Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre11

Summary

A mass shooting occurred at the Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, while Shabbat morning services and a bris were being held. Eleven people were killed and six were injured. This  was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.

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Chapter of Tehilim

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Recite a single chapter of Tehilim in merit of the victims of the cause.

  1. Take a book of Tehilim have in mind that you are going to recite a chapter in merit of the victims of your selected cause and then recite it.
  2. If you are reciting multiple chapters try to take break in between each one and have in mind that you are reciting it in merit of a different victims of this cause.
    It is also fine to upfront have in mind that you will be reciting multiple chapters for multiple victims of this cause.
  3. According to the Kabblah you are not supposed to recite Tehillim from Shekiah until Chatzot so this Tikkun should not be done during these night hours.
  4. Also Tehilim should not be recited from memory unless they are common chapters known by all.

Aleph Beis

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Light a Candle

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Silence During Prayer

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Ten Chapters of Tehilim

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Recite 10 different chapters of Tehilim for each victim of this cause. When Rebbe Nachman of Breslov first started revealing the TIkkun Haklali he did not yet reveal which were the 10 exact chapters. He just said that any 10 chapters of the Tehilim, whichever they may be are a wondrous rectification since they line up with the 10 types of song of which the Tehilim is composed of and each and ever chapter contains elements of the 10 types of songs. 

  1. Take a book of Tehilim, have in mind that you are going to recite 10 chapter in merit of the victims of your selected cause and then recite them.
  2. If you are reciting multiple units of 10 chapters of Tehilim at once, try to take break in between each set of 10 and have in mind that you are reciting it in merit of a different victim of this cause.
    It is also fine to upfront have in mind that you will be reciting multiple sets of 10 chapters for multiple victims of this cause.
  3. Each chapter of the 10 chapters needs to be a different chapter and you can not recite the same chapter 10 times in a row.
  4. Preferably you should recite 10 different chapters for each set of 10 you are doing, instead of just reciting the same exact 10 chapters each time you are doing a set of 10. However if you do choose to recite the same exact 10 chapters for each set, it is fine and effective. Best idea is to recite the chapters of Tehilim in consecutive order and to count each 10 as a Tikkun.
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Stories of Tzadikim

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Say, listen or read a single story about a Tzadik in merit of the victims on this cause.

  1. Have in mind that you are doing this Story of a Tzadik in merit of the victims of this cause. Then say, read or listed to the story of the Tzadik
  2. If you are saying the story, you must be reciting it to at least one other person
  3. You can listen to another person reciting a story or you can listen to a recording
  4. If you are doing multiple Stories of Tzadikim try to take break in between each one and have in mind that you are saying, reading or hearing it in merit of a different victims of this cause. It is also fine to upfront have in mind that you will be saying, reading or hearing multiple Storeis of Tzadikim for multiple victims of this cause.
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Tikkun Ha'Klali

The Tikkun HaKlali is a unique innovation of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, and its recital is a regular practice of Breslover Hasidim to this day.  Also known as The General Remedy, is a se...

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The Tikkun HaKlali consists of the following ten Psalms said in this order: 16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137, and 150.[2] Each recital is preceded by a paragraph expressing one's desire to bind himself to the tzadikim of all generations, especially Rebbe Nachman, and several verses which are customarily recited before any saying of Psalms. The recital of the ten Psalms is followed by a prayer composed by Reb Noson, the Rebbe's foremost disciple, asking God for forgiveness from sin.

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Kadish

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Baking Challa

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No Lashon Hara

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The suspect, Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old resident of Baldwin, Pennsylvania, described as a "bearded heavy-set white male", entered the building and shouted, "All Jews must die!" before opening fire. The shooting took place during scheduled Shabbat morning services and a bris. A member of the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh told reporters that between 60 and 100 people were inside the building at the time of the incident.

 

Police received calls describing the attack from people barricaded in the building during the shooting, beginning at 9:54 a.m. EDT (13:54 GMT). At 9:59 a.m., police arrived at the synagogue. At 10:30 a.m. tactical teams entered the building, and at 11:08 a.m. the suspect crawled out of the room in which he was hiding on the synagogue's third floor, surrendered, and told police: "All these Jews need to die."

 

Victims

 

Eleven people were killed; three on the ground level, four in the synagogue's basement, and at least one in the building. Six others were injured, including four police officers who were shot. The majority of the victims were transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospitaland UPMC Mercy, while the suspect was transported to Allegheny General Hospital.

 

The 11 victims who were killed were:

 

Joyce Feinberg, 75
Rich Gottfried, 65
Rose Mallinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 86
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Younger, 69

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Oz 11 Months ago

Really a horrific event in modern America, who would have imagined.

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