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Charleston Jewish community stands together in wake of Pittsburgh shooting

By REBECCA CARBALLO

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A family walked past Charleston’s B’nai Jacob Synagogue and placed flowers on the doorstep Sunday, a day after a gunman entered a Pittsburgh synagogue and opened fire, killing 11 people.

“Our synagogue wasn’t targeted. These people probably have never been to our synagogue,” Rabbi Victor Urecki said of the family who left the flowers. “But they felt moved enough to reach out to the Jewish people, and say, ‘I love you.’”

For Urecki, it’s “moments of goodness” like these that need to be recognized. He said this is especially true right now.

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