Tagged Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Pittsburgh shooting victims David and Cecil Rosenthal remembered as thoughtful and kind

Caskets are carried out of Rodef Shalom Temple following the funeral of brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal in Pittsburgh, Oct. 30, 2018. (Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Cecil Rosenthal would always ask after your sick mother or inquire about your marriage — or divorce. His brother, David, a jokester, loved the police and every year would buy the same sunglasses with mirrored lenses. At a moving ceremony Tuesday, relatives stood before a… Read more »

Israeli lawmakers see Pittsburgh shooting as a time to talk about pluralism

Michael Oren speaks at a conference in the Israeli parliament in 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The deadly shooting at a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh has underlined tensions in Israel over the haredi Orthodox rabbinic establishment’s disenfranchisement of the Diaspora’s non-Orthodox Jewish streams. Following Saturday’s rampage by a gunman that left 11 worshippers dead, an Israeli government minister and the country’s opposition… Read more »

After a mass synagogue shooting, a post-Shabbat service draws thousands

A havdalah vigil organized by high school students after the shooting drew thousands of people, Oct. 27, 2018. (Ron Kampeas)

PITTSBURGH (JTA) — It is after all, as any local will tell you, Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. People here look out for one another. So when a group of students from Alderdice, a high school in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, emerged from their synagogues, their homes, their cafes after three… Read more »

11 dead, 6 injured in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

  (JTA) — The alleged gunman who killed 11 people and injured six at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday assailed the Jewish resettlement agency HIAS on his web page and said “I’m going in.” The shooting occurred shortly before 10 a.m. during a bris circumcision ceremony at The Tree of Life,… Read more »