Judaism Unbound Episode 142: After Pittsburgh


Dan Libenson and Lex Rofeberg mourn the devastating murder of 11 Jews, during Shabbat services, at the Tree of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh. They explore the ways that this moment requires Jews to stand both with one another and in solidarity with other marginalized groups.

 Image Credit: Matt Rourke, Associated Press

Image Credit: Matt Rourke, Associated Press

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[1] To learn about the stories of the 11 individuals who were murdered, click here.

[2] Tweets indicate that the murderer specifically saw HIAS: the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) as an organization that threatened his white supremacist ideology. Learn more about HIAS’s work here.

[3] For a Judaism Unbound conversation looking at historical context around antisemitism and immigration, see Mid-Week Episode: Antisemitism, Nativism, and Immigration - Eli Lederhendler.

[4] Dan cites Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, and the idea that “Racists think he (Gillum’s opponent) is a racist.” Read an article discussing that context further by clicking here.

[5] Learn more about the racist murder, by a different white supremacist, of two African-Americans in a Kentucky grocery store, by clicking here.