Wednesday, October 31, 2018


It seems there is a limit to rabbinical influence and perhaps even an erosion of their authority, if what has happened in the Beit Shemesh municipal election can be used as a barometer of such things.

The mayoral election in the city is, at press time, very delicately balanced between incumbent Charedi mayor Moshe Abutbul (Shas) and his religious-Zionist challenger Aliza Bloch.

It appears that there have been significant numbers of Charedi residents who voted for Bloch despite the instructions of the leading Charedi rabbis to vote for Abutbul.

And it appears that there are many more who, despite the instructions of the rabbis to go out and vote for Abutbul, either stayed at home or voted only for the municipal council and not for mayor.

This phenomenon is somewhat surprising and almost unprecedented given that the incumbent mayor was endorsed by the entire spectrum of Charedi rabbinic leaders – Sephardi, non-hassidic and Chassidic alike.

See the Love for Trump As He Visits Victims of Synagogue Shootings in Hospital ...

Chareidim Secretly Voted Against the Chareidie Candidates in Yerushalayim .....

The Chareidie candidate for Mayor of Yerushalyim Yossi Deutsch who was endorsed by the Chassidishe Gedoilim lost his shirt, and it wasn't because Chassidim didn't vote .... they did ....

This year for the first time, the Chareidi Gedolim fought amongst themselves and put up their own candidates ....
Chassidim put up Yossi Deutsch and Shas backed both Moshe Leon and Elkin.

 Statistics show that Chareidim  voted in mass against their own  Gedoilim endorsed candidates 

Most Arabs did not vote in this election holding the Satmar Shit'a not to vote in Zionist Elections. 

33 % of Yerusalmites voted for the Litvishe Backed Candidate Moshe Leon and 29% voted for the Secular Ofer Berkovitch 
Deutsch had only 17% of the vote ... 

There will be a run off election on November 13 since no candidate won 40% of the vote 

At the moment both the Agudah and Shas are talking to the secular Berkovitch ...... to make some sort of deal ...
Let's see what happens!

Bet Shemesh "Frum Soldiers" Put Dr. Aliza Bloch In As Mayor .....

The Bet Shemesh race for Mayor was a virtual tie until they counted the ballots of the Frum IDF soldiers.... 

This is a "potch" in the face to those who abuse frum soldiers in uniform in Bet Shemesh and in Yerushalyim ......

All the "gedoilim" ordered their sheep to vote for the "do nothing" Mayor Abutbul who had a Bracha from the Viznitzer Rebbe of Bet Shemesh ....

The "puppet" of the Chareidim will now have to work for a living..

His own supposed "backers" the chareidim from Bet Shemesh Gimmel ignored the brachois and kallalois of their respective "gedoilim" and voted for Aliza!
Even the entire Likkud slate of Bet Shemesh got voted in for City Council!

Abutbul may have gotten a bracha from the Viznitzer, but it seems that Hashem also gives brachas and  Dr. Aliza Bloch, a staunch supporter of the draft, got one from her CREATOR!

Yesterday,  things started looking bleak for the Chareidie Mayor Abutbul .... So Satmar activists (who "officially" ordered the sheep not to vote) from the Abutbul headquarters in Beit Shemesh contacted the Satmar Rebbe's residence in Kiryat Yoel-Monroe in the early hours of the morning and briefed him on the interim results and the  battle being conducted in the city. Rebbe blessed them that their activity will bear fruit ..... 

It did "bear fruit" .... but he didn't need "fruit," he needed votes ......  

Kol Hakovod to the Frum IDF Boys of Bet Shemesh and the Chareidim of Bet Shemesh Gimmel... you guys came thru ....

The "Shabbos Shabbos" screamers will have to find another city to pull off their disgusting shenanigans! 

Listen to Moshe Abutbul Former Mayor of Beit Shemesh getting a bracha from the Admor of Vizhnitz Bet Shemesh, last night ..........

It didn't work ......

Young Israel refutes post-Pittsburgh Trump criticism

Those who criticize President were doing so prior; it is unseemly that they would use this massacre to denounce President at this time.'

