• Large turnout at Boston synagogue to remember Pittsburgh shooting victims

    By: John Monahan

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    People of all faiths are rallying together after 11 people were gunned down in a Pittsburgh synagogue, with temples across the country opening their doors to the public Friday night.

    The Temple Israel in Boston joined the nation on Friday, with a huge turnout coming together to show their support for the victims of the shooting.

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    More than 1,000 people were welcomed in Boston, praying in solidarity and decrying the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh one week ago.

    "Every faith was here," Abby Sorrell said. "Everyone came together. Everyone said we don't want hate, we want love, we want peace."

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    Political leaders also joined the chorus.

    "From the beginning of our great nation, hatred like this has had no seat at any table," Gov. Charlie Baker said.

    Mayor Marty Walsh also added to the fray, saying how important positivity would be in the healing process after the tragedy.

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    "In the darkness, we must bring back the light, and stand for our beloved community the wya they did at the Tree of Life," Walsh said.

    Senator Ed Markey's also spoke, with his remarks especially poignant at the event.

    "I stand here in solidarity to honor the 11 lives taken from us," Markey said. "May the families of the fallen be comforted among the mourners of Zion."

    Faith leaders from across the city were called forward, offering prayers for the victims, as Rabbi Eklaine Zecher prayed for courage and understanding.

    "We will move forward," Zecher said. "Placing words of love upon our hearts."

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