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At Pittsburgh gunman’s trial, Jewish rituals feature as prominently as deadly carnage

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Testifying at the trial of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, Carol Black described how, right before he opened fire, she had taken her yarmulke and tallis out of her velvet tallis bag. But first, she had to explain what a yarmulke, tallis and tallis bag were. “In my briefcase is a blue velvet bag that has a zipper on it,” she said. “I have a Ziploc bag of yarmulkes I would wear and a tallis I would wear.” A yarmulke was a “head covering,” she explained, and a...

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