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI), representing 25,000 member families in 135 branch synagogues throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel, today addressed criticism directed at President Trump in the wake of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“We were horrified to hear the news about the anti-Semitic murderous rampage against Jews praying at Congregation Etz Chaim in Pittsburgh," NCYI said. "Like our fellow Jewish organizations, we released a statement expressing unity with the victims, and we reached out to our Young Israel Synagogue several blocks away to offer assistance in the aftermath of this tragedy. Our hearts ache and our souls cry out for the shattered families in Pittsburgh.

CHILLING FOOTAGE: Phone Video Shows Passengers Boarding Fatal Flight

Like untold numbers of spontaneously shot smartphone videos, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba’s most recent was not a work of art, full of the backs of heads and the constant bobbing and disorientating pans and zooms that are a signature of mass digital culture.
But its mundane details have been transformed by tragedy into something deeply chilling — the last images of some of the 189 people who perished in terrifying circumstances little more than an hour after the video was shot.
Just minutes after takeoff, their Lion Air flight plunged into the Java Sea, tearing apart the plane and the people in it.
Ayorbaba traveled frequently within Indonesia on business and the boarding video was perhaps meant to comfort his wife, Inchy Ayorbaba, who felt a little anxious about the trip to an outlying island he’d never visited
“It was his last contact with me, his last message to me,” she said in an interview with Indonesian TV at a police hospital where she’d taken their three children for DNA tests to help with victim identification.

The End is Near For Diaspora Jewry

{Originally posted to the MIDA website}
We may be witnessing the beginning of the end of the Jewish diaspora.  While the anti-Semitic terrorist attack against a synagogue in Pittsburgh is a grave warning for American Jewry, the danger for Jews in Scandinavian countries, France and Britain has been evident for some time.

5 Who Obama freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban

Somewhere Obama is reading this and smiling!!!

 Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday.
They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact.
Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group's founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam that characterized the group's five-year rule that ended in 2001 with the U.S.-led invasion.

"The Taliban are bringing back their old generation, which means the Taliban have not changed their thinking or their leadership," said Haroun Mir, political analyst in the Afghan capital. "What we are more worried about is if tomorrow the Taliban say 'we are ready to negotiate,' who will represent Kabul? That is the big challenge because the government is so divided, not just ideologically but on ethnic lines."
Efforts to find a peaceful end to Afghanistan's protracted war have accelerated since Washington appointed Afghan-American Zalmay Khalilzad as envoy to find a peaceful end to America's longest war, which has already cost the U.S. more than $900 billion.

9/11 terrorist back on the streets... and treated like a hero

Freed early from his cell, the twisted money man behind attack that killed 2,996 is mobbed by well-wishers back home in insult to those who died.

One of only two men to be jailed over the 9/11 terror attacks is back in his home country as a free man – where he is being given a hero's welcome.
The Daily Mail tracked down Mounir el-Motassadeq to a suburb of Marrakesh where he is now living in the family home with his wife and children.
In the first sighting of him since he was deported from Germany following his early release from prison, he was seen being greeted by well-wishers as he returned from prayers at his local mosque.
A friend of the family described scenes of jubilation on his return and said people were coming from all over Morocco to see him.

Driver Who Killed Family of 8 Was USING HIS CELLPHONE and was DUI

The driver who caused a horrific fiery crash in Israel on Tuesday morning that left a family of 8 R”L dead in the vehicle he struck, appeared to be distracted by his cellphone and was under the influence of drugs.

According to Magen David Adom, two vehicles collided head-on on Route 90 in the Dead Sea area, with one bursting into flames.
Paramedics and EMTs responded, finding the left parents and their 6 children trapped in the burning vehicle.
The victims have been identified as the Atar family, Frum residents of Psagot, a Yishuv in the Binyamin Regional Council of Shomron with about 300 families.
Yariv (father – 45), Shoshi (mother – 47), Yaakov Yisroel (12), Ateres (11), Ayala (9), Moriah (7), Yedid (5) and Avigayil (3) all perished in the blaze.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Doll pinned to tree by knife in head found near Lakewood Cheder

A stuffed rag doll was found hanging from a tree with a knife stuck through its forehead near a Jewish school in Lakewood, New Jersey.

