The president sent his message to “our Jewish brothers and sisters in the United States, in Israel and around the world,” noting Hanukkah’s origins in the story of rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The first burials of the 11 victims from the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting took place Tuesday as President Trump and First Lady, Melania, headed to the city to “express the support of the American people and to grieve with the Pittsburgh community,” the White House said. At a GOP rally, Vice President Mike Pence called upon a rabbi to invoke a prayer for the victims but his good intentions misfired due to an interfaith faux pas.
The mass murder in a Pittsburgh synagogue on during Shabbat services on Saturday has left the American nation and the Jewish people reeling, but rabbis assure that even this painful episode is an important stage in the ultimate and imminent redemption. On Saturday morning, Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel… Read more »