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Michael Simms: Tree of Life

God, like a lazy cop,
Never seems to be around
When you need Him

October 27, 2021 · 23 Comments

Donald Krieger: Unveiling

I listened to the learned
seeking meaning, hundreds crowded
into the Beth Shalom basement,
police in armor at the entrance.

October 27, 2020 · 3 Comments

Shalom Lappin: On the Tree of Life Shooting

In a particularly poignant scene of Spike Lee’s superb new film BlacKkKlansman, Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer in Colorado Springs in the 1970s, who infiltrates the local Klan … Continue reading

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thom Hartmann: Trump and Fox News Have Blood on Their Hands

It’s already started. They’re messaging, texting, tweeting, and even calling into my radio/TV show. Breitbart is even bragging that they got it on CNN. “This killing in Pittsburgh has nothing … Continue reading

November 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Don Krieger: October 30, 2018

Today, October 30, 2018, their lives were celebrated, their bodies buried, three of eleven murdered Jews *** Discovery I mainly think about what no one knows, nor I either, how … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: What the Murders Teach Us

Antisemitism was the cause, but automatic weapons were the method.  Reactions by Jews and non-Jews to the massacre of 11 people at Tree Of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh overwhelmed my … Continue reading

October 30, 2018 · 4 Comments

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