The doll, discovered on Monday morning near the Toras Menachem elementary boys school, reportedly was wearing a skirt in a pattern that resembles the school uniform worn by children in the area, which is heavily populated by Orthodox Jews.

The Lakewood Scoop first reported the incident, which occurred on the morning of the first school day after the attack on a synagogue in suburban Pittsburgh.

Naive Lakewood Police Det. Greg Staffordsmith said the incident, which he called “disturbing,” "did not appear to be sending a terror or hate message".

Township committeeman and police liaison Meir Lichtenstein had brought it to police attention, the Scoop reported.

Crazed Ex ADL Foxman: Trump is a demagogue, a threat to democracy and Jews" Even though The Killer Hated Trump

This Foxman guy must have dementia ... blaming the President "for the problem"...a President who is the best friend the Jews ever had!
In a interview with David Horowitz ....  Foxman, a child of Polish Jews and who survived the Holocaust and spent his American life "fighting anti-Semitism" has gone off the deep end. 
Abraham Foxman, 78, stresses that anti-Semitism has “always been there” in America. He stresses, too, that Donald Trump is not an anti-Semite. But, says Foxman, carefully and fiercely, “ is part of the problem."

“Pittsburgh is not Trump. It’s also Trump,” he says. By this, he explains, he means that a consequence of Trump’s ideology, unforeseen by the president, is the triggering of bigotry and the emboldening of extremists like Pittsburgh killer Robert Bowers. “I don’t think he sees it. I don’t think he understands it,” says Foxman of Trump. “And so now, when it happens” in Pittsburgh, and people point a finger of blame at Trump, “he’s screaming bloody murder. Me? I have a Jewish daughter. I have Jewish grandchildren. Look what I did for Israel.”
This Foxman should just shut the hell up!

How the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting unfolded — minute-by-minute

On Saturday, a gunman entered the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people, wounding six others. In total, he spent 78 minutes in the building. It was the worst recorded anti-Semitic act in American history.
Here’s how the tragedy happened. (This account has been reconstructed from JTA’s reporting, The Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe New York Timesand the “Today” show. Some of the times are approximate.)

Vicious Liberal "Progressive" Jews Blame Trump For Synagogue Shootings

Lindar Soursour with Liberal "Tuchis Lekkers" Jews

The Jews of Squirrel Hill and the surrounding Jewish communities are innocent victims of a heinous unprovoked anti-Semitic attack, they did absolutely nothing that can be construed as a provocation that lead to this killing spree. 

The same cannot be said for many of our American Jewish brethren who did not lose a second in placing the blame unequivocally on President Trump, and essentially all those that don’t toe the line of the progressive leftist agenda of American Jewry.

Jewish-American writer David Simon slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter, claiming Netanyahu aided US President Donald Trump to be elected and that, in turn, enabled the rise of American fascism. 

In response to a tweet by Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett, who flew to Pittsburgh in support of the Jewish community, Simon wrote that the minister should "Go Home." "Netanyahu's interventions in US politics aided in the election of Donald Trump," wrote Simon, who argued that the US President provides "raw and relentless validation of white nationalism and fascism." Simon further wrote that "the American Jewish community is now bleeding at the hands of the Israeli Prime Minister."

This is the knee jerk response by the Vicious Progressive Jews.  
Blame Israel. Blame Jews. Blame Trump. 

Eight killed in Car Crash at Yam Ha'Melech "An Entire Family Killed"

Eight people were killed and three more injured Tuesday afternoon in a traffic accident near the Dead Sea in southern Israel.

The parents were just identified as Yariv and Shoshi Atar from the West Bank settlement of Psagot. The children’s names were not immediately released for publication.

The accident occurred on Route 90 between the Ein Gedi park and the Dead Sea, when two vehicles crashed into each other in a head-on collision.

Of the eight people killed in the accident, six were children, and two were adults.

