We of Congregation Beth Shalom in Milan are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic shooting that took place at Congregation Tree of Life in Pittsburgh in the United States. We pray for the souls of those who came to the synagogue for Shabbat and who lost their lives simply because they were Jews.
We pray for the families of the victims that they may find strength at this time of deepest grief. We pray for those who were injured. May God be with them and all who mourn with them.
The tragedy that touches any of our congregations touches all our congregations.
May hatred cease from our world, speedily and in our time. We will continue to respond to this senseless act of hatred with acts of goodness and peace.
Rabbi David Whiman