I Am Afraid After The Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh

  • Опубликовано: 11 дек 2018
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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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Комментарии • 16 266

  • Ayme Del Valle
    Ayme Del Valle День назад

    Thank God I didn't die in the Pittsburgh shoooting

  • Matthew McVeigh
    Matthew McVeigh День назад


  • Casey Herek
    Casey Herek День назад

    did the guy kill the baby

  • The 90's Gacha
    The 90's Gacha 2 дня назад

    did the newborn die?!

  • Jon 117 Master chief
    Jon 117 Master chief 2 дня назад

    Apparently this was started to start a war

  • Blue Hacker
    Blue Hacker 3 дня назад


  • TTux 112
    TTux 112 3 дня назад +1

    That’s scary the shooting was the day before my birthday

  • Gaming And Sliming
    Gaming And Sliming 3 дня назад +1

    This Is Not Fair! What Made Our World So Cruel? Our Life Is Suffering From These Shooting.

  • Norris Nuts 5
    Norris Nuts 5 3 дня назад

    I read this in a newspaper

  • Zachary Kalker
    Zachary Kalker 3 дня назад

    Why does it show a man and a woman standing and holding the baby as parents when it was a gay couple

  • Mukid Ahmed
    Mukid Ahmed 4 дня назад +2

    May god be with them all

    I dont need likes i need people to respect the many loved ones

  • Noura Ly
    Noura Ly 4 дня назад +2

    I feel like this needs to stop. I am Muslim and I’m upset after the New Zealand shooting

  • Ack
    Ack 5 дней назад

    I didn’t really know what It means

  • ReplayTSL
    ReplayTSL 5 дней назад

    I just want to know. Did the child and his parents survive the shooting, or was one of them killed?

  • Jose Gonzalez
    Jose Gonzalez 5 дней назад

    What if ur sister is watching this lol

  • Mayah Yedenekachew
    Mayah Yedenekachew 5 дней назад

    what happened to the baby

  • SomeKidNamedAfan
    SomeKidNamedAfan 5 дней назад

    Haha, I don't care.

  • Willy Is cool
    Willy Is cool 5 дней назад +1

    Did you know that one of the guys who was part of this was a German who’s father was a soldier around Adolf Hitlers time? Germany is actually having a problem with Jews since Adolf Hitlers death!

  • Sandra Hollingsworth
    Sandra Hollingsworth 5 дней назад +1

    God gave us a beautiful place to stay and this is what the world has come to, just sad, so sad 😭😭😭😭

  • Maura10 Aisha
    Maura10 Aisha 5 дней назад

    I'm a Muslim and I cried when I watch this. Stay strong my, sister. I've been through that before...

  • D Bangz
    D Bangz 6 дней назад

    Haha jews died

  • Michael Yonko
    Michael Yonko 6 дней назад +1

    God be with the Jewish community in this country

  • Annie's Vlog
    Annie's Vlog 6 дней назад

    One time at my school in year 4 we were sent into lockdown because a year six boy said that he saw a man with a gun all dressed in black walking around the campus. Our school went into lockdown for 2hrs and from my classroom you could see all the police and the dog squad. There were about 7 German shepherds with police officers walking around luckily there was no man but at the time I was in America so I don’t know what happened if it was a prank or what but it was my best friends birthday on that day

  • Annie's Vlog
    Annie's Vlog 6 дней назад +2

    And now the shooting at Christ church in New Zealand. Though there was one guy who held up a poster while some muslims were praying for the ones who had been shot and the poster said “DONT WORRY, I WILL WATCH OVER YOU WHILE YOU PRAY” that sent me to tears how a stranger would watch them while they pray making sure they stay safe

    • Mahjabin Mahnoor
      Mahjabin Mahnoor 3 дня назад

      Yeah that man with poster in Manchester really showed support in the sweetest way possible. Also, a lot of people came to our local mosques to grieve with us and even one of my friend, who's not a Muslim, said that we shouldn't stop going to the mosque because that's actually one of the things the terrorist wanted to achieve. I literally cried. These shouldn't be happening to innocent people just because of their beliefs.

