Many members of the local community came together throughout the week to show support for members of the Jewish community in light of the shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct. 27, 2018. On Oct. 29 there was a candlelight vigil held on the steps of the Raymond H. Fogler Library at the University of Maine in remembrance of the 11 victims who lost their lives. Professor Amy Fried spoke of her family’s experience of anti-Semitism in Europe and how historically America has been welcoming to the Jewish community. Because of this history of embracing those of Jewish faith, she said, the recent shooting serves as a real threat to this American reputation of supporting religious freedom.
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Turner, Emily, "Tragedy in Pittsburgh brings community together" (2018). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 201.
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