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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 01:33 AM

Pittsburgh: Hero Dr Jerry Rabinowitz died rushing into gunfire at synagogue to help the wounded

Dr Jerry Rabinowitz, one of the victims in a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend, has been hailed for helping the wounded in his final moments.

The 66-year-old doctor is one of 11 people killed in an apparent antisemitic attack targeting the Tree of Life, a synagogue located in the city’s Squirrel Hill neighbourhood. As a shooter opened fire on the community’s weekly Saturday service, he reportedly rushed to help those injured, according to his nephew, Avisahi Ostrin, who wrote about the tragedy in a public Facebook post.

“In addition to being the president of the congregation, he was a doctor, a healer,” Mr Ostrin wrote on Sunday. “I just learned a short while ago that although the shooter travelled within the building looking for victims, Uncle Jerry wasn’t killed in the basement of the building where the congregation was Davening [praying], he was shot outside the room. Why? Because when he heard shots he ran outside to try and see if anyone was hurt and needed a doctor.”

He added, “That was Uncle Jerry, that’s just what he did.”

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Behind the Aegis Nov 2018 OP
Glimmer of Hope Nov 2018 #1
Cha Nov 2018 #2
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #3
renate Nov 2018 #4
littlemissmartypants Nov 2018 #5
smirkymonkey Nov 2018 #6
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efhmc Nov 2018 #9
lpbk2713 Nov 2018 #10
JI7 Nov 2018 #11
leftynyc Nov 2018 #12


Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 01:46 AM

2. So heartbreakingly unfathomable..

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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 01:57 AM

3. ...

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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 02:13 AM

4. I love Jerry Rabinowitz

He embodies the best of humanity.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2018, 02:38 AM

6. RIP Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz

You are a true hero. My heart goes out to his family.

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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 03:03 AM

7. not just names and numbers

Even this simple, stock line tells a lot:

Dr Rabinowitz is survived by his wife, Miri, his mother, Sally, and his brother, Bill.


The author does a good job showing us the people, the lives affected by this tragedy. There was a lot of love in that synagogue.

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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 04:26 AM

8. .

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Thu Nov 1, 2018, 11:57 PM

9. Why do we still need to sacrafice people like Dr. Rabinowitz

in order to worship in peace? What makes having the ability to own weapons more important than making our homes and schools and places of worship secure?

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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 12:05 AM

10. I hope the killer dies in confinement ...



from a lingering and painful affliction.

Dr Rabinowitz wouldn't say that but I don't mind.

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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 01:13 AM

11. there is something so wrong, so fucked up that this man is dead and trump is president

 

and yes, it's a direct connection between the two. between those who support the one and want to kill the other.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2018, 03:49 AM

12. May his memory be a blessing

 

I know there are a lot of people holding our breath as another Shabbos is almost upon us.

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