Reflections on Tragedy
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Reflections on Tragedy

Submissions offer glimpse of grieving community

Editor’s Note: In the days and weeks following the Oct. 27 murder of 11 congregants of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha, Congregation Dor Hadash and New Light Congregation, the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle received dozens of reflections from readers right here in the Steel City and around the world. Some of the submissions took the form of poetry, some were more in the style of op-eds and others were deeply personal dialogues, capturing writers’ emotions in the moment as they processed the enormity of the tragedy. With the passage of 30 days, marking the conclusion of the traditional shloshim period that follows the burial of loved ones, the Chronicle is offering a selection of the responses that poured in. May the memories of the lost be for a blessing. pjc

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