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Shooting Suspect Was Unable to Get Past Synagogue's Doors

Twitch says livestreamed Germany attack had more than 2K viewers

(Newser) - An attack that killed two people near a synagogue in eastern Germany Wednesday was livestreamed and watched by more than 2,000 people, streaming site Twitch has confirmed. The site says its "investigation suggests that people were coordinating and sharing the video via other online messaging services," the... More »

They Were Honoring Judaism's Holiest Day When Gunman Arrived

2 killed near synagogue in German city of Halle

(Newser) - A suspect is in custody, but one or more others are believed to have fled, after a fatal shooting that appeared to target a German synagogue on Judaism's holiest day. Gunmen tried to enter the synagogue in the east-central city of Halle, where 70 to 80 worshipers had gathered... More »

Synagogue Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to 109 Charges

John Earnest faces federal hate crime charges

(Newser) - The man suspected of killing a woman in a shooting at a southern California synagogue pleaded not guilty to 109 federal hate crime charges Tuesday. John T. Earnest spoke twice during the brief hearing—to acknowledge his name and to say he agreed with his court-appointed attorney's decision against... More »

Synagogue Suspect's Parents: He's Now Part of 'History of Evil'

FBI got a tip minutes before shooting

(Newser) - The FBI says it received tips Saturday morning about a potential mass shooting targeting Jews—but it didn't have time to act. A California man identified only as Colin, 25, tells BuzzFeed that he was browsing the 8chan bulletin board, which is notorious for racist content, out of curiosity... More »

Iraq Vet Rushed Synagogue Shooter

Woman killed in attack tried to protect rabbi

(Newser) - Lori Kaye, the woman killed in Saturday's attack on a California synagogue , died a hero, witnesses say. When the gunman opened fire, the 60-year-old jumped in front of Yisroel Goldstein, the Poway synagogue's founding rabbi, witnesses say. Family friend Roneet Lev tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that Kaye'... More »

Synagogue Shooting Suspect Investigated for Mosque Arson

19-year-old John T. Earnest is charged in shooting that killed 1

(Newser) - Police are digging into the background of the 19-year-old man being held in the California synagogue shooting that killed one and injured three on Saturday, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . John T. Earnest apparently penned a lengthy anti-Semitic manifesto detailing his "disgust" for Jewish people and expressing admiration for... More »

Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 3 in Passover Shooting

A suspect was detained near the crime scene

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire in a California synagogue Saturday and took a woman's life in what authorities are calling a hate crime, the New York Times reports. The attacker—described as white, 19, and using an AR-style gun—also wounded three others, including the rabbi, who was shot in... More »

Suspect Enters Plea in Synagogue Shooting

Robert Bowers tells federal court that he is not guilty

(Newser) - A truck driver accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven during an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue has pleaded not guilty to a new indictment that added 19 additional counts. Forty-six-year-old Robert Bowers was in federal court Monday to enter his plea, reports the AP . His attorney, Judy Clarke,... More »

A First for Big Speech: a Birthday Serenade

Holocaust survivor Judah Samet gets impromptu tribute

(Newser) - One of the nicer moments from Tuesday night's State of the Union address came after President Trump paid tribute to Judah Samet, who survived the Holocaust as a boy and narrowly avoided being killed at the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last year. When Trump mentioned that it was Samet'... More »

Near Shooting Site, a New Sign of Anti-Semitism

Authorities probe pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods

(Newser) - Authorities are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including the one in which a gunman killed 11 people in a synagogue in October, the AP reports. A spokesman says police and the city department of public safety "are taking this matter very seriously and will follow... More »

Mystery Hockey Fan: I Don't Want Your $19K

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh gets his winnings

(Newser) - A Washington Capitals fan managed to donate over $19,000 to people in need and teach his son a lesson about hatred at the same time, the Washington Post reports. The fan—who chooses to remain anonymous—was leaving a Capitals-Penguins game with his son Wednesday at Capital One Arena... More »

He Yelled 'Death to All Jews.' Then a Jewish Nurse Treated Him

Ari Mahler describes the 'empathy' he decided to show a wounded Robert Bowers

(Newser) - An Allegheny General Hospital nurse who treated Robert Bowers, the man suspected of killing 11 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, after the shooting has stepped forward via a public Facebook post , and he clarifies his identity: "I am The Jewish Nurse." His name is Ari... More »

Thousands Protest Trump Visit to Synagogue

First couple paid their respects to victims of worst US anti-Semitic massacre

(Newser) - President Trump and Melania Trump made a controversial visit to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay their respects to the 11 people killed in Saturday's synagogue mass shooting. The visit was opposed by local officials, including Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto, but not by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who led them inside... More »

Mike Pence Causes Outrage With 'Christian Rabbi'

Alleged shooter appears in court in wheelchair

(Newser) - Mike Pence is taking flak for what critics say was an extremely insensitive choice of rabbi at a campaign event Monday night. The vice president invited Rabbi Loren Jacobs to the stage at the event in suburban Detroit to offer a prayer for victims of the Pittsburgh mass shooting, and... More »

Rabbi Had Phone on Him Because of Recent Training

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers had been advised to do so in August

(Newser) - A rabbi who helped alert authorities to the synagogue shooting that killed 11 people says it was because of recent security training that he had a cellphone on him and was able to make the call. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh said Monday on ABC'... More »

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