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Jews Must Back Gun Control

More than 10,000 hate crimes involving a firearm occur each year in the United States, according to Everytown for Gun Safety. On Oct. 27, the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre was added to this list in what is the deadliest anti-Semitic attack on American soil. Hate, as the numbers from Everytown show, breeds gun violence, [...]

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Gun Control Needed to Protect Innocents

“All Jews must die.” That is what Robert Bowers told police after entering the Tree of Life synagogue and and opening fire on families united in joy and prayer. The phrase claws its way through me and breaks my heart. The phrase is on repeat as I imagine my grandparents’ congregation bloodied on the floor. [...]

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Emory Community Gathers to Mourn Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims

More than 100 Emory community members gather outside Cannon Chapel in remembrance of the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting./Nassem Yousef, Staff "Silence in the face of bigotry is acquiescence,” Emory Professor of Holocaust Studies Deborah Lipstadt said at an Oct. 29 gathering to mourn the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. In wake of [...]

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After the Tree of Life Shooting, It’s Time to Speak Out

I’m sitting here stunned, reading about the mass shooting that claimed 11 lives at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and hearing President Donald J. Trump comment, “It’s a terrible, terrible thing that is going on with hate in our country.” Wait, didn’t he just proudly claim himself to be a nationalist? Doesn’t he [...]

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