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Days After Pittsburgh Massacre, City of Jerusalem Lights Up Wall with Message for Victims

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The mass shooting that took place at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation on Oct. 27 is being called “the most deadly antisemitic attack in American history,” according to The Anti-Defamation League.

A total of 11 people lost their lives that day. The morning was one intended for prayer and worship. Instead, an unspeakable act took place — and act that leaves us asking, “Why?”

Like #VegasStrong represented support for survivors just over a year prior, social media posts are popping up with the hashtag #PittsburghStrong as people show support for the families and citizens of this great city.

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KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh reported that SWAT teams and officers from the Pittsburgh Police Department ran toward the danger in hopes to stop the shooter and save lives.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have rallied to host a blood drive and collect donations for the victims’ families, AJC reports.

But the love and support hasn’t stopped at this city’s borders. Americans, and even Jerusalem, have stood with Pittsburgh against this vicious hate crime.

A beautiful tribute shone on Jerusalem’s Old City walls on the evening of Oct. 28. An image of the flags of Israel and America flags were placed side by side.

The projection read, “We are with you Pittsburgh!” Jerusalem’s government officials and residents have sent their deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

The Jerusalem Post also reported that candlelit vigils were held at Jerusalem’s Zion Square on the very same evening.

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“Whenever there’s a terrorist attack in Israel, we meet in Zion Square,” Dina Winer, a member of The Meeting Place Dialogue Group, shared with The Jerusalem Post.

Winer went on to explain her deep sadness that this attack happened in America, a place where she grew up and didn’t believe to be a place where these types of attacks occurred.

Sadly, attacks like the Pittsburgh shooting seem to be happening more often in many states across our nation. While it is heartbreaking, it is also comforting to know we stand united in these times.

Thank you, Jerusalem. Your support for this congregation thousands of miles away touches our hearts in a way words cannot express.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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