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At a Pittsburgh Crime Scene, Jewish Volunteers Guard the ‘Bodies of Holy Martyrs’

All night long, Jewish volunteers stood solemnly in the rain outside the Tree of Life synagogue, where 11 dead bodies lay inside, sealed off with yellow crime-scene tape. The deceased were not suppose... read more

Squirrel Hill Struggles For A Sense Of Normalcy

Pittsburgh — Early on Monday morning, a Pittsburgh police officer stood guard at the corner ... released the victims’ bodies, the burial society kept volunteers with the bodies at all times, in accord... read more

Documents detail the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and name the dead

The shooter targeted a congregation that is an anchor of Pittsburgh's large and close-knit Jewish community ... Jones called "a large and complex crime scene." They also consulted with rabbis to ident... read more

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11 Dead in Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

A gunman opened fired in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning ... Police exchanged fire with the gunman as they arrived on the scene. A series of anti-Semitic posts on the social media site Gab ... read more


Jewish community does best to adhere to customs amid tragedy

A special committee of Jewish lay people, known as a Chevra Kadisha (“Holy Society”), was tasked with organizing a round-the-clock vigil to guard the bodies. Pittsburgh has two ... In terms of the cri... read more

All In The Genetic Family

In his riveting 1998 book, “Tough Jews” (Vintage), Rich Cohen tells the history of colorful Jewish gangsters like Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel, who dominated New York’s crime scene ... read more

Charged With a Crime? Better Check Your Facebook Pictures

Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a neighboring teenager, who then committed suicid... read more

Paris, When It Sizzles With Hate

A Socialist active in politics, she serves on the city council, volunteers ... of the Jewish schools. Graffiti and swastikas appear almost nightly in Strasbourg. Rabbis exhort congregants in Marseille ... read more

IT’S A FRACKIN’ CRACKER!

Webster Cook says he smuggled a Eucharist, a small bread wafer that to Catholics symbolic of the Body of Christ after a priest blesses ... “However, if anything were to qualify as a hate crime, to us ... read more

Murdered at Auschwitz

Nazi killers murdered my Chayala and 1.5 million other Jewish ... murdered at Auschwitz with my wife, Malka and my daughter, Sima, her husband, Yaakov Weiss and my granddaughter, Chaya Sarah. Can you ... read more

Egypt’s Sissi says US embassy move may lead to ‘some instability’

2:27 pm Top Sunni cleric in Lebanon urges jihad over US embassy move A senior Sunni cleric in Lebanon has called on all Muslims to wage jihad, or holy war, in support of ... reportedly balked at trave... read more

1 killed, 14 wounded in series of attacks across Israel

“The transfer of civilians, for whatever reason, is a crime against humanity, and I’m disturbed to see that half of the Jewish ... at the scene, police say. “When I arrived at the scene shots could st... read more



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