Rabbi Speaks Out After Synagogue Shooting In San Diego

Headline Roundup April 29th, 2019

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein spoke out after the shooting at the Chabad of Poway, remembering the heroic woman who was killed.

Rabbi Speaks Out After Synagogue Shooting In San Diego

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Violence in America, synagogue, shooting

The rabbi froze in the lobby of his synagogue, startled by the stranger in sunglasses pointing a rifle at him. As the shots zoomed toward him, he raised his hands in defense before scrambling to gather the young children nearby and move them somewhere safe.

“Miraculously, the gun jammed,” said Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, speaking with bandaged hands at an emotionally charged news conference outside Chabad of Poway on Sunday, a day after the shooting.

A congregant, an Army veteran, chased after the shooter, but he managed to get away, Goldstein...

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Southern California is grieving after this weekend's deadly shooting at a synagogue near San Diego. On Sunday night, hundreds gathered for a vigil where the rabbi described the attack and the heroism of his congregants.

"Unfathomable," said Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. "I faced death face to face."

Goldstein believes the shooting would have been much worse had it not been for a "miracle" – the shooter's gun jammed. The rabbi also credits members of his congregation at Chabad of Poway for risking their lives to stop him.

The youngest victim...

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Violence in America, synagogue, shooting

A rabbi who was injured in the deadly shooting at a synagogue near San Diego on Saturday has described the moment he faced the gunman.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein says he lifted his hands when he saw the "murder terrorist". The man shot and the rabbi lost his right index finger.

One woman died and two other people were injured in the attack.

A 19-year-old man named as John Earnest was arrested shortly afterwards in Poway, north of the Californian city.

The attack comes exactly six months after a shooting in...

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