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Statement on the Anti-Semitic Mass Shooting in Pittsburgh

Gail Schechter
Published: October 29, 2018

When we think of a home, we think of a peaceful place. Whether that place is the residence in which we care for our families, our house of worship, or, more broadly, our community and our nation, home is about dwelling together.

We at H.O.M.E. deplore and grieve the cold-blooded, anti-Semitic killing of eleven people at the Tree of Life Congregation, their Sabbath home, on October 27th. Add Pittsburgh to the recent list of sites of horrific hate-motivated mass shootings that includes Charleston, SC, where a White man killed 9 Black worshipers who had expanded their circle to include him, and Orlando, FL, in which a man killed 49 people in a gay night club.

That most of the eleven people were seniors adds poignancy to this horrific act of religious hatred.

H.O.M.E. calls for an end to gun violence and an end to the hatred and bigotry that nourish it in our nation.

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