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In Solidarity with Pittsburgh

Please join us tonight for a Service of Healing and recitation of Psalms from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m  led by Rabbi Yehoshua S. Hecht, spiritual leader of Beth Israel Chabad and Rabbi Levi Stone -both adults and children are invited to attend this important Service. Held in the Main Sanctuary of  Beth Israel Chabad at 40 King Street on Sunday 10/28 at 6:00 p.m.  


May the One who makes peace in the Heavenly heights make peace upon us and upon all Israel, Amen.



In Solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish Community
 
 
We are heartbroken and pained by the horrific attack that took place on our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. This is an attack on all of us, and we grieve with the families who have lost loved ones and pray for the recovery of those who are injured
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The Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—often reminded us of the biblical verse “and the living shall take to heart.” Alongside the natural mourning and grief, there is a need to focus on things that will result in action and positive change.
 
Here are some suggestions:
Increase in unity. The attacker harbored senseless hatred towards Jewish people. We must increase our love for every one of our people. We are all one family. This is the time for each of us to reach out to someone we haven't gotten along with or haven’t spoken to in a while. 

Show Jewish pride. Especially at this time, we must show everyone that we are proud of our Jewish identity. Let's affix mezuzahs on our doorposts; wear our kippahs proudly. We are proud of our Judaism!

Add a mitzvah in memory of the victims. Whether wrapping tefillin, lighting Shabbat candles or any other mitzvah, let’s each add one more act to our routine and dedicate it to the memory of those ruthlessly killed. 

Come to synagogue. Even if we haven't done so regularly, let’s attend synagogue together and show the world that our synagogues are filled with vibrancy, love and life... Let’s fill every synagogue to capacity this Shabbat!
 
Let us pray that G-d send healing and comfort to the grieving families. We pray for the day when all evil and hatred will vanish from the world, with the coming of Moshiach, speedily in our days. 
 
In the merit of our collective mitzvot, may we each bring much comfort and peace at this extraordinarily challenging time.

Rabbi Levi and Chanie Stone
Schneerson Center for Jewish Life, CT 
Young Jewish Professionals, CT
 

 


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