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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a “center for …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

German synagogue is attacked on holy day; 2 dead nearby

A heavily armed assailant tried to force his way into a synagogue Wednesday in eastern Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day, and two people were killed as he fired …


Synagogue got US security grant before attack

A gunman fired his semi-automatic rifle at Jewish worshippers after walking through a Southern California synagogue’s open front door, a spot that synagogue leaders determined last year needed improved security. …


‘It’s up to us to increase light’: Spokane rabbi urges kindness following California shooting

In the aftermath of the shooting at a Southern California synagogue on Saturday, a local rabbi cautioned against growing accustomed to acts of violence and hate.


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Jewish community will ‘stand tall’ after synagogue shooting

The parents of a 19-year-old college student suspected of attacking a Southern California synagogue said Monday that they are shocked and saddened that “he is now part of the history …


Spokane messenger sends billboard-sized love letter to Pittsburgh in wake of shooting

John Pogachar doesn’t want a brand name, a hashtag or even a credit. He just wants love – in big, bold white letters on an eye-grabbing red backdrop.


Seattle-area company helps fringe site Gab return in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Social-media site Gab.com, which became an internet outcast after one of its racist users was arrested in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, is back online thanks to the …


Pittsburgh synagogue suspect pleads not guilty

The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row.


Synagogue rampage suspect indicted as funerals continue

The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, four days after 11 people were killed and six wounded in the deadliest attack on …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Hundreds gather at Spokane temple to remember victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Hundreds of community members gathered Tuesday evening at Temple Beth Shalom on the South Hill for a candlelight vigil honoring victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue attack in Pittsburgh.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Spokane synagogues hosting Holocaust survivor speech, community vigil in wake of Pittsburgh massacre

One local Jewish congregation will host a speech by a Holocaust survivor on Tuesday evening, and another will host a community vigil in the wake of Saturday’s hate-filled massacre at …


Running late kept Pocatello man’s grandma safe from Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Tanner Rosenthal’s 90-year-old grandmother normally leaves early to help set up for weekly Shabbat services at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Fortunately, she was running behind Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:41 p.m.

Synagogue massacre defendant appears in court in wheelchair

The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was released from a hospital and turned over to federal authorities for a court appearance Monday on charges he killed 11 people …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die

The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and that he wanted …


Suspected synagogue shooter appears to have railed against Jews, refugees online

Robert Bowers, who authorities said attacked a Pittsburgh synagogue during Saturday morning services, appears to have targeted Jewish people on a social media account rife with anti-Semitic and white supremacist …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Gunman attacks Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 people

A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of …


Prosecutor blasts court for decision on oldest U.S. synagogue

Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming …


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti

Police say a Seattle synagogue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood was vandalized with anti-Semitic Holocaust-denying graffiti.


Jewish beginnings

What better day than the first day of Passover to recount the history of Spokane’s Jewish community? And what better day to remind everyone of this surprising fact: In 1892, …