  • Kassandra R Vasquez and vlogs
    Kassandra R Vasquez and vlogs 7 дней назад


  • uvhuvvhv evieofhyfv
    uvhuvvhv evieofhyfv 7 дней назад +1

    You should had let your younger sister know. I think the younger the child is exposed to this, the more likely its gonna cause them to do better in their lives

  • BuildingBoy
    BuildingBoy 7 дней назад

    Im not sure if this is important but in my town there was a guy Edin Gacic that escaped jail and just started a massacre on everybody including his mother but luckily the police caught him

  • Jewel Mine
    Jewel Mine 8 дней назад

    oh god this video is even more scary considering there was just a shooting in new zeleand over similar reasons with two mosques.

  • Galaxy EnVy
    Galaxy EnVy 8 дней назад

    Bella you're weak,worthless,ugly,fat,bad,idiotic,dumb,and stupid

  • nightcrawler 3195
    nightcrawler 3195 8 дней назад

    People realize this shit happens all the time right?

  • Alex Hall
    Alex Hall 8 дней назад

    Where is pittsbourgh

  • Daniela Turrent
    Daniela Turrent 8 дней назад

    Did the baby die? But plz this is so sad we have to pray that shootings stop ✋ it is not ok

  • xXLilyExistsXx - Crazed Fangirl
    xXLilyExistsXx - Crazed Fangirl 9 дней назад

    My principal is Jewish and I’m from Pittsburgh. The thought has never left my mind. I don’t think I need to say what I’m thinking.

  • xXLilyExistsXx - Crazed Fangirl
    xXLilyExistsXx - Crazed Fangirl 9 дней назад

    I’m from Pittsburgh. One of the people killed was buried right around the corner from my neighborhood. #StrongerThanHate

  • Yolanda Fernandez
    Yolanda Fernandez 9 дней назад

    There was a shooting at a Church?
    Well at least God is at ever church and he is protecting us.

  • Grace LY
    Grace LY 9 дней назад

    Did anyone hear about the NZ christchurch shooting? They shot Islams and it is so sad that people can be so cruel and hateful. Its messed up.

  • sullen jet084
    sullen jet084 10 дней назад

    Yes I watch the news new Mexico was hit by two EF tornadoes scary but my class thinks I'm super evil for the Gallup shooting I was like the past is the past future is now get over it but o have little feeling so I just say what my soullessness heart I been going through a lot now so who knows I might just be more evil look at my channle to see what I mean a lot

  • Cotten Candy
    Cotten Candy 10 дней назад


  • GreenTamo
    GreenTamo 10 дней назад

    wow, happened on my sisters bday lol

  • Smog
    Smog 10 дней назад

    Why the fuck am I watching dis?

  • sky Animations
    sky Animations 11 дней назад

    Why is this our world,why so people make these decisions?!?!?!?!?! this is so heart breaking...

  • Galaxy Ramen
    Galaxy Ramen 11 дней назад

    Why is the world so cruel first there was a Florida school shooting now this!Dang now I don’t even trust my friends parents safety going anywhere!i only trust family now!

  • Kate Weir
    Kate Weir 11 дней назад

    This is stupid I hate religion

  • //Racoon//
    //Racoon// 12 дней назад

    I’m in Australia
    I’m not Jewish
    But boy do I hate shooters. I feel so sorry for every American, Every human that has to go through this. In Australia, we have gun control which is extremely helpful. Shootings rarely happen but when it does, I’m freaked out.

  • claire gheill
    claire gheill 12 дней назад

    I’ve herd about this as well

  • Poochilli Pickles
    Poochilli Pickles 12 дней назад

    The baby is ok guys

  • Princess Airene Contillo Araniego
    Princess Airene Contillo Araniego 12 дней назад

    October is halloween in baldi basics idk...

  • PeppermintPawz
    PeppermintPawz 12 дней назад

    BISH why they all over 50?

  • PlayLand Егора
    PlayLand Егора 12 дней назад

    Cool i love religion and wish a peace,!!!

