Jewish community reacts to Pittsburgh shootings

Adam Sher, general manager of the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, said, “Our Jewish values teach us about respect and inclusion, and that you need to be good to all people.” Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

On Oct. 27, 11 people were killed and six were injured at a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to published reports, suspect Robert Bowers entered the synagogue while both Shabbat morning services and a bris were being held.

Law enforcement officials said that Bowers shouted about his desire to “kill Jewish people” as he started gunning down synagogue members with a semi-automatic assault rifle and three semi-automatic pistols.

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