Messages Of Solidarity From Prominent Jews Following Pittsburgh Shooting
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Messages Of Solidarity From Prominent Jews Following Pittsburgh Shooting

Rapid reaction SWAT members leave the scene of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Getty Images
Rapid reaction SWAT members leave the scene of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Getty Images

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left at least 11 dead, prominent Jews on Twitter are speaking out about their identity and sharing messages of solidarity.

Ivanka Trump said she stands with the Jewish people and called the gunman, identified as 46-year-old Robert Bowers, a “depraved bigot and anti-Semite.”

The CEO of the Anti Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, shared words of devastation:

Bari Weiss, The New York Times opinion writer, shared that she was a bat mitzvah at the synagogue and that people were checking in with her.

Broadway star Ben Platt used the moment to push a political message.

Actress and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham urged people to send their prayers to the Jewish community.

Actor Josh Gad, known for roles in “Frozen” and “The Book of Mormon,” shared how he also belonged to the synagogue.

Actress and singer Bette Midler shared her sympathy for the families of the victims.

Jewish actor and comedian Michael Ian Black shared the poem “We Remember Them” by Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Reimer in memory of the victims.

“Seinfeld” actor Jason Alexander said he had “no words.”

Emily Nussbaum, a New Yorker writer, shared how close to home the shooting hit for her, as her family was at synagogue services.

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