President Donald Trump

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 phenomenon of Christians loving Israel is powerfully evident in rural north-central Ohio, where blessing Abraham has brought bounty to the region and resulted in a recent visit by a prominent Israeli politician. These blessings may increase ten-fold next month if the state passes legislation that could make it the first state to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel.