The Lives Lost in the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

For The Washington Post, Moriah Balingit, Kristine Phillips, Amy B Wang, Deanna Paul, Wesley Lowery, and Kellie B. Gormly profile the 11 congregants who died on Saturday in the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. They write, “Those slain were Tree of Life’s beating heart, as much fixtures of this synagogue as the fading pews.” They add, “Rose Mallinger, 97, was said to have barely missed a service in decades, for years volunteering to prepare breakfast for her fellow congregants. Joyce Fienberg, 75, enthusiastically took turns as the front-door greeter. Irving Younger, 69, sat in the back and handed out prayer books to those sneaking in late.”

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