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Jewish leaders seek a balance between security, being welcoming

After a shooting Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that killed 11 people, local rabbis are re-evaluating security in their own congregations. Read more.

After Pittsburgh massacre, synagogues weigh adding more security

Tree of Life synagogue had practiced active-shooter drills. Staff members knew the protocols, and they had assessed the building’s security just last year. On high holidays, police officers would keep watch outside the synagogue. But like many synagogues across the country, Tree of Life ha…

Ben Stiller, Amy Schumer and stars react to Pittsburgh shooting

Ben Stiller and Bette Midler were among the many Hollywood celebrities joining the nation in mourning the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 8 people killed and 12 others injured on Saturday. Amy Schumer tweeted her “heart is broken” in response to the attack. Read more.

Netanyahu: ‘Heartbroken and appalled’ by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday evening that he was ‘heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue today,” in which 11 people have been confirmed dead. Read more.

World leaders condemn deadly shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue

In the wake of the Pittsburgh tragedy, world leaders respond. Read more.