Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Honors Synagogue Shooting Victims by Printing Jewish Mourner's Prayer on Front Page

First four words of the Mourner’s Kaddish printed as a tribute to the 11 people killed last weekend in a shooting attack at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the largest newspaper serving the Pennsylvania city’s metropolitan area, printed a part of the Jewish mourner’s prayer in Aramaic as its front-page headline.

The first four words of the Mourner’s Kaddish were printed on Friday’s front page as a tribute to the 11 people killed last weekend in a shooting attack at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue, allegedly by a far-right extremist.

The words mean “may His great name be exalted and sanctified.”

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The same prayer is to be recited Friday — the first Shabbat since the massacre, the Daily Beast reported.

On Twitter, historian Aaron Astor wrote: “The Jewish Mourner’s Kaddish is one of the most important prayers of all. This was a very moving gesture by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to post it as the headline.”

Jodi Kantor, an investigative journalist for The New York Times, wrote that the unusual headline is “The ultimate tribute to the victims. A statement that Jews belong.”

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