The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation extends condolences to the victims of Saturday’s shooting in Tucson, Arizona, and their families. Our entire community is deeply saddened by the events that took place, and we wish a full recovery to all the victims who are still in the hospital, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
“Representative Giffords is a good friend to the Jewish community, and we applaud all her good work,” said Robert A. Barkin, EVP of JRF. “This tragedy has affected many lives, and we encourage everyone to keep the victims and their families in their thoughts and prayers.”
Christina Taylor Green, 9; Dorothy Morris, 76; Arizona Federal District Judge John Roll, 63; Phyllis Schneck, 79; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Gabe Zimmerman, 30 were all killed in the shooting.
Our own tradition reminds us: "In the event of suffering, we fall silent and pray for mercy." - Bavli Berakhot 62a. We pray for Congresswoman Giffords' complete healing and the families of the injured and bereaved.
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