Second migrant caravan storms into Mexico: 'Violent' group from Central America carrying BOMBS and guns defies a huge police presence to cross the border from Guatemala as Trump deploys 5,200 troops

The second migrant caravan, believed to be armed with bombs and guns, crossed into Mexico on Monday despite a huge police presence.
Hundreds of migrants following in the footsteps of the first caravan heading to the U.S. border crossed a river from Guatemala.
A low-flying police helicopter hovered overhead as the migrants waded in large groups through the Suchiate River's murky waters, apparently trying to use the downdraft from its rotors to discourage them. 
Guatemala's Noti7 channel reported that one man drowned and aired video of a man dragging a seemingly lifeless body from the river.
Once on the Mexican side the migrants were surrounded and escorted by black-uniformed officers as sirens wailed. 
The second group back at the Guatemalan frontier has been more unruly than the first that crossed. Guatemala's Interior Ministry said Guatemalan police officers were injured when the migrant group broke through border barriers on Guatemala's side of the bridge.
Mexico authorities said migrants attacked its agents with rocks, glass bottles and fireworks when they broke through a gate on the Mexican end but were pushed back, and some allegedly carried guns and firebombs.
On Monday, Mexican Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida lamented what he called a second 'violent attempt' to storm the border, accusing people of placing the elderly, pregnant women and children at the front, putting them at risk of being crushed.

Why A Massacre At a Brit Milah?? Why? Rabbi Aderet Has The Answer But R' yaakov Bender Has Another View!

Rabbi Aderet Above Video

LEV TAHOR HORROR: Gunfire, Knives & Rocks Directed at Woman Who Came to Rescue Her Children From The Cult

The horror stories involving the Lev Tahor cult, currently located in Guatemala, continue following the death of its leader Shlomo Helbrans in Mexico in 2017. Since then, the leadership has moved into the hands of Nachman Helbrans, along with Mayer Rosner and Yaakov Yoel Weingarten, who are even more radical and aggressive than the late founder.

The latest story involves a woman who left the cult and came back to rescue her children, but was attacked with knives, gunfire and rocks and was not successful in the rescue mission.

The story involves a woman named Rebbetzin Teller, a sister of current Lev Tahor leader, Nachman Helbrans (Shlomo’s brother). She is married and has 6 children: 4 girls and 2 boys. Her oldest daughter is 13, and was forced to marry a 17-year-old boy, the son of cult leader Mayer Rosner. They reportedly now have a baby.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Two Girls Beaten by a Black Lady in Crown Heights

Two Jewish girls were victims of a senseless attack in broad daylight, just hours before Shabbos.
The incident occurred just after 3pm on President Street between Utica and Schenectady Avenues. 
Two Jewish girls were walking to their house, when a black female in front of their house approached them, and punching one of the girls in the face, as well as hitting her with a rock.
The assailant fled down President St. toward Schenectady Ave, and turned down Schenectady towards Carroll St.
911 and Shomrim were called, and although they arrived quickly, were unable to locate the assailant.
The girl assaulted sustained injuries to her face, and was treated on scene by Hatzolah. The other did not sustain any injuries.

US Jews, move to Israel! Rabbi Riskin

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the rabbi of the local council of Efrat and founder of Ohr Torah Stone, calls on US Jews to immigrate to Israel in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

"As a rabbi in America, I always called on American Jews to immigrate to Israel and hundreds of families immigrated to Israel," said Rabbi Riskin, who immigrated to Israel himself. "I'm convinced that in the end there'll be no Jew who won't understand that his real home is here in Israel.

"I don't want them to make aliyah because of anti-Semitism," Rabbi Riskin clarified, "because they'll understand it's a better [place]. Efrat's much better and nicer. I hope the situation there won't be worse and they'll be forced to make aliyah quickly, but in the meantime they're in a state of caution. I don't say this is the end of American Jewry, but there's a message of danger now.

"I very much respect and like President Trump. He's a good president for the US and Israel. He said yesterday clearly that there should be people with weapons in every synagogue and every meeting so that if there are crazy people they can be stopped immediately."

"It's important that the shooter receive the death penalty. It must be clear that such anti-Semitism isn't accepted in America, and therefore it's important that the person who did it receive the death penalty. Maybe in Israel too they will learn from this and will also give the death penalty. When someone comes to kill you, you rise and kill him first.