  • unkown user09
    unkown user09 13 дней назад

    At least the baby was alright 1 like = 1 prayer

    CARE TV 13 дней назад +2

    how dare you murder a baby?!?!?!! If you do that again I'm gonna

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  • Carolleen Mafi
    Carolleen Mafi 13 дней назад

    it is just a tree 🌲 but it means a lot to many people it is time to grow idiots

  • Nguyet Nguyen
    Nguyet Nguyen 13 дней назад


  • supergay art
    supergay art 13 дней назад +1

    Yes but I still life my life.

  • Hannah R
    Hannah R 15 дней назад

    I will support u all

  • Fatima Farooq
    Fatima Farooq 15 дней назад

    This kind of story has also happened in my country. One of the best schools in my country, Army Public School (APS) was attacked by terrorists in the morning. This happened on 16 Dec, 2015. Over 150 students including teachers died. From Kindergarten to High School. They burned them, they slaughtered them. Especially the toddlers. This was the most horrible incident ever happened in history.

  • Solomon Meza
    Solomon Meza 16 дней назад +1

    I'm Jewish 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    • Earth
      Earth 14 дней назад

      Solomon Meza fuck you
      Just kidding I’m a Jewish too

  • AlphaDenvia
    AlphaDenvia 16 дней назад +1

    When the Vegas Shooting happened my parents didn't tell me, I found out by listening to the radio, and I was TERRIFIED at school that day.

  • Leila LSW
    Leila LSW 16 дней назад

    I remember hearing that on the news

  • Steven Doljansky
    Steven Doljansky 17 дней назад

    anyone else wondering why the f*** they have an asian in a Jewish religious school...

  • LittleJuniperr Intros
    LittleJuniperr Intros 17 дней назад

    I hope the baby was ok

  • Andrew Hernandez
    Andrew Hernandez 18 дней назад +1

    I HATE People that shoot up schools and churches and I really hate it because I'm Catholic and I feel sad for those people and the newborn

  • Xx Galaxycupcakes xX
    Xx Galaxycupcakes xX 18 дней назад

    the baby died before it ever got a name or said it’s first word or made any happy memories with its parents :,(

  • Super Hamster Gaming
    Super Hamster Gaming 18 дней назад

    Did the newborn die....? I’m so sorry...

  • Stara Hamid
    Stara Hamid 19 дней назад

    Now I'm scared cause my sister said that a school in a country New York I thing there were a group of people shooting

  • Love_Loved Mia
    Love_Loved Mia 19 дней назад

    Omg 1 day after my birthday LOL

  • TheKiller293 Plays
    TheKiller293 Plays 19 дней назад

    Wait That baby died ?

  • Nellie 1
    Nellie 1 20 дней назад

    I was in Pittsburgh at the time... Squrrle Hill is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. I cried so much. For 2 weeks as I went by I saw at least 50,000lbs of flowers. I love this city so much and didn't think anyone from here was capable if this. I drove past the crime scene an hour after it happened. I was so emotional and felt terrible for everyone in the situation and their families. I wish the best to everyone...

  • Heartlover 79
    Heartlover 79 20 дней назад

    Hopefully, the baby and his parents weren't hurt!

  • Yareli Martinez
    Yareli Martinez 20 дней назад

    There was a school shoting in Richmond Indiana my friends were in Denis intermediate no one got injured but the shooter, he killed him self. I haved a close friend their she was crying so much. And my and her step sister went to her house to forget everything that happened my school test intermediate were in classroom secure. Nobody could leave and we had to have a teacher with us. The next day barly any kids came to school.

  • JaGachaGirlzz123 0
    JaGachaGirlzz123 0 21 день назад

    My mom got me a new tablet not an iPad we can't afford it an I'm grateful of what I have and what I don't have but thankfuly, tomorrow I'm in Disney in ca

  • Raulito Valdez
    Raulito Valdez 21 день назад

    Haha hahaha hahaha this is so funny 😂

    • Earth
      Earth 14 дней назад

      +AndrewTRM yea

    • AndrewTRM
      AndrewTRM 14 дней назад

      +Earth geez he must have issues earth

    • Earth
      Earth 14 дней назад +2

      AndrewTRM probaly a guy like the murders

    • AndrewTRM
      AndrewTRM 16 дней назад +1


  • a person you should know
    a person you should know 21 день назад

    Can't we just ban guns like Canada

  • Jerry The Mouse
    Jerry The Mouse 22 дня назад

    Blame ISIS For This Attack

    • Earth
      Earth 14 дней назад

      Jerry The Mouse lets blame Jews like we are doing everytime

  • StellaRstar 12
    StellaRstar 12 22 дня назад

    My friends grandfather got shot...

