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The Resource Bound in the bond of life : Pittsburgh writers reflect on the Tree of Life tragedy, edited by Beth Kissileff and Eric Lidji

Bound in the bond of life : Pittsburgh writers reflect on the Tree of Life tragedy, edited by Beth Kissileff and Eric Lidji

Label
Bound in the bond of life : Pittsburgh writers reflect on the Tree of Life tragedy
Title
Bound in the bond of life
Title remainder
Pittsburgh writers reflect on the Tree of Life tragedy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Beth Kissileff and Eric Lidji
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On October 27, 2018, three congregations were holding their morning Shabbat services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood when a lone gunman entered the building and opened fire. He killed eleven people and injured six more in the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. The story made national headlines for weeks following the shooting, but Pittsburgh and the local Jewish community could not simply move on when the news cycle did. The essays in this anthology, written by local journalists, academics, rabbis, and other community members, reveal a city's attempts to cope, make sense of, and come to terms with an unfathomable horror. Here, members from the three impacted congregations are able to reflect on their experiences in a raw, profound way. Local reporters who wrote about the event professionally contribute stories that they were unable to articulate until now. Activists consider their work at a calm distance from the chaotic intensity of their daily efforts. Academics mesh their professional expertise with their personal experiences of this shattering event in their hometown. Rabbis share their process of crafting comforting messages for their constituents when they themselves felt hopeless. By bringing local voices together into a chorus, they are raised over the din of national and international chroniclers who offer important contributions but do not and cannot feel the intensity of this tragedy in the same way as locals. The essays in this anthology tell a collective story of city shaken to its very core, but determined that love will ultimately win. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Jewish Family and Community Service of Pittsburgh." --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
364.152/340974886
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV6536.55.P58
  • HV6773.54.P58
LC item number
  • B68 2020
  • B68 2020
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kissileff, Beth
  • Lidji, Eric
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  • Tree of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Mass shootings
  • Hate crimes
  • Mass murder
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Antisemitism
  • Hate crimes
  • Jews
  • Mass murder
  • Mass shootings
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Bound in the bond of life : Pittsburgh writers reflect on the Tree of Life tragedy, edited by Beth Kissileff and Eric Lidji
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1143627881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780822946519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bound in the bond of life : Pittsburgh writers reflect on the Tree of Life tragedy, edited by Beth Kissileff and Eric Lidji
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1143627881
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780822946519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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