After one of the darkest days in Pittsburgh history, we’ve been overwhelmed by the good work that’s done by writers and reporters, both those who are based in Pittsburgh and afar, who have offered coverage, remembrances and resources after the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue. We’ve compiled a list of just a few of what we’ve been reading over the last two days.
Dispatch from Squirrel Hill: Dread in a Peaceful Place, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. PG’s executive editor and Squirrel Hill resident David Shribman wrote a moving piece about faith, community, and the impact the shooting will have mere hours after the tragedy took place.
Tree of Life Synagogue Victims Remembered as Guardians of Their Faith, The New York Times. A remembrance of the eleven victims of the shooting, who ranged in age from 54 to 97, and were heavily involved in their communities.
‘There Is Still So Much Evil’: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews, The New York Times. The Times’ Laurie Goodstein on the increasingly hostile environment that American Jews have faced in the last two years, and how attacks against those of the Jewish faith are on the rise throughout the rest of the world, too.
After Synagogue Attack, Squirrel Hill Restaurants Help Out In Their Own Quiet Way, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Arthi Subramaniam shares how Squirrel Hill restaurants and businesses, like Pamela’s Diner and Greek Gourmet Marketplace, have helped support the community.
Free museum admission, free ice cream, free yoga and more. Pittsburgh’s love shines through, NextPittsburgh. NextPittsburgh offers an account of what businesses in Pittsburgh have donated and offered to the Tree of Life Synagogue, and the Pittsburgh community.
How you can help in the aftermath of the synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, The Incline. What you can do locally, from where to donate money directly to where to give blood.
Where to Donate After the Mass Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue, The Cut. More resources, this time from New York Magazine.
In Response to the Tree of Life Shooting: Community Resources, the Carnegie Library. The Library has put together an incredible roundup of resources for all of us in Pittsburgh, including a list of books on trauma and grief and phone numbers for victim assistance.
Allerdice students hold vigil for the Tree of Life victims, NextPittsburgh. Bill O’Toole attended a vigil that was organized shortly after the shooting by students from nearly Taylor Allerdice High School, with support from Sixth Presbyterian Church, Dor Hadas, and the Jewish Community Center.
‘We will rebuild,’ Pittsburgh vows at a vigil for Tree of Life victims, The Incline. The Incline’s Colin Deppen covered the standing-room-only interfaith vigil inside the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum on Sunday evening, where thousands of mourners attended, including Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Pat Toomey, and Senator Bob Casey.
How to talk to your kids about the mass shooting in Pittsburgh, NextPittsburgh. NextPittsburgh’s Tracy Certo spoke with Dr. Debi Gilboa, a family physician at the Squirrel Hill Health Center about how to talk to children about the shooting.
An Essential Quote From Fred Rogers to Remember Today, Pittsburgh Magazine. Remember now, and always.
Pittsburgh Mayor: ‘Our heart is broken,‘ CNN. Bill Peduto spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper about the shooting, the shock, and the strength of the city. “When you think about the hate that is out there, and you think about the ability for irrational behavior to be empowered to do something like this, we really have to think about whether or not what we need are more guns, to allow irrational behavior to continue, or whether we need rational laws to make sure that it ends.”
Everything you need to know about voting in Pennsylvania, The Incline. The Incline shares answers to questions about voting in Pennsylvania, from voter registration to where to find your polling place. If we want change in our country, we have to vote for politicians who will fight for common-sense gun laws. If you’d like to learn more about what you can do to get involved in gun safety movements, please visit Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety.