Watch Now France vs Australia I Am Afraid After The Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh


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Bella lives in a neighborhood called Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh. She’s grown up there, lived there her whole life, has her friends and her synagogue there, right near the Tree of Life synagogue, and it had always been a peaceful neighborhood – diverse and accepting – a really nice place to live. There were a lot of Jewish families who lived there and she could hardly remember any anti semitism ever happening around them.

But, on Saturday, October 27th, she slept in late and only woke up when her mom called to her from the other room at around eleven o’clock. She ran in to her Mom’s room and her younger sister was there and they looked awful, pale, afraid and scared. Bella didn’t know what was going on, and her mom would only whisper because she didn’t want Bella’s youngest sister to wake up. But something really, really bad was going on – you could tell from the terrified looks on her Mom and sister.

Her mom asked is she’d looked at her phone yet, if she’d seen or heard any of what was on the news. She’d heard lots of sirens in her half sleep, but they didn’t wake her – what was going on? Her mom sat her down and told her that there had been a mass shooting at a temple – the Tree of Life synagogue right there in squirrel hill.

Bella gasped and sat down hard. She was so scared, afraid, shaking and crying. She was just in shock that something like this had happened, in their neighborhood, at a synagogue that was practically right next to the one she attended. Also, the fact that it was all because of their religion, all because they were Jewish, and this scared Bella too – the ant-semitism, and all these shootings taking place everywhere.

What made the tragedy even worse was the fact that it was Shabbat, the holiest day of the week for the Jewish people — all they were doing was praying — and that morning the Tree of Life synagogue was having a baby naming for a new baby just born into their community, a special and festive and happy occasion. And an evil man full of hate and anti semitism came into their place of worship and shot and killed 11 people, including police and security guards.

When Bella and her friends returned to their religious school, hebrew school, so many of them were on edge, scared, and couldn’t quite put into words how awful and vulnerable it made them feel. Why was there anti semitism, or hate of any kind? Why couldn’t people coexist without hatred and gun violence?

After they had started their school day they had a special morning prayer service and they invited the congregation from the Tree of Life synagogue to join them. There were so many people there, mourning and praying, holding hands and supporting each other – praying for peace, and love, and for the souls of the those who passed to ascend. And they chanted and sang words of power, that they were strong and that they would not be afraid.

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has effected jews all over the United States and the world, and all people who enjoy feeling safe and free to worship how they choose under any religion they choose. Hopefully the families affected by this tragedy will be able to feel one day that those they lost did not die in vain and that they re-awakened the need for peace, and love, and light across the entire world.

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77 thoughts on “Watch Now France vs Australia I Am Afraid After The Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh”

  1. This is exactly what I feel like every time there is a terrorist attack. I can’t stand it and I know what she feels. May god bless all the people who have died in terrorist attacks and shootings.

  2. No one acts like this I’m sorry but at this point no one cares at this point because it’s so normal now…now that’s depressing

  3. I’m sorry, but you’re scared? I’m not even in high school yet and I live in Pittsburgh, only a few miles away, SO WHY ARE YOU SO SCARED? You’re not the only one going through this, do you know how much effort it took for me to wake up everyday and leave my house? It’s affected everyone, not just you and Jews. We all hope tuff can change, but we’re not gonna like and comment on your videos to help you when you use such a tragedy to make profit.

    1. Everyone knows already, if you’re scared, stop spreading it to create more news, you’re just an ignorant cartoon creator.

  4. You lot need to calm down, it ain’t that deep. Some people are getting attacked in mosque 24/7 and all you care about is one attack in a sinagog

  5. Another reason to buy a gun you wont ever be able to stop these things from happening so you might as well prepare yourself to protect yourself because luckily you can do that here

  6. To all of you people who are saying things like “Why was she so worried, she wasn’t even there” and “she overreacted”

    She and all jews have to deal with the stress now of not being able to go to their synagogues without worrying whether they will make it out alive. And would you say it was over reacting if there was a shooting at a church?

  7. I apologize for our brothers or sisters who felt the need to take others live and for the poor families who lost a family member and the couple looking their baby god bless all of you and if you have or have thought of taking any life its not worth it at all. God bless everyone.

  8. I also live outside of Pittsburgh and was scared for a while. Last week someone brought a gun to my school. I had no idea until the next day. The world is a crazy place

  9. Yeah this is sad, but can’t we all agree the person narrating this looks like Tori(Tord from Eddsworld’s genderswap)?

  10. They are Jews!!!!!!! Nooooooooo I learned about the Holocaust and I really made me upset I hope it doesn’t happen again

  11. Song: I wouldn’t mind

    Merrily we fall out of line out of line
    I’d fall anywhere with you I’m by your side
    Swinging in the rain humming melodies
    We’re not going anywhere until we freeze

    I’m not afraid anymore I’m not afraid
    Forever is a long time but I wouldn’t mind spending it buy your side

    Carefully we faced for our destiny
    You came in and took this heart and set it free
    Ever word you write or singing are so warm to me so warm to me
    I’m torn I’m torn to be right where you are

    Forever is a long time but I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side
    Tell me everyday I get to wake up to that SMILE
    I wouldn’t mind it at all
    I wouldn’t mind it at all

    You so know me
    Pinch me gently
    I can hardly breathe

    For ever is a long long time
    But I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side
    Tell me everyday I get to wake up to that smile
    I wouldn’t mind it at all
    I wouldn’t mind it at all

    THE END

  12. The day after that, it was a Sunday. We talked about the shooting when I went to religious school. We were all on edge. We didn’t know how to react. We were all just in so much shock. We were all sad. We didn’t know how to deal with the shock, so some boys in my class gave an awkward laugh. We were told that was ok. Its hard to deal with shock. We went to T’fila and had a service about the shooting. My best friend, Elaine, and I were both crying. We were just so confused, and scared. For a while, we were just quiet. Elaine hates shootings. She never wanted it to happen at schools. ESPECIALLY not a Temple. But here we were. Crying at a service. I wish this tragedy never happened. When Parkland happened, I opened my eyes. I noticed everything. So did Elaine. We noticed what happened. That day, we had a lockdown drill. Everyone was sad. It was something horrifying. I wish this never happened, or any of the shootings. We need to end gun violence today. That way, this will never happen again.

  13. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💜💜♋♋♋ 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💔🌎💔🌎🌀
    🌀🌀🌀🌀
    *Jesus Christ is the Son of God & promises you eternal life if you simply believe Him.*
    *He promised to also heal your body. (Just ask Him)*

  14. your skin isnt a paper dont cut it🔪
    your life isnt a film dont end it📺
    every peoples life has a problem, dont give up.💡⚔️
    God will lead us the way, dont panic.🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿
    Everyone has a heart, Dont hurt it❤️

    Sometimes… people are nlt thankful for what they have. Other people has no family, no money, no food, no medecin, pain and suffer, broken hearts, commited suicide.#Love yourself

  15. I heard that one old lady survived Hitler AKA World War 2 and her life ended because of this sad tragedy R.I.P. to all who were part of this

  16. One of my family members is jewish and lives in pittsburgh this was very stressful for us even though she wasnt near the shooting at the time

  17. Can someone explain to me why this was such a massive disaster? Did lots of people die? I thought only three. Compared to the thousands of people dying in other countries and at war

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