Menorah lighting symbolizes hope in wake of Pittsburgh shooting
By Brogan Gerhart
The first candle was lit on the 10-foot tall menorah on McKeldin Mall, celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, Sunday evening.
This year’s annual candle-lighting ceremony held special significance to many of those in attendance, as this Hanukkah is being celebrated a little over a ...
Prejudice is a dangerous thing. But so is the rhetoric that emboldens it
By Jacqueline Hyman
I’m not going to delve deeply into my personal feelings about Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that killed 11 people. All I will say is that I was overwhelmingly emotional while ruminating on this tragedy, an attack against my people. Not only ...
The songs we sang at the vigil, and what they meant
By Deborah Brown
At Monday night’s vigil on McKeldin Mall to honor the memories of the Jewish community members killed in Pittsburgh on Saturday, we sang many songs, mostly in Hebrew. The melodies were beautiful and sad, and singing them in the midst of a crowd of hundreds was inspirational. I was moved to ...