 am
The massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue occurred during a month that saw several allegations of hate crimes around the country. The incidents were nowhere near as violent as what happened in Pittsburgh but still left their victims deeply scarred. Kevyn Perkins stopped cold when he saw a racial slur...
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Rabbi Chuck Diamond, center, a former Rabbi at the Tree of Life Synagogue, hugs a woman after leading a Shabbat service outside the Tree of Life Synagogue, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Last Saturday, 11 people were killed and six wounded when their worship was interrupted by a gunman's bullets. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 03, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 100 people gathered in a cold drizzle for what was called a "healing service" outside the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting a week ago. Former Tree of Life rabbi Chuck Diamond led Saturday morning's 45-minute service, which featured prayers, songs...
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November 03, 2018 - 12:00 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — About 100 people gathered in a cold drizzle for what was called a "healing service" outside the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting a week ago. Former Tree of Life rabbi Chuck Diamond led Saturday morning's 45-minute service, which featured prayers, songs...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, Amy Schumer appears onstage at the Beacon Theatre in New York. On Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, The Associated Press has found that a photo circulating on the internet showing Schumer splattered with blood and tearing a doll apart was doctored. The photo is paired with a quote falsely attributed to her about fetuses and abortion. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:36 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL NEWS: Synagogue shooting victim was not a Holocaust...
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Pittsburgh police stand guard as pallbearers carry the casket of Irving Younger, 69, from Congregation Rodef Shalom after his funeral on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Younger was one of the eleven victims killed in the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
October 31, 2018 - 6:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, and members of a grief-stricken Jewish community endured another round of funerals for victims of the worst anti-Semitic attack in American history. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk into Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, with Ivanka Trump, back left, and Jared Kushner and Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, back right, and Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 31, 2018 - 12:40 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — With President Donald Trump getting a cool welcome from the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, Israel's envoy to the memorial ceremonies for the synagogue shooting victims has come to his defense, saying it was "unfair and wrong" to link him to the tragedy. Trump was greeted by...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport in Coraopolis, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, following last weekends shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 30, 2018 - 4:42 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Pittsburgh (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman opened fire Saturday on worshippers, killing 11 during Sabbath services. It...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 9:29 am
Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly become the target of right-wing rage and conspiracy...
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Personnel from Chesed Shel Emes Emergency Services and Recovery Unit gather near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in the mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 29, 2018 - 2:53 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a city known for its Jewish population, the neighborhood was the faith's spiritual heart and the synagogue a cornerstone of the community. For generations, Squirrel Hill has been known as one of Pittsburgh's most special enclaves, where the Tree of Life temple stood as a...
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Personnel from Chesed Shel Emes Emergency Services and Recovery Unit gather near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in the mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 29, 2018 - 2:47 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — For generations, Squirrel Hill has been known as one of Pittsburgh's most special enclaves and where the Tree of Life temple stood as a welcoming landmark. Lifelong Squirrel Hill resident Jules Stein said, "People always felt safe here." Stein who until recently belonged to Tree...
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