What happened yesterday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh has left me with a broken heart. I’m Jewish, and while I may not observe my religion as well as I should, it is still a huge part of who I am. Hearing the report on the news yesterday was like a punch to the gut. Sabbath services are a time of celebration as you close out the chapter of one week and begin the next chapter on a new week. I work for a Jewish nonprofit, and I end each Friday with a message on our social media wishing everyone a peaceful Shabbat, because that is what it is supposed to be.
A place of worship is supposed to be a safe space. A school is supposed to be a safe place. Your place of work is supposed to be a safe space. We live in a world today, where the places we go to on an every day basis are no longer the safe spaces they once were and it isn’t right.
If you live in the United States, please vote on November 6. We have the opportunity to make changes to the world we live in, and it starts with your vote. You might not think your one vote makes a difference, but it does.
If you would like to help the Tree of Life Synagogue and the victims, visit the GoFundMe page.
I truly hope that one day we have a world where there is no home for hate.