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Pittsburgh newspaper donates Pulitzer money to repair synagogue after shooting

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was awarded $15,000 as part of the prestigious prize for their coverage of the October shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue that took the lives of 11 people

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has donated the monetary award for its Pulitzer Prize to help repair the synagogue where 11 people died in a massacre last year.

 

 

Staffers won the award on April 15 for their coverage of the October shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.

 

Along with one of the highest honors for journalistic achievement, the newsroom was awarded $15,000.

 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette front page following the massacre
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette front page following the massacre

 

The Post-Gazette reports that publisher John Robinson Block suggested donating the money to the congregation to help repair their bullet-riddled temple.

 

Keith Burris is the newspaper’s executive editor. He presented the check to Rabbi Jeffrey Myers and president of the congregation, Samuel Schachner, on August 29.

 

The synagogue thanked the newspaper in a Facebook post, saying “Pittsburgh is truly home to some amazing neighbors!”

 

Tree of Life synagogue thanks the newspaper for the donation
Tree of Life synagogue thanks the newspaper for the donation

 

A Pennsylvania man, accused of bursting into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a semi-automatic rifle and shooting 11 people to death, has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to a 63-count indictment and is awaiting trial.

 

Robert Bowers, 46, shouted "all Jews must die" as he fired on congregants gathered for Sabbath services at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, 2018.

 

U.S. prosecutors said they will be seeking the death penalty.

 


פרסום ראשון: 09.08.19, 11:09
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