Historian Revisits Pittsburgh’s Rich Jewish Past

“There is a great issue at stake — whether America shall stand for liberty, for justice, for righteousness, or whether it shall be dedicated to selfish class interests. Shall...

US Synagogues Vandalized After Deadly Pittsburgh Massacre

Antisemitism reared its head again last week when the Beit Yaakov synagogue in Irvine, California was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti overnight Tuesday, just three days after a shooting massacre at...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Antisemitism at SFSU

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit earlier this week alleging that San Francisco State University had tolerated or encouraged antisemitism. The lawsuit — whose defendants included SFSU, the Board of Trustees of...

Focus on Improving Building Security After Pittsburgh Massacre

In the aftermath of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 Jewish worshippers were shot dead and six others injured by a lone...

Pittsburgh Paper Prints Words of Mourner’s Kaddish in Hebrew on Front Page

(JTA) — The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the largest newspaper serving the Pennsylvania city’s metropolitan area, printed a part of the Jewish mourner’s prayer in Hebrew as its front-page headline. The first...

Family and Friends Pay to Tribute to ‘Bubbie’ Rose Mallinger

Mourners gathered in Pittsburgh on Friday for the funeral of the last and oldest of 11 victims gunned down in a massacre at a synagogue, capping a week of...

Fighting Fire With Fire: Jews Train to Stop Next Synagogue Shooting

David Ortner adjusted his yarmulke, cocked his pistol and took aim — something he wishes a civilian had done to defend Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue when Robert Bowers...

Funeral Services Held for Three More Pittsburgh Victims

Funeral services continued on Thursday for three of the 11 victims killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh. On Thursday, husband and wife Sylvan and...

Penguins Hold 11-Second Moment of Silence for Shooting Victims

JNS.org – The Pittsburgh Penguins held an 11-second moment of silence on Tuesday prior to their game against the New York Islanders to remember the victims of Saturday’s shooting at Tree of...

Pittsburgh Buries Three More Shooting Victims as Suspect Faces New Charges

Federal prosecutors added more charges, including religious hate crimes, against the man accused of killing 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, according to an indictment filed on Wednesday, as...

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