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What I am left with is the silence.
Standing outside of Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a normally busy neighborhood of Pittsburgh, it was eerily quiet.
On August 11-12, 2017, neo-Nazis marched proudly past our synagogue and on the streets of our city, bringing their message of hate and showing the world that white supremacy is alive, proud, and unashamed.
Emboldened by the foul political climate that has
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Our world is imperfect. As Jews, we know this.
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The violence and
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