November 1, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Today, City Councilman At-Large Allan Domb introduced a Resolution honoring and remembering the eleven victims of the October 27th tragedy at Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“The anti-Semitic acts of violence that occurred last Saturday in Pittsburgh cannot be ignored,” said Councilman Domb. “All people have the right to worship freely and should not be challenged, afraid or intimidated in places of worship.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, there has been a historic 60 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents from 2016 to 2017, the biggest single-year increase in reported anti-Jewish hate since they started tracking such data almost 40 years ago.
“Violence of any kind cannot and should not be tolerated in today’s modern age. As a City, state and country, we must do better,” stated Domb. “During this time of healing, we are all one, there is no “us or them.”
Read the resolution:
Tree of Life synagogue
Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf.