Judaism

Jewish student reflects on Pittsburgh shooting

October 31, 2018

Congregants of the Tree of Life synagogue peacefully welcomed the Sabbath on Saturday morning when Robert Bowers, armed with at least three handguns and an AR-15, burst into the temple. The aftermath of the malicious attack and intense shootout left 11 Jewish congregants dead and six police wounded. According to the Anti-Defamation League, this assault […]

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A Reflection on Faith and Fasting

September 27, 2012

As we get older, our priorities and beliefs change, sometimes causing religious practices to fall to the wayside. Despite her views, Weitzner explains why she’s decided to fast on Yom Kippur this year. Rule number one about having a Jewish mother: never, ever, say “no.” At least to her face. I made that mistake around […]

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