The community’s leaders wanted the ceremony commemorating the Tree of Life massacre to be free of politics and conflict. One rabbi, and many congregants, felt differently.
Episode 201: Revisiting the Tree of Life massacre, speaking with survivors, and pondering Jewish notions of vengeance
If we don’t show up for Jewish lives, no one else will
Tablet will hold simultaneous pre-Rosh Hashanah rallies in Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, and Poway
Ep. 174: Gail Simmons, Shalom Auslander, Jill Kargman, Gil Hovav, and more on the Jewish foods that mean the most to them
Ep. 165: Director Scott Ellis on working on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and Pittsburgh matchmaker Tova Weinberg on what men and women really want
When Temple Hadar Israel in New Castle, Pennsylvania, closed its doors, most of its ritual objects were disbursed to other congregations. What was left was buried in a cemetery.
On the six-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, the need to take real action to curb gun violence is more urgent than ever
A Pittsburgh rabbi calls on Jews to follow in the footsteps of the Maccabees this Hanukkah with a rededication to Jewish practice
Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude
When anti-Semitic tropes are used to score cheap political points, violence follows. It always has.
Jewish Pittsburghers living around the world struggle to process the synagogue attack while far from the city they love
Finding words in liturgy to cope with tragedy
The team tasked with the ritual preparation of the bodies of the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre lean on thousands of years of Jewish martyrdom
Age-appropriate but honest conversations, and even children’s books, can help you talk about what happened, and why. Here are some resources for parents.
We attribute isolation to the alleged perpetrator of the Pittsburgh massacre because we want to be reassured. But he is afloat on an ocean of hate.
Ep. 156: In the wake of tragedy in Pittsburgh, a testament to the city’s Jewish community, recorded on the ground
What the Pittsburgh Jewish community and the Jewish tradition of mourning teach us about confronting anti-Semitism
A moving remembrance of growing up as one of the few African-Americans in Pittsburgh’s ‘shtetl’ neighborhood, where every Shabbat is a special day, and every day can be Shabbat
A shooter who opened fire during Shabbat services Saturday morning is reported to be in police custody
In Pittsburgh, Jewish immigration agencies are helping to resettle refugees from around the world
‘Working saved me. It still saves me.’