"American Jewry isn't the only one that has to defend itself. It's a serious problem all over the world. In England, the situation is very acute, and especially if Corbyn is elected prime minister. In France there's a very frightening phenomenon. Thank G-d, we have the State of Israel and the Jews have a place to go."

Rabbi Riskin said that "the people of Israel are hated by the nations of the world because the nations understand only aggression and when there's a need for justice, and a nation that says that power isn't important but compassion, then those people hate it and see it as a danger.

"We're at a time when the people see that we're becoming stronger and more blessed. We're now a real force in the Middle East, and the people who want the opposite morality understand this. The aggressiveness and not the people who express their kindness and mercy [are the problem], and that's part of anti-Semitism today

Hativka Played in Abu Dhabi ... First in an Arab Country

FAKE "Jewish Group Causing Massive Chillul Hashem by telling Trump: "You are not welcome in Pittsburgh"

So Called "Leaders" from a Pittsburgh "Jewish group" have released an open letter – signed by more than 16,000 people (most signers are non-Jews) – to President Trump saying he is unwelcome in the city unless he denounces white nationalism after 11 people were massacred inside a synagogue.

Joshua Friedman, the ring leader, causes huge Chillul Hashem!

“For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement,” wrote 11 members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc, a national social justice group of progressive Jews, The Washington Post reported.
“You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence,” they wrote in the letter, which was published Sunday.
“Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted. You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities,” the letter continued.
“Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”
The letter was signed by Jamie Forrest, Joshua Friedman, Jamie Harris, Tammy Hepps, Harry Hochheiser, Sasha King, Jonathan Mayo, Elinor S. Nathanson, Avigail S. Oren, Kate Rothstein and Yael Silk.

Pro-Israel Jair Bolsonaro wins 56% of the votes in second round of voting in Brazil

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won a sweeping victory in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, the BBC reported.

With more than 90% of the vote counted, Bolsonaro – who has been dubbed “the Brazilian Donald Trump – had won 56% of the votes against 44% for his rival, Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers Party.

Bolsonaro, a staunch social conservative who ran on a law-and-order platform amid a massive spike in violent crime, won the first round of the presidential election on October 7 with 46% of the vote to Haddad’s 29%.

In the legislative elections, Bolsonaro’s SLP won 52 seats in the lower chamber of the Brazilian congress, a 44-seat increase, while the Workers’ Party fell from 69 seats to 56.
A former captain in the Brazilian army, Bolsonaro drew international attention after he compared himself to US President Donald Trump and declared himself “an admirer” of the American president.

Like Trump, Bolsonaro has vowed to relocate his nation’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Bolsonaro also called for the closure of the Palestinian Authority embassy in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.
“Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” he said, adding, “You don’t not negotiate with terrorists.”

A month before the first round of the election, Bolsonaro was stabbed during a campaign rally in the city of Juiz de Fora in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Letter by the Minchas Eluzer on Auction

Shaked at Lubavitcher Rebbe's grave

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked visited the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in New York Sunday. Shaked lit a candle in his memory, recited Psalms for the success of her family and the State of Israel, and left a note with requests, as is the custom at the site.

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, the director of the Kollel Chabad, Rabbi Shalom Duchman, and Rabbi Menachem Brod, Chabad emissary and community leader of the minister in north Tel Aviv, accompanied Shaked during her visit.

"The Chabad movement is doing holy work around the world and is helping many Jews wherever they are," said Shaked. "I had the honor to visit the Rebbe's Ohel today, to speak with the leaders of the community and to hear about the Rebbe's special leadership."

Day Yoimie Snippets ... Menachois Pages 72, 73, 74,75, 76, 77 & 78

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דף ע''ב ..ברית מילה בשבת 
Page 72 Mesectas Menachois  
"Brit Milah That Is Done On Shabbat "

The Halachah is that if a baby is born on Shabbat, the Brit Milah (circumcision) will also take place on Shabbat, since the Torah explicitly writes that the day that a Brit Milah takes place is on the 8th day.

