Our synagogues need a police presence that makes all of us feel safe—including those who are terrified of police
A 1920s epic poem about fear, and Jewish vulnerability, that could have been about 1944—or 2018
Is American anti-Semitism really distinctive from that of other diaspora countries? Just how worried should we be?
Our last dispatch from a city that is still in shock
Jewish Pittsburghers living around the world struggle to process the synagogue attack while far from the city they love
The Association of Jewish Libraries has suggestions in the wake of Pittsburgh
The shivas are packed, and like the funerals, people from every conceivable Jewish background are on hand
Finding words in liturgy to cope with tragedy
The Christian Identity movement, white supremacy, and the future of homegrown anti-Jewish terror
I grew up in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I mean that literally.
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
Anti-Semitism is different from other kinds of bigotry and to confront it we have to understand why
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.
Through funerals and protests, stories and memories about the lives of the people killed rise through the chaos in Squirrel Hill
A rabbi rushes to Pittsburgh looking for ways to help and finds that he is one of many
The brothers, victims of the horrific attack in Pittsburgh, weren’t just the greeters at Tree of Life, they were ‘the righteous people of this generation—and now everybody knows’
Wondering what to do in the aftermath of the horrendous attack on the Tree of Life synagogue? Just look to the city of steel.
Why do so many Americans seem uncomfortable with the particular nature of the attack—its apparent motive, its specific victims—in Pittsburgh?
The spread of misleading information on hate crimes is counterproductive in the fight against real and rising anti-Semitism
As the gunman turned toward the back of the room, and shot seven of the eight people unable to escape, the rabbi was able to get everyone in the front of the shul’s chapel out of the building
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
Shabbat candles at havdalah and havdalah candles to commemorate death. It’s all wrong.
And the book that may have inspired the Squirrel Hill massacre
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 patient of the doctor slain in the Pittsburgh massacre remembers his compassion in the face of HIV
Calls to excommunicate pro-Trump Jews are not simply wrong. They’re poison.
A vigil for 11 Jews massacred by an anti-Semitic killer in Pittsburgh marks a horrifying occasion, but hardly brings closure
Reporting from the scene of the worst massacre of Jews on American soil