  • fatou traore
    fatou traore 22 дня назад

    october 27 was on saturday last year 🤷🏾‍♀️

  • Gamerbutts123
    Gamerbutts123 22 дня назад

    Who the fuck can be heartless enough to shoot a celebration of a 8 day old

  • Lillith Let’s play and more
    Lillith Let’s play and more 22 дня назад

    When something bad happens I don’t cry but I cry when something happeneds to my crush or my best friends

  • Abi Simmonds
    Abi Simmonds 22 дня назад

    I send all my thought and prayers to everyone harmed physically and emotionally ❤❤❤❤

  • Kalei Alameida
    Kalei Alameida 23 дня назад +2

    I’m sorry about the people that went through this is so scary and not cool

  • E Vaughan
    E Vaughan 23 дня назад

    i am so saad

  • Kitty Savage
    Kitty Savage 23 дня назад

    The vote said yes but I still LIFE ME LIFE

  • Zahira Freeman
    Zahira Freeman 23 дня назад

    I am not Jewish, but this makes my heart sink. Bless y’all. This is also the day before my birthday, October 28, 😭😢

  • JMO Nguyen
    JMO Nguyen 23 дня назад

    Listening to her crying and Stuttering, makes me scared and feel bad that it might happen again...

  • adsl 609
    adsl 609 23 дня назад +1

    I did not know they were jewish til the end

  • ROBLOX Bloxy_Oofers
    ROBLOX Bloxy_Oofers 24 дня назад +2

    The nazi are back

    • Earth
      Earth 14 дней назад

      ROBLOX Bloxy_Oofers they always exist

  • Gamingbacon
    Gamingbacon 24 дня назад +1

    This reminds of the terrorizes attack in sweden
    My cousin and my friend brother and mom almost died cuz they were close my cousin was locked in a room for about three hours and my friend was almost about to go there and then he realized crashed in a car in Åhléns and then he was like nope.

  • Maria Romero Cruz
    Maria Romero Cruz 24 дня назад +1

    *To ThE FuRnaCe*

  • Luke Johnson
    Luke Johnson 26 дней назад +1

    1 like=1 prayer

  • Shaila Gonzalez
    Shaila Gonzalez 26 дней назад +1

    i feel bad about the people who died and i still don't get what happen please explain I still dont really get this?????

  • Gabriela Hernandez
    Gabriela Hernandez 26 дней назад +1

    Hi my name is Gabriel so just call me Gabi wen I was in my old school I have friends and a dud got a gun kids were freaking out but I did not die and in the video shoot a baby so sad rip rast 💙💚😢🌹🌺🌻🌼🌷🏵️💮🌸

  • João thi read me
    João thi read me 26 дней назад


  • Emily Orozco
    Emily Orozco 27 дней назад

    1 like

  • Azhen Tube lime 2
    Azhen Tube lime 2 27 дней назад +2

    Cat: meow meow
    Dog: woof woof
    Annoying people: first first

  • Superior X
    Superior X 28 дней назад

    Racist cunt shooters (soz for language)

  • SomeKidNamedBrody
    SomeKidNamedBrody 28 дней назад +1

    I live in Pittsburgh

  • Guns n Roses
    Guns n Roses 28 дней назад +1

    I know where you are coming from. I'm Jewish too. My friend was in the synagogue the day of the shooting. It's horrible to think that this is the way the world is right now. #1 like= 1 prayer

  • Campbell Quattlebaum
    Campbell Quattlebaum 28 дней назад

    Oh no 27 is my lucky number

  • Drjellyfish247
    Drjellyfish247 28 дней назад +1

    I was eating Cheetos when I saw the news thing on RUclip I almost choked

  • Sparkle and Shine
    Sparkle and Shine 29 дней назад

    Who can dislike a story like this