Since the 8th day in this case falls on the Shabbat, we do all that needs to be done to make sure that the Brit takes place, since a Brit in the correct time (8th day) takes precedence over the laws of Shabbat. In this case the Mohel may bring all the necessary  paraphernalia on Shabbat that would be required for the Brit.

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TWO YEARS of Democrats Calling For Assassinations And Hate –

This was e-mailed to us ......

Democrats didn’t care when Madonna said she had thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.
Democrats didn’t care when Kathy Griffin posed with a mock severed head of President Trump.

Democrats didn’t care when a Broadway Play depicted the assassination of President Trump.
Democrats didn’t care when Johnny Depp said, “how long has been since an actor assassinated a President”.
Democrats didn’t care when Snoop Dog and Eminem made music videos about assassinating President Trump.
Democrats didn’t care when dozens of people were shot to death at a Jason Aldean concert.
Democrats didn’t care when Congressman Steve Scalise was shot at a baseball game.
Democrats didn’t care when Robert De Niro said “somebody needs to take out Trump”.
Democrats didn’t care when Carole Cook said “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?”
Democrats didn’t care when Republican candidate Rudy Peters was attacked by a man with a switchblade.
Democrats didn’t care when a Republican Party Office was set on fire.
Democrats didn’t care when Eric Holder said “When they go low, we kick ‘em”.
Democrats didn’t care when Trump family members received suspicious packages in the mail.
Democrats didn’t care when Secretary of Defense James Mattis received death threats.
Democrats didn’t care when Maxine Waters said “you get up in their face at the mall, in restaurants, at gas stations and you tell them Republicans they’re not welcomed anywhere”.
Democrats didn’t care when Sarah Sanders and her family were harassed at a restaurant, instructed to leave and chased down the street. Democrats didn’t care when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed and chased out of a Mexican restaurant.
Democrats didn’t care when Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s life was threatened and he was chased out of a restaurant.
Democrats didn’t care when Attorney General Pam Bondi was harassed and chased out of a theatre.
Democrats didn’t care when Rand Paul was attacked and beaten up in his own yard.
Democrats didn’t care when two Republican senators: Rob Portman of Ohio and John Boozman of Arkansas were harassed in their own yards and on their own doorsteps.
Democrats didn’t care when a 71-year-old female staffer for California Rep. Dana Rohrbacher was knocked unconscious by an angry group of liberal protesters.
Democrats didn’t care when a North Carolina GOP office was firebombed by an angry mob of liberals.
Democrats didn’t care when Hillary Clinton said “we can’t be civil to Republicans until Democrats return to power”.
For over two years Democrats have encouraged hate, harassment, vandalism, acts of violence and even threats of assassination.

Saturday, October 27, 2018


At least 11 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. According to the report, the gunman yelled "All these Jews need to die".

The gunman has been preliminarily identified as 46-year-old Robert Bauer, a Trump hating anti-Semite. The shooting reportedly happened during a circumcision ceremony and over 12 people were shot. 80 people were in the Synagogue during the shooting. Bauer also shot three police officers.

The attack was condemned by President Trump, who tweeted that he is "Watching the events unfolding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Law enforcement on the scene. People in the Squirrel Hill area should remain sheltered. Looks like multiple fatalities. Beware of active shooter. God Bless All!"

Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett condemned Saturday's grisly shooting, tweeting that "The State of Israel and the Israeli government received with shock and pain the reports of the terrible attack on the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. We anxiously follow the reports and pray that the event will end soon."

"At the same time, I have now instructed the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs to prepare to assist the community in every possible way. Our hearts are with the families of those killed and injured. May the memory of the murdered be blessed. "

Israeli officials say that Prime Minister Netanyahu is closely following the situation in Pittsburgh. The shooting was also condemned by Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog.
"A terrible massacre during the Shabbat service at the Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Pittsburgh," said Herzog. "We at the Jewish Agency are sore and distressed by the disaster of the warm Jewish community of Pittsburgh. The Jewish Agency is ready to assist in any way to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and expresses its deep sorrow over the loss of life and the injury to the wounded."